Venus Burns


Senior Associate

venus@josephandcohen.com

Venus Burns is a skilled litigator specializing in business litigation, employment law and commercial disputes. An experienced trial attorney, she has over 10 years of experience in litigation working at large national litigation firms. Ms. Burns has extensive experience in every phase of litigation, having managed hundreds of cases from intake through trial. She is particularly adept at client counseling, depositions, discovery, pre- and post-trial motions, as well as handling all phases of trial.

Ms. Burns has successfully first and second-chaired numerous jury trials to verdict and/or settlement, most recently (prior to joining the firm) having obtained a $3 million jury verdict in her client’s favor. Her strategic workup of cases and tenacity in the courtroom has resulted in significant recovery for clients, including multiple multi-million dollar settlements.

Ms. Burns’s accomplishments are not only well documented through verdicts, settlements and press clippings, but also through the awards and accolades she has received from her peers and community. From 2017 through 2020, Ms. Burns was selected as a “Top 40 under 40” trial lawyer nationally by the National Trial Lawyers Association and from 2016-2019, she was named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. She has been a speaker at several national trial attorney conferences including the Plaintiffs Asbestos Litigation Conference.

Ms. Burns obtained her Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she was an active member of the mock trial team, competing in several national mock trial competitions. She received her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University. She is a member of the California state bar, as well as U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California.

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