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Biography of Attorney Thomas B. Burton

Chippewa Falls Wisconsin Attorney Thomas B. Burton

Attorney Thomas B. Burton



I am licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin and the Supreme Court of Minnesota. I earned a bachelor's degree in Business Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, graduating with honors in May of 2008. I then moved to Madison and earned my J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.  During the summer after my first year in law school, I studied maritime law and international business law in Greece through a program sponsored by Tulane University Law School.  This was a great experience and ignited in me a love for international travel and learning about new places and cultures. Due to studying abroad during my first summer of law school and taking full course loads in subsequent semesters, I was able to graduate from law school a full semester early. I graduated with honors, in the top 25% of my graduating class, in December of 2010 and was admitted as an attorney to the Wisconsin Bar in January of 2011. 

 

Prior to opening my own law firm, I clerked at a litigation and general practice firm in Wisconsin between my second and third year of law school.  After graduation, I clerked for one year in the Trusts and Estates Department of a large Minnesota law firm in St. Paul. While working in Minnesota, I studied for and successfully passed the Minnesota Bar Exam on my first try (Hallelujah!). After finishing clerking in St. Paul, I moved back to Wisconsin and opened my own solo practice in my hometown of Chippewa Falls. I try to draw on all of my varied educational, life, and work experiences to help meet your legal needs in an efficient and diligent manner. When I am not practicing law, I enjoy golfing, traveling (especially international travel), biking, cooking, skiing, playing the piano, and tennis.

 

 I enjoy international travel as a means of education by learning more about other people, other cultures, and world history. In my travels so far, I have met dozens of interesting people from all walks of life. You can check out the list of countries I have visited so far on the left. I plan to update this list as I go, and if you enjoy travel as well, please feel free to give me your tips when we meet and maybe I will see you on the road!



Education:

 

University of Wisconsin Law School, 2010

Doctor of Law (J.D.), cum laude

*Top 25% of Graduating Class



University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2008

B.B.A., Business Economics, magna cum laude



Bar Admissions:

Wisconsin (2011)

Minnesota (2012)

U.S. Tax Court (2013)

 

Community Activities:

Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce, Member

Chippewa Valley After Hours Rotary, Charter Member

Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley, Member

University of Wisconsin Alumni Association--Chippewa Valley Chapter, Board Member

Chippewa County Bar Association, Member

UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association, Board Member (2009-2012)

List of Countries

I Have Visited So Far:

1. Greece

2. Egypt

3. Netherlands

4. Spain

5. Croatia

6. Montenegro

7. Bosnia

8. Canada