Biography of 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. After finishing clerking in St. Paul, I moved back to Wisconsin and opened my own boutique law firm near 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!
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
U.S. Tax Court (2013)
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)
Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation, Class of 2020
Membership in the Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation is considered a professional honor and evidence of professional distinction. The Fellows membership is limited to 2.5% of the State Bar’s total membership.
The Fellows organization was created as a special means to honor State Bar of Wisconsin members who have achieved significant accomplishments in their careers and contributed leadership and service to their communities. In addition to this recognition, the Fellows aims to energize its members to continue their efforts in the promotion of justice, advancement of the profession, and improvement of legal education.
List of Countries
I Have Visited So Far: