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Carla Burke, Bio - Process Cleaning for Healthy Facilities™
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Carla Burke

Carla Burke

Carla Burke, an attorney and shareholder with Baron & Budd, began her legal career with the firm’s appellate section. She has a gift for writing and oral advocacy, has authored and presented numerous papers and presentations on the topics of litigation and premises liability law.
Carla is a natural teacher, which is perfect for her role as a legal issues attorney in complex cases. She has also been an adjunct clinical instructor of law at the Southern Methodist University School of Law Legal Clinic and, before law school, an English professor at a local college.
Carla’s work for her clients is driven by her conviction that “law is a powerful force for social change. What starts with one person can affect an entire nation.” Carla found the opportunity to be a part of that force for change at Baron & Budd.
“Baron & Budd is, literally, changing lives for the better,” she says.
·         Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (J.D. 1999)
·         Southern Methodist University (M.A. 1994, B.A. 1991)
Bar & Court Admissions
·         Texas
·         New York
·         United States Supreme Court
·         United States Court of Appeals–5th Circuit
·         United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Professional Associations
·         American Association for Justice
·         Public Justice
·         Texas Trial Lawyers Association
·         College of the State Bar of Texas
·         Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
·         Dallas Bar Association (Fellow)
·         Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Court
·         Panelist, “Scientific Evidence in Environmental and Toxic Torts Litigation,” Mason Judicial Education Program Conference on Environmental Economics, Law, and Litigation, March 2, 2013.
·         Panelist, “Setting the Bar for ‘Injury’ in Environmental Exposure Cases: How Low Can It Go?” Environmental Law Institute Seminar, 2012.
·         Panelist, “Emerging Issues Regarding Toxins Affecting Water,” American Association for Justice Annual Convention, 2010.
·         Speaker, “Water Contamination: What Lies Beneath,” Harris Martin Oil Spill Litigation Conference, 2010.
·         Panelist, “Are There Synergistic Effects Between Toxic Tort Suits and Environmental Regulations?” Environmental Law Institute, 2006.
·         Speaker, “Update on MTBE Litigation,” Energy Litigation Conference, 2005.
·         Co-Presenter, “Premises Liability Cases: What Does the Future Hold?” Andrews Asbestos Litigation Conference, 2003.
·         Co-Presenter, “Texas Supreme Court Update,” Dallas Court of Appeals Seminar, 2000.
·         Co-Author, “Toxic Torts and Mass Torts,” 57 SMU Law Review 1267 (2004).
·         Contributor, “Toxic Torts and Mass Torts,” 56 SMU Law Review 2053 (2003).
·         Contributor, “Toxic Torts and Mass Torts,” 55 SMU Law Review 1375 (2002).
·         Co-Author, “Applying Texas Premises Liability Law to Asbestos Cases,” COLUMNS, September 2001.
Reported Cases
·         Nelson v. Exxon Mobil Corp., 102 Cal.Rptr.3d 311 (Cal.App. 3 Dist. Nov 20, 2009).
·         In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Products Liability Litigation, 457 F.Supp.2d 324 (S.D.N.Y. Jun 23, 2006), 438 F.Supp.2d 291 (S.D.N.Y. Jun 23, 2006), 415 F.Supp.2d 261 (S.D.N.Y. Nov 09, 2005), 2005 WL 39918 (S.D.N.Y. Jan 06, 2005).
·         Lawson v. Dallas County, 112 F.3d 257 (5th Cir. 2002).
·         Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Bailey, 92 S.W.3d 577 (Tex.App.–Austin 2002).
·         Caudillo ex rel. Caudillo v. Lubbock Independent School Dist., 331 F.Supp.2d 550 (N.D.Tex 2004).