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Eric H. Burns

Eric H. Burns

Private Law Practice, Lafayette, Indiana since 1982
West Lafayette City Attorney since 2008
Lafayette, Indiana
As a lawyer, I have the privilege of helping good people through the most difficult times in their lives. I am proud of what I do. I enjoy every day I practice law. Call if I can help you.

Raised in Tippecanoe County, Eric was eager to return home after college and law school to take care of the people in his home town. Often, Eric helps people by trying cases in court. Other times, he works with clients to put together contracts, businesses or estate plans. Every client is different and Eric takes pride in helping each one succeed.

Areas of Practice

  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Guardianship Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Civil Trials
  • Adoptions

Litigation Percentage

  • 40% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Wabash College
    • B.A. - 1979

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory rating “AV” by peer selection

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Tippecanoe County Bar Association, (Past Treasurer)
  • Group Homes for Children, (Past President)
  • Greater Lafayette Volunteer Bureau, (Past President)
  • American Red Cross - Lafayette chapter
  • YWCA Foundation
  • Tippecanoe County Historical Association, (Past Vice President)
  • Culver Summer School Alumni Association, (Past President)
  • United Way of Greater Lafayette, (Past Professional Division Chair)
  • West Lafayette Community Schools Education Foundation
  • Governor’s Voluntary Action Service Award

Past Employment Positions

  • Lafayette City Attorney/Corporation Counsel , 1996 - 2004

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Withered Burns, LLP
8 N. Third Street, Suite 401
P.O. Box 499
Lafayette, IN 47902
Phone: 765-742-1988
Toll-Free: 800-601-7345
Fax: 765-742-8774
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