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Clara (C.B.) Burns
Phone: (915) 533-4424
Clara (C.B.) Burns is a Partner in the Firm’s Labor and Employment Law Department and a member of the Firm's Management Committee. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is also licensed in New Mexico. C.B. represents employers in all aspects of workplace law, including advice and counseling, workplace investigations, handbook and policy reviews, and litigation defense of discrimination, discharge, and other employment matters in the federal and state courts of Texas and New Mexico and before numerous governmental agencies.

Some of C.B.’s recent successes include:

  • Defense verdict in a disability discrimination case in the Western District of Texas.
  • Defense verdicts in cases involving workers’ compensation retaliation, sexual harassment, and retaliation in El Paso County.
  • A permanent injunction, a monetary judgment and an award of attorney’s fees on behalf of an employer in a non-compete case.
  • Defense awards in employment arbitration cases on behalf of clients, including a national hospital company, a major retailer, a global manufacturer of automotive...

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