Best Lawyers Honors Burns Bowen Bair Trial Lawyers Timothy W. Burns, Jesse J. Bair 

Firm co-founders honored for insurance law, commercial litigation expertise  

MADISON, Wisconsin – Peer lawyers and the publishers of Best Lawyers have recognized two Burns Bowen Bair named partners in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and one of the most-respected guides to the legal industry. 

Firm co-founder Timothy W. Burns has earned Best Lawyers honors for his expertise in matters involving insurance law, an honor he has received every year since 2007. He is a leading attorney in high-stakes litigation against insurance companies, often representing large corporations, corporate boards, and individuals. Mr. Burns also devotes a large part of his practice to representing sexual abuse survivors in bankruptcy litigation that seeks recoveries from perpetrators’ insurance policies. 

Firm co-founder Jesse J. Bair earned placement on Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for his representation of clients in commercial litigation. The Ones to Watch honor is given to attorneys with five to nine years of legal practice and to those that exemplify outstanding professional excellence. 

“We are honored that our peers have recognized our work,” said Mr. Burns. “We provide the best solutions for the clients we represent, and we are grateful our expertise is highlighted in Best Lawyers.” 

Best Lawyers honorees are selected based on peer nominations and feedback from peer attorneys. Find the complete list of the 2023 Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch honorees here: 

Burn Bowen Bair 

Burns Bowen Bair represents a wide range of organizations, corporate and professional entities, and individuals in complex, high-stakes litigation against insurance companies. The firm has built an outstanding record of success in gaining recoveries for major liability claims under many different types of policies, and holding the industry accountable for financial fraud and other misdeeds. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, the firm’s work is national in scope while maintaining high standards of service and responsiveness for every client. For more information, please visit