Jon B. Burmeister graduated from Iowa State University in 1968 with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army where he served one year at Fort Belvour, Virginia and one year in Vietnam. After leaving the service Jon attended the University of Texas School of Law where he graduated in 1972. He ranked third out of all applicants when he sat for the bar examination.
In February 1973 Jon joined the firm of Provost, Umphrey, Doyle and Mehaffy in Port Arthur, Texas, where he practiced until 1982. Jon then opened the firm of Burmeister & Barron. On April 1, 1985, Jon joined the predecessor firm of Moore, Landrey, Garth & Jones where he served as head of the litigation department. Jon is now Managing Partner of Moore Landrey, L.L.P.
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
University of Texas, J.D. 1972
Iowa State University, B.S. Civil Engineering 1968
State Bar of Texas
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Jefferson County Bar Association - Member and Former Chairman of the 3-A Grievance Committee
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Jefferson County Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year - 1980
Cause No. B-164,082; Conex International Corporation vs. Fluor Enterprises, Inc. and Leslie Antalffy; In the 60th Judicial District Court of Jefferson County, Texas. Mr. Burmeister served as local counsel for the Plaintiff which was alleging business disparagement. Jury verdict for the Plaintiff in the amount of 95 million dollars. Case is on appeal.
Cause No. E-162,269; Michael Gordon as next friend of Ryan Gordon and Sarah Gordon vs. Little Rock Assembly of God, et al; 172nd Judicial District Court of Jefferson County, Texas. Sexual molestation case against local church and its regional headquarters and national headquarters for youth minister molesting Plaintiffs where Mr. Burmeister served as co-counsel. Judgment for the Plaintiffs in the amount of 80 million dollars. Case settlement thereafter at mediation for confidential amount.
Cause No. B-126,144; Texas Metal Works vs. O. L. Gear Co.; In the 60th Judicial District Court of Jefferson County, Texas. Mr. Burmeister served as lead counsel in a case whereby the Defendant sold a faulty steam hammer to the Plaintiff. Jury verdict for the Plaintiff in the amount of 5 million dollars.
Cause No. B-134,751; Herbert Straughter, Jr. vs. Gaumer Co., Inc.; In the 60th Judicial District Court of Jefferson County, Texas. Mr. Burmeister represented the injured Plaintiff due to a malfunction of the electric eye manufactured by the Defendant, which allowed bags of resin to continue moving on a conveyor belt at Goodyear, causing a bag to strike the Plaintiff, resulting in a lower back fusion. Jury verdict for the Plaintiff in the amount of 4 million dollars.
Cause No. B-176,143; E. I. DuPont DeNemours v. Travelers Casualty & Surety Company, et al; In the 60th Judicial District Court of Jefferson County, Texas. Mr. Burmeister served as co-counsel for the Plaintiff, which was seeking to recover asbestosis payouts it had made to various claimants. Confidential settlement.
Cause No. B-173008; Hooks v. Sampson Oil. Mr. Burmeister was local counsel in an oil and gas case. Burmeister did jury selection and gave the closing arguments. The jury awarded 20 million dollars. Case is on appeal.
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