Fred B. Burnside

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Fred Burnside concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation, with particular emphasis on class-action defense, consumer financial services litigation, and hydroelectric relicensing litigation. He is co-chair of Davis Wright Tremaine’s class action defense group.

Fred has counseled and represented numerous clients in class action lawsuits across the country, including, AOL, AT&T, eBay, Microsoft Corp., Providence Hospital Systems, Scholastic Inc., Shell Oil, Skype Inc., Starbucks, T-Mobile USA, The University of California, Verizon Wireless, and others.

Fred has served as deputy practice group chair, Hiring Committee member, Executive Committee member, and is currently a member of the firm’s Share Committee. He is also co-chair of the ABA’s Annual National Institute on Class Actions, former co-chair of the Consumer Law Subcommittee on Class and Derivative Suits, editor of the ABA Class Action Committee’s Annual Survey of State Class Action Litigation, and is a member of the American Law Institute.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Associate, Milberg, Weiss, Bershad, Hynes & Lerach, San Diego, Calif.
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Barbara B. Crabb (W.D. Wisc.), Madison, Wis.

Professional & Community Activities:

  • Co-chair, Davis Wright Tremaine’s Class Action Defense Group
  • Member, Davis Wright Tremaine’s Share Committee
  • Board Member of The William L. Dwyer American Inn of Court
  • Co-chair National Institute on Class Actions, Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee, American Bar Association
  • Washington State Liaison, Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee, American Bar Association
  • American Law Institute, Principles of Aggregate (Class Action) Litigation, Members Consultative Group


  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, cum laude
    • Member, University of Wisconsin Moot Court Board
    • Recipient, Wisconsin State Bar Award for Highest Academic Achievement
    • Elected as Student Graduation Speaker
  • B.A., Philosophy, The Colorado College, with distinction
    • Philosophy-Department Nominee for the Rhodes Scholarship
    • Recipient, Robert Lewis and J. Glenn Gray Awards for Scholarship in Philosophy


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