Recommendation Quotes

Dear Tom,

 “I want to thank you for all the help in this case. While the terms of the settlement are confidential, we were able to obtain a significant settlement against the lighting defendants because of your help. While your ultimate opinions were important, I appreciated your guidance and suggestions on discovery as the case progressed. You were always accessible throughout the case. Please feel free to use me as a reference in the future. I look forward to working with you again in the future.”

Jim Ryan; Morrow, Morrow, Ryan & Bassett; Opelousas, LA; (337) 948-4483; [email protected]



Tom Burtness Speaking to the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Annual Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC) in Austin Texas in September 2017 on How to Serve as a Lighting Expert Witness.




“I retained Tom Burtness for a very difficult and technical case involving lighting and lighting engineering issues. Tom was instrumental in locating the pertinent standards and publications that helped me craft my case strategy, and in preparing a detailed report that simplified the issues.  Tom has a deep and thorough knowledge of lighting and technical issues related to municipal and highway lighting standards and does very well in deposition.  Tom also helped me dissect the opposing  experts’ theories and helped me develop lines of questioning for deposition.  I can highly recommend Tom Burtness.”

Chris Pinedo, Esq.  7/28/17.  Hilliard Muñoz Gonzales, Corpus Christi, TX. (361) 882-1612; [email protected]


“I want to thank you personally for your help and insight.  I would not hesitate to recommend your services and plan to utilize them again if/when the need arises.   Your analysis was helpful not only to me, but also allowed my client’s Board to have a clear understanding of the issues at hand.”

Luke Thomas; McClure, Thomas & Thomas; Beardstown, IL; (217) 323-2211; [email protected]