Burns Charest LLP
Chris Cormier is an accomplished lawyer with substantial experience litigating high-stakes antitrust and commercial cases on behalf of plaintiffs. Appointed as lead counsel in multiple nationwide antitrust class actions in the past 15 years, Mr. Cormier served on the trial team that secured the largest price-fixing verdict ever issued, in addition to other favorable verdicts and settlements in federal courts from Kansas City to New York City. The founding partner of the Denver office of Burns Charest LLP, he was one of only two lawyers in Colorado to be named a “Rising Star” in the field of Antitrust Litigation by Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters (2016 and 2017) and was recognized by Benchmark Plaintiff, the definitive guide to America’s leading plaintiff litigation firms and attorneys, as an Antitrust Litigation Star (2013–2015).
Mr. Cormier received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. He later attended American University Washington College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is licensed to practice in all Colorado state and federal courts, the United States Supreme Court, as well as other state and federal district courts across the nation.
Global Competitions Review's Who's Who Legal: Competition, 2020-2022
500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers by Lawdragon, 2021-2022
Recognized for a Top 100 Verdict in the nation by the National Law Journal, 2022