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Honorable Charles B. Burr, II (RET.)

Judge Charles B. Burr, II (RET.) was elected to his first ten-year term on the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas in November 1999 and was re-elected in 2009. In 2011, Judge Burr assumed Senior Judge status. He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Senior Judge Burr is currently serving in the Civil Trial Section and has been assigned numerous major jury and non-jury cases involving medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability, Dram Shop Act/negligence claims, defamation actions, automobile negligence, automobile license suspension appeals, class actions, Minimum Wage Act/Wage Payment and Collection Law Claims, consumer fraud, insurer's bad faith, insurance coverage issues, injunctive relief, tax assessment appeals, zoning hearing board appeals, business dissolutions, breach of contract, fiduciary surcharge and shareholders’ derivative actions. He is also the presiding Judge for all Mass Tort Litigation.

Prior to his election to the Bench, Senior Judge Burr had 34 years experience as a trial attorney, in both criminal and civil cases, and as a professional mediator/arbitrator. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1969 to 1972. In addition, from 1993 to 1999 he volunteered his services as a Judge Pro Tempore to assist Delaware and Philadelphia Counties in the reduction of the unacceptable level of backlogged cases in those courts. From 1992 to 1996, Senior Judge Burr was an Adjunct Professor at the Villanova School of Law teaching a course in Civil Pretrial Practice. He also served as the Radnor Township Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor for 25 years (1975-2000).

Senior Judge Burr has also authored numerous articles for legal and medical journals and has been a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and the Philadelphia and Delaware County Bar Associations on issues relating to civil litigation including the management of civil trials, medical malpractice and the settlement of cases. From 2000 to 2010, he was a faculty member of the Academy of Advocacy at Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law.



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