Brian Burns graduated from Clark University, cum laude with Honors, with a degree in Political Science. After graduation, Brian founded and operated an online communications company based in Boulder.
After selling his business, Brian attended the Charleston School of Law in Charleston, South Carolina, receiving his law degree, magna cum laude. During law school, Brian served as an Editor of the Charleston Law Review and a research assistant. His article, Holding Fire: Why Long Waiting Periods to Buy a Gun Violate the Second Amendment, was published in the Charleston Law Review.
After law school, Brian served as a clerk to the Hon. Justice Kaye G. Hearn of the Supreme Court of South Carolina. In July 2015, he moved to Grand Junction, where he joined the law firm of Rider & Quesenberry, LLC. Brian maintains a contracts-centered practice, with a focus on transactional business matters, real estate and wills and trusts.
Brian’s personal interests include hunting, sailing, surfing, working on his friends’ ranch, and attempting to play golf.