• University of Texas at Austin J.D., with highest honors (1975)
  • University of Texas at Austin B.B.A., with honors (1973)

Burnie Burner

Phone:(512) 480.5100
Location: Austin
Bar Admissions: Texas

Burnie Burner brings unique experience and perspective to the representation of insurance companies, investors, agents and alternative risk arrangements in Texas and throughout the country. His practice includes advising clients in the acquisition of companies and blocks of business, holding company issues, licensing, product and policy development, regulatory compliance, examinations and investigations.


  • Secured the first Texas captive Certificate of Authority and has been instrumental in the formation of the majority of the captive insurance companies in Texas.
  • Extensive experience in insurance company formations and compliance matters.
  • Planned and executed complex transactions such as financing and capitalization, reorganizations, re-domestications and nationwide expansions and licensing projects.
  • Experience in all aspects of the insurance business and related entities including agents, managing general agents, third party administrators, risk purchasing and risk retention groups, MEWA’s, self-funded plans, inter-local government risk pools and more.
  • Drafted and secured the passage of legislation for clients in the last five Texas legislative sessions.

Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America©:  Insurance Law (2007-2021)
  • Best Lawyers® 2021: Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year" 
  • Chambers USA: Ranked in Insurance Regulation in Arkansas (2020)


  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Federation of Regulatory Counsel
  • General Counsel, Texas Title Insurance Guarantee Association
  • Counsel, Texas Captive Insurance Association
  • Board of Directors, Mitchell Williams 
  • Board of Directors, Gazelle Foundation

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