Ron H. Burnovski

Partner

Primary Location: Dallas, TX

Secondary Location: Mission Viejo, CA

Phone: 469.942.8633

Biography

Ron Burnovski is a trusted advisor to insurance carriers in all stages of claims litigation. With a practice focusing on first-party coverage he has managed all manner of claims from those involving pandemic-related business interruption to weather to construction defect.

Based in Clausen Miller’s Dallas office, Ron regularly secures successful outcomes for insurance clients when there are millions at stake. He has deep experience in the courts in Texas and California.

Earlier in his career, Ron represented corporate and individual clients in federal and state court commercial and real estate litigation.

Representative matters include:

– Represented the market of all-risk insurers on claim and in subsequent litigation relating to an oil refinery’s $500+ million contingent business interruption claim arising from an explosion of a ruptured oil pipeline.

– Successfully represented a builder’s risk carrier against a general contractor’s claim for over $15 million in alleged property damage arising during its construction of a hotel, obtaining summary judgement in the contractor’s breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit where it was established that the contractor had aggregated into its claim numerous, minor instances of non-causally related damage that were all below the policy’s applicable deductible.

– Successfully represented a builder’s risk carrier on $36 million claim on a Utah data storage facility by general contractor and sub-contractors arising from claimed delays in completion allegedly caused by electrical arcing events attributed to defective design or installation of the facility’s electrical equipment.

– Obtained summary judgment for property insurer based on the insured’s failure to comply with repeated requests for an examination under oath and failure to initiate their lawsuit within the contractual suit limitation period.

Ron received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 1994 after graduating with his B.A., with honors, in Economics and History from SUNY Binghamton in 1991. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern for Judge Dickran Tevrizian in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

Education

  • J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1994
  • B.A. (with honors), SUNY Binghamton, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Chicago

    Illinois 60603

    10 South LaSalle Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

    T: 312.855.1010 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • New York

    New York 10005

    28 Liberty Street 39th Floor

    New York, New York 10005

    T: 212.805.3900 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Mission Viejo

    California 92691

    27285 Las Ramblas

    Suite 200

    Mission Viejo, California 92691

    T: 949.260.3100 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Florham Park

    New Jersey 07932

    100 Campus Drive

    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

    T: 973.410.4130 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 973.410.4169 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Michigan City

    Indiana 46360

    200 Commerce Square

    Michigan City, Indiana 46360

    T: 219.262.6106 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partners: Paige M. Neel, Kimbley A. Kearney

  • Milwaukee

    Wisconsin 53202

    250 E. Wisconsin Avenue

    Suite 1800

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

    T: 414.279.5525 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: James M. Weck

  • Stamford

    Connecticut 06902

    68 Southfield Avenue

    2 Stamford Landing Suite 100

    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

    T: 203.921.0303 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Matthew J. Van Dusen

  • Tampa

    Florida 33609

    4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, One Urban Center

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick Co-Managing Partner: Kelly M. Vogt

  • San Francisco

    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

    Suite 1250

    San Francisco, California 94111

    T: 415.287.2744 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Houston

    Texas 77019

    2929 Allen Parkway

    American General Center, Suite 200

    Houston, Texas 77019

    T: 346.229.4612 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Ramy P. Elmasri

  • Dallas

    Texas 75201

    325 N. Saint Paul Street

    Suite 3100

    Dallas, Texas 75201

    T: 469.942.8635 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Ramy P. Elmasri

  • Boca Raton

    Florida 33434

    7777 Glades Road

    Suite 405

    Boca Raton, Florida 33434

    T: 561.765.5305 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick Co-Managing Partner: Kelly M. Vogt