Significant Cases
John Burton holding a TASER model M-26.   Photo: Vern Evans

The Law Offices of John Burton have been involved in pioneering civil rights litigation which has obtained compensation for many victims of police and jailors' misconduct. Some of the more interesting cases, including those which established rights on appeal, are listed below.

Mr. Burton is involved in multiple cases involving electronic control devices (ECDs) manufactured by TASER International, Inc. which have killed and seriously injured many people. Because it is an urgent ongoing fight, the items at the top of the list relate to Taser International, Inc, and its Electronic Control Devices. The first item is an article from the Boston Herald and the verdict form for a $10M verdict against that company in July, 2011, and the second item appeared in California Lawyer, the magazine of the California State Bar, in December, 2008.