Grief Support. Warren Burnett. Send Flowers. Share Warren's life story with friends and family. The Burnetts have a home in League City and a beach house in Galveston. He was stricken while drinking an afternoon beer with his wife and a friend, Victoria Lowe, in the garden patio at a Fort Davis bed-and-breakfast establishment. Burnett was known for his eloquent use of the English language in the courtroom, "pure poetry" according to a colleague, and superb courtroom strategy. Beginning in , Burnett distinguished himself as a 23 year old district attorney for Odessa and Midland in the 70th Judicial District. After two terms he opened his own practice as a trial lawyer. He flew his own airplane from trial to trial.
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Warren E. Burnett, a whiskey-swigging, Shakespeare-quoting Texas lawyer who achieved near-legendary status by winning big jury awards, taking on seemingly impossible murder cases and defending the powerless, died on Monday while visiting Fort Davis, Tex. He was
Warren Burnett, the legendary Texas trial lawyer—and if ever there was a legitimate use of the word legendary, this is it—died on a veranda overlooking a garden in West Texas on a beautiful afternoon in September with a cold beer in his hand. He was He was the least sentimental idealist I ever knew. Burnett was, simply, the finest trial lawyer in Texas and quite possibly in the nation in his day.