Gary M. Burt, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer
Recognized as a Lawyer of the Year in Litigation — Insurance
We selected eight Lawyers of the Year for portraits and asked them to share a favorite quotation and to tell us why they love what they do. These profiles appeared along with Woodward/White’s annual Best Lawyers in America list, as published in our November issue.
“Cross-examination is the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth.”— John H. Wigmore
Why do you love what you do? “My specialty is trial work, specifically civil trials. The primary reason I enjoy what I do is the people I meet and represent along the way. I have encountered thousands of clients with different experiences and concerns that provide intriguing issues in need of resolution. The second reason I enjoy what I do is the intellectual challenge involved in problem-solving within the often complex mosaic of the law. My clients typically present multiple issues that need to be critically analyzed as we move forward toward a solution. They often need to present these problems to a jury of their peers, which allows me the opportunity to argue persuasively and imaginatively in a courtroom. There is nothing to compare to the thrill, challenge and, at times, fear of standing before twelve citizens of the state, marshalling evidence and argument, and convincing them of the justice of my client’s case.”
Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer
900 Elm St., Manchester