W. Amon Burton

Attorney and Adjunct Professor, University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

BurtonAmon Burton is an attorney in Austin, Texas, and has been an Adjunct Professor for 20 years at the University of Texas School of Law teaching legal ethics, the law governing lawyers, and negotiation. He also serves as a Fellow of the Trice Professorship in the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin, and in that capacity has taught seminars on the collapse of Enron, Guantanamo and the War on Terror, and the law and ethics of animal rights. He currently works as a consultant to law firms on professional ethics issues and serves as an expert witness in legal liability cases. He is the co-author of a book of case studies, Ethical Dilemmas in the Practice of Law: Case Studies and Problems (Thomson/West), and the author of numerous articles. He is the Trustee of the Warren Skaaren Charitable Trust and serves on the Board of Directors of the Sustainable Food Center in Austin.

Amon received his BA from Texas Tech University, earned his MA in Political Science from Wichita State University and holds a JD with honors from the University of Texas, School of Law.