Eliot "Eli" T. Burriss is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office. For nearly 15 years, Mr. Burriss has litigated complex commercial disputes throughout the United States, serving as counsel to global clients in all aspects of litigation. In recent years, he has had a particular emphasis on representing healthcare and managed care companies, as well as a variety of organizations in antitrust, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and other significant matters.

During the course of his career, Mr. Burriss has served as trial counsel in numerous state and federal antitrust claims and government investigations. He also has represented clients in state and federal courts involving allegations of unfair competition, ERISA, breach of fiduciary duty, deceptive trade practices, trademark violations, breach of contract, vicarious liability, product liability and tortious interference with contractual relationships.

In the community, Mr. Burriss provides significant pro bono assistance to military members, veterans and their families.


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Stanford University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • State Bar of Texas, 2003-Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, 2003–Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2015–Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Dallas Chapter, 2003-2005
Honors & Awards
  • The Legal 500 USA, Litigation, 2019
  • Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2016-2019
  • Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Counsel of the Year, American Bar Association Military Pro Bono Center