Christopher V. Burtley



Christopher V. Burtley is an associate and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice.

Mr. Burtley has experience in various litigation practice areas, including product liability, business, and complex commercial matters. He has significant experience with automotive and manufacturing matters and previously served as national discovery counsel for a major multinational OEM.

Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Burtley was an associate with a national law firm. While earning his law degree, Mr. Burtley interned for the Hon. Gershwin A. Drain, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Michigan. He also served as a graduate instructor in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan.


Mr. Burtley received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2015). While in law school, Mr. Burtley served as the chair of the Black Law Student Association and co-chair of JDs in the D, a student organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for the University of Michigan Law School community to learn about Detroit-based organizations and the overall effort to revitalize Detroit. Mr. Burtley completed his undergraduate studies at James Madison College at Michigan State University with a major in international relations and a minor in Spanish (B.A.).


Mr. Burtley is admitted to practice in Michigan.


Mr. Burtley is fluent in Spanish.