Frost Brown Todd Attorney Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

June 28, 2011

(Louisville, KY) – Frost Brown Todd LLC (FBT) is proud to announce Christopher S. Burnside has been awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award by President Obama because of his work for Metro United Way (MUW). The President's Volunteer Service Award is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service and is administered by the Points of Light Institute. The award was created in 2003 by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in their communities and for inspiring others to serve. 

Burnside received this award in appreciation of his exceptional volunteer work with the MUW.  Burnside chairs the Louisville Chapter of MUW’s Tocqueville Society, which fosters giving at an exceptional level of $10,000 and above, and started “First Tuesday” luncheons in Louisville to provide a forum for leaders in the community to network and attract other community leaders at the Tocqueville level. Burnside chairs FBT’s annual MUW fundraising campaign which came in 16th among all businesses, leads local law firms in total dollars donated, and leads law firms in the total number of leadership givers at the $1,000 or more level.

Burnside is a member in the Louisville, Kentucky office of Frost Brown Todd and has been with the firm for over 20 years, focusing his practice in litigation. He has successfully handled business and commercial litigation, complex class actions, insurance coverage, bad faith, and fire cases in federal and state courts.  Burnside has defended class action lawsuits involving construction products, insurance claim settlement software, and tax issues.