Don Burns has more than 26 years of experience working in personal injury, with experience in Missouri and Kansas since 1991 and in Arizona since 1993. Prior to his graduation from law school in 2009, Mr. Burns was a paralegal for over 13 years at a large personal injury law firm in Arizona, and currently teaches other attorneys how to handle personal injury cases. He also runs a personal injury practice for a solo practitioner, Potter Law Firm, who is one of our sponsors in Hospitality.

Mr. Burns has been engaged in BDSM activities since 1979, when as a kinky 12 year old he started tying himself up, and has been learning ever since. He acquired his first handcuffs when he was 22 years old, and has been a member of APEX since the mid 1990s. He helped to manage a local men’s dungeon in Phoenix for several years before 2010. His focus has always been on safe, sane and consensual play. Although Mr. Burns identifies as a gay man (and is currently partnered with Jim for the last seven years), he is not opposed to play with females as well as males. While he prefers to be the one tied up, he can make a mean and sadistic Top. He has a private dungeon at home in Tempe and has a variety of interests, mostly revolving around bondage and exhibitionism. Both he and his partner are heavy costumers and often can be found titillating the muggles out in public. Mr. Burns also has volunteered in security at SWLC for the last six years, the last three as Security Team Lead.

Mr. Burns is also an accomplished photographer and presenter, his photos having won several awards. He has been published in several relocation and tourism guides in Arizona, and his photos have been exhibited in galleries in Phoenix since 2003. He also leads hikes for a local trail guide company and does bondage modeling. His class called BDSM & The Law has been presented at Sin in the City, Behind Closed Doors, APEX and at private dungeons and events around the desert Southwest. He has written numerous articles such as BDSM Liabilities for Fetish Group Operators, has testified at the Arizona State Capitol, and won Order of the Barristers in law school in 2008-2009 (which means he has a talented tongue).

You can rest assured that your security is paramount at SWLC and with our talented staff, you do not need to worry about anything except having fun.