Mr. Jim Burnham

Mr. Jim Burnham: Attorney with Law Offices of Jim Burnham AV stamp icon
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Jim Burnham, natioanlly recognized and award winning criminal defense attorney, has tried over 400 jury trials. Before establishing his own award winning practice, he served as a top assistant to legendary District Attorney Henry Wade for 16 years.

Recently, Jim Burnham successfully represented a doctor in federal court against 10 charges: one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, one count of federal perjury, and eight counts of mail fraud. Jim Burnham's victory over the federal government is memorialized in Unbridled Grace, by Dr. Michael J. Norman.

Burnham served as President of the Dallas Bar Association (1996) and chairman of the District 6A Grievance Committee.

Awards and Recognition

• American College of Trial Layers (ACTL)

• Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White 2001-2013

• Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine 2001-2013

• Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2003-2013

• Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell, 2005-2014

• American Law Institute Member (ALI), 2008

• Dallas Bar Association Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2008

Areas of Practice (6)

  • White Collar Defense
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Defense of State Felonies and Misdemeanors
  • Representation for Attorneys License Grievance Proceedings
  • Drug Crimes

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(214) 750-6616  Phone
(214) 750-6649  Fax
Law School Attended:
Southern Methodist University, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
Texas Eastern District Court; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; Texas Western District Court; Texas Northern District Court; Texas; US Supreme Court
State Bar of Texas; Dallas Bar Association; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Dallas County Criminal Bar Association.

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Dallas, Texas

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