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Jim Burnham is a nationally recognized and award-winning criminal defense attorney who has tried more than 400 jury trials. Jim served as a top assistant to legendary District Attorney Henry Wade for 16 years before starting his own award-winning practice in 1986. For the last 30 years, Jim Burnham has represented individuals and companies accused of federal and state criminal offenses, including white collar crimes, DWIs, juvenile cases, misdemeanors, thefts, assaults, murder cases, and other felonies. He also represents individuals subject to grand jury investigations, lawyers who have had a grievance filed against them, and defendants in criminal federal indictments, including antitrust violations, tax and securities investigations, health care fraud, environmental violations, immigration violations, government fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. Jim Burnham has served as president of the Dallas Bar Association and chairman of the District 6A Grievance Committee. He is a current member of Salesmanship Club of Dallas, The American Law Institute, and The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), an honor bestowed on less than 1 percent of trial lawyers. Jim Burnham has received many awards for his success as a criminal defense attorney, including:
  • Dallas Bar Association Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White 2001-2017
  • Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell, 2005-2017
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2003-2016
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine 2001-2016
  • D CEO Dallas 500 – The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth
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. Dr. Norman described Jim Burnham here: Unbridled Grace To discuss your criminal charges in confidence with an experienced Dallas criminal defense lawyer, please click here to contact us. Federal Cases:
  • White Collar Crime
  • IRS investigations
  • SEC defense matters
  • Corporate fraud defense
  • Securities fraud
  • Conspiracy
  • Mail/wire/bank fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Tax and securities investigations
  • Antitrust violations
  • Health care fraud
  • Environmental violations
  • Immigration fraud
  • Custom violations
  • Criminal antitrust violations
  • Government/mail/wire fraud
  • Bribery
  • Embezzlement
State Cases:
  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
  • Computer crimes
  • Theft (shoplifting, employee theft)
  • Possession of drugs/controlled substances
  • Carrying a weapon in a restricted area
  • Assault (family violence)
  • Aggravated assault
  • Intoxication assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Indecency with a child
  • Juvenile
  • Murder
  • Intoxication manslaughter
  • Negligent homicide
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