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:
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
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