Attorney Profile

Awards and Recognition
- 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
- Dallas Bar Association Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2008
- American College of Trial Lawyers
- Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell, 2005-2013
- American Law Institute Member (ALI) 2008

  • Bar Admissions
    - State Bar of Texas
    - United States Supreme Court
    - Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    - United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
    - United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
    - United States District Court, Western District of Texas
    - United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
    - United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
                           
    Professional Affiliations
    - Dallas Bar Association member
                Dallas Bar Association, President, 1996
                Dallas Bar Association, President-Elect, 1995
                Dallas Bar Association, Vice-President Activities, 1994
                Dallas Bar Association, Vice-President Administrative, 1993
                Dallas Bar Association, Chairman of the Board, 1992
                Dallas Bar Association, Vice-Chairman of the Board, 1991

    - Sixth Bar District Grievance Committee, 1980-1987
                 Chairman, Sixth Bar District Grievance Committee, 1986-1987
                 Disciplinary Review Committee, 1987-1990

    - Committee for Qualified Judiciary
                Executive Committee, 1981 - 2009
                Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1984 - 2010

    - Dispute Mediation Service of Dallas, Inc.,
                President, 1991, 1992

    - Texas Bar Association member
    - Texas Bar Foundation member

    - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association member
    - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers member
    - Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

    - Salesmanship Club of Dallas member
    - St. Thomas More Society member
                St. Thomas More Society, President, 1993
                Board of Directors

  • Previous Positions
    - Former Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County District Attorney’s Office
    - Former Chief Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County Grand Jury
    - Former Chief Felony Prosecutor, Criminal District Court Number 4
    - Former Chief Felony Prosecutor, Dallas County District Attorney’s Office

  • Education
    - Southern Methodist School of Law, Dallas, Texas, J. D
    - University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, B.A. history and government

  • Published Article
    "Extraneous Offense in a Criminal Trial," published in Dallas District Attorney's Manual and in Trials and Related Procedures by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

    Practice Areas

    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
           

    State Bar Grievance Representation

                For Attorneys facing disciplinary action, including disbarment,
                disability and license suspension proceedings. Member of the
                District 6 Grievance Committee for 7 years Chairman of the
                District 6 Grievance Committee from 1986-1987.
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Law Offices of Jim Burnham
6116 N. Central Expr. Ste. 515
Dallas, Texas, 75206

Tel: 214.750.6616
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e-mail: Jim@JBurnhamlaw.com