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John Douglas Burns is an attorney and Managing Member of The Burns Law Firm, LLC in Greenbelt, Maryland. Mr. Burns' practice emphasizes Chapter 11 business reorganizations and representation of consumer debtors under Chapter 7, 13 and 11. He also works with clients who are interested in addressing their financial issues without the use of bankruptcy protection.


Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 30%
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 30%
  3. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 30%
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%



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The Burns LawFirm, LLC

6303 Ivy Lane, Suite 102
Greenbelt, MD, 20770


DCActive 199905/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence AwardAmerican Jurisprudence Award in Professional ResponsibilityN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate in the Bankruptcy DepartmentWhiteford Taylor & Preston1992 - 1996
Law ClerkLaw Clerk to the Honorable E. Stephen Derby of US Bankruptcy Court for District of Maryland1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bankruptcy Bar Association of MarylandBoard of Directors2001 - 2002
Maryland State Bar AssociationServed as Member of Board of Governors1998 - 2000
Prince George's County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionCommittee Chair1996 - Present
Anne Arundel County Bar AssociationServed as ChairN/A
Howard County Bar AssociationServed as Chair on Bankruptcy CommitteeN/A
Maryland State Bar AssociationCurrent MemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Burns Bankruptcy LawFirmPersonal Bankruptcy FAQ2012
Burns Bankruptcy LawFirmCorporate Bankruptcy FAQ2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor - cum laude1991
City University of New York, Hunter CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
London Academy of Music and Dramatic ArtsN/AN/AN/A