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John Michael Burman

John Michael Burman

Practice areas:

Commercial, Personal Injury, Insurance

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For more than 39 years, attorney J. Michael Burman has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading lawyers. He has been profiled in The Best Lawyers in America over the last twenty years, and he is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and included in their Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He has earned Florida Bar Board Certification, the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar for the competency and experience of a civil trial attorney and is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Burman prosecuted capital crimes as a Criminal Division Chief for the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office. Today, he specializes in complex commercial litigation, personal injury, wrongful death and insurance bad faith litigation. He also serves as an arbitrator or mediator on selected major cases.

Mr. Burman has secured numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of the Firm's clients in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and insurance bad faith. In the area of complex commercial litigation, he has both successfully prosecuted and defended multi-million dollar claims.

In addition to his full-time law practice, Mr. Burman has served on the Judicial Nomination Commission for the 15th Judicial Circuit as a chairman and member. He also served on the Grievance Committee for the 15th Judicial Circuit.

Mr. Burman is a member of the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, The Florida Bar, the Florida Justice Association, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and the Palm Beach County Justice Association.

Mr. Burman is admitted to practice throughout the State of Florida and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, as well as before the United States Supreme Court. He is also admitted to practice in the state of Colorado. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1971

  1. Personal Injury: 35%
    5 years
  2. Commercial: 35%
    5 years
  3. Insurance: 30%
    5 years

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Contact Info

Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman

303 Banyan Boulevard
Suite 400
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401-4639



FLMember in Good Standing197105/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certification "Legal Elite" for 30 YearsThe Florida Bar2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2012
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2012
Top Florida AttorneySouth Florida Legal Guide2012
Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Chairman & MemberJudicial Nomination Commission 15th Judicial CircuitN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBurman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman1980 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Florida BarMember1971 - Present
Palm Beach County Justice AssociationMemberN/A
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
International Society of BarristersFellowN/A
Grievance Committee 15th Judicial CircuitPast MemberN/A
Florida Justice AssociationMemberN/A
American College of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeSustaining Member & DiplomatN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
BCLC Law BlogLaw Blog2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
University of Notre DameN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968