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James M. Burns

Criminal defense Attorney at Pensacola, FL

4.2   41 reviews

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Licensed in Alabama and Florida, County , State and Federal Court . Handled

    22 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Family
    20%
    Contested and Uncontested divorces, Alimony matters, military divorce , child custody, large assets case , adoption child support, custody modification and contempt proceedings

    22 years, 600 cases

  3. Probate
    20%
    Wills, summary administration, Formal , Living wills , power of attorney guardianship, will contest

    22 years, 200 cases

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%

  5. Divorce and separation
    10%

  6. Domestic violence
    5%

  7. Federal crime
    5%

 

James M. Burns, Attorney at Law, is based in Pensacola, Florida. Attorney Burns is a solo practitioner providing smart, seasoned, personalized legal representation in matters of criminal defense, personal injury, probate, and family law to clients in Alabama and Florida. A member of the bar in both states, Mr. Burns is also well qualified to represent clients at both the state and federal levels.

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Licensed for 22 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/10/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact James

Law Offices of James M. Burns
611 New Warrington Road
Suite 2
Pensacola, FL, 32506-6635
James Burns Law
317 N. McKenzie St
Suite 201
Foley, AL, 36535
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4.2 / 5.0
  41 customer reviews
Posted by Jason | September 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Dismissal
Mr. Burns was there for our family when we needed help the most. I was facing a very serious situation (a felony charge), and with his knowledge and expertise, the situation was dismissed. Upon hiring Mr. Burns, he assured me that everything was going to be ok. He was diligent and vigilant in his representation of my case. When I had a preliminary hearing, he was able to have all of his motions acted upon. If I ever need representation in a legal matter again, I will make sure to contact Mr. Burns. Thank your for everything you did Mr. Burns.
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Posted by A lynne | March 7, 2022
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Great Lawyer !!
I had a offense that I was extremely nervous about. The initial greetings and contact I was able to get on the first phone call, I felt so comfortable with leaving my things in his hand. His office staff is so pleasurable and gets things done! You can count on them to be there and the Attorney can legitimately get back to you within 24 hours. Nothing better to say but excellent outcome and service.
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Posted by Jason | August 22, 2021
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Father child custody
James burn is the best lawyer in Penscola!!! He won my case, my ex wife was trying to move out of state. He brought to my attention that since she was trying to move that she is responsible for lawyer fees and travel cost in the event she was able to move.
Posted by Judith | November 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney !!
We retained James Burns for (what we thought was going to be) a simple ejectment case involving a family member. The person we were attempting to remove from the property caused so much chaos it became quite entangled with craziness, false charges, etc… Mr. Burns was very patient and compassionate, stayed focused during a longer than expected and complicated case, always kept us updated throughout the entire process and personally returned all messages and calls in a timely manner – I knew we were in good hands !! His staff was fantastic as well, Jon Searcy was always available to answer any questions we had and helped us understand the process. Jon also put in so much time and effort, he is very knowledgeable with cases like ours – they make an incredibly formidable team !! Mr. Burns is a great attorney who is very knowledgeable of the law, detail oriented and his professionalism is unparalleled. James Burns was completely successful with the complicated ejectment case and successfully had the false charges dismissed. I hope to never need an attorney again but, in the event I do, James Burns will be the attorney I hire. I cannot thank James Burns and his staff enough !!
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Posted by Michelle | July 21, 2020
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Above and Beyond
Me. Burns went above and beyond expectations representing me in regards to my special needs on my recent criminal cases In Florida. He is an excellent choice for an attorney and will use the law to best suit your needs. Thank you Mr. Burns.
Posted by Stephanie | July 10, 2020
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Family Law
Mr. Burns handled my paternity case, he was excellent, professional and compassionate. He listened to me and my concerns I had regarding my children and worked to achieve the outcome that was in the best interests of my children at a reasonable fee.
Posted by Alan | April 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Results!
James Burns is nothing short of a legal super hero. He achieved great results that seemed effortless despite of all of his many hours of dedicated work.
Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The Best lawyer in Town!!!
Mr. Burns is by far the BEST lawyer in this town!! He has been there every step of the way with my case and always answers all of my questions. On top of that, his front desk staff is truly amazing. You can tell they actually like what they do and they work for the client. Whether you need help with a payment plan, or you need a late night appt, they seem to accommodate any situation. Thank you James M. Burns and Associates!
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2020
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Njl
I'm consulting with Mr Burns regarding a personal matter ...he's returned every phone call and text within 10 minutes...his staff is excellent and I highly recommend him
Posted by Tyler | March 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Listen Up !
I’m very thankful for this man and his staff. They are on point , tough , and know what they are talking about . They have went above and beyond . They “Care” about you I’ve had tough love and compassion from this office . I’ve used Mr. Burns twice . He even came to my bail hearing and even pickup my friend over a hour away personally then to jail to visit me . This man didn’t ask for a dime even after all that time and work not including what all his staff especially Lisa and Ashley . They all have done wonders for me and trusted me , believed in me , and now I’m telling you to Believe in Mr.Burns . Thank you again your hard work is not forgotten you are in my prayers . “ Don’t Get Burned , Get Burns, Not Barnes “ -Tyler
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Posted by Leah | March 18, 2020
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A wonderful atty
Jim was a great attorney who always paid attention to detail and did so with a very kind heart. He argued very well in court to help me to get what I needed in my family law case. I feel as though so many pieces of my family law puzzle came together because Mr. Burns knows his law and his way within the courtroom and family law system!
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2020
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Happy with my representation!
Mr. Burns is an experienced attorney with an unparalleled knowledge of the law and a genuine concern for his clients. I was fortunate to have him represent me. He restored my faith in the legal process. He gave my case the attention it deserved. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good attorney at a fair price.
Posted by Kevin | February 13, 2020
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Out of trouble quick.
I hired James to help me with my criminal case. I called him from county jail and he talked to the Judge. They let me go with no conviction as promised by James. Thanks again James.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Defense Attorney
Mr. Burns and his paralegal, Lisa, were great. He was hired by my husband when I got arrested for a misdemeanor. Mr. Burns got my case settled quickly and avoided a lengthy trial. Since I had never been in trouble a day in my life, I bugged Lisa to death with questions, which she answered quickly and patiently. I would use them again...but I hope I NEVER have to.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2019
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Divorce Attorney
Mr. Burns and his colleagues did an amazing job representing my case. They were thorough, caring and powerful. I walked away relieved, grateful and was more than pleased with final outcome. Mr. Burns has a compassionate heart and works for you and your family! I highly recommend him!!
Posted by Devon | October 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
My husband and I couldn’t recommend a better criminal defense attorney! Mr Burns and Lisa were amazing. Answered every question clearly and made sure we understood everything. Mr Burns gave us amazing advice on what we needed to do on our end and it was the right advice! He fought for my husband and got his case dismissed! We couldn’t be more grateful for Mr Burns and his team! We highly recommend them!
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Posted by Wesley | July 24, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer
I was charged on a simple battery charge in florida not knowing any lawyer i choose to get a consultation from james and was not dissapointed .If you are seeking a very knowledgeable lawyer and a cool down to earth guy look no further James Burns will go the extra mile for your case and after the fact if anything else arises in your case
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Posted by dk | July 18, 2018
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A Man of action
Thank you so much Atty. James M.Burns for a great help on my Divorce settlement and i just cant thank you enough for winning my non-compete court arguments....Atty.James M.Burns is a man of action,a man of Relief and the man you can trust to win your Difficult case,God Bless Him and his team......
Posted by Robert | February 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!!!
I was Arrested for Driving while license was suspended. The Judge when I went for my 1st appearance made a comment of 30 days in jail. If I would have been sentenced that day I would have lost my Job. I called around and through word of mouth I Hired Mr. Burns, He was able to get my charges reduced to a ticket. And no Probation or Jail time. I would Highly recommend Mr. Burns and his staff. They were extremely helpful through this process. Thank You Mr. Burns.
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Posted by Shannon | November 29, 2017
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Great Lawyer
Great lawyer helped me get everything I deserved in my divoce and always helps me anytime I need to update the final judgement. Great rates and amazing results!! I'd recommend him to anyone going through a rough and messy divorce that wants a favorable outcome.
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AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Burns Law Firm
  • 1999 - Present

Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a hard working knowledgeable attorney. He goes the extra mile for his clients and gets results!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Other
"If you are facing criminal charges in the Pensacola area, you should contact Mr. Burns office for a consultation. He is a fighter with the experience you need representing you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've spoken with Mr. Burns on several occasions to discuss and review criminal matters for my family law clients. Mr. Burns is experienced, forthright & helpful. He's without ego, is genuine and has never been anything other than professional in my interactions with him. I've had cases against him in family law matters, and while he vigorously argues his client's case, and is an outstanding opponent, he acts with professionalism and courtesy. I recommend him."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Other
"I contacted Mr. Burns to assist my mother in Pensacola for a traffic matter and he was very helpful and knowledgeable; especially concerning the local judges, customs and rules. I endorse this lawyer."
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Pensacola Criminal defense Lawyer James M. Burns
James M. Burns
Criminal defense Attorney
Pensacola, FL
Licensed for 22 years