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Todd C. Burnham

Divorce and separation Attorney at Greenwood Village, CO

4.8   73 reviews

also known as Burnham Law


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About Todd

Learn Todd’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Divorce, Maintenance, Relocation, Jurisdiction, etc. www.burnham.com

    22 years

  2. Family
    25%
    All Allocation of Parental Responsibilities matters. www.burnhamlaw.com

    22 years

  3. Child custody
    20%

    22 years

  4. Alimony
    10%

    22 years

  5. Appeals
    5%

    22 years

I am a family man who enjoys helping other families get through difficult times.  I am most grateful for my wife and daughters...my wife reminding me that love is all that matters and my daughters reminding me that my presence is all that's required. I am passionate about my family and the firm's clients.

Raised by a single working mother, who was a social worker for 30 years, becoming a family law attorney has been a natural progression for me.  I was fortunate to be exposed to excellent mentors at a young-ish age.  I learned more from my time as a new attorney working for a NYS Chief of Police than I ever did elsewhere...I learned to study human nature and have since honed those skills and instincts, while strategizing future moves.  While other attorneys only see what is in front of them, we focus on the long game.  I focus on what will likely happen and make strategic decisions, throughout the entirety of the case, aimed at achieving clients' goals.  Each and every lawyer in this firm handles complex family matters snd that is in addition to other ancillary practice areas.

I get family law. I prioritize children, and I strategize every case with our clients.  We are focused on being the best.  Everyday.  All day.

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Licensed for 22 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 01/13/2023
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/17/2022

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

Contact Todd

Burnham Law - Greenwood Village
5990 Greenwood Plaza Blvd
Suite 1E
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111
Burnham Law - Boulder
2760 29th Street
Suite 1E
Boulder, CO, 80301
Burnham Law - Colorado Springs
8610 Explore Drive Suite 140
Colorado Springs, CO, 80920
Burnham Law - Cherry Creek
50 S. Steele Street
Suite 805
Denver, CO, 80209
Burnham Law - Ft Collins
2900 S. College Ave
Suite LC
Fort Collins, CO, 80525
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  73 customer reviews
Posted by Carrie | October 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
These folks are down-to-earth and will fight for you
Kristin Weaver and Sarah Pisk were lifesavers for my family and I in the custody battle with my ex. They really took the time to understand my unique situation, and advocated for my children and I throughout my entire time working with them. I really appreciate their understanding and diligence throughout a tricky and stressful case. Would highly recommend them!
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Posted by Cari | August 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BURNHAM LAW IS AWESOME!
I will be forever grateful for Mr. Todd Burnham and his team. Thank you so much for what you have done for my family and me! Your firm has been a blessing.
Posted by Justin | November 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!!
Spoke with Todd who understood my case immediately and was fantastic!! Met with Laurie Joe and she handled my difficult case with precision!! Listened and explained every action and knew what to do with professionalism and experience!! She made the other parties attorney look foolish and lazy and got the results I wanted. Hopefully won’t need them again-but if I do, I know who I am calling!!
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Posted by Sara Lockwood | November 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney in town!
Todd helped my family when we were facing a personal and difficult situation. He not only gave us exceptional advice and guidance, but he made us feel comfortable during those challenging and sensitive moments.
Posted by Kristen | October 9, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thankful for Todd
Todd has been instrumental in guiding me through this process and helping me navigate through this challenging time. After contacting a number of firms, I was relieved to talk to Todd. His ability to relate to his clients and understand their unique situation really appealed to me and stood out among the countless attorneys I spoke with.
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Posted by Jessica | October 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy plaintiff !!!! Thank you Todd!
When I first called Burnham law firm I spoke with Todd. I had a unique child support case and I wasn’t sure if it would be worth the hassle and stress. After he heard about my situation he was excited and confident that the firm would be able to help me. He had total confidence that I would be positively rewarded with both full child custody, child support going forward, and back pay for 16 years prior. Everything he told me came to fruition as well as even the possibility of having some of our court costs covered by the defendant! So, looking back it was one of my better decisions in life to have been represented by Todd and the Burnham Law firm.
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Posted by Jessica | October 2, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great law firm
I was/am involved in a high conflict divorce and custody situation and have been working with the Burnham Law Firm for over 2 years now. I first spoke with Todd when I decided to use this firm and he was very personable and knew ahead of time everything I would need to go through for my case and was exactly right. He listened to me and made me feel like I would be in good hands, and I was throughout my whole case. In the end Todd oversaw my case and I was placed with a different lawyer who I love. I will continue to use this law firm for my needs that unfortunately will most likely continue.
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Posted by SCOTT | October 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Love Court dispute
I've used the expert opinions of Burnham Law's attorneys to fight for my wife and I to resolve past issues and once they have come through like rock stars for us. What more can I say, I wouldn't use any other firm other than Burnham Law to fight for my family and I.
Posted by Peter | September 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
I hired Burnham Law because I believed that Todd and his team would represent my interests while keeping the drama to a minimum. I would recommend Burnham Law very highly.
Response from Todd Burnham September 26, 2018
Thank you Peter. We appreciate the feedback.
Posted by Emily | April 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Well Prepared!
I worked with Danielle on a parenting dispute issue. She was very well prepared and professional when presenting exhibits and information to the Judge. I was very happy with the outcome of the hearing and highly recommend her to others.
Posted by Chris | February 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Stellar Consultation!
I contacted Todd's firm earlier today and Todd called me back within minutes. He was fantastic, informative, asked questions and extremely helpful! I would definitely hire him as my attorney.
Posted by Mary Jane | August 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CLIENT
I called Burnham Law because I was dealing with a post divorce financial matter and was not happy with my representation. Todd was terrific, he listened and right away he got things moving. I felt so much better after talking with Todd, my case was taken care of and I was extremely happy with the results. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BURNHAM LAW.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Todd and his team are the Absolute Best!
Todd and his team are phenomenal and will go to work and fight for you. My mother had been dealing with a very difficult situation for years and was just spinning her tires all while not seeing any movement with her case and she began to envision a bad result. That is when she took her case to Burnham Law, Todd and Matthew stepped in and immediately created progress. They were extremely diligent, organized and prepared. They were mindful of my mother's needs, goals and desired results and went out and executed them to perfection. My mother had a case that looked like it had stalled out and was being dragged out...in steps the Burnham Law team to immediately jump start the case and get a resolution in a timely fashion. I cannot speak Highly enough of the Burnham Law team, if you need someone to fight for you or a family member in a difficult situation, your answer is Todd Burnham and his team. The relief and freedom that my mother now has is unbelievable and we owe that to Todd and Matthew.
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Posted by Gene Trammell | May 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Grateful Client
I was recently involved in a Modification to Spousal Maintenance which had turned rather nasty. To further complicate matters, I was living and working abroad and had just became unemployed. For months, I worked with an Attorney from a law firm which shall remain nameless, and had never been so stressed as I saw my life, both emotionally and financially, going down the tubes. In an act of desperation, I searched Avvo for another firm to handle my case and liked what I had read about Todd Burnham. I arranged for a telephonic consultation and within seconds after hearing the specifics of my case, Mr Burnham laid out what his strategy would be to win a fair outcome for me. Not only did I like what I heard, but I also liked the way that he came across and hired him right then and there…THE BEST DECISION I HAVE EVER MADE. Mr Burnham assigned Ms. Trista McElhaney, Associate Attorney, and Mr Charlie Shisler, Senior Paralegal (or as I came to refer them as “The Kick A*s A-Team”) to my case and things just got better. Within days it was evident that I was working with the best. In addition to being extremely competent, I found them all to be direct, confident, very personable and exceptionally responsive and informative, all the things my previous attorney was not. My stress levels dropped as my trust in them increased to the point where I no longer worried about how my case was being handled, they were that good. And remember, this was all done long distance, through emails and phone calls. The case did go to trial, which I attended telephonically. The outcome was better than I could ever had imagined. Is Todd and the Burnham Law firm the best? In my mind - YES!!! Would I hire them again? A resolving - YES!!! Would I recommend them? YES!!!, without stipulation. Todd, Trista, Charlie, you gave me and my family back our lives, for that I will never be able to fully thank you.
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Response from Todd Burnham July 12, 2017
Our pleasure, Gene.
Posted by Sarah | April 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just what I needed!
Just what I was looking for! Todd and his team took care of all of my needs and knew just how to handle my ex husband. He was relatable, but sharp and firm when I needed. I couldn't have asked for better representation.
Response from Todd Burnham May 1, 2017
Thank you for the kind words, Sarah.
Posted by Gary | April 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing and winning team
The team assembled at Burnham law is OUTSTANDING! I researched and consulted several other attorneys and firms in the Denver area before choosing Burnham. Burnham Law was the first recommended and after having met them first and then conducting consultations and researching several others, I chose to go with Burnham and could not have been happier with my choice. Very impressed with the firm and very happy with my choice.
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Response from Todd Burnham April 3, 2017
Gary: Thank you for the kind words. As we have become one of the largest family law/divorce firms in Colorado, we constantly strive for excellence for each and every client. Thank you again. Todd
Posted by Audrey | February 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Strategist & Attorney
I was google searching what I needed to do for my case when I came across Todd Burnham and his law firm. It’s important to note that I was already being represented by another attorney at this time, but was not feeling that they were handling my child custody case the best that they could. I reached out to the Burnham Law Firm and was immediately put in contact with Todd Burnham. I could tell Todd was busy, but he took the time to listen to me, answered all my questions, and provided me with his strategy on how to be successful with my case. Todd had a since of urgency and a no non-sense attitude that left me confident that he was the right attorney for the job. He understood that there was only 3 days to execute his strategy, but he assured me that he could get it done in the time we had. I hired him on the spot and terminated my relationship with the other attorney. Todd is a genius and one who is not afraid to take on a tough case even at the last minute. His confidence sold him, but my success with the case 3 days later sealed it for me. If your smart you will hire him and have the “right attorney” not just “an attorney” on your side.
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Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Todd could have made a lot of money off of me, however, my solution was very simple and only took several minutes. Because of his honesty and integrity, I give Todd my highest recommendation.
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Todd is a good and decent man
I brought a family member in to meet with Todd after an incident of domestic violence caused by her alcoholic husband. I think Todd recognized within the first five minutes that she had not reached "rock bottom" and was not ready to leave her husband, but he talked through the issues (both legal and emotional) and scenarios with her for over an hour, knowing full well that there likely would be no fees at the end of the consultation because she wasn't ready to accept that her husband is a bad guy. Todd shared a lot of truth and wisdom in a short amount of time, and did it in a kind and compassionate way. Attorneys sometimes get a bad rap, but it was clear in meeting with Todd that he genuinely cares about his clients, has a tremendous amount of legal and life experience in his area of practice, and would be an excellent advocate if and when the time comes. I can say unequivocally that he would be my first and only choice for a divorce attorney (hopefully I'll never need his services for myself). He's saved in my contacts so if a friend ever asks, his is the name I'm giving out.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
I came to Todd for a divorce consultation and to get some legal questions answered. I could tell from the beginning of our conversation that Todd is extremely smart and strategic, and would also be tough and aggressive if necessary. He said a lot of things to me that stood out, but one of the things he said that really impressed me was that he wasn’t a “divorce pusher.” I appreciated this so much, because it meant he was actually listening to me and wasn’t just there to gain a new client at any cost. I also liked the fact he was laid back, but very professional and strategic at the same time. Should I need an attorney in the future, I wouldn’t hesitate to call Todd and his team at the Burnham Law Office.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Burnham Law Firm, PC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Managing Attorney - NYS
  • The Burnham Law Firm, PC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Counsel to Police Chief
  • Corporation Counsel
  • 2001 - 2004

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Abduction Prevention
  • Successful conclusion
  • Homemaker
  • Long term maintenance received and over 500K in assets

Associations

  • Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Boulder County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • National Top 3%
  • Expert Network -Distinguished Lawyer Designation
  • 2016
  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Denver's Top Lawyers
  • Denver Post
  • 2015
  • "10 Best" In Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 1%
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Excellence
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • All America
  • USILA
  • 1994
  • All America
  • USILA
  • 1993
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Burnham Law Symposium
  • Strategy in Divorce
  • 2015
  • Burnham Law Symposium
  • Protecting Children from Predators
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (45)
Endorse Todd
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is an excellent divorce litigation attorney. He is honest, aggressive, and knows his cases cold. He certainly isn't afraid of the courtroom yet looks for the win-win scenario. He is both a challenging adversary and excellent to work with."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd and I have worked together on the same side of many issues, as well as opposing sides of many more. I have always found Todd to be competent, professional, and honest. While many don't think it's possible, Todd and I have always been able to find the "win" for all sides. He's a credit to our profession and I look forward to the next time I have the chance to rub shoulders with him and his firm."
Family Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I highly endorse Todd as a family lawyer, and not just because he hired me to work at his firm! Upon moving to Colorado this year, I was very cautious in deciding where to work - I wanted a firm with a stellar reputation, and stellar leadership. I have not been disappointed. Further, Todd is a gifted family attorney with a passion for the practice - he is always looking at how things can be done better, both for his clients and for his firm."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brilliant. Thorough. Effective. Aggressive. You want Todd as your lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd is a no-nonsense counsel who is knowledgable in the law and willing to take a stand. I have mediated several matters in which he represented a party, and he was reasonable and well-prepared."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd passionately advocates for his clients, and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and practical experience. As a fellow attorney in the community, I absolutely endorse him."
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I met Todd earlier this year on an ugly post decree custody case. Despite the matter being highly contentious and both lawyers being ready to fight it out in court, we were able to get things settled with reasonable terms. Through the process, Todd fought for his client. He also demonstrated a great grasp of the law and the court system. Todd's a good guy and a good attorney to have on the other side of a case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Burnham knows a good case when he sees one! If you go to him and he accepts you as a client, know you are in the best hands and you can expect the best result."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Todd is an ultimate strategist and a true professional that tirelessly strives to achieve every goal for each and every client. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Todd is intimidating and strategic. He is a natural in the courtroom and a zealous advocate for abused children. I originally met Todd as opposing counsel on a very difficult, emotional case. Todd was realistic, but relentless in the representation of his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Todd. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Todd and I have worked on several cases opposite one another; some of which were contentious. He is the consummate professional."
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Todd Burnham. Todd is straight-shooting, straight-talking lawyer who cares about his cases and his clients. In my experience with Todd, he stays focused on the issues that matter and works tirelessly to bring positive results to his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Todd is a great attorney and I would recommend him to someone looking for a competent, intelligent, straightforward, and professional attorney. He is knowledgeable in many practice areas, and excels at negotiating on behalf of his client."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd is the type of lawyer who isn't afraid to make a hard argument on behalf of his client."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd represented two parties in a complex commercial dispute with multiple parties, diverse and competing interests, and divergent legal theories of recovery and defense. His preparedness, level head, and practical approach minimized litigation costs for all parties and was a major factor in making settlement of the case possible. I gladly recommend his services!"
Family Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd is a dedicated and passionate advocate who focuses on the needs of his clients and their families."
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Greenwood Village Divorce and separation Lawyer Todd C. Burnham
Todd C. Burnham
Divorce and separation Attorney
Greenwood Village, CO
Licensed for 22 years