Strategic, Aggressive & Effective Family Law/Divorce Litigator. SuperLawyer and Top 1% selection.Strategic, Aggressive & Effective Family Law/Divorce Litigator. SuperLawyer and Top 1% selection.Strategic, Aggressive & Effective Family Law/Divorce Litigator. SuperLawyer and Top 1% selection.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Client Distinction Award||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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee||Member||2013 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Boulder County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Abduction Prevention||Successful conclusion|
|Homemaker||Long term maintenance received and over 500K in assets|
|See all legal cases|
|Colorado Court of Appeals||14CA0405 Parental Responsibilities Concerning B.C.B., a Child||2015|
|Albany Law School of Union University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Hobart and William Smith Colleges||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Burnham Law Symposium||Strategy in Divorce||2015|
|Burnham Law Symposium||Protecting Children from Predators||2014|
|Burnham Law Symposium||How to Choose a Bad Ass Lawyer||2010|
Posted by Cynthia
Facing a complicated legal custody issue with a spiteful and dishonest ex (who’d hired someone just as malevolent) had left me feeling alone and fearful. My feelings of helplessness quickly dissipated when I was greeted by the friendly and compassionate kind smile of Erin at the Burnham Law Office in Erie, Colorado. She sincerely assured me that Burnham Law would do everything they could to achieve the best possible results for me and my children.
Todd Burnham can be very intimidating (kind of like a bulldog/pit bull mix). His attitude is aggressive, critical and decisive. To be perfectly honest, this was why I’d wanted to hire him in the first place. I needed someone who wasn’t going to back down from my ex’s hostile and deceitful counsel. However, I also wanted someone who cared about what I was fighting for. It was about this time that I looked up and noticed the photos of Todd’s beautiful family (his number one priority, as well as mine) and realized that I’d found the right attorney. Todd is the perfect mix of bold relentlessness and kind compassion. I knew immediately that he would use his no-nonsense approach to be a fierce advocate and fight for the best interests of my children.
Todd then introduced me to his calm, cool and level headed associate Gavin (who by the way looks like Lady Sif from Thor and is just as beautiful and courageous). They were both upfront and honest and didn’t sugar coat anything. When I left their office that day, I was well informed, had a good estimate of what my case would cost, and was very confident that I’d made the right choice in hiring the Burnham Law firm.
I hadn’t realized at the time that I was actually hiring a team of experts. Erin is amazing and handled all my administrative issues expertly (and even gave me a few hugs). Gavin is consistently responsive, straight-forward and knowledgeable. Todd leads the firm with his sincere “I’m in your corner” approach, and expert opinion and advice.
Also included in Burnham Law’s team are the associates whom Todd recommends. Due to the complications with my case and the overwhelming stress and pressure on my children, Todd recommended a child therapist who was wonderful and helped the kids tremendously. I whole-heartedly trust anyone that Todd endorses.
Having standards of conduct and professionalism that are above reproach, personal integrity, compassion and kindness are not usually words used to describe attorneys, however, they are accurate when referring to the Burnham Law firm.
I would compel any potential client to contact Burnham Law as soon as possible if they are facing any type of family law challenge, or any other legal challenge for that matter. They recognize that every client is unique, and they specifically tailor a legal strategy to fit your needs, making you believe that your case is their most important.
Todd and Gavin were able to ignore the trivial threats of an antagonistic opponent and responded with tact and diplomacy. They ultimately reached an agreement through negotiation and settled my case out of court. However, had that not happened, I am confident that Burnham Law had the capability and the litigation experience necessary to take the case in front of the judge---and win. Instead, Todd honored his strong commitment to being practical, sensible and economically prudent when it came to reaching a deal (that was very much in our favor) out of court.
You deserve the best and the team at Burnham Law is the finest legal representation available in Colorado. I recommend their firm with total confidence. You can be assured knowing that they will do everything they can to achieve the best possible results.
My children are safe, emotionally healthy and happy now because I chose the Burnham Law firm. We cannot thank Todd, Gavin and Erin enough.
Posted by anonymous
High Asset Long Term Marriage - Wife's outrageous spending over the year prior tripled our average expense budget - she wanted the assets (many) we saved for plus a manipulated/fabricated lifestyle analysis always told me that the great lawyers are the ones who know their case, inside and out, and his case knowledge clearly showed early and often. Her entire case was claiming fraud and cross examining me about spending, while Todd hit the statutory factors while pleasantly cross-examining my wife whose basic response was always it was my fault, or lawyer #1 or lawyer #2 The judge literally at the last possible moment required Todd and Trina to produce an accounting/tracing of funds that spanned nearly 20 years...on the fly. This was never at issue at the hearing, but the new opposing counsel wanted it. Their calm teamwork and overall knowledge was perfectly balanced by their laser focus as the data was found...and it mirrored our theme of the case, No order yet, but I witnessed a very smooth and effective team of Todd and Trina (his paralegal) and I received 50/50 for both decision-making and parenting time...this with a temporary protection order in place for nearly one year based on lies. We spent so much time preparing for our impeachment only for my wife to, after 11 months and 20 days, decide that the PPO wasn't needed and it was immediately dismissed! Amazing still the amount of waste and costs related to preparation. With Income, I watched Todd reinforce our positions through discrediting theirs as if we were at an amusement park dart with balloons game. Dart #1 - pop, Dart #2 - pop, and so on. Todd repeated for weeks leading up to hearing that the case was about income and lifestyle, and they spent their time asking how bills could have been paid with such a lower income. The answer was known by Todd and Trina because they knew the case...they mastered the case facts...and smoke and mirrors always loses to the truth provided you hired lawyers who are strategic, skilled, study the case and knowledgeable. I've been on the other side when I used a cheaper lawyer. This case cost me over 100K over one year. Another lesser lawyer could have saved me $80,000, but Todd and his firm were worth it and more, Just the confidence alone is worth that money!
Todd doesn't bill his time much throughout the case. Other exceptional associates handled a lot, then it came to Trina to start the hearing preparations working hand in hand with me. Then, when Todd starting his final preparation it was literally watching and listening to "Enter Sandman" from Yankees games as the closer, Mariano Rivera, walked to the mound.
Todd is a CLOSER. He is what everyone needs if it's a big case with a lot at stake with children and/or money. Todd ends cases, I am a believer.
Posted by Heidi
I knew Todd was the attorney I wanted from the moment I spoke with him on the phone for the first time. In our brief conversation, he understood what I needed and what he was going to be dealing with in my ex-husband and his attorney. After our first meeting in person along with Andrew, it was a done deal. Todd is very laid back yet brilliant at what he does. Todd's strategic approach, reassurance, and re-evaluation during each step and hurdle is second to none. He and Andrew know the law and strategically used it throughout the case. Based on my situation, Todd promised me the best outcome for my son and I, and he delivered exactly what he promised! He's not the cheapest attorney out there, but he's well worth it. He doesn't charge for every little thing, quick updates, emails and does his best to be cost effective. Todd, Andrew, Lisa and his associates are hands down the BEST at what they do! I'm truly grateful for all he has done for me and family!
Courtney Cline, Child custody Attorney
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.
Brian Bagley, Divorce and separation Attorney
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.
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