5.0 stars 55 totalReview Todd Burnham
Posted by Gene Trammell
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.
Posted by Sarah
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.
Posted by Gary
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.
Posted by Kristin
I called desperately seeking an attorney for some family law matters. I needed help to revise a parenting plan to be exact. After giving the paralegal a brief description of what was going on, she then went on to tell me how important my case was and how it was time sensitive and that she could get me an appt for a consult in the next hour. Eager to finally have had someone hear me out and take my case as a priority, I went online and filled out the intake form as Keri advised. After that was completed, I received a call Back from her. The first question out of her mouth was how was I going to pay. Now I get that this is a business and at the end of the day you want to get paid, but I was very thrown off by this. She then went on to say that Todd wants $5000.00 up front. I mean he hadn't hadn't even reviewed my case or even knows me at this point. And after all, they do advertise "free consult". The free consult was not a worry of hers at this point. She only wanted to know how I was going to pay, should I hire him. I expressed to her that I didn't have the entire $5000.00 up front. Man did her demeanor change. All of a sudden my very important, time sensitive case became disposable. Disregarding the fact of me wanting a consult, she then directed me to what she called a "more affordable lawyer" at an entire different firm. So we get off of the phone. Because of Todd's raving reviews, I wanted to consult with him. In tears because as a mother I'm desperate to seek help for my children, I called back. Keri answers and I express to her how much I really wanted to consult with Todd and to please ask him if he would be willing to take $2000.00 now and then the remaining in payments. After all, there was no divorce litigation needed as we were never married. It was a simple parenting plan revision. So I felt $5000.00 was kind of steep anyhow. She goes on to tell me because she likes me, she would personally ask Todd and then get back to me in a few minutes. That was two days ago. I still haven't heard anything and I'm sure it's safe to say I've probably been pushed to the side. Now I understand that this is a business and he wants to get paid. (He would have got paid) Yes I get that, but at the end of the day, what in the heck happened to compassion? I'm a desperate mother seeking legal aid and to just get the door shut in my face because I didn't have the entire funds up front, boggled my mind and gave me less respect to humanity. Out of all the other attorneys I called, they were all willing to schedule payment arrangements. This firm gave me
the impression that they absolutely won't offer any payment plans. Regardless of my pleas. Here you see, I couldn't even get my free consult. What if he heard me out? What if he liked my case? What if he felt I had a strong case? What if he felt $5000.00 was entirely too high for a simple revision of a parenting time plan? Did he even know that I called or did Keri just dismiss me entirely? Did he even know of my pleas? Sometimes don't you just wish someone would stand up and stand beside you for what's right? (FYI I did not get the consultation either this site made me select one.)
Posted by Audrey
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.
Posted by anonymous
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
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.
Posted by anonymous
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.
Posted by anonymous
I was in search for some guidance and answers in my current situation and without hesitation my information was collected, reviewed, and I was given a non BS answer that was very straight forward. They were very nice and understanding of my situation and helped me immensely.
Posted by anonymous
I worked with Burnham law firm on a neighbor dispute. Todd and Cari both took the time to listen to my concerns and determined I should work with JP Prentiss.
Regardless of the difficult situation, I enjoyed working with JP. He is very direct in his approach and made sure my concerns were addressed. We came to an agreement that I am happy with.
I highly recommend Burnham law firm, they are very approachable and easy to work with.