Our Firm History
Philip Burnham and Michelle Douglass met while working at a prominent litigation law firm located in Vineland, New Jersey. Their paths took different directions when each opened their own, but separate law firms. At that time, Phil concentrated on family & personal injury law and Michelle focused her practice on employment & labor law. They found that their individual fields complemented each other’s in surprising, and what turned out to be, inseparable ways.
Passion. Experience. Diligence.
In 2018 Phil and Michelle joined forces to represent several clients in matters that went through several weeks of jury trials. The success achieved at these trials was a result of their combined skills. The passion they each shared, and the long days and nights of working together on these trials, created a special new bond. This made them eager to cultivate a unified practice, one that would effectively intersect their knowledge and experience with their respective interests. They believe that what wins a case and what makes a creative business thrive is the passion that drives it. Choosing to specialize in a field means that they are completely devoted to it; that they will protect your interests as if it were their own. That is the energy that sets them apart.
Committed to Your Success
Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law has earned a reputation for providing reliable, experienced, and knowledgeable representation to clients all across South Jersey. We have been serving the needs of our clients for over 30 years and, together, we have more than 70 years of combined experience in the fields of family and employment law.
When you need a team of dedicated family law lawyers to advocate on your behalf, you can turn to our firm for the help you need and deserve. We can help you sort out your family’s difficult circumstances and give you the confidence you need to move forward in life.
When workers are treated unfairly through discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, you need an advocate in your corner to help you protect your guaranteed civil rights. Our skilled employment lawyers are devoted to seeking justice for the hard-working people of New Jersey.
Why do so many clients trust our firm?
- We have an in-depth understanding of the law regarding family and divorce cases, worker’s rights, and employment law. We are knowledgeable about the legal nuances and can give you a comprehensive understanding of your rights as they apply to the legal situation in which you’ve found yourself.
- We are committed to providing personalized, one-on-one counsel to each and every client. Our family law team takes the time to get to know you, your family, what difficulties you are facing, and what your goals are. Our employment lawyers are staunch advocates for all workers. We fight tirelessly to protect each and every worker’s guaranteed civil rights and stand up against employer violations. Our proven methods allow us to create better strategies that are customized to what you need and what will be in your best interests.
- We have a long history of delivering effective and practical solutions in some of the most complex family and employment law matters. You can always trust our team to look out for your best interests and to help you resolve family or employment disputes in the most amicable and equitable manner possible.
Meet Our Legal TeamA Firm Committed to Protecting People
Philip S. Burnham, II
Principal AttorneyManaging Partner Philip S. Burnham, II was born in Englewood, Colorado. He graduated from Arcadia University with a Bachelor ...
The Stories That MatterSee What Our Valued Clients Have to Say
I am forever thankful for the legal help Ms. Michelle and Mr. Burnham did for my case.- Samantha V.
Michelle and Phil are excellent attorneys.- Paige B.
I am forever thankful for the legal help Ms. Michelle and Mr. Burnham did for my case.- S.V.
I could not have been more pleased with the firm or our result.- Michelle M.C.
Both Michelle and Phil made me feel like I was a family member they were representing.- Robert K. Petroski
After meeting Michelle, she gave me the confidence I needed to fight for what I deserved.- Maria Marino
I never knew compassion, value and honesty could exist in an attorney until I met Philip.- Dan
She was always very prompt in her follow-up and developed a winning strategy for me.- James Runyon
Michelle Douglass is a straight shooter and fights for your rights.- Dave Daniels
Phil's service exceeded my expectations and I found him to be more responsive and sensitive to my situation than the previous lawyer I had used.- Abby
What Sets Our Firm Apart?The Difference is Clear
We approach each client with compassion, empathy and care.
We have an in-depth understanding of the law and how it relates to your unique case.
We will provide you with the personal attention your case deserves.
We offer video, after hour and weekend appointments for your convenience.
We deliver high-quality legal work because we handle select cases.
We have been serving the needs of our clients for over 30 years and are dedicated to your success.