Your Trusted Legal Team

We understand that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we take each consultation seriously so that we may walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and matters pertaining to your case.

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 60 years of combined experience. 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.

    Why do so many clients trust our firm?

    • We have an in-depth understanding of the law regarding family and divorce cases. 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 team takes the time to get to know you, your family, what difficulties you are facing, and what your goals are. This allows 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 law matters. You can always trust our team to look out for your best interests and to help you resolve family law disputes in the most amicable manner possible.

    We Are in This Together

    Serving Clients Throughout New Jersey

    • Atlantic City
    • Morris Town
    • Absecon
    • Mt. Laurel
    • Cape May Linwood
    • Newark
    • Cherry Hill
    • Northfield
    • Egg Harbor Township
    • Ocean City
    • Evesham Township
    • Somers Point
    • Haddonfield
    • Toms River
    • Hammonton
    • Voorhees
    • Linwood
    • Wildwood
    • Mays Landing
    • Williamstown

    Marlton Office

    8000 Sagemore Dr.,
    Suite 8303
    Marlton, NJ 08053

    • 856-512-1461
    Northfield Office

    450 Tilton Road,
    Suite 200B
    Northfield, NJ 08225

    • 856-751-5505

    Meet Our Legal Team

    A Firm Committed to Protecting People
    • Philip S. Burnham, II Photo
    • Michelle J. Douglass Photo
    • Dr. Keith W. Diener Photo
    • Brooke  Knorr Photo
    • Michael  O'Brien Photo
    • Monica  Chris-Luca Photo
    • Maria Andreina  Fernandez Photo
    • Maria Alexandra  Fernandez Photo
    • Jennifer  Agnoni Photo
    • Gabriella  Zito Photo
    • Diane  Burnham Photo
    • Philip S. Burnham, II Photo
      Philip S. Burnham, II

      Principal Attorney

      Managing Partner Philip S. Burnham, II was born in Englewood, Colorado. He graduated from Arcadia University with a Bachelor ...
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      Michelle J. Douglass

      Of Counsel

      Of Counsel Michelle was born the eldest of three daughters in a working-class home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She, like ...
    • Dr. Keith W. Diener Photo
      Dr. Keith W. Diener

      Senior Associate

      Senior Associate Keith has argued cases in over 25 different courts in multiple states, including Federal Circuit and State ...
    • Brooke  Knorr Photo
      Brooke Knorr


      Brooke was raised in the rural area of Monroeville, NJ right outside of Salem County. When she initially started college she ...
    • Michael  O'Brien Photo
      Michael O'Brien


      Michael is a graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has been a paralegal for 22 years, specializing ...
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      Monica Chris-Luca

      Legal Assistant

      Monica was born in Romania. She came to the United States in 1990 after the Romanian Revolution. Monica is born of humble ...
    • Maria Andreina  Fernandez Photo
      Maria Andreina Fernandez


      Maria practiced law as a Venezuelan attorney for 22 years as in-house counsel for American companies such as ...
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      Maria Alexandra Fernandez

      Finance Manager/Bookkeeper

      Maria Alexandra has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and is certified in Quickbooks and QB ...
    • Jennifer  Agnoni Photo
      Jennifer Agnoni

      Legal Clerk/Secretary

      Jennifer began her career in 1973 working for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia as a Legal Clerk, and retiring after ...
    • Gabriella  Zito Photo
      Gabriella Zito

      Legal Assistant

      Gabrielle was born and raised right here in South Jersey, where she graduated from Burlington County College with a ...
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      Diane Burnham

      Office Manager

      Diane started her career as an Optometric Assistant for 10 years, from there she developed a career path from medical records ...

    The Stories That Matter

    See What Our Valued Clients Have to Say
    • I could not have been more pleased with the firm or our result.

      “From the first meeting with Michelle Douglass and Philip Burnham, I knew they were the skilled lawyers I needed. After a bad employment experience, I felt betrayed and hurt but Michelle, Phil, ...”

      - Michelle M.C.
    • Both Michelle and Phil made me feel like I was a family member they were representing.

      “This testimonial will be the most honest you have ever read. My journey is case was actually dismissed in summary judgment due to fact I had incompetent counsel previously. Michelle ...”

      - Robert K. Petroski
    • After meeting Michelle, she gave me the confidence I needed to fight for what I deserved.

      “When I first met Michelle, I had so many fears about filing a lawsuit. I was afraid of actually filing against Atlantic City Board of Education simply because what I had gone through was torture. I ...”

      - Maria Marino
    • I never knew compassion, value and honesty could exist in an attorney until I met Philip.

      “I'm hoping there's enough space to comment on my experience with Philip as he assisted me on a very personal matter... I was recommended by two different sources, so I hoped & prayed this would be my ...”

      - Dan
    • She was always very prompt in her follow-up and developed a winning strategy for me.

      “I am very grateful Mrs. Michelle J. Douglass took my case. You demonstrated to me great expertise. She was always very prompt in her follow-up and developed a winning strategy for me. Working with ...”

      - James Runyon
    • Michelle Douglass is a straight shooter and fights for your rights.

      “The firm handled my case in a dedicated and professional manner. Michelle Douglass is a straight shooter and fights for your rights. Her tenaciousness and no nonsense approach quickly set the tone and ...”

      - 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.

      “Phil Burnham is an excellent divorce lawyer! 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. He was ...”

      - Abby
    • Ms. Douglass always returned my calls promptly as if I were the most valuable client among the many she represents.

      “It has been a pleasure for the last couple of years working with Michelle Douglass and the entire 'My rights lawyers team'. Michelle's experience and legal knowledge on employee rights impressed me ...”

      - Heather
    • I was helped by Michelle every step of the way, with guidance and answers. She is remarkable and I love her.

      “My name is Joanne Craven. I have been a long time client of the firm and have become a personal friend with Michelle Douglass as a result. Just recently, they helped me through a very difficult time. ...”

      - Joanne Imperatore
    • Ms. Douglass, I got a feeling of genuine concern, unlike that of the prior attorneys I had spoken to.

      “I first met attorney Michelle Douglass in late fall of 2003. I had been to numerous attorneys trying to find one that was not only capable, but willing to take on such a challenge. When I presented my ...”

      - Kathy Jen

    What Sets Our Firm Apart?

    The Difference is Clear
    • Care

      We approach each client with compassion, empathy and care.

    • Experience

      We have an in-depth understanding of the law and how it relates to your unique case.

    • Personal Attention

      We will provide you with the personal attention your case deserves.

    • Flexible

      We offer video, after hour and weekend appointments for your convenience. 

    • High-Quality Representation

      We deliver high-quality legal work because we handle select cases.

    • Dedication

      We have been serving the needs of our clients for over 30 years and are dedicated to your success.

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