Have You Been Charged with A Crime? Hire Proven Legal Defense Attorneys 

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorneys

Every Person Deserves Fair Representation

We are 100% committed to safeguarding the lives and well-being of the families we represent. This can very often includes keeping your loved ones out of jail. We defend against a wide variety of criminal cases, ranging from minor traffic violations to serious allegations of murder. If you need help, we’re the legal team to call.

If you need legal help fast, contact us at (856) 512-1461 or submit an online contact form here. We can often accommodate same-day appointments. We also offer after-hours and weekend appointments on an as-needed basis.

At Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law, our New Jersey criminal defense lawyers represent clients accused of crimes and municipal offenses, including traffic tickets. Our firm fully understands what the prosecution is capable of and what the defense needs to do in order to stop them. Our defense lawyers have decades of trial experience handling criminal cases throughout New Jersey.

Working to Protect Your Freedom

Hire Experienced Defense Attorneys

Our legal team is prepared to represent clients in courts throughout New Jersey. We accept cases including but not limited to the charges listed to the right.

These charges range in penalties from a few nights in jail to decades in prison, and each carries with it the threat of losing your freedom, paying hefty amounts in fines, and spending the rest of your life with a potentially damaging criminal record. Don’t hesitate; take charge of your situation by calling our team for help.

Co-founder and lead attorney, Philip S. Burnham, II, is a former Assistant County Prosecutor with over 28 years of experience in the field. If you are facing any charge, do not wait. Contact Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law to protect your interests.

Call (856) 512-1461 or contact us online today to get started with your free case evaluation.

Criminal Cases We Handle

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Arson
  • Bail Hearings
  • Child Abuse
  • Drug Crimes
  • Fraud
  • Murder/Manslaughter
  • Parole/Probation Violations
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Robbery/Burglary
  • Sexual Assault
  • Megan’s Law
  • Weapons Offenses

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.

The Stories That Matter

See What Our Valued Clients Have to Say
  • 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 incredible..my 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
  • Michelle Douglass turned a difficult situation into an easy solution.

    “When I needed an attorney to help me through a difficult transition from employment to retirement, I turned to Michelle Douglass. Throughout my case, I was in contact with my attorneys, all of my ...”

    - Erich Straub
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