Philip S. Burnham, II
Philip S. Burnham, II was born in Englewood, Colorado. He graduated from Arcadia University with a Bachelor of Science in computer science with a minor in business in 1986. In 1990, he graduated from Widener University School of Law with his Juris Doctor. Philip started his legal career as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Rushton H. Ridgway J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey.
In 1994, he founded the Burnham Law Group, LLC (now Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law), a firm focused on litigating and representing people and businesses from all walks of life, which firm is now Burnham Douglass headquartered in Marlton, NJ with a satellite office at the Jersey Shore in Northfield, that specializes in Family, Employment & Labor matters.
Phil has experience preparing and trying numerous cases in federal and state courts in both civil and criminal courts.
In addition to managing a successful law firm, Philip currently serves as an MESP panelist in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties. Philip is a Master in the Thomas J. Forkin Inn of Court and he is a former member of District III B Ethics Committee.
Philip is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania state and federal courts.
Philip has represented a wide range of clients and one notable criminal defendant in a high-profile criminal racketeering case, which was litigated, in part, in Italy. He has represented clients large and small for 30 years. He has made headlines in cases of distinction, including a gender discrimination and whistleblower lawsuit he brought on behalf of three professional women against the Atlantic County Prosecutor.
Philip has received numerous awards and accolades. Philip is also a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Mr. Burnham is also a former member of the District IIIB Ethics Committee.
- The Best Attack Against Drugs: Forfeit, Delaware Law Forum, Nov. 1989 at 3
- Jury Says: Inviting Apparel Invites Peril, Delaware Law Forum, Jan. 1990 at 3
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- Arcadia University B.S., Computer Science and Business, 1986 – University
- Delaware Law School, Widener University Juris Doctor, 1990 – University
- New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Third Circuit, United States Supreme Court
- New Jersey Bar Association, Member
- MESP Panelist, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester Counties
- Thomas J. Forkin Inn of Court, Master
- Burlington County Bar Association
- Camden County Bar Association
- Great Atlantic County Chamber of Commerce
- New Jersey Association for Justice
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.
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