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Philip S. Burnham, II

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Managing Partner

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.

Professional History

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

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  • 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

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