Jim Burnham served as a top assistant to legendary District Attorney Henry Wade and prosecuted more than 400 felony jury trials. During Jim Burnham's exemplary 16 year career as a prosecutor, he supervised the Dallas County Grand Jury and presented over 20,000 cases to the Dallas County Grand Jury.
As a criminal defense attorney, Jim Burnham represents individuals and companies accused of federal and state criminal offenses, including white collar crimes, juvenile cases, misdemeanors, assaults, DWIs, murder cases, and other felonies. He also represents individuals subject to grand jury investigations and defendants in criminal federal indictments, including antitrust violations, tax and securities investigations, health care fraud, environmental violations, immigration violations, government fraud, and mail and wire fraud.
Jim Burnham has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White 2001-2013; Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine 2001-2013; Texas Super Lawyers 2003-2013; and Preeminent Lawyers by Martindale Hubbell 2005-2013.
Jim Burnham has successfully defended many clients before Texas state juries and federal juries in white-collar cases in Texas, Louisiana, and Kansas. Many of his high-profile cases have been featured in the Dallas Morning News.
Jim Burnham served as President of the Dallas Bar Association and Chairman of the Board of the Dallas Bar Association. He has been an active member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas since 1985. As former Chairman of the District 6A Grievance Committee, Jim Burnham has extensive experience representing attorneys facing disciplinary action and license suspension hearings in front of the State Bar Grievance Committee.