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Philip S. Burnham

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. Mr. Burnham 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, a firm that focuses on representing family law and divorce cases. He has experience in preparing and trying numerous cases in federal and state courts in both civil and criminal courts. His clients include individuals, businesses, and corporations.

In addition to managing a successful law firm, Mr. Burnham currently serves as an MESP panelist in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties.  Mr. Burnham is a Master in the Thomas J. Forkin Inn of Court. Mr. Burnham is a member of District III B Ethics Committee.

Mr. Burnham is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania state and federal courts.


    • School Law in New Jersey, NBI Institute, September 2005;
    • Bullying and Social Aggression, November 2005


    • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1990
    • Arcadia University, B.S. Computer Science, 1986

Notable Cases

    • Fagan v. City of Vineland, et al. 22 F.3d 1283 (1994)
    • Employer’s Management Group, Inc. v. Pro Auto Recyclers, Inc., Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Apr. 2005)

Professional Affiliations

    • Burlington County Bar Association
    • Camden County Bar Association (Board Member, Family Law Committee, 2005-2008)
    • Thomas J. Forkin Inn of Court (Master)
    • Nominating Committee Member, Thomas S. Forkin Family Law, American Inn of Court
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
    • New Jersey Association for Justice


    • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Family Law Section of New Jersey State Bar Association

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