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Todd Burnham


Founding Partner

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law (Custody, Divorce, Post-Decree Matters)

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Todd Burnham, the Founding Partner of Burnham Law, has a long-standing reputation as a tenacious client advocate, a trait he attributes to his childhood being raised by his mother as she worked full time as a social worker for New York State. Todd is a strategist who will analyzes case strengths and weaknesses, develop a precise game plan and drive your case toward a successful resolution. His effective approach and winning track record have resulted in Burnham Law earning a reputation as a firm that “sets the tone.”  But Todd’s focus remains the same: Provide emotionally intelligent legal representation at the highest and most efficient level.
 
You can’t fake competence in family law, and high-level advocacy requires a deep understanding of the emotional, psychological and developmental issues within a family, the individual and the children.  That core belief reflects Burnham Law’s culture and reputation as influencers. Todd’s successes and passionate dedication to the firm’s clients has resulted in him being known as a community influencer.  He is recognized by all of the major legal rating organizations including Avvo where he maintains a perfect 10.0 rating, a 5-time SuperLawyers selectee, including 2020, the Top 1% selection by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and being named to Colorado’s Top 10 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.
 
Todd also serves on the executive board of directors for Von’s Vision, a nonprofit organization whose focus is to provide low-income Denver children with the eye care and corrective eyewear they need. He served for two years on the executive board of the Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee, a nonprofit group of professionals focused on supporting and educating professionals who work in the family law spectrum.  Burnham Law prides itself on extensive community involvement, including sponsoring a cause campaign with the CU buffs benefitting SPAN, the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, as well as sponsoring events for Ignite Adaptive Sports, the Children’s program at the Flatirons Food Film Festival, and other local events and scholarships.
 

These honors and distinctions affirm Todd as one of the top-rated divorce lawyers in Colorado. As a New York-trained trial attorney and Founding Partner of Burnham Law, Todd balances persistence, insight, knowledge and compassion in order to provide his firm’s clients with exceptional representation. Todd’s service-focused approach and strategic vision have translated into to rapid growth for Burnham Law, which today operates with offices in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins. The firm’s reputation and success has attracted many of Colorado’s best, most talented and experienced litigators to join the firm. Todd’s strategic planning and goal-oriented approach is the standard at Burnham Law. Every case involves strategic, focused and insightful planning. This regularly results in successful outcomes when other attorneys simply said, “it couldn’t be done.” Todd maintains involvement in nearly every case Burnham Law takes on, and often assumes a lead role in cases that involve high conflict and/or high net worth clients.

While practicing law for nearly 20 years, Todd believes that every adversity brings with it a seed of equal or greater value.  Todd’s vision for  the firm’s clients is not limited to only litigation success.  The firm has a genuine culture of caring for their clients   Excellence is our focus, and it is not achievable in family law without a genuine commitment to helping people.

With an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Hobart College and a J.D. from Albany Law School, Todd excels at strategizing client cases by often anticipating issues based on psychological profiles and historical behaviors of the parties. Todd is admitted to practice law in both Colorado and New York state courts, in addition to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. Todd was a member of two National Champion Hobart College Lacrosse teams and was twice named an NCAA All-American lacrosse player.

Todd is passionate about his law firm, but his heart is with his family. He and his wife, Katy, live in Boulder with their five children. In his free time, Todd coaches his daughters’ lacrosse and soccer teams and mows the lawn with his son.
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Boulder County Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section; Solo Small Firm Practice Section
Bar Admissions
  • Colorado, 2009
  • New York, 2001
Education
  • Albany Law School, Albany, New York J.D. – 2000
  • Hobart College, Geneva, New York B.A. – 1995
Awards
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Testimonials
Todd has been instrumental in guiding me through this process and helping me navigate through this challenging time. After contacting a number of firms, I was relieved to talk to Todd. His ability to relate to his clients and understand their unique situation really appealed to me and stood out among the countless attorneys I spoke with. Kristen

When I first called Burnham law firm I spoke with Todd. I had a unique child support case and I wasn’t sure if it would be worth the hassle and stress. After he heard about my situation he was excited and confident that the firm would be able to help me. He had total confidence that I would be positively rewarded with both full child custody, child support going forward, and back pay for 16 years prior. Everything he told me came to fruition as well as even the possibility of having some of our court costs covered by the defendant! So, looking back it was one of my better decisions in life to have been represented by Todd and the Burnham Law firm. Jessica

I hired Burnham Law because I believed that Todd and his team would represent my interests while keeping the drama to a minimum. I would recommend Burnham Law very highly. Peter

I was/am involved in a high conflict divorce and custody situation and have been working with the Burnham Law Firm for over 2 years now. I first spoke with Todd when I decided to use this firm and he was very personable and knew ahead of time everything I would need to go through for my case and was exactly right. He listened to me and made me feel like I would be in good hands, and I was throughout my whole case. In the end Todd oversaw my case and I was placed with a different lawyer who I love. I will continue to use this law firm for my needs that unfortunately will most likely continue. Jessica

I called Burnham Law because I was dealing with a post divorce financial matter and was not happy with my representation. Todd was terrific, he listened and right away he got things moving. I felt so much better after talking with Todd, my case was taken care of and I was extremely happy with the results. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BURNHAM LAW. Mary Jane

The team assembled at Burnham law is OUTSTANDING! I researched and consulted several other attorneys and firms in the Denver area before choosing Burnham. Burnham Law was the first recommended and after having met them first and then conducting consultations and researching several others, I chose to go with Burnham and could not have been happier with my choice. Very impressed with the firm and very happy with my choice. Gary