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About us & Experience

James J. Burns is a founding member of MURPHY BURNS LLP.  He is an experienced trial and appellate attorney who has spent his entire career defending municipalities and their employees and representing private clients in both New York State and Federal Courts. Mr. Burns was admitted to practice in the Courts of New York State in 1988.  He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York and United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.


  • BS, University of Scranton, 1984
  • JD, Vermont Law School, 1987


Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Cases
  • Slip/Trip and Fall Accident Cases
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Land Use
  • Constitutional Law Claims
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • Appellate Practice


About Us

For over 30 years, the attorneys at MURPHY BURNS LLP have provided superior legal representation to municipal clients throughout the State of New York. Our attorneys have successfully represented these clients in all manner of claims and actions in New York State and Federal Courts.