William R. Burns

William R. Burns


Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Criminal Trial Attorney

Mr. Burns concentrates his practice on all aspects of litigation and the representation of public entities and private businesses.  He has zealously represented his clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts, federal and state administrative agencies and commissions, and state, county and local boards. Mr. Burns also represents his clients in the preparation and negotiation of contracts, including employment, sales, consulting, non-competition and independent contractor agreements for both public and private entities. He has successfully negotiated numerous public sector collective bargaining agreements, private employment agreements, and project labor agreements.  Mr. Burns provides general and labor and employment counsel services to municipalities, schools, private businesses, a municipal utilities authority, and a bridge commission.

He is an active pediatric cancer advocate, founder of the #SAVEJOSH campaign and a member of Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2).

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

New York

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

United States District Court, Southern District of New York

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York


University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.
Juris Doctorate, Cali Award of Academic Excellence in Lawyering Skills.

Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA. Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Professional Awards & Honors

“South Jersey’s Awesome Attorneys”, South Jersey Magazine

“South Jersey’s Top Attorneys”, SJ Magazine.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Burlington County Bar Association

Christian Brothers Academy Alumni Association

Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2)

National Association of Eagle Scouts

Ocean County Bar Association