Pensacola Attorney James M. Burns Provides Experienced, Trustworthy Legal Representation in Florida and Alabama: Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury Law, and Probate Law

When you’re in a legal quandary, an error in decision making can cost you. In order to protect yourself, your family, and your interests, smart decisions are a must. Unless you are a practicing attorney, the right decisions may be elusive, at best, so the smartest decision you can make is to secure the representation of an attorney who is experienced with the type of case that you are involved in and driven to succeed on your behalf. If you live along the Gulf Coast of Southern Alabama or Northwest Florida, call Pensacola attorney James M. Burns for a free consultation, evaluation of your case, and answers to your questions.

As a solo practitioner, James Burns handles every aspect of your case personally and thoroughly. James takes the time to listen to your situation, your point of view, and the dynamics that affect you the most, and then puts his skill, experience, and dedication to work for you. That’s what a client deserves from an attorney, whether you are facing a criminal charge, a family law concern, a personal injury, or a probate issue. Having served Pensacola and the surrounding area for more than a decade, James Burns has the reputation and experience to provide all the reassurance you need under the most pressing and stressful circumstances.

Criminal Charges Can Ruin Your Life: Pensacola Criminal Defense Lawyer James Burns is Experienced and Effective

When you’re searching for a criminal defense lawyer in Pensacola, look for experience first and foremost. Criminal law is complex, and one charge can evolve into more charges, all of which will require court appearances, which also means missed work, more fees, and overall, a more oppressive and worrisome experience. You will want your Pensacola, Florida criminal lawyer to be experienced, efficient, and effective. James Burns has been a Florida criminal defense lawyer for more than a decade and has been able to get cases dismissed and charges reduced for many clients. Criminal charges can have tremendously adverse effects on your present and your future, and can even impact your family. For instance, if you are charged with a drug crime or domestic violence, you may find difficulty passing a background check in order to simply lease a decent apartment. Job searches can be stalled by a criminal record, as well, especially in today’s super competitive job market. There just isn’t any room for error when you are facing a criminal charge. Having represented clients in state, federal, misdemeanor, and felony cases in Florida and Alabama, James M. Burns has skill and familiarity with the way the local courts work.

Types of criminal charges with which James Burns has a track record of successful criminal defense in Florida include:

  • DUI
  • Federal Crimes
  • Drug Crimes, Drug Trafficking
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault & Battery
  • Theft Crimes
  • Probation Violation
  • Misdemeanors
  • Weapons Charges

Family Law is Challenging: Choose a Pensacola Divorce Attorney Whose Experience is Up to the Task

There aren’t many situations that are as fraught with emotion as divorce. To keep the damage and issues from getting progressively worse, it’s vital to have the calm head of a wise legal advisor to bring objectivity to a situation when you are already emotionally drained and at your wit’s end. James Burns is certainly a believer in preserving marriage and family, but when a couple has arrived at a point where there is no way to work things out, then a family lawyer has experience in stepping in to calm the situation. Your Pensacola family law attorney can also ensure that your children’s interests are not inadvertently cast aside or otherwise swept up in all the changes that occur during the divorce and its aftermath. There are also financial considerations that are difficult for two divorcing people to work out. Though the states of Florida and Alabama have a law of equitable division, it isn’t as simple as a judge ordering all assets to be divided 50/50; there are many factors to take into consideration when the court tries to determines what is “fair,” and it’s important to have an ally speak up on your behalf to ensure that you get your fair share.

James Burns has a wealth of experience in family law and matters related to marriage, divorce, child custody, and family, such as:

  • Divorce
    • Contested
    • Uncontested
    • Military
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Property Division
  • Paternity
  • Spousal Support
  • Alimony

When You’ve Suffered a Personal Injury at the Hands of Another Party, Your Personal Injury Lawyer in Pensacola Will Ensure That Your Rights Are Upheld

When you’ve been blindsided by an unforeseen and unnecessary injury due to an accident caused by a negligent or reckless person or party, it is not the time to be stoic. It’s time to turn to a legal professional who can stand by you and ensure that you get everything that you need and deserve in the wake of your injuries and concomitant losses. As a solo practitioner, Pensacola personal injury lawyer James Burns offers more than 10 years of experience in Florida and Alabama personal injury actions and helps the injured get the compensation that they deserve. Undaunted by insurance companies, corporations, municipalities, and unafraid of taking a lawsuit to trial when needed, James will meet every challenge with the skill and finesse that comes with experience.

When you are in need of a stalwart legal ally, turn to James if you have been injured due to …

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
    • Car Accidents
    • Truck Accidents
    • Motorcycle Accidents
    • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Premises Liability/Slip & Fall
  • Wrongful Death

Probate Law and Guardianship Proceedings: Compassion and Experience are Two Traits Your Escambia County Attorney Must Have

If you’ve ever tried to interpret probate law by yourself, one of the main things you probably noticed is the number of exceptions and exemptions that are cited. In addition, as soon as you read one entry, the next entry seems to contradict it. Probate law is complex, and your legal responsibilities are not to be taken lightly. It’s crucial to follow the rules of probate law as you could be held legally liable for any mistakes. To ensure that you do not encounter legal troubles due to lack of experience managing the estate and assets of a deceased loved one, the assistance of a probate lawyer is critical. Pensacola probate attorney James M. Burns can assist those who have probate issues to take care of in Florida and Alabama, including:

  • Summary Administration
  • Formal Administration
  • Preparation of Wills

Another delicate area of law which requires diligence in accordance with state laws is guardianship. Florida and Alabama courts take the guardianship process very seriously, and often, when a person is trying to gain guardianship over another, other family members will be opposed. Whichever side you are on, the outcome is of tremendous importance to all involved, and you’ll want an experienced Escambia County guardianship lawyer who can make a compelling case for what is truly best for your loved one.

Pensacola Defense Attorney James M. Burns Serves Clients on the Florida and Alabama Gulf Coasts. Call or Contact Us Online to Schedule a Free Consultation!

Choosing an attorney is a very important decision in so many ways. James M. Burns, who serves both Florida and Alabama, will provide a free initial consultation so that you can learn more about the level of personal service you can expect at our Pensacola law firm, as well as the extensive legal knowledge and experience you will benefit from when Mr. Burns is your legal representative. You will also discover why so many former clients refer others to our law offices for criminal law, family law, personal injury law, and probate and guardianship proceedings. You can schedule an appointment by calling 850.457.6002 (Pensacola) or 251.609.3027 (Alabama). Or, if it is more convenient, simply fill out the contact form and we will contact form. When you are in need of an attorney, do not delay—in all legal situations, time is of the essence.