Voted as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” for criminal defense since 1989.
Since 1989, Burdon has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America. Published biennially, The Best Lawyers in America lists the top U.S. lawyers compiled through a peer-review survey in which 16,000 leading attorneys cast “votes” on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties. Burdon is among a distinguished group of attorney who have received this honor for ten years or longer.
Best Lawyers has gained the respect of the legal profession, the media, and clients as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. It has received accolades from presidents of the American Bar Association, been frequently featured in the U.S. media and excerpted in regional and metropolitan newspapers and magazines.
American College of Trial Lawyers – Member since 1994
The American College of Trial Lawyers, founded in 1980, recognizes excellence among trial lawyers. The College includes members from every segment of the civil and criminal trial bar of the United States and Canada. Its purpose, in addition to identifying and recognizing outstanding trial lawyers, is to improve the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Invitation to membership is extended by the Board of Regents, the governing body of the College, only after careful examination of the nominee’s experience, skill, ability and ethical standards.