Focused Exclusively on Family Law Strong Advocacy.
Sound Guidance.
Skilled Litigation.
Serving Minneapolis & Surrounding Areas

Providing Complex Dispute Resolutions in Family Law Matters for Nearly Three Decades

Our Awards & Associations

  • Lawyers of Distinction
    Lawyers of Distinction

    2018 - 2019 Nationally Recognized for Excellence in Appellate Law 

  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
    National Academy of Family Law Attorneys

    Recognized as One of the Top Ten Family Law Attorneys in the Nation

  • Top 100 Lawyers
    Top 100 Lawyers

    The National Advocates – Top 100 Lawyers.

  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers

    Super Lawyers – the Lawyers Lawyers Recommend – the Official Top 6%.

  • Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished
    Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished

    Recognized for an Exemplary Reputation and Well-Established Practice

  • Top 10 Attorney
    Top 10 Attorney

    2016-2019 Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award for Excellence in the Field of Family Law.

  • AVVO Clients Choice
    AVVO Clients Choice

    Recognized for Producing 5-Star Results 

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    Minnesota State Bar Association

    1st District Bar Association, Past President

    Dakota County Bar Association, Past President


Burnsville Divorce Lawyer

Located in Burnsville, Serving Minneapolis & Surrounding Areas

There are few experiences in life as emotional and as challenging as navigating a family law case. Whether you are filing for divorce or fighting to establish your rights as a parent, you need the support of a trusted family lawyer. At Burns Law Office, you will find a fierce yet compassionate advocate who can help you effectively resolve your legal issue.

Burns Law Office boasts an accomplished family law attorney with over 25 years of experience and reliable legal assistants who can facilitate your case. Our founding attorney, John T. Burns Jr., is recognized as a leading advocate for his clients at trial and in appellate courts. He has extensive experience addressing the intense emotions that often accompany divorce, child custody, and other family law proceedings.

We help our clients cut through emotional barriers while focusing on what is truly important for them. Our Burnsville divorce lawyer strives to help clients throughout the Minneapolis Metro Area and across Minnesota make rational, common-sense decisions during difficult times. Burns Law Office is responsible, responsive, and well-respected, offering the client-focused and results-driven counsel your family needs to start the next chapter of your life on the right foot.

About Burns Law Office

What Set's Our Firm Apart? 

  • Award Winning

    Mr. Burns has been identified as a Super Lawyer, Who’s Who in Family Law and Dakota County’s Heroes Award among others.

  • Impeccable Reputation

    Mr. Burns has an impeccable reputation in his community for going the extra mile. He is well respected by the Judges, colleagues and his clients.

  • Experience

    Mr. Burns has nearly 3 decades of legal experience focused exclusively on family law. He's helped nearly 3,000 families find the resolution they needed.


Former Clients Share Their Experience with Our Firm
  • “I was referred to John by another attorney. I moved out of state during my divorce so I was concerned that I would have to travel back many times to finish my case. I was very pleased with how John ...”

    - Karen
  • “John Burns and his Legal Team went above-and-beyond to make sure the unfortunate Criminal Charges I faced didn't stand in the way of me raising my two year old daughter. John's representation truly ...”

    - Former
  • “John is a professional through and through. His candor and legal acumen are second to none. We appreciated John's expertise and robust defense of us in light of ongoing school choice matter. We would ...”

    - Kelly M. & Thomas Z.
  • “For my divorce, I interviewed several lawyers in the area and even some at the top downtown Minneapolis firms. I knew within 5 minutes with John that he was the attorney for me. He was able to answer ...”

    - Matt
  • “John Burns is "THE GUY" for divorce in Dakota County and any county for that matter. I have a few lawyer friends who don't do divorce so I asked them who to go to. His name kept coming up and I can ...”

    - Robert

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