Reviews

  • They all seemed to know Mr. Burns well and they respected him and trusted him which meant that they trusted what I had to say too.

    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 see why. When we were at the courthouse everyone there knew him. Apparently, everyone, there is a friend of his-the judges, the lawyers, even the clerks and everyone wanted to chat with him. I felt like I was in the popular kid's group at high school. He is very well connected in the legal community and it was a big help, especially in my custody battle. Having him represent me was an advantage when dealing with other people in the case like the parenting consultant, the guardian ad litem, and my children's counselor. They all seemed to know Mr. Burns well and they respected him and trusted him which meant that they trusted what I had to say too. I felt like we were a team and my goals were his goals. I had a great outcome and feel lucky that I found Burns Law Office.

    - Robert

  • Since he only does family law he has done a lot of divorces so nothing in my case was new to him. John is very professional!

    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 all of my questions in a way that made sense to me but really I knew I wanted to work with him because he is just a great guy. Since he only does family law he has done a lot of divorces so nothing in my case was new to him. John is very professional!

    - Matt

  • We would not hesitate to recommend him to any of our friends and family.

    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 not hesitate to recommend him to any of our friends and family.

    - Kelly M. & Thomas Z.

  • I genuinely feel like John is part of my family fighting for me and my daughter. I truly can't thank you him and his team enough for everything they have done for me.

    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 embodies my views on what to fight for, giving me peace of mind on how he is responding to the opposing counsel. I have gained a wealth of knowledge on my case due to John describing the immense mandates of Divorce Law in layman's terms. Every decision made on my behalf is explained to me so I don't walk out of the courtroom second-guessing his.

    We have yet to settle the final divorce, but the outcome in the last year has been amazing. I genuinely feel like John is part of my family fighting for me and my daughter. I truly can't thank you him and his team enough for everything they have done for me. The decision to go with Burns Law Office will be one that I will never forget and always be grateful for.

    - Former

  • I was very pleased with how John was able to handle everything through long distance. I’m sure it took extra time and energy from him to make it work. I would recommend Mr. Burns to anyone needing a family law attorney.

    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 was able to handle everything through long distance. I’m sure it took extra time and energy from him to make it work. I would recommend Mr. Burns to anyone needing a family law attorney.

    - Karen

  • He prepared me for court and he artfully negotiated a settlement that exceeded expectations and eliminated the need for a hearing.

    Mr. Burns provided excellent advice and helped me manage a difficult situation. He found professional experts to assist in my claim, he prepared me for court and he artfully negotiated a settlement that exceeded expectations and eliminated the need for a hearing. I can recommend him without reservation.

    - Jan

  • I hired John 13 years ago, and the way he handled my divorce back then, led me to call on his services again here in 2016.
    Burns Law, and John Burns are professional, well educated in all family law, and extremely knowledgeable in the divorce court setting. I hired John 13 years ago, and the way he handled my divorce back then, led me to call on his services again here in 2016. He's confident and has the ability to always get the job done. I would recommend him as a divorce attorney in a second.

    - Former Client

  • If you want your case done right this is the man for the job!
    I was a fearful mom who needed her kids safe. Burns is methodical and sees the whole picture. He listens to the needs of the client while being ethical for what he is fighting for. He guides with reason and knowledge while some clients, such as myself are in an emotional mind. If you want your case done right this is the man for the job!

    - Lisa

  • He is excellent in court and can find solutions for even the most difficult issues.
    John is a well-respected colleague and divorce attorney who can handle complex and difficult divorce matters on Clients' behalf. John is a very knowledgeable and competent attorney. He is very responsive and thorough in his handling of cases and has served in numerous leadership positions for the bar. He is excellent in court and can find solutions for even the most difficult issues. He also has good rapport with his clients and fellow attorneys.

    - Daniel

  • His experience showed as he was so composed and has such a commanding presence in the courtroom! I won my appeal and I have John to thank for that.
    John represented me in my divorce appeal. He was recommended to me by my first lawyer who thought my case had taken a bad turn and was getting too complex. At first I was reluctant to continue fighting for what I knew was right. After I met John I knew I should keep going. I found out that he has argued more than 100 cases to the court of appeals. His experience showed as he was so composed and has such a commanding presence in the courtroom! I won my appeal and I have John to thank for that. I wish I had known about him at the beginning of my case.

    - Former Client

  • My case went much smoother and more quickly than I expected and I have John to thank for that. I was extremely satisfied with the results.
    After delaying my divorce for far too long, John helped me to finally take the big step forward in a very caring way. Part of the reason I waited was because I was afraid the process would be so difficult. My case went much smoother and more quickly than I expected and I have John to thank for that. I was extremely satisfied with the results.

    - Former Client

  • I can not express my gratitude for Attorney John Burns enough! John came in on my case years after it was ordered. He started by meeting with me, finding out what I needed, and what I was looking for in the future. He expertly combed through my case files and explained to me what my options were and helped me develop a list of priorities according to my needs and wants. Having a lawyer willing to speak candidly with me worked well and allowed me to realistically focus on the items that would make the most positive impact in my child's life and my home. Through John's positive relationships with his fellow constituents and years of experience, he was able to negotiate resolutions without dragging out final decisions and extending the timeline months or years out. I highly recommend Attorney John Burns to all looking for a conscientious, effective, well-established, and most of all - caring lawyer to represent you as you navigate a custody case.

    - Breann S.