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Timothy Sean Burns

Timothy Sean Burns

Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Lawyer
The Burns Law Firm
Ebensburg, PA
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Attorney Biography

Attorney Burns operates a general practice law office in historic Ebensburg, PA, with an emphasis in Family Law, Criminal Defense/DUI and Personal Injury.

Attorney Tim Burns has been operating his regional general law practice in historic Ebensburg, Cambria County for nearly a decade. His office, located an hour and a half east of Pittsburgh, is conveniently located just steps from the Cambria County Courthouse. A Johnstown native, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Secondary Education from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, and his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh where he served as Editor-in-Chief of Juris, the school’s award winning legal newsmagazine. Prior to opening his law office, Attorney Burns was an Associate in the prominent Johnstown law firm of Spence, Custer, Saylor, Wolfe & Rose. He then served as a Judicial Law Clerk to Cambria County Judges Thomas A. Swope, Jr., and James R. DiFrancesco where he helped author hundreds of decisions and orders. Since opening his own law office, Attorney Burns has received a number of honors, including being recognized as an "Up and Comer 35 and Under" by Johnstown Magazine, "Success by 35" by Johnstown Business Weekly, named to"The Top 100" business leaders in 2008 by Central Pennsylvania Business Weekly, and as a "Rising Legal Star Under 40" by Philadelphia Magazine and Law and Politics Magazine from 2005 to 2009. In 2005, he was a recipient of the Cambria County Bar Association’s President’s Award for Community Service, and from 2006 through 2010 and 2012 to 2013, he was nominated by the readers of the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat newspaper as "Simply the Best Attorney". In 2011, he was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Attorney Burns has been active in a number of legal organizations including serving four years on the Board of Managers of the Cambria County Bar Association, and a three year term on the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Board of Governors where he served as Chair of the state’s Young Lawyers Division. He also holds memberships in the Blair County Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Township Solicitors, and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL). For several years, he organized the Cambria County High School Mock Trial Competition, and has spoken at several law schools regarding the practice of law. Locally, Attorney Burns represents and supports a number of non-profit organizations including the Roxbury Bandshell Preservation Alliance, the Challenge Program and the Greater Johnstown Sportsmen’s Association. He also provides pro-bono legal services to a number of area churches of all faiths, and serves on the Cultural Affairs Committee of the Greater Johnstown Chamber of Commerce, as well as on the Board of the Greater Johnstown Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Lastly, he is a member of the Young Professionals of the Alleghenies where he formerly served on the Board.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury (6%)
Criminal Defense (4%)
Family Law (4%)
Child Custody / Visitation (4%)
Products Liability (3%)
Brain Injury (3%)
Estate and Probate Law (3%)
Wills (3%)
DUI / DWI (2%)
Drug Crimes (2%)
Marijuana Law (2%)
Juvenile Defense (2%)
Domestic Violence (2%)
Criminal Appellate Law (2%)
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (2%)
Firearm and Weapon Charges (2%)
White Collar Crime (2%)
Probation Violations (2%)
Sex Crimes (2%)
Alimony / Spousal Support (2%)
Divorce (2%)
Child Support (2%)
Divorce Mediation (2%)
Adoption (2%)
Property Division (2%)
Prenuptial and Marital Agreements (2%)
Motor Vehicle Accidents (2%)
Pedestrian Accidents (2%)
Boating Accidents (2%)
Motorcycle Accidents (2%)
Commercial Truck Accidents (2%)
Medical Malpractice (2%)
Insurance Law (2%)
Wrongful Death (2%)
Class Action (2%)
Workplace Injuries (2%)
Nursing Home Abuse (2%)
Spinal Cord Injuries (2%)
Dog Bites (2%)
Premises Liability (2%)
Trusts (2%)
Probate (2%)
Estate Planning (2%)
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Bar Licenses

Pennsylvania State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. James R. DiFrancesco, Cambria County Court of Common Pleas.

The Burns Law Firm

Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Thomas A. Swope, Jr., Cambria County Court of Common Pleas

Associate, Spence, Custer, Saylor, Wolfe & Rose, Johnstown, PA.

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Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Allegheny County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Association of Township Solicitors

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
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Timothy Sean Burns
The Burns Law Firm
104 S Center St Suite 315
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Office: 814-471-1701
Fax: 814-471-1702

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PACDL serves to protect the rights of the accused by supporting and educating criminal defense lawyers.