Jim Burn, a 1985 graduate of Duquesne University, earned his J.D. from the University of Dayton in 1988. In law school, Jim served as president of the Student Bar Association and as president of the law fraternity, Phi Delta Phi, dedicated to promoting the ethical practice of law. Practicing in the areas of Veterans Law, Workers Compensation and Social Security, Jim has dedicated his professional life to helping injured people. Martindale Hubble ranks Jim “AV,” the highest ranking that can be given to a Practicing Attorney. Jim also served as a Hearing Committee Member for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, joining a select few whose responsibility is to review the conduct of peers in the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
During his presidency of the Student Bar Association, his elected positions, and his law practice, Jim has always sought to speak up for his community. Jim was the mayor of the Borough of Millvale, PA from 1994 to 2005; past chairman of the Allegheny County Democratic Party from 2006 to 2011; Allegheny County Council Member from 2006 to 2013, and he is the former chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. Jim frequently appears on radio and television programs to comment on a variety of legal and political issues affecting his clients and constituents.
Married in 1997, Jim lives in Millvale with his wife, Lori, and their two sons, James Edward and Brandon Patrick.
Mayor of the Year, Pennsylvania State Mayor Association, 1997
Community Award, North Hills Community Outreach, 2002
Community Award, Mooseheart, 2002
Pennsylvania’s Top 50 Political Influencer by PoliticsPA, 2010
Borough of Millvale, Mayor, 1994-2005
Allegheny County Council, 2006-Present
Chair, Pennsylvania Democratic Committee, 2010-Present
Chair, Allegheny County Democratic Committee, 2006-2011
Pennsylvania Bar Association and its Workers’ Compensation Section
Pennsylvania Association for Justice and its Workers’ Compensation Section
Allegheny Bar Association and its Workers’ Compensation Section
Hearing Committee Officer, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2012-Present
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1988
University of Dayton School of Law
Phi Delta Phi, Magister, 1987-1988
American Jurisprudence Award Recipient, Advanced Criminal Law, 1987
Student Bar Association, President, 1987-1988
Student Bar Association, Vice President, 1987