John W. Burns

Practice areas

  • Litigation
  • Administrative law
  • Criminal law
  • Civil law

Bar admissions and memberships

  • Republic of Ireland, 1986
  • New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
  • New York County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Irish Lawyers Association of New York, Treasurer, 1992–1997
  • Irish American Bar Association of New York, Director, 1997–present


  • B.L., The Honorable Society of Kings Inns, Dublin, Ireland, 1986
  • B.S., City University of New York, John Jay College, 1982

Professional experience

  • Assistant District Attorney, Kings County, New York, 1992–1997
  • Adjunct Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, New York, 2000–Present


Brooklyn, New York, 1959

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