William Burnham

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William F. Burnham focuses his practice on representing persons seriously injured by the negligence of others. He represents people injured by researchers, landlords, employers, service providers, manufacturers, doctors, and nurses, among others. His clients include those poisoned by lead paint, injured by auto negligence, medical malpractice, and other seriously injured individuals. Mr. Burnham litigated Maryland Stent cases and helped procure a $33 Million birth injury verdict. He believes in a civil justice system that benefits everyone and, in particular, those injured through no fault of their own.

Prior to joining The Yost Legal Group, Mr. Burnham represented injured individuals at a plaintiffs’ firm and also has experience defending international manufacturers in product liability and personal injury cases.  In addition, he maintained a significant pro bono practice and was awarded a 2011 Maryland Pro Bono Service Award from the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland.

Following law school graduation, Mr. Burnham drafted appellate opinions as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Arrie W. Davis on Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals and spent evenings as an adjunct professor for the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Mr. Burnham interned for the Honorable Roger W. Titus in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland during Law school and was a member of the National Moot Court team. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in the top 3% of his law school class and is a member of the Heuisler Honor Society.

Prior to attending law school Mr. Burnham held management and sales positions in Maryland, Florida and Washington State.   

Mr. Burnham is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of Maryland and has been admitted pro hac vice in numerous states. He is a member of the Maryland Bar Association, the Maryland Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice.   


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D. 2005, Litigation and Advocacy Concentration (Magna cum laude; Heuisler Honor Society, National Moot Court; Teaching Assistant; Honor Board)
  • Towson State University, B.S.



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