Michael R. Burns

Mike BurnsMichael R. Burns joined Long Marmero as a Partner in the Monmouth County branch of the office in January of 2017.  His primary responsibilities are to head up the Monmouth County Office with a focus on representing Governmental and Quasi Governmental Entities in the areas of Employment and Labor Law as well as Municipal Court Prosecutions in Monmouth and Ocean Counties including Township of Brick as Prosecutor, Township of Lakewood as Alternate Prosecutor, Township of Brick Attorney Pool, Borough of Keyport Tax Appeal Counsel, as well as Borough of Lake Como and Borough of Red Bank Alternate Tax Appeal Counsel and Borough of Keyport Labor Counsel.  Prior to joining the firm, Michael worked as an Associate at Rothstein, Mandell, Strohm, Halm & Kurs, P.C. where he was the lead attorney on many of the firms Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation and Litigation files.  Michael’s responsibilities included participating in trials, arbitrations, mediations, judicial conferences and handling settlement negotiations.  Michael was also responsible for Municipal Prosecutor duties in Lakewood Township, Brick Township, Point Pleasant Borough, Manchester Township, and served as the Alternate Prosecutor in Mantaloking Township.

Michael graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005 with a B.A. in European History and went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2009.  While in law school, Michael was a member of the Hastings Trial Advocacy Team, participating in Trial Advocacy competitions throughout the State.  When not attending classes, Michael interned with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office helping to research and prepare cases for misdemeanor and felony prosecutions.  Michael also interned at the Walston Legal Group, LLC where he learned the nuts and bolts of litigation and trial strategy working on a variety of contractual, labor and civil rights matters.

Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Education
University of California, Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, CA
Juris Doctor, 2009
Tax Concentration Certification
University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts, European History; Minor English, 2005

Memberships
New Jersey State Bar Association
Ocean County Bar Association

Honors
Member, Trial Advocacy Team

Advocacy Training
Hastings Trial Advocacy Competition
Internship San Francisco District Attorney’s Office
Internship Walston Legal Group, LLC