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Todd Burnham

Founder/Chief Innovation Officer Boulder
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • Boulder County Bar Association
    • Colorado Bar Association
    • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section; Solo Small Firm Practice Section
  • Bar Admissions
    • Colorado, 2009
    • New York, 2001
  • Education
    • Albany Law School, Albany, New York J.D. – 2000
    • Hobart College, Geneva, New York B.A. – 1995
  • Awards
    • Avvo – Rating of 10.0
    • Avvo – Client Choice Award 2017
    • Avvo – Client Choice Award 2019
    • Avvo – 5 stars out of 69 reviews
    • American Institute of Criminal Attorneys – 10 Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction
    • ASLA – Top 100 Lawyer 2016
    • Super Lawyer™ – 2017-2022

Todd Burnham is a renowned Trial Attorney, Business Strategist, Leadership Trainer, Expert Speaker, Law Firm Consultant, and Motivational Author who is consumed with helping you fully leverage your life.

As a New York-trained trial attorney and Founding Partner of Colorado’s Burnham Law, Todd’s service-focused approach and strategic vision have translated into rapid growth. Now comprised of eight law offices across Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Cheyenne, WY, the firm’s reputation attracts Colorado’s most talented and experienced litigators.

Todd grew up in the South Side of Syracuse, relocating to Fayetteville, New York where he picked up lacrosse. A member of two National Champion Hobart College lacrosse teams and two-time NCAA All-American lacrosse player, he received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Hobart College and a J.D. from Albany Law School. He is admitted to practice law in both Colorado and New York state courts, in addition to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.


Early in his career, Todd’s mission became the study of adversity, understanding how adversity serves as a launching pad toward success. He aims to disrupt the notion of trauma, debunk old cliches surrounding fruitless positive thinking, promote conversation around the value of obstacles, transform the lives of his coworkers and clients, and challenge the cultural norms around the practice of family law.


Todd Burnham’s book COMEBACK: Epic Rebound Strategies for Personal or Business Adversity revolutionizes the way we view life’s obstacles. Packed with firsthand experiences and inspiring true stories from award-winning artists, scientists, athletes, and business leaders from across the globe, Burnham’s groundbreaking findings and aggressive insight have helped countless individuals break through adversity and become more powerful than before. Todd’s live seminars and Deep Bench podcast empower hundreds of thousands internationally with the tactics and knowledge needed to generate lasting success in business and life.

Recent Speaking Engagements:

University of Colorado Adjunct Professor, Spring 2023

Mensa Keynote, Comeback: Epic Rebound Strategies Post Divorce, Injury, or Business Trauma, August 2021

Host of Deep Bench with Todd Burnham podcast, 2020-2021


Todd has been honored by the American Institute of Criminal Attorneys as one of the “Ten Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction,” is a two-time winner of Avvo’s Client Choice Award, a 5-time SuperLawyers selectee, including 2023, the Top 1% selection by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and named among Colorado’s Top 10 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.


Todd serves on the executive board of directors for Von’s Vision, a nonprofit organization whose focus is to provide low-income Denver children with the eye care and corrective eyewear they need. He served for two years on the executive board of the Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee, a nonprofit group of professionals focused on supporting and educating professionals who work in the family law spectrum.

Burnham Law prides itself on extensive community involvement, including sponsoring a cause campaign with the CU buffs benefitting SPAN, the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, as well as sponsoring events for Ignite Adaptive Sports, the Children’s program at the Flatirons Food Film Festival, and other local events and scholarships.

In his free time Todd enjoys spending time with his family.