A.D. Burns Associates
Your Hamilton Lawyers
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About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

History

Founded in 1974 by A. Douglas Burns, it is with great honour that the lawyers, administration and support staff comprising Burns Associates offer sound legal counsel to clients in Hamilton. Since our inception, the focus of our Hamilton law firm has always been on providing effective legal solutions to home and business owners as well as individuals and families.

While we are based in Hamilton, we serve clients from the west end of Toronto all the way to Niagara Falls, including Mississauga, Oakville, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and St. Catharines. To schedule a consultation with our legal team with regards to business, real estate, or litigation, please call or email Burns Associates.

 

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Lawyers

 
 
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Founder

A. Douglas Burns

Direct Dial: 905-522-1381
Email: burns@adburnslaw.com

Mr. Burns is a lawyer at Burns Associates and has served the legal needs of the Hamilton and surrounding communities for over 40 years. He has a candid and forthright approach that ensures that the needs of the client come first. When not in the office, Mr. Burns enjoys sports, especially his Toronto Maple Leafs and Hamilton Tiger-Cats as well as reading.

 

Education

  • Admitted to Practice: Ontario, 1974

  • Waterloo Lutheran University, BA

  • University of Windsor, LL.B.

Honours and Awards

• Deputy Judge, Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Small Claims Court)

Activities & Affiliations

  • Hamilton Law Association

  • Law Society of Upper Canada

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation

  • Real Estate

  • Corporate/Commercial Law


 

 
 
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Lawyer

Sharoon J. Gill

Direct Dial: 905-522-1381
Email: gill@adburnslaw.com

Sharoon is a lawyer at Burns Associates. After articling with the firm, Sharoon continued into practice with Burns Associates. Sharoon has developed a practice that includes a focus on civil litigation with aspects related to mortgage enforcement. When not in the office, Sharoon enjoys sports, especially football, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Education

  • LL.B.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation

  • Real Estate

  • Corporate/Commercial Law

Activities & Affiliations

  • Hamilton Law Association

  • Law Society of Upper Canada

 

 
 
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Paralegal

Anna Chrisanthopoulos

Direct Dial: 905-522-1381 x226
Email: anna@adburnslaw.com

Anna joined Burns Associates in March 2015 as a Licensed Paralegal after working in a similar role at firms in both Hamilton and Toronto. Originally from Hamilton, Anna focuses on Small Claims Court matters, Provincial Offences and Landlord and Tenant Board cases. In addition, Anna assists the team in support of civil litigation, in particular, mortgage enforcement procedures. Outside of the office, Anna enjoys playing soccer, watching basketball and working out at the gym.

 

Education

  • Admitted to Practice: Ontario, 2012 (Paralegal – P1)

  • Niagara College, Law Clerk Program

  • Trios College, Paralegal (Honours), 2011

  • CDI College, Paralegal Studies (Honours) 2014

Activities & Affiliations

  • Ontario Paralegal Association

  • Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Hamilton Communities Legal Clinic (Board Member)

 
 

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Legal Associate

Jessica Suri

Direct Dial: 905-522-1381
Email: jessica@adburnslaw.com

Jessica joined Burns Associates in 2019 as a student while completing her licensing requirements and will join the firm as a junior associate after she is called to the bar in September 2019. After completing her undergraduate studies at McMaster University, she moved to Thunder Bay to obtain her Juris Doctor while also working as a case-worker at the community legal aid clinic where she advocated on behalf of clients at the Landlord and Tenant Board, Small Claims Court and the Ontario Court of Justice. Jessica is proud to be back home in Hamilton to continue her legal career.

Education

  • Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University (2019), Juris Doctor, First Class Standing

  • McMaster University (2015) Honours B.A. Political Science & Religious Studies

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation

  • Small Claims 

  • Landlord and Tenant Issues

Awards

  • Aird & Berlis LLP Award for Academic Excellence

  • Jack Peacock Memorial Prize (2017 & 2018)

  • Blakes Scholar Award (2017 & 2018)