Thomas C. Burnham fights to ensure disabled individuals receive all the benefits they are entitled to. He focuses on several areas of disability law, including:

  • Social Security Disability
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Workers’ Compensation

Mr. Burnham’s insight in multiple areas of disability law helps to ensure his clients obtain all of their entitled benefits. His knowledge and experience have drawn the attention of other lawyers, who often refer their clients to Mr. Burnham for guidance through the challenging process of applying for Social Security and workers’ compensation.

Mr. Burnham has helped hundreds of Social Security clients and their families obtain the benefits they deserve. In just this past year, Mr. Burnham has helped his Social Security clients obtain over $1 million in retroactive benefits.

Awards and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Logo The Best Lawyers in America
Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2024 for Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants

Super Lawyers Rising Stars Badge for Thomas C. Burnham

Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”
Named to Upstate New York Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” from 2013 to 2018; no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in any state earn this distinction

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of New York


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., cum laude, 2003
  • James Madison University, B.A., 2000

In the News

Professional Activities

  • Chair, Erie County Workers’ Compensation Committee
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR)
  • Bar Association of Erie County (BAEC)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Injured Workers’ Bar Association
  • Workers’ Compensation Committee, BAEC