Marian M. Burns

Title: Lawyer, Municipal Judge
Company: Osage City
Location: Lyndon, Kansas, United States

Marian M. Burns, Lawyer and Municipal Judge in Osage City, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the legal profession.

When Ms. Burns was in high school, there was a successful husband and wife lawyer team in town which greatly inspired her to pursue law. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1952 and LLB in 1954 from Kansas University, and has been admitted to the Kansas bar. She served Osage County as a court attorney from 1955 to 1961 and was a Republican party candidate for State Senate of the 17th District in 1984. Presently, Ms. Burns is an attorney with Burns Burns Walsh & Walsh PA, a role she has held since 1954, and has also been a municipal judge for Osage City since 1967.

In addition to these roles, Ms. Burns does pro bono work with the Kansas Bar Association, is the president of the Economic Development of Osage County and is involved with the Kansas Calvary State Organization. Furthermore, she is the president of the US District 421 School Board in Lyndon, Kansas and a co-owner of Lyndon Bank. Ms. Burns is a past president of the Lincoln Day Club in Independence, Kansas, and considers this to be a career highlight. There was a celebration every year which hosted many famous attendees, including President Ronald Reagan along with several others. She is also grateful to have practiced law with her husband, Clyde M. Burns, with whom she has owned 40 horses. As a municipal judge, she hears municipal ordinance violations, traffic infractions, DUI cases, dogs at large and more issues. As a lawyer, Ms. Burns specializes in civil issues, wills and estates, and divorce law.

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