About Member
Anne Burnham is a San Antonio based criminal defense lawyer, Clinical Professor of Law and Supervising Attorney at the St. Mary's University School of Law's Criminal Justice Clinic. Prior to joining the St. Mary’s Law faculty in 2007, she served as a Briefing Attorney for Chief Justice David Wellington Chew on the Eighth Judicial District Court of Appeals in El Paso, Texas, and Judge Charles Baird on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Her career practicing in criminal defense lawyer began as an associate attorney with the San Antonio criminal defense law firm Goldstein, Goldstein and Hilley. Thereafter, she opened her own criminal defense law office where she practiced at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal court. Anne speaks at seminars and conferences throughout the state, and writes papers and articles on various issues pertaining to the practice of criminal law. Her publications include a co-authored law review article challenging the constitutionality of a statute regarding writs of habeas corpus for death row inmates. Anne has served as an officer with the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association from 1999-2011, and has served on the association’s Board of Directors since 2011. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and is involved with several committees, including the indigent defense committee, and the law school committee, of which she is the committee chair. She is a Fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and Texas Bar Foundation. Anne is licensed to practice law in Texas, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.