Nancy Burner‚ Esq. is the founder of Burner Law Group‚ P.C. established in 1995. Nancy holds the designation of a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), awarded by the National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the American Bar Association. Since 2014‚ Nancy has been selected by her peers to be included in Best Lawyers in America for Elder Law. Most recently in 2020‚ she was named as the Long Island Elder Law Attorney of the year by this same publication. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 8.2 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys
Nancy is a former five term trustee for the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection, a state administered agency which was created in 1981 to protect law clients from the misuse of their money by dishonest attorneys and to promote public confidence in the administration of justice in New York State. She is also a past president of the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association and a past co-chair of the Suffolk County Elder Law Committee.
Nancy frequently lectures on the legislative changes‚ financial implications‚ and governmental benefits affecting the elderly and special needs population. In 2016‚ Nancy was named as an "Outstanding Woman in Law" by Hofstra University School of Law Center for Children Families and the Law. Later that same year‚ she was named by Manhattan Magazine as a Big Apple Entrepreneur winner.
For thirteen consecutive years‚ Nancy has been named as a Super Lawyer in the field of Elder Law. Super Lawyers‚ part of Thomson Reuters‚ is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers‚ an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. As a Super Lawyer‚ Nancy has also received this award in the Top 50: Women Attorney category in New York.
Nancy earned her Bachelor of Arts in 1985 from Stony Brook University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She graduated in the top 2% of her class, with distinction, from Hofstra University School of Law in 1988. In 2011‚ Nancy returned to her alma mater as an Adjunct Professor‚ where she created their first law school course in Elder Law.
Nancy continues to grow her practice with offices in New York City‚ Setauket‚ and Westhampton Beach. She is an active member of the Elder Law and Trust and Estates sections of the New York State Bar Association‚ the Suffolk County Bar Association and the Real Property‚ Trust and Probate Committee of the American Bar Association She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.