miller law office, P.L.C

James Burns

Jim has practiced with the firm since 1973 and is a managing partner. In addition to his involvement with various professional associations, Jim has been a very active community member and volunteer. Currently, he is President of the Decorah Lions club, a member of The Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation Board, President of the Low Rent Housing Agency Board and a contributing member of the Decorah Lutheran Church family acting as a Sunday school teacher for twenty-five years. Jim and his wife, Kari, reside in Decorah and have two adult children.

Admitted to Iowa Bar, 1974

Minnesota Bar, 1990


Cornell College (B.A. 1970)

University of Iowa (J.D. 1973), Phi Delta Phi


professional Associations and Memberships

Winneshiek County

Iowa State Bar Association

American Bar Association 

Iowa Association for Justice

American Association for Justice

National Assoc. of College & University Attorneys



Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Trials and Appeals
  • Workman’s Compensation
  • Banking
  • Creditors Rights
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
James Burns

James Burns


301 West Broadway
PO Box 28
Decorah, IA 52101

(563) 382-4226

(563) 382-3783 Fax