About Our Firm
In 2007, Eugene Gorokhov, then a solo practitioner, and Charles Burnham, then a young public defender, collaborated to successfully defend a homeless man charged with trespassing. In 2009, we founded Burnham & Gorokhov, PLLC, with the goal of providing the highest level of representation to the criminally accused. We pride ourselves on hard work, dedication to our clients, and a record of successful results, including:
- “Not guilty” verdict in a federal multi-defendant jury trial where our client was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and access device fraud.
- All charges dismissed against our client after two years of litigation in the largest individual prosecution in the history of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- All charges dismissed against our client after 18 months of litigation in an alleged multimillion-dollar fraud scheme involving African gold mines
- A negotiated plea bargain in espionage prosecution in the Southern District of New York for the release of our client in the largest spy exchange since the end of the Cold War
- The only firm ever to win back-to-back cases against the Civil Commitment Section of the Virginia Attorney General’s office
- Numerous federal investigations resolved without charges, favorable plea bargains, substantial downward departures at sentencing, and other favorable resolutions
Recognized for Excellence
Partners Charles Burnham and Eugene Gorokhov have been selected by Super Lawyers as “Rising Stars” in Criminal Defense.
Dedicated to Criminal Defense
We focus exclusively on defending individuals accused of crimes. We represent clients in federal criminal cases in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland, and we take federal criminal cases nationwide. Additionally, we represent clients in the local courts of Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Our practice areas include:
- Federal and state criminal defense
- Government investigations
- Grand jury matters
- Appellate and post-conviction proceedings
- Security clearance denials and revocations
Committed to Providing Top-Quality Representation
We view our clients as our best resource and a critical part of our team. Understanding our clients, including the facts of their case, personal background and circumstances, and goals, is an essential part of our strategy for achieving the most successful outcome. For this reason, getting to know and working closely with our clients is a priority in each and every case. By avoiding unnecessary and costly operating expenses, we are able to provide our clients with top-notch defense at rates significantly lower than those of larger law firms.
Speak With An Attorney
Please call our office in Washington, D.C., at 202-386-6920 to schedule a free phone consultation. You can complete our online form if you prefer.