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            Kevin was born in Trumbull and has lived in Fairfield County all his life.  He attended St. Theresa School and graduated from Notre Dame High School (Fairfield) in 1970.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University and then attended the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  While attending school, Kevin contributed to the costs of his education through a variety of jobs ranging from grocery clerk to house painter.

            While a college student in Boston, he lived, worked and studied there while gaining important insight from that city and its environs. It is rich in the details of our national heritage and a living memorial to the difficult struggle that preceded our current prosperity and freedom. There is also a rich exposure to the arts, science and popular culture that enriches our life. He also became an avid fan of college hockey, while following the Terriers to several NCAA championships.

            While in law school, Kevin was able to learn and experience numerous aspects of the workings of our federal government.  He was able to observe many government agencies in action and learn from government officials about the specific process of their agencies.  Those lessons are a useful part of the experience that helps him provide valuable legal services to his small business clients.

Community Activities


            Attorney Burns has consistently been a participant in the affairs of his community. He now serves as one of Newtown's representative on the Charter Communications Advisory Council. The Council is a volunteer group that provides consumer input to the local cable provider for Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull and several other towns. The position gives Atorney Burns important insight into both the distribution of digital media and the provision of high speed internet access. As the digital age expands his experience here can be invalable to business that need a robust Internet presence

At an early age he joined the volunteer fire department and was an active member for more than 10 years.  During this time his colleagues selected him to serve as a line officer as well as the secretary and a director of the fire company. He showed his ability to solve problems and led others to accomplish both the demanding and the necessary but routine tasks. He remains a life member of the Long Hill Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, Inc.

            Mr. Burns was a member of the Newtown Conservation Commission in the 1980’s. At the time the Commission had jurisdiction over all inland wetland applications.  After several years of service, his fellow commissioners selected him to serve as Secretary of the Commission and then in 1988 he was selected to be Chairman.  Presiding over the commission’s meetings and activities together with the work of analyzing the applications for conformity to the regulatory requirements gave Kevin a special insight into the workings of regulatory commissions.   This together with an enhanced appreciation of human dynamics gives him some unique abilities to serve the needs of small business and individual clients, in particular when their issues involve government regulatory matters.

            While his children were in school Mr. Burns involved himself in many ways. Among them was a three year term on the School Based Management Committee of Middle Gate School.  This experience exposed him in detail to the myriad issues surrounding elementary education in the public school system.  In addition, he gained important insight into the process of collective decision making.

            Mr. Burns has participated in many other community support activities. He served several terms on Newtown’s Democratic Town Committee, assisting with its fundraising activities and supporting its policies and candidates for office.  He has supported other organizations such as Newtown Youth Services.  From time to time he has assisted his spouse with fund raising and educational activities for her professional organizations.  He supported the local Boy Scout troop as an adult volunteer committee member while his sons were active members.

            He has resided in Newtown, Connecticut with his wife Agnes for more than 30 years. In his free time he enjoys reading with a preference for classic fiction and non-fiction works dealing with current affairs or particle physics. Mr. Burns has three adult sons who are pursuing their own nonlegal careers.  Finally he and his wife enjoy traveling, especially to visit their sons.