Kenneth Burlage is a litigation attorney that focuses primarily on Family Law issues. A former Prosecutor, Ken brings his countless hours of courtroom experience, and love of litigation to Russman Law to help fight for his client's Family Law rights.
Ken is an alumni of Southern New Hampshire University where he majored in History and was a standout hockey player. Ken went on to study law at New England Law / Boston. While Ken attended school at night he interned for a prominent criminal defense firm during the day. This internship gave Ken his first exposure to the battles that unfold in court every day.
After graduating from law school, Ken joined the Rockingham County Attorney's Office as a Prosecutor. Ken successfully prosecuted many felony level drug, sexual assault, domestic violence, assault, and theft cases. Ken was then tasked with representing the Rockingham County Attorney's Office as the Rockingham County Drug Court Prosecutor. Drug Court is an evidence based treatment court that links community support and the judicial system to help non-violent, high-need drug addicts. Ken took on this challenge head on, at the height of the opiate epidemic. During this time Ken, also prosecuted for the Brentwood Mental Health Court. He was also instrumental in starting the Rockingham County Veteran's Treatment Track. While Ken's focus shifted to evidence based treatment courts, his love of litigation kept him in the courtroom continuing to try felony level jury trials.
Ken then went on join the Strafford County Attorney's Office. Ken continued his focus in evidence based treatment courts and in litigation. In 2018, Ken joined Russman Law. Ken's unique background focusing on mental health and drug related legal issues has proven to be a successful combination with his litigation experience. Ken has successfully argued many family law cases including ex parte hearings, restraining order hearings, contested divorce cases - just to name a few
Ken, his wife, and four children live in the Seacoast area. When outside the courtroom, Ken can be found enjoying the outdoors hiking in the White Mountains, or surfing on New Hampshire's beautiful coast.