Megan E. Burkhammer

Ms. Burkhammer has been practicing law since 2006. She came to Alexandria in 2007, when she was hired as an Assistant Douglas County Attorney. She spent the next seven years prosecuting criminal cases for Douglas County.

Since joining the Thornton Law Office in 2015, Ms. Burkhammer has put her extensive litigation experience to work for her private clients in family law, criminal defense, and general litigation matters. Ms. Burkhammer became a partner at the firm in 2018.


JD 2006 cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law;
B.S. 2001 with distinction, University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.


2006 Minnesota

Employment History

2015-present, attorney, Thornton, Dolan, Bowen, Klecker, & Burkhammer, P.A.
2007-2015, assistant county attorney, Douglas County, Minnesota;
2006-2007, law clerk to the Honorable Margaret Daly and the Honorable Kathryn Quaintance (Hennepin County, Minnesota).

Professional Associations

Douglas County Bar Association (2018 president);
Minnesota State Bar Association.

Community Involvement

2017-2020, Board of Directors – Alexandria Area YMCA
2021-2024, Board of Directors, Butterfly Hill Nature Preschool
2021-Present, Curriculum Advisory Council, Alexandria School District #206