F. Tighe Burns is an attorney who practices family law and family-based immigration law.

He is bilingual and bi-literate in English and Spanish.  He was born in Bogotá, Colombia to a Costa Rican mother and a U.S. citizen father.

Tighe has been working in law since the beginning of this century - working his way from paralegal to law student to staff attorney, and now as a senior litigation attorney at Spear Wilderman, P.C.  He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

At Temple Law, Tighe was a Rubin Public Interest Scholar and he excelled in Temple's nationally-ranked trial advocacy curriculum, en route to earning his Juris Doctor degree.

Tighe played football in high school and college, and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds.  At Gettysburg College, he was called "the fastest dog on campus."  While there, he also earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science, with a minor in Spanish, falling just one credit short of minors in African-American Studies and History, respectively.

He's traveled to Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America.  He's spent time at an oasis in the Sahara.  He's hung out at the base of an active volcano in Costa Rica.  He's crossed the border from Cambodia to Thailand on foot.  He's hitchhiked through Central America, including hitching a ride in a fisherman's boat to cross a river.  And he's also taken public buses and walked the roads of Bengaluru, India.

Tighe is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Committee.  He's a Trustee of Freedom Prep Charter School in Camden, NJ.  And most importantly, he's a proud husband and father of two.




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Philadelphia, PA 19102