Jerome Burgess

Senior Associate

Jerome Burgess

Senior Associate


Jerome has extensive knowledge across a range of areas including Waitangi Tribunal district and Kaupapa inquiries, providing legal and strategic advice to hapū and iwi clients. He also advises on various employment and immigration matters for both employers and employees.

Jerome is dedicated to achieving the best results for clients and understands the challenges faced by people who require legal solutions.

Jerome has significant experience, having represented clients in a number of Waitangi Tribunal Inquiries. He has represented clients in the Te Rohe Pōtae and Te Paparahi o te Rāki (Northland) Inquiries and  in Taihape and Porirua kī Manawatū. Jerome has also assisted many businesses and individuals with immigration advice and in the application for work visas.

Jerome finds time to share his knowledge, having presented to the Employer’s and Manufacturers Association and the Waikato Pacific Business Network on employment matters.

Jerome grew up in Samoa and moved to Hamilton to study at the University of Waikato. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is actively involved with the not-for-profit Waikato Pacific Business Network and is an Executive member of the Waikato Samoa Rugby Board.  

Jerome joined the firm in 2011 and was appointed to the role of Senior Associate in 2020.

  • Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) (BA)
  • Master of Laws with Honours (LLM (Hons))
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Bar admission


  • Secretary, Waikato Samoa Rugby Inc.