About the Law Firm

Burnett & Williams is one of the oldest and most experienced personal injury law firms in Virginia.  With more than two decades of experience in personal injury litigation and insurance law, we have built our reputation on hard work and thorough advocacy for every client.   For us, professionalism is a personal commitment.  That means no detail can be ignored, and every legal option must be evaluated on every case.

We are always committed to a negotiated settlement, but our experience shows that insurance companies pay fair compensation only when there is no other way to avoid the expense and risk of a jury trial.  With that in mind, we put every case on two tracks, negotiating patiently and carefully towards settlement, while also laying the groundwork to go to trial if necessary.  On both tracks, we are served by the diverse backgrounds of our partners who carry a wide range of knowledge and years of courtroom experience:

  • Jim Williams, a former in-house counsel for a large insurance company.
  • Donald Culkin, an attorney with an advanced degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Peter Burnett, honored as one of the best trial lawyers in America.

The attorneys at Burnett & Williams have received many honors in recognition of outstanding work, and the firm was recently named one of US News’ ‘Best Law Firms’ in Virginia.  We have produced notable verdicts, settlements, and appellate results in cases arising from wrongful deaths, medical malpractice, tractor trailer accidents, traumatic brain injuries, defective products, and serious orthopedic injuries.  With offices in Leesburg, Midlothian, Hopewell, Winchester, and Reston, our firm continues to build on its successes by providing expert attention to detail and personal attention to every client on every case.