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Local High School Students Explore the Legal Profession at Burnett & Williams

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Burnett and Williams’ hosted eight bright students in our Leesburg office yesterday from five different Loudoun County High Schools, giving them a chance to “shadow” attorneys and legal assistants, and get a glimpse into the inner workings of the legal profession. The “Job for a Day” program is part of the Loudoun County School-Business Partnership​ and it is designed to foster career awareness and motivation among students as they explore career paths. Burnett & Williams’ has participated in the program for... Read More >


Nov 17, 2017 @ 2:21 pm

CAN A WIFE SUE HER OWN HUSBAND?

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After a car accident, some insurance claims are more difficult than others, especially when the two claimants are married.  In this unique case, on the day of the accident an elderly couple, Tom and Joyce, were on their way back from a doctor’s appointment.  It was early evening and they had a long drive home.  Tom, age 84, was driving his Honda CRV and our client, Joyce, age 82, was a front seat passenger.  As Tom approached an intersection he... Read More >


Nov 14, 2017 @ 6:17 pm

Happy National Legal Literacy Day 2017!

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Because our laws are the foundation of civil society, we think it is essential for every citizen to have some understanding of how the legal system operates. In Personal Injury Law, it can get complex pretty quickly, but we work closely with clients to explain the step-by-step processes that they should expect during their time working with us. To make it even easier, we’ve created a flow chart of our case processes and a helpful video describing the differences between settlements... Read More >


Nov 09, 2017 @ 6:45 pm

November Ampersand Award: Susie’s Fund for Medication Assistance

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Recovery is hard after an accident or illness, and it can often be compounded by the loss of wages from being unable to work. Prescription drugs costs can become a huge burden for those in need. That’s why Burnett & Williams is happy to select Susie’s Fund for Medication Assistance for our November Ampersand Award. Susie’s Fund for Medication Assistance is a new program helping residents in Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, and throughout the tri-cities area.  The program is based... Read More >


Nov 08, 2017 @ 11:17 am

Motorcycling the BlueRidge Parkway

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Fall is a beautiful time in Virginia, and many motorcycle enthusiasts may be tempted to take a leisurely drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The parkway is special because it changes in elevation and has east and west facing slopes. Especially at this time of year, this variety creates a multi-color foliage experience for leaf peepers. Myth: Streets are safer than interstates Here are some ways to make sure your outing is safe and enjoyable:  Slow down – Don’t forget... Read More >


Nov 03, 2017 @ 4:36 pm

Are You Being Watched?

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3 Cases Where Surveillance Footage Made a Difference. Regardless of the merits of the ongoing debate about the use of surveillance cameras in public places, we all know that their use is ubiquitous.  Security cameras are routinely used by law enforcement, banks, stores, toll booths, homeowners, and more. Some reports estimate that nearly every American citizen is caught on camera several times per day. The remarkable proliferation of surveillance cameras has impacted the way conscientious personal injury attorneys investigate their... Read More >


Oct 25, 2017 @ 4:37 pm

Hopewell’s Varsity Football Team is Raising Awareness for Breast Cancer

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Burnett & Williams’ attorney Jim Williams was pleased to see Hopewell’s Varsity football team decked out in pink this month to help raise awareness during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The pink-accented jerseys, pink socks, and accessories were supplied by the Beth Williams Field of Dreams Foundation, which has a dual mission of supporting local youth sports and raising awareness about breast cancer. Jim lost his wife Beth to breast cancer in 2006 after a 10 year battle with the... Read More >


Oct 20, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

Recovering in Houston

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Like many of you, we’ve been concerned about the tragic weather events hitting so many parts of America. We’ve been looking for ways to help, and last month we were connected with Charles and Kim Wienken, a couple in Houston who are struggling to get their life back together after severe flooding.  Here’s their story: Our family would like to extend a huge, heartfelt thank you for the Home Depot gift card, as well as the Burnett & Williams gifts you all... Read More >


Oct 13, 2017 @ 10:35 am