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N.E.W. Network of Enterprising Women

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Stella Capocelli Carter, President This May, Burnett & Williams is pleased to present our Ampersand Award for Community Excellence to the Network of Enterprising Women, or “N.E.W.”, a Richmond-area non-profit women’s networking organization. What makes N.E.W. special is not just the way the group works to provide aspiring businesswomen the tools they need to succeed, but also in the way they are focused on encouraging high-school-age girls to pursue higher education. N.E.W. sponsors multiple local scholarships every year, and all... Read More >


May 23, 2018 @ 9:21 pm

Pool Safety

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It’s that time of year again: the days are getting longer, the sun is out, and many people are opening up their swimming pools for the summer. There’s not much that is more fun and relaxing than spending a hot summer day swimming and lounging poolside. But it’s important to remember that swimming pools are dangerous, and can be deadly, if they are not monitored properly. In the U.S., there are about 10 unintentional drownings a day, and 1 in... Read More >


May 20, 2018 @ 8:44 pm

Should You Worry About Juul, the Vape Device Teens Are Craving?

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With Juuls and similar devices being marketed in ways that appeal to teens, will we see issues of e-cigarette product liability in the future? Strawberry Cotton Candy e-cigarettes? If you have a child in high school or middle school, Juuling is probably part of their world. You aren’t alone if you don’t know much about this dangerous device, which looks like a USB drive and is marketed as a safe alternative to smoking. In reality, a Juul “pod,” which comes... Read More >


May 15, 2018 @ 10:25 pm

Welcome to Attorney Jonathan Slater

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Burnett & Williams is pleased to announce that Orange, Virginia, attorney Jonathan Slater is rejoining our firm and will help us expand our services to clients in Central Virginia and the Piedmont region. In addition to his past work as a personal injury attorney, Slater has gained years of experience as a public prosecutor in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office for Culpeper County. His work there focused heavily on prosecuting violent offenses with injured victims, and especially violent crimes against women,... Read More >


May 10, 2018 @ 6:05 pm

Virginia’s Top Jury Award, 2017

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Burnett & Williams’ Team Won $7,000,000 in Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Trial Attorney Donald S. Culkin, from Burnett & Williams’ Leesburg office, was honored to work  with Anthony Russell and Les Bowers of Gentry Locke in Roanoke to win a $7,000,850 jury verdict in a Fairfax County, Virginia wrongful death case last July. It was the largest civil jury verdict in Virginia for 2017. Mr. Culkin, a skilled attorney distinguished in legal circles as a personal Injury lawyer who is also... Read More >


May 08, 2018 @ 2:11 pm

“Steal This…” – A reaction piece to Virginia’s new felony larceny law

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Virginia has finally raised the felony larceny threshold from $200 to $500. The new law goes into effect July 1, 2018. The $200 limit was set in 1980 and had not seen an increase until this year. This meant that individuals who were caught stealing an item or items that were valued at or above $200 could be charged with grand larceny, which is a felony. Although the price of goods has increased over time, the grand larceny threshold remained... Read More >


May 01, 2018 @ 9:16 pm

Essential Car Seat Safety

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In our years of personal injury work, cases involving children hurt in car crashes are always among the most emotionally difficult, especially when a car or truck accident results in a  wrongful death. Last year, we shared news of a study in the Journal of Pediatrics that estimated that 43% of the children who died in car accidents between 2010 and 2014 were not properly restrained. Proper restraint can’t prevent every death, but it can certainly make a difference in many... Read More >


Apr 20, 2018 @ 1:37 pm

We Are The Champions! Congratulations to the Hopewell HS Blue Devils

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Hopewell Attorney C. James Williams III was thrilled when the Hopewell High School Blue Devils honored him with a championship ring during their state football title celebration last month. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month last fall, Jim’s “Field of Dreams” foundation supplied the team with pink-accented gear that was a perfect complement to their sharp on-field play. Congratulations to a great bunch of coaches and players for all of the hard work and sacrifice that went into this well-earned achievement!


Apr 17, 2018 @ 1:59 pm