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The attorneys and staff at Burnett & Williams have a longstanding tradition of excellence and service to both the community and the legal profession. We handle a wide variety of personal injury cases for clients all over the Commonwealth. Our legal skill and our community efforts have been recognized in a variety of ways, from simple heartfelt thank-yous, to formal recognition for outstanding achievement.

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Year after year, as a firm and as individual attorneys, we have been broadly recognized for legal skill and civic contribution.

NATIONAL RECOGNITION

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT – BEST LAW FIRMS

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms.

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT – AMERICA’S BEST LAWYERS

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition.

NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS

Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM

Since the Million Dollar Advocates Forum was founded in 1993, membership has been based on strict and objective standards. Each applicant is required to complete a detailed application that he or she has met the basic qualification of acted as Principal Counsel in one or more cases that resulted in a final judgment , award of settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more.

BOARD CERTIFIED CIVIL TRIAL ADVOCATE

The National Board of Trial Advocacy, a national certification that provides recognition for superior achievement in advocacy, uses a highly-structured examination to select its members. Certification by the National Board of Trial Advocacy is an arduous process that employs a wide range of assessment methods and entails considerable cost to the candidate.

AVVO RATING – LEESBURG, VA

The Avvo rating  is calculated using a mathematical model that considers the information shown in a lawyer’s profile, including a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition – all factors that are considered relevant to assessing a lawyer’s qualifications.

STATE RECOGNITION

VIRGINIA STATE BAR – BAR LEADER OF THE YEAR

This award identifies past and present active leaders of local bar associations who have continued to offer important service to the bench, bar, and public. The award is a continuing monument to the dedication of local bar leaders.

VIRGINIA SUPER LAWYERS

Virginia Super Lawyers is a rating service in the state of Virginia of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

VIRGINIA LAW FOUNDATION FELLOWS

The VLF created the Fellows of the Virginia Law Foundation to encourage and recognize excellence in the practice of law and public service. Recipients are persons of integrity and character, who have maintained and upheld the highest standards of the profession,  are considered outstanding in the community and are distinguished in the practice of law.

VIRGINIA LEADERS IN THE LAW

This awards program recognizes lawyers across the commonwealth who are setting the standard for other lawyers in Virginia. “Leaders” are recognized for changing the law, serving the community, changing practice or improving Virginia’s justice system, among other accomplishments.

JUSTICE HARRY L. CARRICO PRO BONO AWARD

Named for the late Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court, this award is given in recognition of the recipients vital and outstanding contributions to the local community through their tireless pro bono efforts.

WASHINGTON D.C. SUPER LAWYERS

Washington D.C. Super Lawyers is a rating service of the Washington D.C. area of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

LOCAL RECOGNITION

TOP PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER – NORTHERN VIRGINIA MAGAZINE

How they made the list. We took the challenge to those who know the field best, Northern Virginia personal injury lawyers.  We tasked them with answering: “If you had a close friend or relative who needed a personal injury lawyer, and you could not handle the case yourself, to whom would you refer them?”

COMMUNITY LEADER OF 2011 – LOUDOUN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Community Leadership Awards were created to honor those members of the Loudoun business community, both organizations and individuals, that have demonstrated an exemplary level of leadership and community engagement to positively impact the quality of life in Loudoun County and to serve the needs of its citizens.

GEORGE C. MARSHALL AWARD – TOWN OF LEESBURG

This award, Leesburg’s highest, celebrates an individual who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to the community above and beyond business contributions.

OUTSTANDING CORPORATE VOLUNTEER AWARD – LOUDOUN COUNTY

The annual program honors individuals and organized groups in the county whose volunteer service has directly benefited the Loudoun Community.

COMMUNITY BLUE RIBBON AWARD – LOUDOUN PRESERVATION SOCIETY

One of Loudoun County’s most significant awards ceremonies is also one of its most understated.  The Loudoun Preservation Society fosters the protection of Loudoun’s history and heritage.  The LPS recognized 10 families and organizations this year, 2012, for their efforts in preservation.

ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE AWARD – TOWN OF LEESBURG

SIGNATURES OF LOUDOUN AWARD – LOUDOUN COUNTY

To recognize buildings, interiors, places and details that, together, make Loudoun County unlike any other.

ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMISSION AWARD – LOUDOUN COUNTY

This award program recognizes students, community groups and individuals that conduct or participate in activities that benefit the Town’s environment.

Case Evaluation


With Expert Care You Don’t Have To Worry.

Our attorneys have expertise in every aspect of personal injury law. From decades of trial experience, to advanced engineering degrees, to inside knowledge of big insurance companies, we cover every angle for you.

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Case Process


Every Fact. Every Issue. We Take Care of Every Detail.
Our decades of experience specializing in personal injury law have taught us how difficult injuries can be for individuals and their families, and how difficult insurance companies can be when faced with a large claim. Our intake process evaluates every case thoroughly to see if we can help you improve your settlement.

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Burnett & Williams puts clients first, working for the best possible resolution in every case.