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Burnett and Williams has served clients and Virginia communities for over 40 years. In our blog, we share articles about important issues of personal injury law and community news. We welcome comments and questions!

‘Hypersensitivity’ does not limit emotional damages, court holds

By Alan Cooper , from the Virginia Lawyers Weekly journal The Supreme Court of Virginia has decided to stay away from the distinction between physical and emotional injuries that it announced in "Kondaurov v. Kerdasha" in November. The court took…

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Burnett @ Williams Attorney James WIlliams

“Duty of Good Faith” Presentation

Jim Williams gave a presentation on "duty of good faith" at the April 21, 2006 CLE Seminar on Handling Insurance Law Matters in Virginia. In conjunction with his role as a faculty member at this seminar, Jim was also one…

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Recent changes at Burnett & Williams

We are excited and pleased to announce the addition of a new personal injury litigator, C. James Williams, III. Jim is a highly regarded attorney who fits perfectly with our vision for the future of the firm. He is a…

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Dedication to our Community

One of our firm’s core values is  social responsibility. The growth and success of our firm is meaningless if we do not use what we have learned to help our community. Starting in Spring 2006, we will be launching a…

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2006 Class of Fellows – By Peter Burnett

April 2006 There is no shortage of bad press when it comes to lawyers. Unfortunately a few bad apples do a pretty good job rotting the entire barrel. It is even more unfortunate that the public is usually unaware of…

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Medical Malpractice in Virginia

February 2006 In July 2005, a new section of law was added to the Virginia Code that changes the environment for medical malpractice legislation. One of the major changes is the new requirement of a “Certification of Expert Witness Opinion”…

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Burnett @ Williams Attorney Peter Burnett

Insurance Letter – By Peter Burnett

January 2006 I have never been one to make New Year’s resolutions, but this year was the exception. As a personal injury attorney practicing for nearly 30 years, I have represented hundreds of clients in cases involving automobile accidents. Too…

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