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 summa cum laude graduate of George Mason University School of Law and a former clerk to United States District Court Judge Glen M. Williams. He practiced at Gentry, Locke, Rakes, and Moore in Roanoke and at Morris & Morris in Richmond before becoming litigation counsel for Progressive Insurance Company. In 1999, Jim left defense and coverage work and began representing injured plaintiffs. A veteran litigator, he has tried more than one hundred personal injury jury trials and was appellate counsel in Virginia’s leading scientific evidence case, Titsworth v. Robinson. He is a regular contributor of law journal articles on personal injury law and litigation issues. Jim’s wealth of experience in insurance coverage matters provides added expertise in an insurance environment that becomes more complex each year. We are thrilled that he has joined the firm as an attorney and principal, and we look forward to the opportunity to introduce him to you.
Another important change is that Don Culkin has joined the Burnett & Williams Board of Directors as a principal of the firm. Don Culkin joined us in 1996 and his outstanding analytical skills, along with his prior experience as a licensed professional engineer, have been invaluable to the firm. He has participated in numerous cases before the Virginia Supreme Court and has been critical to our recent successes in several substantial medical malpractice and wrongful death cases.
Burnett & Williams is more than the sum of its parts. The Burnett & Williams name holds with it our shared values, ideals, and way of practicing law. More changes will surely come, but our mission will always be to serve the legitimate needs of our injured clients with distinction and dignity.