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William F. Burton

Partner Lawyer

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

William F. Burton is a skilled trial lawyer with over 23 years of experience representing individuals and businesses in the local and federal courts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Since 2001 Mr. Burton has maintained an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity. An “AV” rating is the highest possible peer-review rating, earned in recognition that his peers in the legal community rank him as practicing at the pre-eminent level of legal ability while maintaining the highest standards of professional ethics, reliability, and diligence.

PRACTICES AREAS

•  Civil Personal and Business Planning and Litigation
•  Business Planning and Business Litigation
•  Business litigation and advice in matters including breach of contract, debt recovery, and business tort claims;
•  Civil Litigation
•  Defamation, Libel and Slander
•  Medical Malpractice
•  Torts
•  Personal Litigation
•  Serious personal injury and wrongful death claims brought by and on behalf of victims of negligence
•  Family issues, including divorce, property distribution, support, child custody, visitation, and prenuptial agreements;
•  Internal and background investigations for businesses in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia
•  Mediation
•  Child Support
•  Child Custody
•  Adoption, Guardianship and Parenting
•  LGHT Marriage and Relationships
•  Name Change
•  Bankruptcy

EDUCATION

Mr. Burton holds a BA degree from Miami University and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law School. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at his alma mater, the Georgetown University Law Center, where for several years he taught a skills course on conducting discovery in civil litigation.