5.0 stars 9 totalReview Lawrence Burroughs
Fighting a custody battle in one state is a nerve racking affair fighting it in three is a nightmare of epic proportions. Throughout the entire process the most critical thing was timing. That being said the thing I found with Mr. Burroughs was that he was always punctual and submitted the complex paperwork on time. Mr. Burroughs is an attorney with heart and is performing his job without the greed mentality. If you are fighting a civil case and want representation that fights for justice he is your guy. His knowledge in law far surpasses that of any of the other 8 attorneys I interviewed. When they said there was no way to win my case he said I will fight for you!
I originally came to Mr Burroughs for a consult for a divorce. After meeting with a handful of lawyers, I came back to his office. Several lawyers made me feel like I was not being listened to or my concerns did not matter. Mr Burroughs gave me the confidence that I was in good hands to have my matters handled. I have rehired him to help with my child custody a couple years later. Each time I have felt good how my cases were covered. Today it is hard to let go and let someone else handle the difficult matters in your life, but with Mr Burroughs I have no doubt his abilities to handle the problems. How many people can say they would recommend a lawyer? I will and have recommended him to several people.
Posted by Jerry
I went to them to get a uncontested divorce. It was a very easy process and Mr. Burroughs was always there if I had any questions at all. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a uncontested divorce. Thank you so much for making it easy and working fast.
Posted by Guy
I have fairly limited writing experience, so please bear with me. I was a wreck dealing with my Ex-Wife (Scared/intimidated) on custody of our son. Mr. Burroughs was patient and thorough with me through the entire process. I couldn't be happier with my experience with Burroughs Law Office. I now have physical custody of my son. Thank you Mr. Burroughs! Thank you Geneva!
Posted by Kathryn Simms
"I honestly don't even know where to start. When I was served with papers by my ex-husband who already had custody of our 4 year old son, I was floored. He was taking me to court for all of my parental rights to be stripped and to cut me out of my sons life once and for all. My first reaction was to jump on the phone and start dialing every number to every lawyer I could find on Google! after several interviews I was starting to feel hopeless...like none of them were truly going to fight for me, I felt like a lost cause. Until my final attempt. Heartbroken and scared for my childs and my relationship, I did one last search for lawyers in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area. Burroughs Law popped up and I didn't recognise the name from prior attempts so I read through his profile...one word in particular popped out at me, ''hollistically". Instantly I felt connected and knew these were my people, so I called. Boy was I right!! Geneva Van Pelt answered the phone and I felt immediately as though I was talking to an old friend. She joked with me, laughed with me, got mad WITH ME at the horrific things my ex was attempting to do. I hadn't even felt that at ease when speaking with family and friends. She immediately had my back and for once in several weeks, I felt like things were going to be ok! She immediately set up an interview with Larry and I felt like I was waiting to go to Disney Land! I couldn't wait to speak with him and get everything started!
The day finally came and Mr. Burroughs and I had a wonderful conversation. He LISTENED, he didn't talk to me like I was a nobody, like I didn't matter. He instilled confidence in me, made me truly believe that all would be ok and he would not let me fall. He gave me the advice I needed and the steps to get things done. If I felt nervous or scared, I called or emailed him and he reassured me. If I was angry and needed to vent, he was there for me to lean on.
While we were in court, he had a professional, kind, and confident presence with our "team"...he held it together beautifully and gracefully to help maintain MY sanity. But somehow in all that calm, you could still see the storm clouds rolling in quietly. He had a subtle intimidation that rocked my ex to the core. He never hestiated, stood his ground, and didn't allow things to go unmentioned when we were in front of the judge. He may be a gentle giant but he is certainly no pushover and he knows his job and DOES his job well.
Now that court has passed, I still remain in touch. Larry and Geneva are amazing people who helped me through one of the hardest times of my life and I will forever be grateful for the both of them. I would whole heartedly recommend Burroughs Law to anyone! "
Posted by Katherine
Two people I cannot imagine my life without. Larry, I cannot put into words the immense gratitude I feel towards you and all that you have done for me and my family. Never once did you judge me or make me feel like I did anything wrong. You calmed me when I was scared and gave me courage when I thought I was surely drained of all hope. I couldn't have had a better attorney on my team. Geneva Van Pelt, you are one amazing woman...you gossiped and trash talked with me...leting me vent any time I needed it...your patience, understanding, compassion and love for your job and the people you both help is the GLUE to this law firm. You are the face of Burroughs Law and you represent it beautifully.
I love and cherish you both...you became a part of a very extended family over the last few months during one of the most difficult times of my life and you bet we will always be in touch!
Posted by a Family client
Thorough and caring is a rare combination for an Attorney. Mr. Burroughs and his assistant Geneva were there for me at every turn of my messy and contested divorce. I would have paid double.
Posted by a Divorce client
Mr. Burroughs is not just a divorce attorney, he is a true family law attorney. I was so confused about how to handle the custody of our children and what my spouse should or could receive after the divorce. He didn't necessarily say what I wanted to hear but he was honest and thorough and the end result was the best for me, my spouse, and the children. He and his staff were patient and helpful at all times, despite my incessant phone calls and crazy questions. His assistant always returned my calls even if just to say that Mr. Burroughs was out and would get back to me by e-mail. His rates are more reasonable than other attorneys and he was worth every penny and then some. I would recommend him for military divorce or any family law in general.
Posted by a Family client
Mr. Burroughs represented my case in an ethical, professional manner. His knowledge of the Virginia Commonwealth laws are profound. Mr. Burroughs representation allowed my family stability for our future. He was able to show the court that I was intitled to a retirement settlement. His persistance and dedication enforced the law to have the individual to make resonable monthly payments at a timely manner. Mr. Burroughs is a family man that is caring, trustworthy and knowledgable. I would definitly recommend Mr. Burroughs to anyone who is looking for an honest, aggressive, compassionate and knowledgable lawyer in the Hampton Roads area.