I personally handle every matter myself; I do not delegate any part of a representation or mediation to a junior lawyer.
In addition to litigation, I am experienced in investor arbitration representation; and I have received the training course for Florida court-appointed arbitrators.
I am certified as a mediator (circuit -civil) by the Supreme Court of Florida; and I am a member of the panel of mediators and arbitrators of the Jax Mediation Center in Jacksonville, Florida, In this capacity, I have received specific training for the mediation of residential mortgage foreclosure cases.
I offer fees that are contingent upon success in certain types of cases, such as securities/investment fraud and personal injury; that is, if there is no recovery, there is no fee. Regardless of the type of case, I do not charge a fee for an initial consultation to determine whether I will undertake the representation.
Between college and law school, I served on active duty as a United States Naval Reserve Officer on destroyers in the Atlantic Fleet (1961-1964).
My wife, Virginia, and I have resided south of Orange Park, a suburb of Jacksonville, since 2004. We previously lived for many years in Arlington, Virginia, a suburb of the District of Columbia. We married in 1961 and we raised two daughters, Alice and Edith. We have two grandsons, Liam and Robbie, who live in Fort Lauderdale with Alice and our son-in-law, Teddy. Teddy works for the Department of Homeland Security, following his career service as an officer and pilot in the United States Coast Guard. The rest of our family lives in Northern Virginia and Savannah, Georgia.
Licensed since 1967
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1994||05/07/2015|
|VA||Authorized to practice law||1967||03/11/2014|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Law Review - Best Case Note||The American University - Washington College of Law||1966|
|Sole Practitioner||William S. Burroughs, Jr., Attorney at Law||1980 - Present|
|Commonwealth's Attorney - chief criminal prosecutor||Commonwealth of Virginia - Arlington County||1974 - 1979|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Securities Regulation||LL.M - Master of Laws||1982|
|The American University - Washington College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1967|
|College of William & Mary||Mathematics||BS - Bachelor of Science||1960|