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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.


Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 50%
  2. Securities & Investment Fraud: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
  5. Business: 10%

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Contact info

2003 Woodlake Drive
Orange Park, FL, 32003

2003 Woodlake Drive
Orange Park, FL, 32003

Jax Mediation Center

2700 University Blvd., Suite A-1
Jacksonville, FL, 32217



FLMember in Good Standing199409/08/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law196709/15/2015
DCInactive 198205/24/2015
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law Review - Best Case NoteThe American University - Washington College of Law1966
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole PractitionerWilliam S. Burroughs, Jr., Attorney at Law1980 - Present
Commonwealth's Attorney - chief criminal prosecutorCommonwealth of Virginia - Arlington County1974 - 1979
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterSecurities RegulationLL.M - Master of Laws1982
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1967
College of William and MaryMathematicsBS - Bachelor of Science1960