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William Paul Burns Jr

Car accident Attorney at Naugatuck, CT

4.4   29 reviews

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I am William P. Burns, Jr., a family law attorney serving clients throughout Connecticut, including people in Waterbury, New Haven County and Fairfield County.

My law offices were founded to help men and fathers who struggle with family law issues. These issues range from high net worth divorce and complex property division to parental relocation.

I offer one-on-one personal service and treat every client with dignity and respect. I work hard to protect your rights - your right to parent your child, your right to an equitable distribution of property, your right to keep the small business you created.

We are conveniently located in Naugatuck with easy access from Route 8.

Licensed for 18 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Offices of William P. Burns Jr. LLC
520 S. Main St.
Naugatuck, CT, 06770

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good attorney
Met with this guy and we talked about my divorce. Told me up front what would happen, and it turned out everything he said was right. Hire this one.
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and In charge
Bill helped me through my divorce step by step. His attention to detail was fantastic and I ended up in a much better position than I anticipated. My ex's attorney was on the run the whole time.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and fair
Bill knows his stuff and will be honest with you about your chances of winning your case. He will tell you when he thinks you are wasting your time, and will not recommend going to court just to take your money. However, he will also advocate hard for you when you do go, and will not settle with the other attorney unless it is in your best interest.
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Posted by Carl | February 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service and advice.
Attorney Burns helped me with a family matter. He was very responsive to my calls and emails. He took the time to explain the law to me in terms I could understand. I would highly recommend attorney Burns to anyone looking for an attorney that is straight forward and gets results.
Posted by Peter | March 12, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The most thorough and caring conversation I have ever had with a family attorney
Over the years residing in Connecticut, I have gotten to know many attorneys in the New Haven - Stamford area. I no longer live in Connecticut, but I still require legal assistance from time to time in the state. I was hesitant to contact any of the family attorneys I have gotten to know over the years. After all, my family matters are now in a phase where I do not care to share my concerns with old friends. I took the opportunity to contact Attorney Burns based upon his profile as shown on selected reputable online sites. When Attorney Burns and I finally spoke, I must admit that I was caught off guard. It was simply meant to be an initial consultation, yet he took a great deal of time to answer all my concerns in a very comprehensive, clear and highly competent manner. He went far beyond what was required in an initial consultation. At one point, he asked for a few minutes to research a matter of legal interpretation that we were discussing. Again, this was simply an initial consultation. It was the most caring conversation I have ever had with a family attorney. And, above all else, he put my mind completely at ease about my matter and provided me with a very clear path forward. I would advise anyone with a family law matter in the Connecticut area to seek the advice of Attorney Burns. It was most enjoyable speaking with him and I now feel I have the best attorney in Connecticut when needed for family matters!
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Posted by Jeremy | June 9, 2015
Best Attorney when it involves Father’s Rights in CT!
Attorney William Burns Jr. was extremely helpful when I dealt with obtaining custody of my daughter in 2015. I would refer Attorney Burns Jr. to all fathers who are being withheld visitation time, or has a child being raised in an unhealthy household environment. I can honestly say that Attorney Burns Jr. will be my daughter’s hero for the rest of her life. He saved my daughter from being raised in an unstable environment and helped me achieve the ability to give her what every child deserves in their life stability, and love. Throughout the process Attorney Burns Jr. was upfront and honest. At the beginning of my custody fight he stated that obtaining custody would be an uphill battle that would take time and patience, and that it did. Throughout my case Attorney Burns Jr. treated my case as if he was fighting for the well-being of his own child and he would do all that he could to achieve the right outcome for my daughter. He was very trustworthy and easy to communicate with. I cannot thank Attorney Burns Jr. and his staff enough for helping me acquire custody of my daughter and putting me in a position to show my little girl the true meaning of being a kid. I would recommend Attorney Burns Jr. to any father dealing with any custody issue and looking to put their children in a healthy and positive household environment.
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2014
When Family MATTERS...
Bill Burns and his staff did an incredible job of advising and counselling me throughout my divorce process. While the circumstances for such an action could never be optimal, Bill and his team were supportive, responsive, collaborative, flexible and creative throughout the process. I would recommend Bartlett Burns LLC for any Husband or Father in their search for a solid and trustworthy family matters lawyer, especially if parental rights and the children's best interests are of paramount importance.
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Posted by chris | December 10, 2013
Thank you Bill Burns
Bill and his staff were very professional and knowledgeable. He helped me with getting my son back after almost 60 days without seeing him. I found Bill very easy to talk to and he put everything into language that was easy to understand. He and his associates were very friendly and courteous. They all made a very tough time a whole lot easier for me. I felt from day one that I was in good hands, and that everything would be taken care of and I would get my son back.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2013
Fantastic Fathers Rights Lawyer
Bill Burns represented me in my divorce case. He was extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with. While being busy, as any worthwhile lawyer would be, he always managed to get back to me in a timely manner and treated me as if I was his most important client. He stated his objectives clearly and was honest about what my expectations should be. He was able to broker the exact deal I was hoping for even though I never thought it was possible. I couldn't be happier with the result. Despite the divorce being finalized, most importantly, the process taught me and my ex that our child comes first and we're able to move forward raising our child 'together' in separate residences. I strongly recommend consulting Bill Burns. Additionally, him team is awesome and easy to work with.
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Posted by Robert | February 8, 2011
Great Lawyer That You Can Trust
Bill has been a great lawyer for our family. He has helped us with the adoption process and our wills and we know we can count on him on to be there for us. My wife and I are in the process of adopting a child; Bill has been instrumental in getting us through the piles of legal documents helping us to make sense of them and putting us more at ease. The adoption process is financially and emotionally stressful but knowing we have a great lawyer helps to lessen some of that stress. We have always found him professional, respectful and compassionate. I have and will continue to recommend Bill to anyone looking for a great lawyer.
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Posted by Tim | February 5, 2011
Great Lawyer!
I highly recommend Attorney Burns to anyone looking for an honest and trustworthy lawyer. He is willing to go the extra mile for his clients and fights for what is right. He is the only lawyer I will ever use.
Posted by James | February 2, 2011
Excellent Family Attorney
Attorney Burns is a great asset to the legal community. While I was a client, Mr. Burns was extremely attentive to our needs and provided direct, accurate guidance in a very efficient manner. It was clear from the first time we met that his experience, not only as a lawyer but as a loving family man, made him the best candidate to represent our interests. Above that, Bill was able to explain the legal issues and long term implications of the decisions we made in a very straight forward manner - so that even I could understand them. Overall, working with Bill was a positive experience and I will definitely use his firm in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2011
Help with a sticky situation
A few years ago, I found myself in an unexpected and difficult legal situation. A situation that I, nor anyone I had known, had ever experienced before. I was completely unsure of what my rights were, where to go, what to do, or how to proceed. William Burns helped me through the process and was extremely professional. He guided me every step of the way and made sure that I understood the choices and legal jargon that were presented to me. He helped me find a swift and satisfying resolution.
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Posted by Karen | February 1, 2011
Wills/Adoption/Personal Attorney client
I highly recommend Mr. William Burns as an attorney. He was excellent throughout our wills process ... very communicative and explained all our options every step of the way. He made what was a very important issue extremely easy by answering all our questions and concerns. We were so impressed with his service that he is now our personal attorney handling all our family matters including an adoption. We clearly value his experience as we've placed our most important matters in his extremely capable hands.
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Posted by Mary Jane | January 31, 2011
A lawyer that was on my side
Bill Burns is a lawyer that is on your side. Several years ago I was involved in a child custody issue that was mentally and financially draining. Lawyers that had looked at my case prior left me with too many questions that were unanswered. Bill Burns was certainly a refreshing lawyer to come upon after a friend referred me to him. He was efficient, kept me informed about the progress of my case, and most importantly did not leave me with outstanding lawyer fees. Thanks to Bill I now get to live happily ever after with all my children under the same roof. I am grateful for everything he has done, he certainly is a lawyer that will go above and beyond his duties.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2011
Easy to work with
My husband and I worked with Atty Burns on our wills. His office was responsive and he made the process very easy for us. Atty Burns asked us questions to ensure we had everything covered and hadn't left anything or anyone out of our wills. We'll go back to his office in the future for any of our legal needs.
Posted by KK | January 31, 2011
Great attorney - explains everything in plain english
Bill is an intelligent and reasonably priced lawyer who really helped respresent me well. Strong communication skills from lawyers is a plus! He explained everything in "plain english" so I actually knew what was going on, and he was patient and ALWAYS there when I had questions - even when I desperately called on weekends. And he never let me just settle - he fought for what was right for me and never said "this is the best you can get." I would recommend Bill to anyone who needs legal help, and will use him again if I do.
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Posted by Bill | January 31, 2011
Great communication and results, what more could you want?
Worked with Attorney Burns on multiple collections cases for my small business. The results tell the tale and he kept me abreast of what was going on as it was occurring.
Posted by MIchael M. | October 7, 2010
An Attorney you can trust
Bill Burns' Firm handle my child custody case so professionally. They kept me informed through out the whole process and was available for questions anytime! I would highly recommend Bill Burns to anyone.
Posted by Conor | July 21, 2010
An Outstanding Attorney
I am currently working with Mr. Burns in regard to child custody issues. On a professional level, he has been both intelligent and reasonable, while still willing to fight in defense of my interests. As for his fees, I have found them to be extremely reasonable, particularly when compared to other attorneys in this field. On a personal level, Mr. Burns is a very affable person and a genuinely nice guy. I sought out Mr. Burns because I was looking for someone who could defend the interests of a father (which I believe is generally lacking in the legal system), but I believe that he would serve any client well, regardless of gender. I highly recommend his services to anyone in need of legal advice and support.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Contingency 15%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ouellette, Deganis, Gallagher and Ward, LLC
  • 2003 - 2005

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Connecticut
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Dauti v. Stop & Shop Supermarket Co.
  • Vazquez v. Commissioner of Correction
  • Appeal Dismissed
  • Vazquez v. Commissioner of Correction
  • Writ of Habeas Corpus Granted

Associations

  • Kelly's Kids, Inc
  • Volunteer
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2015
  • Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Family Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Connecticut Business Alliance February Meeting
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse William
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Burns is an outstanding advocate for his clients and a skilled litigator in the court room."
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work - I have worked on cases with him and referred others to him, and his commitment is second to none."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Bill Burns. I have no hesitation referring clients to attorney Burns as I know he will provide them with solid represenation"
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had the privilege to know Attorney Burns on a professional and personal level. I have referred several clients to Attorney Burns and have received positive feedback regarding his competency and attention to detail. I continue to confidently refer clients to Attorney Burns."
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Divorce and separation
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