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William John Burnett

Business Attorney at State College, PA

5.0   6 reviews
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: In-House Counsel
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: In-House Counsel
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Other
    32%

  2. Business
    20%
    We provide general legal work, such as contract review to counseling business owners on best practices to avoid costly litigation. To more specialized work such as Tax planning and litigation, FTC franchise disclosures and operating agreements.

    11 years

  3. Debt collection
    18%
    Debt collection arbitration cases.

    6 years, 124 cases

  4. Employment and labor
    15%
    Having been the victim of employment discrimination based upon sexual preferences (before it became illegal) myself. I have little tolerance for an employer who discriminates on an illegal basis.

  5. Privacy
    15%
    We have been handling more and more privacy related questions from our business clients dealing the GDPR, to individuals asking for help on having nude images or private information removed from the web.

    7 years

The Burnett Law Group, is a virtual law office based in State College, PA. We we’re started by Wm. John Burnett Esq. in 2016 to help local fire fighters and their families with matters ranging from estate planning to business litigation and consulting. We have since expanded our offered services to the community as a whole. Today we offer a variety of services to the community, such as adoption petitions, tax planning and defense, estate planning, criminal expungements, land lord tenant actions both (commercial and residential), as well as civil litigation.

Location

The Burnett Law Group
19 Colonnade Way
#158
State College, PA, 16803

Reviews

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Posted by Sam | December 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Privacy law
I had an issue regarding privacy laws and recordings. Mr Burnett took care of everything for me very quickly and was easily reachable via phone and email. I appreciated the in depth knowledge he has. Would absolutely recommend!
Posted by Erica | February 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Knowledgable in Landlord-Tenant Issue
I reached out to Mr. Burnett from Avvo and had a long consultation call over the phone about my landlord-tenant issue. He offered 3 violations that my landlord is subject to and an action plan while other lawyers I have contacted only provided partial information. Mr. Burnett also seemed very genuine and well connected. If my case was in his area, I would definitely have worked with Mr. Burnett. Thank you!
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Posted by Anthony | August 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Living Will and Trust Planning
Mr. Burnett was easy to work and the process went smoothly. We appreciated his expertise with living will and trust planning.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Final Disposition and Estate Planning
Mr. Burnett's comprehensive review of my situation and clear explanation of options made the process go smoothly. No questions remained unresolved.
Posted by Ariane | August 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
We were referred to this Law Firm for a Landlord issue. Mr Burnett has gone above and beyond for us!!! You want him on your side!!!
Posted by Andrew | January 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Class A
Fantastic service. Quick response. Attorney Burnett met all expectations. Would highly recommend.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 75-450 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-75%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of William Burnett & Associates P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Health Professional Student Association
  • 2020 - 2021
  • General Counsel
  • Coastal Research Group
  • 2011 - 2020

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Golden Gate University
  • Taxation
  • 2004
  • University of California - Davis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • Alpha Fire Company
  • Firefighter
  • 2014 - Present
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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General practice Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have read many answers by William Burnett on the avvo website. His answers are well reasoned and provide good guidance to the asker. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Burnett are consistently accurate, full of analysis, and are customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Burnett is an asset to the Avvo community. The advice he gives is extremely well thought out and sound."
Business Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Burnett and I have answered many of the same employment questions and he and I are always in agreement. He has a vast knowledge of employment law from both an employee and an employer perspective. He also has expertise in Business Law from both a legal and personal basis. As part of his business knowledge he has expertise in Landlord-Tenant relationship. He also has extensive formal education, knowledge of and expertise in Taxation. I would use attorney Burnett for any guidance in the above areas."
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State College Business Lawyer William John Burnett
William John Burnett
Business Attorney
State College, PA
Licensed for 11 years
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