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Weldon Mark Burnette

Litigation Attorney at Ocala, FL

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Mark Burnette

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 19 years
    Massachusetts - MA 17 years
    West Virginia - WV 30 years
    North Carolina - NC 31 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2006
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State WV
    Acquired 1993
    Active Attorney - Current No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1992
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Weldon

Learn Weldon’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Full range of criminal and civil litigation. More than 60 jury trials to verdict. Civil litigation includes personal injury, accidents, discrimination, civil rights, tax, bankruptcy, contract, insurance disputes, banking and most any other substantive area of law

    32 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    Practice limited to debtors. All Chapters.

    21 years, 500 cases

  3. Family
    All aspects of family law including divorce, child custody, dependency, visitation, paternity, child support, etc.

    21 years, 100 cases

  4. General practice
    Most legal issues and problems that affect individuals and their small businesses

    32 years, 1,000 cases

Lawyer advertising can often be misleading for many reasons.  If you have a legal problem, we encourage you to contact our office not only for a free consultation about your case, but to interview us about our experience and ability.  Ask the tough questions that many lawyers do not want to answer.  What is our experience with your type of case?  How many cases have we tried?  Do our clients get their cases resolved expeditiously?  We believe you will be satisfied that we care about resolving your legal issue is an expeditious and satisfactory manner, and we have the ability to do it in most cases.

We represent individuals and small businesses in a wide variety of legal fields, focusing primarily on litigation of all types, including personal injury, insurance claims and contracts.  We also are experienced in bankruptcy and debt resolution and all types of family law issues.  Bankruptcy and family law make up a large part of our practice.

We believe that initial consultations should always be free, and we offer them either in person or by telephone.  Do not hesitate to give us a call if you believe you might need a lawyer.


Mark Burnette, P.A.
1315 S.E. 25th Loop, Suite 101
Ocala, FL, 34471
Weldon Mark Burnette
Po Box 2913
Ocala, FL, 34478-2913
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Posted by Michael | June 10, 2015
Our insurance company tried to take our life savings of 30 years. We consulted many lawyers, all of whom refused to take our case. We were facing a financial crisis. Mark took the case even though it was risky and he poured 1000 ' s of hours of his time and thousands of dollars into it. We won. We could not more highly recommend a lawyer.
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Posted by Jeff | May 13, 2015
Highly Recommend Mark Burnette
I consider myself lucky to have employed Mark as my attorney. He is one of the most accomplished and thorough lawyers I have had the pleasure to meet in the past 25 years . Mark truly cares about his clients and their families. His attention to detail and his work ethic are second to none. I highly recommend Mark .


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
  • Contingency 15%-40%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Mark Burnette & Associates
  • 2007 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Florida Department Children & Families
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Member
  • Burnette & Burnette
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Senator
  • West Virginia Senate
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Elected Prosecutor
  • Greenbrier County Prosecuting Attorney
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Associate
  • King Betts & Allen
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Summer Associate
  • Baker &McKenzie
  • 1991 - 1991
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  • Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • M.P.A.
  • 2006
  • Harvard Law School
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • West Virginia University
  • B.S.B.Ad.
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Janet Hall V. Animals.Com, L.L.C., Case No. 5D14-4025 (5DCA, 2015)
  • My Client Prevailed
  • Spradlin v. AXA Equitable Life Ins. Co., Slip Copy, WL 5450244, USDC, S.D. WV (2014)
  • My Client Prevailed
  • Lamore v. State, 22 So.3d 91 (Fla. 5th DCA, 2009)
  • Lost but a valient effort
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  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 2005 - Present
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Secretary's Visionary Award
  • Florida Department of Children and Families
  • 2012
  • Leadership Award
  • Florida Department of Children and Families
  • 2012

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General practice Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"You cannot get a smarter, more compassionate, highly skilled or more respected advocate than Mark Burnette. Where many attorneys only look at the particular legal issue at hand, Mark is always several steps ahead of opposing counsel and as a result his clients always benefit from his skill. Coming from humble means in West Virginia to graduating top of his class at Harvard law, Mark is intelligent but not arrogant and always has his clients best interests at heart. Nine years ago in the beginning of my career I was fortunate enough to have worked for Mark and I have never learned more from anyone, witnessed better verdicts and awards or seen such legal skill since leaving his office. Whereas some attorneys will tell potential clients whatever they want to hear in order to obtain that clients case or business, Mark is always honest and straightforward with his clients and potential clients. If you live in Central Florida you cannot pick a better lawyer than Mark Burnette."
General practice Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark Burnette is a fantastic lawyer. We worked together about 10 years ago and from the first day he walked into the office, he made a positive impact for his clients. Mark is highly intelligent. Many people who think on the advanced level that Mark does often find it difficult to communicate with lay people. Not Mark. He has a way of breaking down complicated issues into simple, easy to understand components, which is an enormous benefit to his clients. He thinks outside the box, is creative with client solutions and isn't afraid to fight when fighting is called for. Additionally, Mark is held in high regard by the attorneys he litigates against and the Judges he practices in front of. Having credibility with and the respect of your opponents and Judges is an often overlooked quality in a lawyer. Overall, Mark is an excellent lawyer who takes care of his clients."
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Ocala Litigation Lawyer Weldon Mark Burnette
Weldon Mark Burnette
Litigation Attorney
Ocala, FL
Licensed for 31 years
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