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About me

I represent the underdog against the big insurance companies.  I excercise my passion for representing victims of serious injury, wrongful death, brain injury and nursing home abuse on a daily basis.  My clients give me strength and fuel my desire to help them achieve justice. 


I have tried several important cases to juries, including cases that have ranged from serious personal injury to aggravated murder.


I enjoy rowing, rock climbing, writing and running. I am married to local real estate broker, Maddie Burnside, and have two wonderful daughters.


I am also the author of Look to Your Left: A True Story of Law School Survival in the Face of Impossibility, Murder, and an Appalachian Apocalypse. After entering the market to stellar reviews and compared with Scott Turow's One L and John Osborn's Paper Chase, it is available for purchase at to which any profits will benefit the Appalachian School Law Sutin Blackwell Dales Memorial Scholarship fund.


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Contact info

Law Office Of Jeremy M. Burnside, LLC

1118 Hutchins St.
Suite A
Portsmouth, OH, 45662-3935

Law Office of Jeremy M. Burnside, LLC

106 N. 3rd St.
Ironton, OH, 45638


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 70%
    12 years, 400 cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 15%
    12 years, 25 cases
  3. Nursing Home Abuse: 5%
    6 years
  4. Brain Injury: 5%
    7 years
  5. Other: 5%
  6. More 



Hourly ($150-250/hour), contingent (34-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (1%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I have know Jeremy for over 10 years. Jeremy is honest and hardworking. Jeremy is an outstanding attorney that truly cares about the best interest of each individual client. I endorse Jeremy Burnside without hesitation.


    Travis Newton DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Natalie Driver Womack

    Jeremy is a truly genuine person. He is a role model for those in the legal professional.


    Natalie Driver Womack Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


KYAuthorized to practice law201007/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Organization of the Year - PresidentAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)2004
2004 Trial Advocacy AwardVirginia Trial Lawyers Association2004
Community Service AwardAppalachian School of Law2001
Dean's ListAppalachian School of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Jeremy M. Burnside, LLC2009 - Present
ShareholderKimble, Clark & Burnside Co., L.P.A.2009 - 2009
AssociateLaw Office of Joseph T. Joseph, Jr., LLC2004 - 2009
Legislative AnalystWest Virginia Sentate2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kentucky Justice AssociationMember2010 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Scioto County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember2004 - Present
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternityMember2002 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2001 - Present
Tau Kappa EpsilonMember1996 - Present
US Rowing AssociationMember2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
2011 Wrongful Deathsix figures
2014 Brain Injury SettlementSix Figures
2013 Brain Injury SettlementSix Figures
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Publication nameTitleDate
WV GazetteHazing Statute Outdated2012
Portsmouth Daily TimesIncreasing financial responsibility makes too much sense to pass2009
WV GazetteDon't Blame Trial Lawyers for Brain Drain2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Appalachian School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of CharlestonMass Communications; Computer Information SystemsOther - Bachelors1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Political Science ClassOpen Carry on College Campuses2015
Winter ConventionUsing MedPay to Settle Your Personal Injury Case2014
Ohio Senate Judiciary Testimony Regarding SB 184Civil Immunity2008