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Bill Burns

There are few people who have an extensive knowledge of the law like Bill Burns. He is regarded as one of the most experienced trial lawyers in our area, literally having worked on thousands of cases. He has practiced in the personal injury field since 1974 and with The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic since 1996. Bill has worked on all three sides of civil litigation. He was an insurance defense attorney for 20 years, a Certified Mediator for 5 years and is now a well-respected plaintiff’s attorney.

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Bill graduated from Lehigh University as a Civil Engineer, and later graduated from law school at Florida State University with honors. He spent 3 ½ years on active duty as an officer in the United States Navy (Civil Engineer Corps). Bill has been a Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Law since 1992. The rigorous requirements for Board Certification limit the number of lawyers that are able to attain that distinction. In addition, he was invited to be a member or the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has received the highest rating possible as an attorney by Martindale-Hubbell (AV Rating).

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Bill is a world traveler having visited over 65 countries on 6 continents. One day he will get to Antarctica! His interests include gourmet food and wine. He is also an avid photographer. Bill and his wife are animal lovers and have welcomed several dogs and cats into their home.

PUBLIC SERVICE

Bill has literally given his blood for others, having donated over 55 gallons of blood during his donation life. He also served on the Board of Directors for the blood bank (Florida Georgia Blood Alliance 1995 – 2007) and served as Chairman of the Board from 1999 – 2001. When Bill was a Certified Mediator, he served as a mentor to new mediators.

EDUCATION

  • Lehigh University (B.S., Civil Engineering, 1967);
  • Florida State University (J.D., with honors, 1973).

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Jacksonville and Associations;
  • The Florida Bar;
  • American Board of Trial Advocates;
  • Florida Justice Association;
  • Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Law

CREDENTIALS

William S. Burns Jr., born Lancaster, Pennsylvania; admitted to bar 1974, Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.

Lt., U.S. Navy, Civil Engineer Corps, 1967-1971 .

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Medical Malpractice;
  • Products Liability;
  • Personal Injury; Premises Liability.

A Team on Your Side

  • Steve Pajcic Steve Pajcic
  • Bill Bald Bill Bald
  • Bill Burns Bill Burns
  • Tad Griffin Tad Griffin
  • Anita Lake Anita Lake
  • Bob Link Bob Link
  • Curry Pajcic Curry Pajcic
  • Curtis Pajcic Curtis Pajcic
  • Michael Pajcic Michael Pajcic
  • Seth Pajcic Seth Pajcic
  • Brenda Postell Brenda Postell
  • Raymond Reid Raymond Reid
  • Benjamin Richard Benjamin Richard
  • Tom Slater Tom Slater
  • April Stringfellow April Stringfellow