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J. Burns Earle, III

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  • Partner






Paralegals: Connie S. Taylor & Yuliya G. Gordiyevskaya

Burns has drawn on his broad background growing up on a beef cattle farm to move analytical work with local government that have helped shape his perspective before law school. With 30+ years of experience in every facet of Family Law, he is a skilled negotiator and litigator in complex domestic relations matters. True to his background, the important legal matter is the current one facing his clients. His education and experience have equipped him with the ability to navigate these legal challengers and efficiently deliver results that are demanded. 

Burns enjoys traveling, college sports, good food and his family and dog (not necessarily in this order).

Areas of Practice

  • Domestic Relations and Family Law
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • General Practice of Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1993
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004


  • Cooley Law School
    • J.D - 1992
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi
  • Western Michigan University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    • B.S - 1983

Representative Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Zamani, 256 Va. 391, 575 SE2d 608, 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Harrisonburg/Rockingham Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA)

Past Employment Positions

  • H. Bishop Dansby & Associates, Associate, 1992 to 1994


  • Phi Delta Phi