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February 26, 2017 at 11:50 pm

Mr. Hunter’s Message (and Plea) to his Colleagues

This is my plea to my friends and colleagues to take on the challenges to our profession. Burton Hunter’s Message to His Colleagues: https://youtu.be/oypl1X0fLj4

February 26, 2017 at 11:40 pm

Mr. Hunter’s Message to His Adversaries

This is my offer to opponents in my court cases to avoid a war and pursue rationality, or not. Burton Hunter’s Message to His Adversaries: https://youtu.be/zKZ0ZEALMQo

February 26, 2017 at 11:11 pm

Mr. Hunter’s Promise to Potential Clients

This is the first of four messages that I am posting to my website first page. jbh Burton Hunter’s Promise to Potential Clients: https://youtu.be/sgaWtuVjgoo  

February 5, 2017 at 8:31 pm

Coping With Accelerating Change

This will be a short post, for me anyway. But I want to make an important point, with an example from Thomas Friedman’s excellent book on accelerating change in the world, “Thank You For Being Late.” http://tinyurl.com/hqopd68. Why does a small town lawyer care about adapting to accelerating change? Let’s check a few of the… View Article

January 26, 2017 at 9:54 pm

Then and Now for a Personal Injury Attorney – Slip and Fall

I have often blogged of the history of technology from the perspective of a lawyer who has practiced his craft from 1972 to 2017. Compared to that, these two examples are unremarkable. You won’t be surprised, but we should all be amazed. Yesterday the subject of voicemail came up. My client said she had transcripts of all her voicemail. I… View Article

December 13, 2016 at 12:28 am

I Want to Be Your Insurance Lawyer because….

Let’s look at another kind of injury, bad faith by your fire insurance company: You have a major fire. The adjustor is overburdened, distracted, or may not even care. The checks are slow in arriving, and you think your place is a total loss, but the adjustor does not. It turns out you have some… View Article

December 13, 2016 at 12:12 am

I Want to be your Personal Injury Lawyer because…

Questions and Answers for the Person Injured by the Fault of Another. These are good cases. They have a beginning, a process, and often a predictable end. The potential client really needs me. He/she/they are often afraid, confused, and uncertain where to turn. The client does not need to pay a large retainer. The fee is… View Article

September 10, 2016 at 7:33 pm

2016 WVU College of Law Family Law CLE

I know, “Sexy Title”, right? Family Law. At least this article  has the merit of brevity. After a couple of days in St. Louis with 60 “super nerd” “lawyers of the future” last month, my 40 years of small town practice experience had me much more comfortable in Morgantown with a group of WV family law… View Article

September 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Memories of a Small Town Lawyer #1

Today I was showing  my paralegal Letetia our old sample form files. Four bankers boxes, carefully tabbed with tables of contents. The results of thousands of hours of work. Been upstairs out of the way 10 years. I also kept 3″ by 5″ file cards of every, single, newly reported WV Supreme Court case, indexed… View Article

September 3, 2016 at 6:49 pm

Self-Represented Mediation

Let me make a few things clear: People should not be their own lawyers in family court or in pursuing their personal injury claim with an insurance company; The average person, even with due diligence, cannot cope with the power imbalance, the myriad rules, the statutes, the case law, and the techniques necessary to prepare… View Article