March 12, 2017 at 7:43 pm

House Bill 2658: “The One Size Fits All, Children Can Go to Hell, Custody Law”

For the time-being, here is the link to House Bill 2658, which I affectionately call, “The One Size Fits All, and the Children Can Go to Hell WV Custody Bill”, I want to bring attention to a bill that I think is an abomination. As a lawyer whose efforts have helped determine the caretaking… View Article

February 27, 2017 at 10:04 pm

A Summing Up of Eight Years’ of Blogging

My serious blogging began March 1, 2009. I had posted an article a year before, and then I rested. In searching Google for what was happening on this day 8 years ago, I just now learned that Mardi Gras began in New Orleans on this day,  in 1827. 190 years! But no quick answers about eight… View Article

February 27, 2017 at 2:54 am

Mr. Hunter’s Message (and Plea) to People in Power

Don’t worry; the people in authority do not read this blog. But lots of “little people” do. I intend to keep looking out for them. 🙂 Burton Hunter’s Message to People in Authority:  

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:

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:

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:  

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.” 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