April 7, 2017 at 6:22 pm


This provocative title of this two part article is true, but with a twist. There are “secrets” to a winning parenting plan. They start with “The Golden Rule”. If you do not want background and just want my “tips”, go to my next article, “The Secrets of Winning II”, which I published concurrently with this one:… View Article

March 24, 2017 at 9:23 pm


A CONCISE SUMMARY OF THE FUTURE OF THE LAW I tackled this subject last summer in a major article, perhaps 1500 words. It is an important subject, but I took on too much. I tried to; Establish my credentials; Summarize my trip to the TBD Conference in Saint Louis; To report to my WV State… View Article

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