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April 21, 2022

Our Helpful Resources: Writings and Videos

The information we share here is not case-specific and IS NOT legal advice, but there is much useful information in my writing and videos. It is written for “real people”, so it isn’t exactly scholarly. It is based on 50 years of lawyering and 19 years of formal education. It does NOT purport to teach… View Article

March 25, 2022

46 Years of Practicing Law in Buckhannon and Upshur County

In 2020, I was asked by Anita Casey, Executive Director of the WV State Bar to do the Upshur County Article for the WV Lawyer Magazine. I politely declined because there are so many better historians and county experts, but she persisted and asked me to give it a personal twist. So, having met this… View Article

March 22, 2022

When you Choose a Lawyer, Choose Well.

When you choose a lawyer to help you resolve a serious injury claim, a painful family crisis, or a contentious “civil dispute”, of course, you must choose well. And you hope to find the kind of person who does right “even when no one’s watching.” This sounds like a “no-brainer”, and most potential clients will… View Article

March 1, 2022

Some Guidance for “Deliberate Intent” or “Industrial Accident” Claims

I am privileged to work with some of the finest lawyers in WV when dangerous working conditions result in injury or death to WV workers, and tragic loss to their families.   Mine Site Accidents – Attorney J. Burton Hunter III : Attorney J. Burton Hunter III (hunterlawfirm.net)   Oil and Gas Explosions – Attorney J…. View Article

February 25, 2022

Copernic Desktop Pro

Copernic Desktop Search Pro”: I am not sure I can recommend this to anyone, but I think it has endless potential. I have known about this application for nearly 20 years and once I mistakenly thought it was a competitor to Google. It is not. It is a search engine for your own personal computer including,… View Article

February 25, 2022

On Learning New Things: Video-casting and “Text to Voice”

When my wife and I go on a February “working vacation”, we have just a few “rules”: We select a quiet beach, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Amelia Island, Savannah, Charleston, S.C.. or Jacksonville or Myrtle Beach. We are there to unwind and appreciate one another. For at least 6 hours a day, I “putter”,… View Article

January 17, 2022

A Compendium of Personal Injury Writings: NOT What You Think.

  Much like cancer or heart disease, you hope it will never happen to you or those you love. But, if it does, don’t compound the experience with ignorance. Save this in Evernote or your own cloud note storage, or come to my blog and search “personal injury”; www.hunterlawfirm.net/blog   Not The Normal Personal Injury… View Article

December 31, 2021

Ten of My Best: Happy New Year 2022

A Curmudgeon Family Lawyer’s View of Parenting – Attorney J. Burton Hunter III : Attorney J. Burton Hunter III (hunterlawfirm.net) My prayer for 2022 (from my prayer for Independence Day 2014): My Prayer for Independence Day 2014 – Attorney J. Burton Hunter III : Attorney J. Burton Hunter III (hunterlawfirm.net) THE SECRETS TO “WINNING” CUSTODY… View Article

December 28, 2021

Civil Litigation 101

CIVIL LITIGATION GENERALLY  My trial practice is primarily “civil” in nature. What are some examples of “civil litigation”? In family law, it can be a divorce action, or, when the parents are not married, “allocation of parental rights” (aka “paternity suit”); or, an adoption, or contempt, or modification of a prior court order such as child… View Article

December 24, 2021

A Curmudgeon Family Lawyer’s View of Parenting

  I’m mad! This is my 49th Christmas as a lawyer, and I am royally pissed-off. “Why?”, you ask? I’ll tell you. The world is filled with mediocre and bad parents; even ones who love their children are often “p-poor parents”. I see it every hour of every waking day. Most of my clients are… View Article