June 16, 2020

Divorce: Collecting the Financial Information Ain’t for Sissies

On Getting Accurate Financial Information from Clients Most lawyers aren’t accountants, but good divorce lawyer will take some accounting courses, for his or her own business and for his or her clients’ best interests. He or she must understand retirement plans, be able to draft qualified domestic relations orders (QDRO’s), obtain property valuations, AND be… View Article

May 20, 2020

Auto Insurance Roulette: Is it Worth the Gamble?

We have all heard it. Jokes, “yucks”, and false promises of auto insurance carriers promising they can each save you $500-$700 over the others. They are more like comedy clubs than critical support networks. Remember, EACH company promises the impossible. Believe it, and you probably believe, “Mexico is Going to Pay For a Wall!” Certain… View Article

May 7, 2020

A Legal Resource if Your Life is Off-Kilter

As the photograph shows, I was a bit “off-kilter” last week when the large brush pile I was pulling yanked my Kubota tractor sideways. Many of us are feeling “off-kilter” during the “Covid 19 Crisis”.  As a trial lawyer who represents individuals and families, I can give four examples: You may have needed a divorce… View Article

April 29, 2020


Sometimes it takes your best friend to get you to view a problem from a different perspective.  He explained that my production can seem overwhelming to a layperson. 1400 pages, 400 articles, and over 30 videos. I guess it can seem daunting even if it is “fully searchable”.  But, below, at his suggestion, are my… View Article

April 27, 2020

Mr. Hunter’s Message to Adversaries

Mr. Hunter’s Message to Adversaries: Whether you are a lawyer or unrepresented, here is my message to you. We will fight you if we must, but often there is another way, negotiation, mediation, collaboration, reciprocity. It’s called “The Golden Rule”. And it works.  

April 27, 2020

Mr. Hunter’s Promise to Potential Clients

Mr. Hunter’s Promise to Potential Clients: In this 1.5 minute video from a few years ago, I give a simple promise to potential clients; Experience, excellent staff, excellent procedures, a good system, and fair fees. 

April 24, 2020

Just for Fun: An Auto Racing Memoir

Burton Hunter Auto Racing Memoir: A friend got me to read, via Audiobook, a biography of Journalist H.L.Mencken, perhaps the most famous journalist of the 20th century. It is amazing to follow the story of a person’s growth from child to adult, to fully formed adult, and to what follows. On a dual track,… View Article

April 24, 2020

A Legal Check Up on the Things that Matter:

A Legal Check Up on the Things that Matter: Wills, Powers of Atty, Insurance, and the rest: Here we are; a month into “The Judicial Emergency” declared by the administrative order of the WV Supreme Court of Appeals. We have just learned that it has been effectively extended to May 18, 2020. Deadlines have… View Article

April 23, 2020

Domestic Violence: the Ramifications

Domestic Violence, the Ramifications from Either Perspective: Domestic violence is an ever-present reality in our fair State. And there can be no doubt that when you add to the mix the isolation, financial strain, medical issues, and worry of the Covid19 Crisis, it’s going to increase.  I urge perpetrators to seek help. Remember, it… View Article

April 22, 2020

Up in the Air? We Are Here For You!

  J. Burton Hunter III and his remarkable staff are here, working, and serving our clients.  And, as any business, we need and want new clients! We can Skype, Facetime, or Zoom if needed, but three “old standbys” will usually suffice:  The telephone: call us at 304 472-7477 or 472-9475.  E-mail us at or… View Article