Ed Burnette Adjunct Professor of Law

Phone: 540-458-8120

Email: burnettee@wlu.edu

Office: Judge's Chambers, Lewis Hall

Areas of Expertise/Classes Taught

Trial Advocacy Practicum


BA, College of William & Mary

JD, College of William & Mary


R. Edwin Burnette, Jr. served as judge for the General District Court for Virginia's 24th Judicial Circuit until 2019, sitting primarily in the City of Lynchburg and Amherst County. Prior to joining the judiciary, Burnette was a Shareholder of Edmunds & Williams, P.C. where his professional emphasis was in civil litigation, especially insurance defense, legal malpractice, automobile and general tort liability, appellate practice, and related general litigation. He was formerly a member of The McCammon Group, a statewide alternative dispute resolution provider.