LYNCHBURG, VA, May 29, 2019 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present R. Edwin Burnette Jr. with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Burnette celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Burnette brings the expertise of a four-decade-long career to his appointment as a circuit court judge in the 24th Judicial District Court of Virginia. From a young age, he was immersed in American history, and eventually gained inspiration from founding government leaders who also practiced law. He was also influenced by Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr., for whom he had much respect. Today, in addition to his primary appointment in law, Mr. Burnette also serves as an adjunct professor of law at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, a position he previously held with the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg.
As a respected individual in his field, Mr. Burnette's superior skills earned him a spot as the youngest elected president of the Virginia State Bar at just 39 years old. He has also utilized his knowledge and experience to contribute articles to professional journals, including “General District Court: It's Not Just for Property Damage Cases Anymore,” published in the Virginia Trial Lawyers Journal. Mr. Burnette is a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation and the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association.
For excellence in his career, Mr. Burnette has been named among the Best Lawyers in America and received both a Public Service Award and the Pro Bono Award from the Lynchburg Bar Association. He is also the recipient of the Citizen Lawyer Award from the William & Mary Law School Association. In light of all his accomplishments, Mr. Burnette was previously featured in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
Prior to embarking on his career, Mr. Burnette pursued formal education at the College of William & Mary. First earning a Bachelor of Arts in government, he subsequently concluded his studies with a Doctor of Jurisprudence. In his spare time outside of work, Mr. Burnette greatly enjoys golf, music and scuba.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Burnette has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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