Matthew E. Bass

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Leesburg, VA

Burnett & Williams, PC
 | 105 Loudoun Street SE, Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone: 804-924-4388
Fax: 703-777-9833
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Matthew E. Bass is an attorney with Burnett & Williams, P.C., law firm, which has seven law offices across Virginia. Working primarily out of the firm's Leesburg office, Mr. Bass has more than eight years of legal experience, and he provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout Loudoun County and the surrounding areas who have suffered a debilitating injury on the job or a serious injury or loss caused by someone else's negligence.

    Focusing primarily on plaintiff personal injury representation, Mr. Bass has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of those adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, unsafe property conditions, defective products and other preventable tragedies. 

    A Berryville native, Mr. Bass has a genuine concern for the legal issues that affect the members of his community, and he has gained a reputation for his compassion and integrity when interacting with his clients as well as his aggressive approach to helping them obtain the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A 2006 graduate of the University of Virginia, Mr. Bass obtained his Juris Doctor summa cum laude from the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law in 2012. While pursuing his legal degree, he accumulated more than 750 hours of work with the Housing and Consumer Law Clinic and Community Development Legal Clinic, assisting indigent clients in throughout the greater Washington, D.C., area. He also served as publications editor of the U.D.C. Law Review.

    Honored for his outstanding service to his community, Mr. Bass received The Olender Foundation’s Earl H. Davis Advocacy Award. He also received the LeClerq Best Brief Award along with many other commendations for his excellent academic achievements and civil service. Today, he continues his public service as an elected member of the Clarke County Board of Supervisors representing the Berryville Voting District. His various duties include serving on the Clarke County Planning Commission and Board of Septic and Well Appeals, among others.

    Mr. Bass is a member of the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission, the Loudoun County, Frederick/Winchester, and Clarke County Bar Associations, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Blue Ridge Legal Services, and the American Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents


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    Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

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    About Matthew Bass

    Admitted: 2012, Virginia

    Professional Webpage:


    • The Olender Foundation’s, Earl H. Davis Advocacy Award
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers
    • Earl H. Davis Advocacy Award, Winner

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Clarke County Bar Association
    • Frederick/Winchester Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
    • Loudoun County Bar Association
    • Clarke County Board of Supervisors, Member
    • Berryville Area Development Authority, Member, 2016 – 2020
    • Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Legal Services
    • Virginia State Bar, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Housing and Consumer Law Clinic
    • Community Development Legal Clinic

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • U.D.C. Law Review, Publications Editor


    • $1.25 Million dollar settlement for pedestrian severely injured by commercial trash truck, 2020
    • $350,000 mediated settlement in surgery-gone-wrong medical malpractice case, 2019
    • $600,000 extracted from 3 separate insurance carriers in motor vehicle crash case resulting in serious injuries, 2020
    • $650,000 mediated settlement for passenger seriously injured while riding in commercial transport service vehicle, 2020
    • $640,000 settlement for driver seriously injured in crash with tractor-trailer on interstate, 2019

    Educational Background:

    • University of Virginia, anthropology and archaeology
    • Clarke County High School
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    Office Location for Matthew E. Bass

    105 Loudoun Street SE
    Leesburg, VA 20175

    Phone: 804-924-4388

    Fax: 703-777-9833

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    Last Updated: 5/11/2021

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