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Charles James Williams, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Midlothian, VA

Burnett & Williams, P.C.
1527 Huguenot Road, The Kristina Building, Suite 201
Midlothian, VA 23113
Phone: 804-924-4388
Fax: 804-794-0062
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Licensed in Virginia Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Professional Liability: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Languages Spoken: English, French
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A highly regarded civil trial attorney, C. James Williams III is one of the principals at Burnett & Williams, P.C. His firm is based in Midlothian, Virginia, and represents clients throughout the greater Richmond metropolitan area, the Tri-Cities area of Hopewell, Petersburg and Colonial Heights and the Commonwealth of Virginia  Admitted to practice in Virginia since 1987, Mr. Williams is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Claims and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is board certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

A significant portion of Mr. Williams’s client base is made up of people who have been harmed due to the negligence of other parties such as motor vehicle crashes, premises, professional and products liability. He has successfully obtained millions of dollars in compensation for his clients through jury verdicts and negotiated settlements. His successful track record in and out of the courtroom has earned him a great deal of acclaim from his colleagues, including a membership in the invitation-only Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In addition, he has received a 10.0 peer review rating through Avvo, Richmond magazine as well as The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

A 1982 recipient of a Bachelor of Science from George Mason University, Mr. Williams went on to attend what was then known as the George Mason University School of Law, and in 1987, he was awarded his Juris Doctor. He was a member of the law review with a published article, and has also published articles in private practice. He worked as a federal judicial law clerk in US District Court. Prior to co-founding Burnett & Williams, P.C., he was managing trial lawyer for a large insurance company. He began his career in private practice in civil defense particularly insurance defense, representing defendants in the types of matters that he now handles on behalf of his injured clients.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
  • 10%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Legal Malpractice, Ethics & Professional Responsibility


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Charles James Williams, III

First Admitted: 1987, Virginia

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • The Beth Williams Field of Dreams Foundation, Founder, 2006
  • Hopewell Downtown Redevelopment Council
  • Evergreen Athletic Association

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Federal Aviation Administration: Private Pilot license, 1988

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Association
  • Loudoun County Bar Association
  • City of Richmond Bar Association
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association


  • Titsworth v. Robinson (252 Va. 151, 475 SE2d 261 (1996))
  • Ondrake Raymond Nero v. Williams
  • Schlimmer v. Poverty Hunt Club (268 Va. 74, 597 SE2d 43(2004))

Educational Background

  • George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Bachelor of Science, 1982

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Law Review Article, Author, The New Separation of Powers Jurisprudence: Does the Comptroller General "Execute the Law,", 9 GMUSL 35 (1985), 1985
  • Comment, “The New Separation of Powers Jurisprudence and the Comptroller General: Does He ‘Execute the Law’ Under the Federal Employees’ Retirement Act?,” 9 GMUSL 35 (1986)
  • “The Effect of Plaintiff’s Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case on a Bodily Injury Claim,” The Journal, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Summer 2002)
  • “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy: What’s the Difference?,” The Journal, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Winter 2002)
  • “May the Defense Advise the Jury that Your Client Is An Illegal Alien?” The Journal, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association(Winter 2003)
  • “Insurance Law in Virginia,”Co-author, Chapter 8: Motor Vehicles: Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability Insurance Virginia Law Foundation (2002), updated (2006 and 2009)

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Charles James Williams, III

1527 Huguenot Road
The Kristina Building, Suite 201
Midlothian, VA 23113

Phone: 804-924-4388

Fax: 804-794-0062

Last Updated: 8/16/2022

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