101 Loudoun Street SW
Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone: 703.777.6535
Fax: 703.777.6963


302 West Boscawen
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: 540.667.8889

Handling cases in VA, WV and MD

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101 Loudoun Street, SW
Leesburg, Virginia 20175
703.777.6963 (fax)

Areas of Expertise

  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Tractor-Trailer Crashes
  • Death Due to Automobile Collisions
  • Car Crash Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Motorcycle Deaths/Injury
  • Nursing Errors
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Surgical Complications
  • Prescription Drug Errors

Barbara S. Williams has exclusively practiced personal injury law for over 28 years, dating back to 1988 when she formed the Leesburg law firm of Burnett & Williams.  In early 2006, Barbara established her own personal injury law firm with offices in Leesburg and Winchester, and currently serves clients throughout Loudoun County, Frederick County, Fairfax and the Northern Virginia area.

Throughout her career, Barbara has represented clients in all types of personal injury cases, from small to complex.  She has represented families and their loved ones injured or killed by drunk drivers, tractor-trailers and car crashes, particularly along the Interstate 81 corridor.

She also handles complex medical malpractice cases involving laparoscopic surgery, brain trauma, surgical errors, prescription errors, and gynecological and abdominal injuries.

Barbara zealously represents her clients and is a seasoned trial lawyer with numerous verdicts and settlements won for her clients.  She is proud and considered it an honor to serve as the President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association in 2013/2014.   

Every case is prepared for trial.  However, when the insurance company is willing to compromise a case, Barbara has established a reputation amongst her peers and the insurance industry for guiding clients in the resolution of complex accident and injury cases drawing upon her negotiation skills.  Barbara’s 26 years of experience negotiating with insurance companies helped build those skills, and she strategically positions her clients when a more collaborative approach is the best strategy for their case.

On a compassionate note, Barbara has an acute understanding of the fear and uncertainty that her clients and their families experience after a catastrophic car crash or a life-changing surgical complication.  Clients trust her to manage their legal case from start to finish, so they can focus on their physical and emotional recovery.  Barbara and her entire team are committed to their clients’ healing and provide peace of mind assuring clients they can leave the legal strategy to them.

Barbara is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States District Courts (Eastern and Western Divisions) of Virginia.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in 1979, and completed the Virginia State Bar’s Law Reader/Study Under An Attorney Program in 1988.  Passing the bar at her first sitting, Barbara has been licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1988.

Honors/Memberships/Professional Associations

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, President 2013-2014
  • Virginia State Bar: Litigation Section, Chair of the Board of Governors, June 2013-2014
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, President 2000-2001
  • Inaugural Class of Influential Women of Virginia, 2009                 
  • Virginia College of Trial Advocacy, Faculty Member
  • Boyd-Graves Conference, 2003-present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • Loudoun County Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • Winchester-Frederick County Bar Association, Treasurer, 2008-2010

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court (Eastern and Western Divisions of Virginia)
  • U.S. Court of Claims

Presentations, Speeches & Articles

  • 2015 National Business Institute (NBI), "Hearsay & Expert Witnesses - Creatively Applying the Rules"
  • 2013 Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's May Tort Law Seminar, “Pre-Trial Strategies to Maximize Recovery in Personal Injury Cases”
  • 2012 Virginia State Bar’s Annual Convention, Panel Moderator:  “Demise of the Jury Trial”
  • 2012 Virginia State Bar’s Mid-Year Legal Conference in Rome, Italy, “Get Your Head Out of the Cloud-Explore the Effects of Globalization and Technology on the Practice of Law”
  • 2011 Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's Long Term Care Seminar,  “Picking a Jury for a Nursing Home Case:  Starting Your Case on the Right Foot"
  • 2010 Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's Evidence for the Trial Lawyer Seminar,  “Motions in Limine”
  • 2010 Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's May Tort Law Seminar, "How to spend more time in the Islands: Top Ten Case Management Tips"
  • 2010 Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, "Loss Earning Capacity – The Secret Tool for Non-Economic Damages"
  • 2010 National Business Institute (NBI) “Personal Injury 101:  Case Law Update & Recent Trends; Insurance, Liens & Subrogation; and Presentation of Evidence"
  • 2009 Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's Annual October Advocacy Seminar, "Preparing Your Expert Witnesses for Deposition and Trial"
  • 2008 Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, “Expert Witness Preparation Strategies”
  • “When You Are No Longer a Young Trial Lawyer, You Won’t Have to be Told the Following “Rules.” The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 23, Number 4; 2012

Community Activities

  • Brain Injury Services
  • President, Board of Trustees, 2008-2009
    • Vice President, Board of Trustees, 2007-2008
    • Member, Board of Trustees, 1997-2011
    • Awarded “One Person Can Make a Difference” Volunteer of the Year
  • Loudoun School-Business Partnership Executive Council, 1998-2008
  • Preservation of Historic Winchester
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Loudoun Valley Sheep Producers Association Member

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