J. Burkhardt Beale

J. Burkhardt Beale

With you from Beginning to Innocence

Woodbridge, VA


  • user-graduate Education Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Experience 42 years of experience year
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Practice Areas

Criminal Law
Appeals & Appellate
Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
Personal Injury
Juvenile Law
Criminal Law


I began practicing law in 1980 with a firm where I tried my first felony jury after being in practice approximately 4 months. Just as in the NBA or MLB the rookie who is good gains responsibility and rises in the ranks. I have dedicated my career to helping those who sometimes felt that their situatio was impossible to win or overcome. I have heard on many occasions from judges around the state that "this is the first time I have heard that defense" when finding my client "not guilty". There are many lawyers who will take your money, and then turn to the next case. I want to make sure that I can assist you before taking your case, and keep you informed each step of the journey along the way.I will educate you as to all your options early on in your case so that you have had the appropriate amount of time to consider the various strategies that can be used in defending your matter. It is very difficult for anyone to decide ultimately what direction to turn in their case without the backdrop to make these informed decisions. I remain approachable throughout your case so that you feel comfortable making your decisions as to how to approach the defense of your matter.

Professional Associations

    Founding Member
    2014 - Current


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
    J.D. (1980) | Law
    1977 - 1980