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Meet the Burnside Law Team

At Burnside Law, our Portsmouth personal injury attorneys are supported by a friendly, welcoming, and dedicated team of legal professionals. Our staff is central to our firm, offering answers to our clients’ questions, providing open and honest communication, and assisting our attorneys with all aspects of complex personal injury and wrongful death cases. Get to know our team members below!

Jill Albrecht

Paralegal II

Jill began working for Burnside Law in January of 2015. She brings over 25 years of legal experience with her to our law firm. Jill primarily works assisting Attorney Burnside on the firm's serious personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect/abuse, and wrongful death cases.

Jill is a life-long resident of Portsmouth. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Jill can be reached at: jill@burnsidelaw.com.

Nick King

Paralegal I - Litigation

Nick attended Shawnee State University where he earned an Associate’s degree in Applied Business with a concentration in legal assisting. Nick joined the Burnside team in February 2014 as our Litigation Paralegal. Nick most enjoys the close contact that he has with the clients while helping them through the litigation process.

Nick is a Lucasville native and enjoys watching his favorite movie, The Hunger Games, reading, spending time with his family, and fishing.

Nick can be reached at: nick@burnsidelaw.com.

Michelle Lumpkins

Paralegal I - Prelitigation

Michelle joined Team Burnside in March 2014. Michelle earned an Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies from Daymar College, New Boston campus. She works with all three attorneys—Burnside, Johnson, and Wickline—on personal injury cases.

Michelle is a Portsmouth native and currently lives in Garrison, Kentucky with her husband and two children. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and gardening when she is not at the office. She takes great pride and joy in helping our clients reach a satisfying conclusion to their cases.

Michelle can be reached at: michelle@burnsidelaw.com.

Keneda Keeton

Legal Assistant II/Subrogation Specialist

Keneda attended Shawnee State University where she received her Associate's degree in Legal Assisting Technology. She first started here as an intern in March of 2015 and became our Subrogation Specialist in May of 2015. Keneda assists Attorney Burnside with the recovery of subrogation liens.

In her free time, Keneda enjoys reading, crocheting, and spending time with her son. Keneda also knows some sign language and in previous employment has had to use said skills to interpret and communicate.

Keneda is a hard worker, fast learner and determined to succeed in the legal field. She adapts well and is always ready to face and conquer new challenges.

Keneda can be reached at: keneda@burnsidelaw.com.

Angelina Grooms

Administrative Assistant

Angelina is a North Carolina native who moved to Ohio in 2011. She joined Team Burnside in October 2016. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in marketing and hopes to one day receive her Master’s. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading, playing piano, and spending her time with her husband and two beautiful daughters.

Angelina’s bright personality makes each of our clients feel welcome from the very first phone call as she is the first point of contact with all of our clients. She is fluent in Spanish, which makes her a valuable asset to our firm.

Angelina can be reached at Angelina@burnsidelaw.com.

Cindy Allen

Office Manager

Cindy began working for Burnside Law in September 2016. She works behind-the-scenes to ensure that the office staff and clients have everything they need to work together during the legal process. She has over 14 years of experience in office management and brings a fresh perspective to our office environment.

Originally from Hamilton, Ohio, she moved to Scioto County in 1994 to attend Shawnee State University and fell in love with the small-town community, thus deciding to make it her permanent home.

In her spare time, Cindy enjoys traveling, geocaching, and exploring new places.

Cindy can be reached at cindy@burnsidelaw.com.

undefinedPatty Howerton

Legal Assistant II

Patty Howerton joined the Burnside Law team in August 2017, with 15 years experience in the legal field which include Domestic Relations, Probate, Property Dispute Litigation, Evictions, Personal Injury and Real Estate. Patty works very hard to succeed and to make our clients a number one priority.

Patty resides with her husband in South Portsmouth, Kentucky, she has two daughters and two grand-daughters. She enjoys singing, crafting, sewing, crocheting, party-event planning also loves spending time with her family and friends and going fishing and hunting with her husband from time to time.

Patty can be reached at patty@burnsidelaw.com.

Need a personal injury attorney in Portsmouth or throughout Ohio, Kentucky, or West Virginia? Call Burnside Law at (888) 723-4650 today for a free consultation!

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Steering Your Case in the Right Direction Is Our Highest Priority
  1. We offer FREE case reviews in all personal injury,
    nursing home, and wrongful death cases.
  2. No attorney's fees are charged unless we
    reach a recovery for your case.
  3. As award-winning attorneys, we have earned respect
    from many prominent figures in the legal community.
  4. Our firm makes it easy for clients to reach out to us
    at anytime throughout their case.
  5. You will be hiring more than a fierce legal team to
    protect you, you will hire a family to support you.
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