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Jeremy M. Burnside

Founding Attorney

Portsmouth personal injury and wrongful death attorney, and founder of Burnside Law, Jeremy M. Burnside is a formidable ally in the courtroom. His dedication to getting results, along with his innate ability to solve even the most complex legal problems, makes him a reliable source of legal assistance for his clients. Attorney Burnside prides himself on providing compassionate, personalized guidance and sound legal counsel backed by years of trial experience. He maintains an unwavering passion for his clients, no matter how complicated or difficult their situation may be.

Attorney Burnside is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He was born and raised on the near-west side of the city and continues to maintain strong connections with Brooklyn, Old Brooklyn, Brookpark, Parma, and Parma Heights. Attorney Burnside attended the University of Charleston in West Virginia, where was student body president, editor of the school’s yearbook, and captain of the rowing team. As an undergrad, he was named All American Scholar and received the US Army ROTC National Sojourner’s Award in 1998 and the title, International Man of the Year (“Top Teke”) from Tau Kappa Epsilon. As a leader of these various organizations, Attorney Burnside helped each organization achieve success. After his graduation in 2000, he went on to attend law school at the Appalachian School of Law. There, he won the Virginia Trial Lawyers’ Trial Advocacy Award in 2004 and was named to the Dean’s List. After the tragic murders of Appalachian School of Law victims in 2002, Attorney Burnside founded the ASL Memorial 5k race, which has now provided benefits for first-year law students for over a decade.

After graduating law school in 2004, Attorney Burnside spent five intense years litigating extremely tough, complex personal injury cases in Lorain, Cuyahoga, Stark, Lake, and Summit Counties. In 2009, he decided to return to his roots in Appalachia and ultimately settled in Portsmouth, Ohio. In this setting, Attorney Burnside combines his experience as a big-city attorney with his small-town compassion, bringing both strength and passion to each and every case. With this as the backbone of the firm, Burnside Law has grown to become one of the most trusted personal injury firms in the area.

Attorney Burnside’s extensive experience encompasses everything from automobile accidents to wrongful death to aggravated murder. He is passionate about always honing his jury trial skills, which is why Burnside Law has an in-office mock courtroom. In addition to his legal experience, Attorney Burnside is a published author. His book, Look to Your Left: A True Story of Law School Survival in the Face of Impossibility, Murder, and an Appalachian Apocalypse has been compared to John Osborn’s Paper Chase and Scott Turow’s One L. The book is available for purchase on www.jeremyburnside.com; all proceeds benefit the Appalachian School of Law Sutin Blackwell Dales Memorial Scholarship fund.

Attorney Burnside is married to Maddie Burnside, a local real estate broker. Together, they have two beautiful daughters. In his free time, Attorney Burnside enjoys writing, running, and rowing and is a proud parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he often lectures during Mass and serves on the finance committee.


  • University of Charleston; 2000
  • Appalachian School of Law; 2004

Professional Associations

  • Ohio Association for Justice, Board Member
  • Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, Advisory Board
  • Community Partners of Shawnee Mental Health Center, Board Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Scioto County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • The American Association for Justice
  • St. Mary's Catholic Church

Place You Confidence in Burnside Law, LLC

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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