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Meet the Burnside Law Team

At Burnside Law, our 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!

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Keneda Keeton

Keneda Keeton

Paralegal I

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 2015. Keneda has moved quickly up the chain and is now Paralegal I in our litigation department. Once the files are in litigation, she helps our clients maneuver their way through the difficult process.

In her free time, Keneda enjoys crocheting and spending time with her husband and son. She is a hard worker, fast learner, and is determined to succeed in the legal field. She adapts well and is always ready to face new challenges.

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

Cindy Allen

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.

Stephanie Walburn

Stephanie Walburn

Administrative Assistant

Stephanie is a life-long resident of Portsmouth and its surrounding communities. She graduated from Clay High School in 1994 and went on to work in Retail Management until she joined Burnside Law Office in October, 2018. Stephanie began her employment here as the front desk receptionist and has since moved on to be an Administrative Assistant in the paralegal room.

Her interests encompass a wide variety of areas including her love for animals, participating in 5K walking marathons and her goal to always be reading a book of some kind. She also enjoys keeping up with her favorite shows, Supernatural and lots of sci-fi, and spending downtime at home with family and pets.

Stephanie is very satisfied with her new position at Burnside Law and particularly enjoys working in an atmosphere with such dedicated employees who always show great pride in their work. She says it is nice to come to work in a positive environment and believe in the work you are doing.

Stephanie can be reached at: stephanie@burnsidelaw.com

McKenzie Maple

McKenzie Maple

Legal Assistant

McKenzie joined Burnside Law in September 2018. McKenzie graduated from Shawnee State University with a Bachelor’s in History and a member of Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre National Honor Society). Prior to joining Burnside, she was employed by the Adams, Scioto & Pike Mediation Services and served as a Substitute Teacher at various Scioto County Schools.

McKenzie is from Lucasville and enjoys singing and dancing. She has also participated in several local theatrical productions with Portsmouth Little Theatre and Shawnee State University. In her spare time, McKenzie enjoys showing her Hackney Pony, Michigan’s The Mentalist at various horse shows through out the State of Ohio.

McKenzie can be reached at: mckenzie@burnsidelaw.com

Abigail Runyon

Abigail Runyon

Legal Assistant

Abigail joined the Burnside team in May of 2018 as a Paralegal intern and permanently joined our team in January of 2019. Beginning as our receptionist, Abigail now serves as a legal assistant where she assembles the demand packages and gets each file ready for the attorney to take over.

Abigail currently attends Kent State University where she is studying to get a bachelor’s in Criminology. Upon graduation, she plans to continue her education in law and has plans of becoming an attorney. Abigail is a Wheelersburg native and enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and spending time with family.

Abigail can be reached at: abigail@burnsidelaw.com

Stephanie Patton

Stephanie Patton

Legal Assistant

Stephanie joined Burnside Law in February 2021. She is a Scioto County native and a 2005 graduate of Shawnee State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Legal Assisting.

She is married and the mother of two very active boys. When she is not attending her sons’ sporting events or Boy Scout adventures, she enjoys spending her free time doing cross-stitch, having family get-togethers, attending Cincinnati Reds games and riding roller coasters at Kings Island.

Our team is glad to have Stephanie’s bright personality and dedication to fighting for the Underdog.

Missy Cassidy

Missy Cassidy


As a Clay High School graduate, Missy spent majority of her life right here in Portsmouth.

Missy joined our staff in October and she serves as our receptionist. She is the initial contact point for potential clients where she happily greets them and welcomes them inside our firm. Missy handles orderliness in the front office and works on multiple administrative duties for the firm.

Missy’s free time consists of being with her husband of 27 years and with her three daughters. Missy stays active with her community by volunteering for several sports, boosters and other various organizations.

You can reach Missy at: melissa@burnsidelaw.com

Tori Legg

Tori Legg

Legal Assistant / Marketing Specialist

Tori Legg joined Burnside Law on August 2nd 2019 and serves as the firm’s Marketing Specialist and Legal Assistant for the Ashland and West Virginia offices. She assists West Virginia Managing Partner, Michael Walker and Ashland attorney, Katee Neltner with the West Virginia and Kentucky personal injury files. She also handles the marketing efforts for the Ashland and Huntington offices.

Tori attended Marshall University where she received her degree in Marketing and Photography. During Tori’s free time, she enjoys thrifting and spending time with her cat and dog. She also enjoys traveling and hiking any chance she gets!

Tori has brought a burst of energy and enthusiasm to the Huntington office. We are happy to have her as part of our Burnside Law team.

Tori can be reached at: tori@burnsidelaw.com

Need a personal injury attorney throughout Ohio, Kentucky, or West Virginia? Call Burnside Law at (888) 724-9319 today for a free consultation!

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