Serving Clients Throughout Ohio, Kentucky & West Virginia
At Burnside Law, our team operates primarily out of our main office at 1118 Hutchins St. in Portsmouth, Ohio. We do have other offices, but we are proud to call our special Portsmouth office, home.
While we practice law all over the State of Ohio and throughout Northern and Eastern Kentucky, our base of operations is located here, at the former Calvary Baptist Church, located in between US 52 East and US 52 West. Known as a historic congregation in Portsmouth, Calvary Baptist outgrew its former Hutchins St. address, opening the door for our firm to purchase the space and repurpose it into our main office. We believe this to be only the second law office in the country to be repurposed from a large church. We also believe it to be the only church building to now have its own mock courtroom.
The old Calvary Baptist church was here in Portsmouth in the 1800s when it caught fire around the turn of the century. That’s about when they built this new, beautiful building. Our building looks like a castle and projects strength on the outside. On the inside, we try to make it as warm and welcoming as your own home. We know visiting with lawyers can be intimidating, which is why we work hard to create a comfortable environment for you.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence, schedule an in-office consultation. Call our Portsmouth personal injury attorneys at (888) 724-9319 today.
Our Mock Courtroom Provides Valuable Preparation
In our main office, we have a mock courtroom. This courtroom serves many purposes. We use it as an alternate conference room, a community event attraction, and a place to go through our cases. Most importantly, however, a mock trial is a great place to prepare a client for sitting in the witness box. For many people, there can be nothing scarier than telling eight strangers and a courtroom full of spectators about how one’s life changed forever. To be cross-examined about the event—that’s difficult, even for people who otherwise have no problems talking in front of people.
Because we know sitting in a witness stand can be frightening, we assist our clients by allowing them to sit in a witness stand and go through their testimony. We also prepare a sample cross-examination for them so as to calm their nerves. Usually, insurance companies’ lawyers try to trip up witnesses or use certain tactics to get the witness to agree to things they don’t mean. Our cross-examination sample preparation allows clients to feel more at ease and better prepared for trial.
Our mock courtroom area is important to Attorney Burnside because he likes to try cases to juries. While he prefers to keep his clients out of the dangerous waters of a risky jury trial, he embraces the challenge and enjoys the competitive nature of a trial. There are many cases where a jury trial is necessary for a victim or a victim’s family to achieve justice. To go to trial means to be prepared.
Preparation is key for any jury trial. A mock courtroom helps the lawyer, but it is essential to the nervous client.
Our Other Locations
While we call our Portsmouth office home, we do have other locations throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia to better serve our clients. We understand that often, the nature of our clients’ injuries prevent them from traveling far or at all. Because of this, our other office locations are located conveniently throughout the region.
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In our office, we are proud of our mock courtroom. Equipped with a state-of-the-art audio/visual system, we take preparing for trial seriously. Browse photos of our state-of-the-art Portsmouth home office, and get in touch with our Portsmouth personal injury attorneys today if you need legal guidance.
Contact us at (888) 724-9319 to learn more about how our team can assist you.