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With well over a decade of experience, the attorneys of J.S. Burton, P.L.C. are familiar with sophisticated aspects of estate planning, asset protection, business and elder law. Contact the firm today to arrange an initial consultation.

John Schul Burton, J.D., C.E.P.

John S. Burton has been practicing in the areas of estate planning, asset protection, business and elder law for almost two decades. Founder of J.S. Burton, P.L.C., John was inspired to shape his law practice as a boutique, family office environment in which he could represent individuals, families and businesses on a multigenerational level. John applies a holistic strategy that employs a variety of legal areas in which he tailors a unique and personalized plan for each client. John is an active member of the communities he serves and has been appointed on a number of regional non-profit boards as well as for profit committees.

Professional Designations:

  • Graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College in Behavioral Psychology;
  • Received his Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law, where he focused his studies on estate planning, taxation and business transactions;
  • Recognized as a Certified Estate Planner (C.E.P.) with the National Institute of Certified Estate Planners;
  • A Trust and Estate Practitioner (T.E.P.) with the International Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP);
  • Speaker for the National Business Institute (NBI) on the topics of Estate Planning, Asset Protection and Veteran's Benefit Planning;
  • An instructor for the Osher Institute at the school of William and Mary in the areas of estate planning, asset protection and elder law;
  • Previously awarded the Martindale Client Distinction Award for overall client excellence;  
  • Past and Present featured attorney as the "Best of" within the Hampton Roads & Williamsburg Scout Guides;
  • Named to the Top 100 by National Advocate in 2017 & 2018. 

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Melissa N. Moser, Esq. - Partner

Melissa is an experienced attorney whose goal is to convey excellent legal advice, produce top-notch work products, and communicate thoroughly and often to keep her clients informed. She focuses her practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, business law, and tax law, as well as the interplay between these areas and international law and family law.

Within her estate planning practice, she prepares Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives (healthcare powers of attorney and living wills), and Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts. An animal lover herself, one of her passions in this area is Estate Planning for Pets, wherein she works with clients to help ensure their pets are provided for in the event the client can no longer care for the pet. Additionally, she holds Wills for Heroes events throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia in coordination with the Virginia State Bar and Virginia Bar Association. During these events, estate planning packages are prepared for first responders (law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians) and their spouses pro bono in appreciation for all they do for our communities.

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Sarah Froberg, Esq.

Sarah Froberg graduated Magna Cum Laude from Regent University School of Law in 2005. She was a Senior Editor on the Law Review and earned the Women’s Outstanding Law Student Award for her graduating class. As a military spouse, Sarah gained legal experience in several states of residence over the past decade.

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5425 Discovery Park Blvd., Suite 101, Williamsburg, VA 23188 | Phone: 757.301.9500