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

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

With over a decade of experience, the firm is familiar with sophisticated aspects of estate planning, asset protection, business and elder law. Contact the firm today to arrange a helpful initial consultation. Attorney John Schul Burton, J.D., C.E.P. has the following credentials and affiliations:

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 Christopher Wren Association at the school of William and Mary in the areas of estate planning, asset protection and elder law;
  • Received the Martindale Client Distinction Award in 2016 for overall client excellence;  
  • Featured attorney in the 2016 and 2017 Hampton Roads & Williamsburg Scout Guides;
  • Named to the Top 100 by National Advocate in 2017

Federal and State Bar Admissions:

  • Admitted to practice in all courts within the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Eastern Virginia United States District Court;
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit;
  • The United States Tax Court;
  • An accredited attorney representative with the US Veterans Administration.

Community Affiliations

  • Member of the Financial Planning Association
  • Virginia Wesleyan Corporate Leader's Council
  • A current member and past board officer, of the Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council;

Stefani A. Gillenwater, Esq.

Stefani is a graduate of Regent University School of Law and a member of the Virginia Bar. She is a 9 year U.S. Navy veteran who held various positions of responsibility including Cryptologic Language Analyst, Geospatial Metadata Analyst and Language Program Coordinator for Naval Special Warfare Command. She is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute and is fluent in Persian-Farsi and Dari.

After leaving the Navy, Stefani served as a Development Department Intern focused on training missionaries while completing her Bachelors Degree at Azusa Pacific University.

Currently, Stefani focuses on estate planning, asset protection strategies, elder law, and veterans benefit representation assistance. She views estate planning as a means to helping people by hearing their stories, discovering their goals and needs, and helping them make important life decisions for their future. She has never lost her love and passion for the military and is committed to assisting service members, veterans, and their families with estate planning and obtaining military benefits they have earned while serving their country.


  • JD Regent University School of Law 
  • BA Azusa Pacific University
  • AA Defense Language Institute

Community Affiliations

  • Missions Area Leader for the Czech Republic
  • Serve the City Volunteer Lead for Sentara Windermere Nursing

Protecting and Preserving Generational Wealth

J.S. Burton, P.L.C. is dedicated in assisting individuals, families and businesses in the creation, preservation and transition of assets between generations. As a past certified civil and family mediator, John uses a holistic approach to his legal planning process. Legal representation is always offered in a sensitive and time efficient manner to preserve both your acquired wealth and your valuable family relationships.

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