The Law Office of Jessica A. Burgess, PLLC

Providing Personalized Legal Representation & Resolving Matters in the Most Reasonable and Ethical Manner Possible.

At The Law Office of Jessica A. Burgess, we provide legal services in the areas of estate planning, elder law, estate administration and real estate transactions. Additionally, we assist small and large businesses to create corporations and limited liability companies and further assist our clients to manage those businesses going forward.  


Our firm prepares deeds and handles real estate closings for residential and commercial properties, including title examination and providing legal guidance in a variety of real estate matters.  We represent owners who wish to sell real estate when all of the owners cannot be located or are unknown through the court process and sale of the property. 


We establish plans for estates, including trusts, Last Will and Testaments, General Powers of Attorney and Advance Medical Directives. Most individuals have been or will be entrusted with some type of property in their lifetimes, and our firm can help plan for their estate to efficiently pass according to their wishes. 


We represent clients who need to obtain guardianship and conservatorship of family members who have become incapacitated. 


We also provide guidance for estate administration so that our clients can successfully navigate the probate process during one of the most difficult times of life. 


Mrs. Burgess is qualified to act as Guardian ad litem for children and incapacitated adults in Virginia and is involved in cases throughout the 22nd Judicial District. 


She is also the Assistant Commissioner of Accounts for Pittsylvania County, Virginia. 


There are more important and lasting aspects of life than monetary gain and vengeance which are so often the primary focuses of the legal profession and litigation. The Law Office of Jessica A. Burgess, PLLC is founded on the Christian principle found in Mark 8:36 which says: “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” Additionally, Mrs. Burgess' approach to the legal profession can be summed up as "come let us reason, together" as stated in Isaiah 1:18. 


Our goal is to guide our clients through the legal process with sound legal advice and also with advice based upon Christian principles in a manner that encourages our clients to seek the most reasonable and ethical options available to them. 

 

Transactional and Civil Law, Southside Virginia

Areas of Legal Practice

Adoption

Uncontested adoption of minor children, children in foster care and adult children 

Elder Law

Guardianship and Conservatorship 

Business Administration

Formation of Virginia Corporations and Virginia Limited Liability Companies, Legal assistance with administration of businesses 

Estate Administration

Representation of Executors and Administrators, Legal services related to the probate process of an estate tailored to the client's needs 

Real Estate

Real Estate Closings for Buyers and Sellers of Residential and Commercial Properties, Preparation of Deeds, Legal Advice as to a wide variety of real estate matters

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About The Law Office of Jessica A. Burgess, PLLC

When you are faced with any type of legal matter, hiring an experienced attorney to represent you and guide you through the legal process is essential. We provide our clients with personalized representation to meet their needs with a strong emphasis on resolving matters in the most reasonable, rational and ethical manner possible.


In addition, the firm is founded on the Christian principle found in Mark 8:36 which says “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” There are more important and lasting aspects of life than monetary gain and vengeance which are so often a primary part of the legal field and profession. 


Our goal is to guide our clients through the legal process with sound legal advice and also with advice based upon Christian principles in a manner that encourages them to seek the most reasonable and ethical options available to them.

 

Please contact The Law Office of Jessica A. Burgess, PLLC at (434) 483-3820 to schedule your initial consultation. 


Our office is located at 37 North Main Street in Chatham, Virginia 24531.

Transactional and Civil Law Legal Team

Meet the team

A dedicated team in the historic town of Chatham, Virginia. The Law Office of Jessica A. Burgess, PLLC serves individuals who reside in Pittsylvania County, the City of Danville, Henry County, the City of Martinsville, Franklin County, Halifax County, Campbell County, and their surrounding areas. 

Jessica A. Burgess, Esquire

Attorney & Counselor at Law - Assistant Commissioner of Accounts
Mrs. Burgess is a native of Pittsylvania County, Virginia and is a 2005 Honor graduate of Gretna High School and Piedmont Governor’s School for Mathematics, Science and Technology. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/History (Pre-Law) with a double minor in Political Science and Spanish from Averett University in Danville, Virginia and earned her Juris Doctorate from Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Virginia. While in law school, she served as an editor of the Liberty Legal Journal. She graduated from Liberty University School of Law and was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2012. Mrs. Burgess is committed to providing legal assistance to her hometown and Southside Virginia. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar and a member and past president of the Pittsylvania County Bar Association. She has served on the Board of Directors for Heritage Academy in Dry Fork, Virginia. She is an accomplished pianist having played the piano since she was 5 years old. For most of her life, she attended New Bethel Church of the Brethren and is currently a member of Hollywood Baptist Church and is excited to be a part of establishing Anchored Church in the Chatham area. When Mrs. Burgess is not working, she enjoys reading, studying history, genealogy, spending time on the farm, gardening, and spending time with her husband, Adam, and their three cats.

Kasey D.C. Harris, MEd-AET, BSM, CDA

Paralegal in Civil Matters, Legal Assistant to the Assistant Commissioner of Accounts & Office Manager
Mrs. Harris is a native of Southside, Virginia and is a graduate of Woodlawn Academy and Hargrave Military Academy with Advanced Studies. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from East Tennessee State and earned her Master of Arts degree in Adult Education and Training from the University of Phoenix. While in graduate studies, she received her CDA and PA. She is a member of Marion Baptist Church where she serves on many committees. When Mrs. Harris is not working, which is very rare, she juggles the enjoyment of the simplistic country life and the robust busy city life. She spends her time with her oldest daughter, Hailey and her husband, Jacob, as well as her three younger children, Liam, Abigail, and Braxton and her husband Brad of 18 years. As a family, they enjoy exploring and creating new wild and wacky adventures, random beach trips, and relaxing lake days.

Hannah M. Hays

Legal Assistant in the Real Estate Division
Hannah Hays is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, where she graduated from Tri-West High School, in Lizton, Indiana. She is a student at Liberty University and working to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Pre-Law with a minor in Criminal Justice. After living in Lynchburg, Virginia for three years, she now resides in Chatham, Virginia. She enjoys reading, painting, hiking, spending time with friends, and traveling. After graduation from Liberty University, Hannah hopes to continue to serve as a paralegal and intends to attend law school in the future.

Reece

Juris Dogtor
"Reecey Piecey" is a Micro Golden Doodle that can be seen hanging around the law office as our office mascot. Usually, a greeter of sorts and a great companion to all who enter. You will find her often taking short naps, making rounds in the office, and greeting all of those who enter and have business to attend to as they wait. Don't be shy and give her a sweet little wave or pat on the head.