Jack W. Burtch, Jr. (JB)

“Your goals are paramount. The law is peripheral — it's just the arena in which you have to operate. So my goal is to help you accomplish your objectives both successfully and legally.”

Awards & Recognition

Rated AV Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell
(highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards)
Named one of "Top 50 Super Lawyers" in Virginia, 2009 - 2012
Honored as a "Leader in the Law" for significant contributions to the legal profession
and community at large, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2009
Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation

Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers in employment and labor, 2006 - present
Selected for "Legal Elite" in labor/employment by Virginia Business, 1999 - present
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in labor relations and employment law,
1987 - present


Federal and state courts in Virginia
Supreme Court of the United States


Macaulay & Burtch, P.C.; Richmond, Virginia, 2000 - present, Principal and
founding partner
McSweeney, Burtch & Crump; Richmond, Virginia, 1980-2000, Principal and
founding partner
University of Richmond School of Law; Richmond, Virginia, 1997 - present, Adjunct
professor of law; Negotiations, Interviewing and Counseling
Hunton & Williams; Richmond, Virginia, 1973-1980, Labor and employment team


Vanderbilt University Law School; Nashville, Tennessee
J.D. 1972; Journal of Transnational Law, editor
Wesleyan University; Middletown, Connecticut
B.A. 1969, cum laude

Articles and Presentations

Difficult Clients Sharpen Our Game, Virginia Lawyer, June/July 2013 

Stay Tuned, Virginia Lawyer, April 2011

Lawyers as Counselors, Virginia Lawyer, April 2010

Retire or Refresh: One Lawyer's Perspective, Virginia Lawyer, April 2009

Meeting the Midcareer Challenge Head-On, Virginia Lawyer, April 2008

What the New Associate Wants to Tell the Senior Partner, Virginia Lawyer, April 2007

Jump Start Your Career: Tips for New Lawyers, Virginia Lawyer, April 2006

Mentoring: A Two-Way Street, Senior Lawyer News, Spring 2005

The Mentor Challenge in Changing Times, Virginia Lawyer, October 2002

Risks in Interviewing the Sexual Harassment Client, American Journal of Trial Advocacy, 1995 - 1996


Lawyers Helping Lawyers, Board of Directors
Conference of Local Bar Associations, Virginia State Bar, Executive Committee

Practice Areas

Employment and Labor
Health Care
Business Disputes
Administrative Law
School Law

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