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The attorneys at Gardner & Burks, P.C., have extensive experience where it matters the most: In the courtroom. While we strive to deliver sound advice and outstanding representation at all stages of your case, make no mistake--we are, first and foremost, trial attorneys, who have worked to cultivate and earn reputations as well-prepared and effective courtroom advocates.
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9108 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553


P.O. Box 129 Spotsylvania, VA 22553


Ghislaine M. Storr Burks


Ghislaine M. Storr Burks joined Gardner & Haney, P.C., in October 2014.  Mrs. Burks brought to the firm almost a decade of experience handling serious criminal matters in jurisdictions throughout Virginia. 


Mrs. Burks has practiced almost exclusively in the area of criminal defense since 2005, representing adults and juveniles charged with criminal offenses including violent felonies, serious traffic offenses, and misdemeanors in both District and Circuit courts. 


Mrs. Burks has also represented clients during criminal appeals in the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court.

– Criminal Law
– Traffic Violations

  • Maryland, 2005
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 2006
  • Virginia, 2006
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2008
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 2008
  • United States Supreme Court, 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Kalamazoo College, cum laude, 2002
  • Juris Doctorate – Valparaiso University School of Law, 2005
  • Fredericksburg Area Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Virginia Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Associate Attorney, Law Offices of Bruce A. Johnson, Jr. (Maryland)
  • Associate Attorney, Livesay & Myers, P.C.
  • Senior Associate Attorney, Livesay & Myers, P.C.
  • Partner, Livesay & Myers, P.C
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Mary Washington – Introduction to Law and Legal Writing
  • Member, Prelaw Advisory Board for the University of Mary Washington
  • Coach, University of Mary Washington Mock Trial Team

Fredericksburg Area Criminal Defense Attorneys.

If you are charged with a criminal offense in City of Fredericksburg or the surrounding counties of Spotsylvania and Stafford, experience and familiarity matter.  Our attorneys and staff are well-versed in the defense of criminal cases in the Fredericksburg area, as well as many other surrounding cities and counties.  Contact us today for a free consult with a defense team that is knowledgeable and prepared.

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