Liz combines enthusiasm and diligence to help her clients resolve complex disputes. Whether the dispute is a construction claim, a breach of contract, or a business tort, Liz brings focus and determination to every case. Liz has experience in all phases of litigation, and counsels her clients through alternative dispute resolution, trial, and post-trial matters.
Liz graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law. While in law school, Liz served on the University of Richmond Law Review and the Counseling and Negotiation Competition board.
Liz gained valuable litigation experience while spending a semester working in the University of Richmond Jeannette Lipmann Family Law Clinic, as well as during her summer spent interning for the Honorable David J. Novak and the Honorable Henry E. Hudson in Virginia’s Eastern District.
Selected as "Best Lawyers: One to Watch in Richmond" for Commercial Litigation and Construction Law, Best Lawyers in America, 2021
Appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Board for Service and Volunteerism, 2017
Charles T. Norman Award, University of Richmond School of Law, 2018
Draft and negotiate employee separation agreements and employee handbooks for clients in diverse industries.
Represented employers in the construction industry in an FLSA collective action involving overtime pay and joint employer status.
On behalf of a public energy company, obtained favorable result in a highly technical certified question case before the Virginia Supreme Court.
Successfully settled a disability discrimination lawsuit in Eastern District of Virginia for environmental construction company, related to drug testing.
Successfully defended a general contractor against defamation claims brought by employee of subcontractor.
Obtained a permanent injunction, monetary damages, and attorneys’ fees in trademark violation litigation against data harvesting company.
Obtained six-figure attorneys’ fees judgment for industrial water supply company client in Western District of Virginia.
- 26 Hirschler Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers®, 4 Named “Lawyers of the Year” and 3 Listed Among “Ones to Watch”08.20.2020
- Age Discrimination Concerns When Instituting Layoffs: Special Considerations For Drafting a Valid Release04.20.2020
- New DOL Regulations on Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Top Five Takeaways for Employers04.06.2020
- Many Companies Will Need to Reduce Employee Payroll Costs Due to COVID-19—What’s the Difference Between a Furlough and Layoff?03.24.2020
- Kelly Bundy and Liz Burneson Offer Tips for Subcontractors Faced with Pay-if-Paid Provisions, in Contractor Magazine02.25.2020
- The Invisible Minority: Discrimination Against Bisexuals in the Workplace , 52 U. Rich. L. Rev. Online 61 (2018)01.28.2018
- Construction Law Blog, 10.21.2020
- Construction Law Blog, 08.10.2020
- Construction Law Blog, 07.08.2020
- Virginia Supreme Court Allows Sub-Sub Material Supplier To Recover Directly From General Contractor For Unpaid MaterialConstruction Law Blog, 06.16.2020
- Construction Law Blog, 06.01.2020
- Construction Law Blog, 05.29.2020
- New OSHA Guidance Suspends Enforcement of Record-Keeping Requirements for COVID-19 Cases in Most IndustriesConstruction Law Blog, 04.17.2020
- Construction Law Blog, 03.30.2020
- Construction Law Blog, 03.25.2020
- Closure of “Non-Essential Businesses” and “Stay at Home” Orders: What Do These Mean for the Construction Industry?Construction Law Blog, 03.24.2020
- Construction Law Blog, 03.23.2020
- Construction Law Blog, 03.19.2020
- Construction Law Blog, 03.12.2020
- Kelly Bundy and Liz Burneson Discuss Tips for Subcontractors faced with Pay-if-Paid Provisions in Contractor MagazineConstruction Law Blog, 02.25.2020
- Construction Law Blog, 02.11.2020
- Construction Law Blog, 02.10.2020
- Construction Law Blog, 02.04.2020
- Construction Law Blog, 01.30.2020
- Virginia Department of General Services Issues Final report on Statute of Limitations Exemption for State Construction ContractsConstruction Law Blog, 01.22.2020
- Construction Law Blog, 01.09.2020
- Construction Law Blog, 01.03.2020
- Construction Law Blog, 11.08.2019
- New Virginia Supreme Court Case Refocuses Attention on Commonwealth's Immunity from Statutes of LimitationConstruction Law Blog, 11.04.2019
- Construction Law Blog, 08.26.2019
- Construction Law Blog, 08.06.2019
- Construction Law Blog, 04.22.2019
- Courtney Paulk and Kelly Bundy Discuss “Unpreventable Employee Misconduct” Defense in Article for Construction ExecutiveConstruction Law Blog, 04.16.2019
- Construction Law Blog, 04.08.2019
- Construction Law Blog, 02.21.2019
- Construction Law Blog, 02.14.2019
- Construction Law Blog, 01.23.2019
- Courtney Paulk to Participate in University of Richmond - Robins School of Business's C-Suite ConversationsConstruction Law Blog, 01.18.2019
- Construction Law Blog, 01.09.2019
- Construction Law Blog, 12.27.2018
- Construction Law Blog, 12.21.2018
Beyond the Law
Beyond the Law
Growing up in rural Bedford County, Virginia, Liz developed a love of the outdoors. In college, she was an avid rock climber, but now she gets her thrills in the courtroom and in the political arena. While she still loves to get outside when she can, Liz found a love for both politics and community volunteering when she moved to Richmond in 2012. While studying at University of Richmond Law, Liz founded a bi-partisan political discussion group, and she can often be found asking anyone and everyone if they’re registered to vote at their current address.
Liz’s ideal weekends are those spent volunteering and enjoying the city’s many restaurants and breweries with her husband, Brandon. Liz and Brandon love traveling to new places and visiting their old favorites, including Smith Mountain Lake and the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas.
Construction Law Blog
Construction Law Blog
Liz and her fellow construction-focused colleagues author Hirschler's Construction Law Blog - a resource for design professionals, contractors, and lower-tier contractors and suppliers. Blog readers can expect concise, easy-to-follow posts on pertinent and timely issues covering the construction process from concept to close-out. Never miss a post by subscribing here to receive updates.
University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.
- Magna Cum Laude
- Winner, Charles T. Norman Award for Best All-Around Graduating Student
- Assistant Online Editor, University of Richmond Law Review
- McNeill Law Society
- Order of the Coif
Lynchburg College, B.A., Philosophy and French, magna cum laude
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit