Local attorney announces candidacy for circuit court judge

Daniel Burns is running to be the next circuit court judge of Raleigh County.


Burns is an attorney with Beckley law firm Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, focusing on civil matters in magistrate and civil courts.

He has also handled criminal defense, child abuse, and neglect cases in Raleigh County.

“I’ve had the opportunity to have a very meaningful career in front of the bench,” Burns said. “I’ve had the opportunity to appear in front of judges throughout the state for the past 11 years. In that time, I’ve learned a great deal. My knowledge and passion for the law has continued to grow and expand.”

He is from Parkersburg and got both his undergraduate and law degrees from West Virginia University.

He is a board member of the Beckley-Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the state bar’s Unlawful Practice of Law Committee, and the West Virginia Real Estate Appraisal Licensing and Certification Board.

He previously served on the Just For Kids Youth Advocacy Center and helped with Leadership Beckley.

If elected, Burns says he will apply the knowledge he gained trying cases in the state to be fair and balanced.

“I think that if I’m fortunate enough to be on the bench, I can apply that knowledge and that passion to be fair and balanced and give Raleigh County and the people what they deserve on the bench,” he said.

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