Watts Burks, IV

W. Watts Burks, IV Associate Attorney

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Watts Burks is originally from Bedford, Virginia. He graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University. During law school he worked as a student caseworker in the Administrative Litigation Clinic helping coal miners file claims for Black Lung disease benefits, and served as a Teaching Assistant to Professor David Eggert. Before joining the firm, Watts interned and clerked for the Hon. Charles L. Ricketts, III in the Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit of Virginia in Staunton and Waynesboro.

Watts focuses his practice on the representation of local government entities and political subdivisions. He also has experience representing clients in a variety of civil litigation contexts.


  • Furman University (B.A.)
  • Washington and Lee University (J.D.)


  • Glenn Feldmann Darby & Goodlatte (2019-present)
  • Frith Anderson & Peake, PC (2018-2019)


  • Local Government Attorneys of Virginia
  • Virginia Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • The Sedalia Center (Board of Directors 2018-present)