Sheyna Burt, LPW Class of 2013
Founder, The Law Office of Sheyna Nicole Burt, PLC
Tell us a little about your law firm:
My firm focuses on the representation of community associations, charitable nonprofits, and families in Virginia and Washington, D.C. (Learn more Sheyna’s firm at burtlaw.co)
What’s new since you graduated from LPW?
Most recently, in November of 2018 I moved my office to 9306 Grant Avenue in Manassas. It’s a shared space with other lawyers, close to the courthouse, and absolutely charming. In April of this year, my family bought a beautiful home in Potomac Shores.
More generally, in the five years since graduation from LPW I’ve expanded my outreach into the community. The firm’s reputation for passionate advocacy and compassionate service is growing by leaps and bounds. I also volunteer on the boards of nine organizations: Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Youth Orchestras of Prince William, Friday Morning Music Club, World Doctors Orchestra, Court Appointed Special Advocates – Children’s Intervention Services, Keep Prince William Beautiful, ACLU of Virginia, and Covenant Presbyterian Church.
What is your favorite LPW memory?
I smile every time I remember not being eaten by a bear at the opening retreat in the mountains.
How has Leadership Prince William helped you get to where you are today?
The professional progress I’ve made is directly attributable to LPW. One of my LPW classmates opened up her office suite to me, allowing me to move my practice out of my home. And the networking … the sincere friendships I’ve formed because of this program have been a powerful source of clients, service opportunities, and laughs.
What does leadership mean to you?
To me, leadership means helping others to identify and accomplish their goals. It means appreciating the strengths and talents of each member of the team and positioning them to succeed.
Any final thoughts?
Lean, Mean 2013 is the undisputed G.O.A.T.