About the Firm

In the years since Walter S. McLin and R. Dewey Burnsed first began practicing law in Leesburg, Florida, in the 1960's, our Firm has represented many of the people and businesses that have shaped North Central Florida. Today our Firm provides legal services in a variety of practice areas to meet the diverse needs of businesses and individuals in our community.

McLin Burnsed has served as General Counsel for the City of Leesburg for more than 35 years and Lake County's School Board for over 30 years. Our attorneys have served on the governing boards of many other major financial, educational, healthcare and civic institutions. Since 1985, we have represented The Villages®, the nation's largest single-site real estate development.

At McLin Burnsed, our attorneys practice in the following areas:

Business and Corporate Law

State and Federal Litigation and Appellate Law


Real Estate, both Commercial and Residential

Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate

Elder Law

Tax Law


The lawyers of McLin Burnsed are also active in a variety of legal and charitable organizations. Several of our attorneys have served as president of the Lake County Bar Association and others as committee members for both the Florida and American Bar Associations and the Lake/Sumter Chapter of the American Inns of Court, and a founding member of Lake 100. Our attorneys donate their time to and have served on the boards of organizations like the Boys and Girls Club of Lake & Sumter Counties, Habitat for Humanity and Hospice of Lake and Sumter Counties.

At McLin Burnsed we are committed to maintaining our promise of excellence while serving the needs of businesses and individuals in Lake, Sumter and Marion counties. Our clients appreciate our experience, our skilled representation and most importantly, our commitment to providing exceptional client service.