William C. Burton, Esq. is a partner in the international law firm of D'Amato & Lynch, and a former NY State Assistant Attorney General and Assistant Special Prosecutor. He is also founder of the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement. This national program selects the finest legal writing by partners and associates in the top 1,000 largest law firms, and by law school students in the over 220 law schools across the nation. The first edition of his "Legal Thesaurus" was named one of the "Most Creative and Innovative Projects of the Year" from the Association of American Publishers.