Semi-Retired Principals

We are pleased to have Rick and Walt continue to prepare Individual,Gift, Estate and Trust tax returns on a reduced work schedule. 


Richard J. Leonard, CPA, Principal

Rick has over thirty years of experience in public accounting and joined Homes, Lowry, Horn, & Johnson, Ltd., in 1979. He specializes in consulting, tax planning, and tax research for businesses and individuals, with an emphasis in automobile dealerships and real estate entities.

Rick is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and its local chapter, the Northern Chapter of the VSCPA. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


Walter C. Burger, CPA, Principal

Walt provides tax, accounting, and entrepreneurial solutions to the problems of a wide variety of business and individual clients. Having spent twelve years at a “Big Four” international accounting firm and over twenty years at HLHJ, Walt has extensive experience in many areas of tax and accounting compliance and planning. He works with corporations, partnerships, trusts and estates, employee benefit plans, and tax exempt organizations, as well as individuals.

Walt is an active member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, has served on several statewide committees, and is a past chairman of its Federal Tax Committee. Walt was also a founding member of the IRS Richmond District Director’s Practitioner Advisory Group and has been a speaker before the Fairfax Bar Association and other professional and civic organizations. Walt received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bradley University and earned a Masters of Business Administration in Management from the University of North Dakota while serving as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.

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