6100 Lake Forrest Drive, Suite 570, Atlanta, GA 30328-3836
Licensed Since: 1987
Education:Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Attorney J. Franklin Burns is the founder and owner of J. Franklin Burns, P.C., located in Atlanta, Georgia. A top-rated, highly accomplished trial attorney, Mr. Burns focuses his practice on workers\' compensation, personal injury law and employment discrimination. He represents the rights and interests of clients throughout the greater Atlanta metro region and surrounding areas who seek help righting a wrong they suffered as the result of someone\'s negligence, carelessness or unlawful actions.
A Gainesville, Georgia, native, Mr. Burns graduated from The University of The South in Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1982. He then attended Mercer University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1987. The State Bar of Georgia admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals.
Early in his legal career, Mr. Burns worked as an insurance defense attorney, so he has invaluable insight into the industry and the tactics insurance providers and defendants use to deny culpability and deny claims. Armed with this experience, Mr. Burns is able to devise the most effective strategies possible to help his clients recover the full amount of compensation and benefits they deserve. Furthermore, he has secured numerous substantial awards and settlements on behalf of his plaintiff clients.
Regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Burns accepted an appointment in 2003 to serve on the State Board of Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council. He also served on the organization\'s Rules and Mediation Committee for 10 years before accepting an appointment to serve on the Advisory Council\'s Legislative Committee in 2010. That same year, Mr. Burns also accepted a nomination to serve as member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.
Additionally, Mr. Burns has served on the Legislative, Executive and Political Action Committees of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Association and the Atlanta Bar Association, and he has published numerous articles and conducted many lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics.
Admitted: 1987, Georgia
Professional Webpage: https://www.jfblaw.com/j-franklin-burns.html