I am passionate about my clients. I believe the “practice of law” has been lost in the modern law practice. Other firms’ practice “the business of law.” They see clients as the value of their case and how much money can be collected for a settlement in the least amount of time. The practice of law focuses on the best interests of the client and serving their needs for the best possible result. The practice of law also focuses on achieving justice, which is offering clients a voice in a complicated legal system.
Other firms who take any case offered them are practicing a business model that forces them to quickly settle cases without becoming experts in the cases they represent. This means that justice is sacrificed because other firms haven’t developed the expertise or desire needed to achieve the highest value of the case. My clients are more than just the cases they represent. I am passionate about achieving justice for them.
I’ve spent over 25 years honing my craft in personal injury litigation. I was drawn to personal injury because I was fascinated by trial law. I enjoyed having the ability to change people’s lives. Medicaid and Truck Transportation companies and their insurance teams wield tremendous power over accident victims. I enjoy using my experience and expertise to provide power to people who would otherwise have no voice.
It’s a fighting spirit and tenacity I learned from my parents. As a boy working on my father’s farm, I learned the value of hard work and a determination to never give up.
President, The Burkey Law Firm, P.C. 2000 - Present Managing Partner, Burkey & Burkey, P.C 1994 - 2000 Assistant County Attorney, Gwinnett County Law 1992 - 1994 Staff Attorney, Gwinnett County Superior Court. 1990 - 1992
Mercer University; Walter F. George School of Law Macon, Georgia Juris Doctorate The Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida Bachelor of Science
American Association for Justice, Advocate AAJ Trucking Litigation Group Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers Georgia Trial Lawyer's Association Southern Trial Lawyer's Association North Fulton Bar Association, Past President Lawyer's Foundation of Georgia, Sustaining Member
Super Lawyers, 2016, 2017 Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College, Graduate 2014 Martindale-Hubbell "AV Rating" since 1994 Martindale-Hubbell Bar of Preeminent Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates Forum Georgia Trend Magazine, "Legal Elite" Avvo Rating 10, "Superb"
State of Georgia Admissions State Bar of Georgia Georgia Court of Appeals Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Federal Claims