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J. Franklin Burns

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Frank Burns, Esq. is the founder of J. Franklin Burns, P.C. and a native of Gainesville, Georgia. He is a graduate of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1982. He earned his J. D. at Mercer University School of Law in 1987. He began his legal career at Gorby & Reeves, an insurance defense law firm where he represented employers and insurance companies in Workers' Compensation matters across the State of Georgia.

In 2002, he opened his law practice, J. Franklin Burns, P.C., devoting his practice exclusively to the representation of injured workers and personal injury victims. His experience in representing "the other side" has proven to be invaluable with respect the representation of injured workers. He has been litigating (trying cases) for over twenty-three years. In 2003, he was appointed by the chairman of the State Board of Workers' Compensation to serve on the Advisory Council. From 2003 until 2010 he served as a member of the Rules and Mediation Committee. In 2010, Mr. Burns was appointed by the Chairman to join the Legislative Committee of the Advisory Council. The Legislative Committee represents all stakeholders in the workers' compensation system, and is charged with crafting workers' compensation laws for the State of Georgia.

In 2010, Mr. Burns was nominated and selected as a member to the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.
Please describe a case in the last year or two where you made a big difference.

I have been successful over the last two years in taking personal injury and accident cases during this pandemic where my clients have been offered insulting \" low ball \" offers from insurance companies. I have always been able to increase the offer to the satisfaction of my clients who now refer me cases. I love helping people which makes my job extremely worthwhile. In these cases I have gone in and have been successful in speeding up medical care and ultimately settling denied or \"low ball\" offers to the satisfaction of my clients.

How did you build a successful practice?

I hired a consultant who works with law firms and did a lot of research to start the process. For the first year , I shared space with another firm ( law school friends) and began marketing immediately by have lunches 3 times a week with other attorneys who could immediately refer me cases. i joined as many organizations and associations as possible and took some leadership roles. By year two, the cases were coming in steadily which resulted in my hiring tow paralegals. By year 3 I hired by first associate attorney and I was off to the races ! I now have 14 employees which happened by year 5. Just celebrated my 20 th year of representing people. I love what I do.

Position Organization Location Duration
Founding AttorneyJ. Franklin Burns, PCAtlanta, GAPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer UniversityJ.D. Law School1987  
University of the SouthBachelorsPolitical Science1982
State / Court Date
Georgia1987
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member, 1987
    American Bar Association | Member | 1987
    Georgia Trial Association | Member | 2002
    Atlanta Bar Association | Member | 2002
    Georgia Trial Lawyers Association | Appointed Co-Chair of Legislative Committee serving the Georgia Trial Lawyers | 2011
    Georgia Trial Lawyers Association | Appointed by the President of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association to serve on Executive Committee of GTLA | 2011
    Legislative Committee of the Advisory Counsel | Appointed by the Chairman of the State Board of Workers' Compensation to serve on the Legislative Committee of the Advisory Counsel | 2010
    Georgia Trial Lawyers Association | Appointed by the Chairman of the Board to serve on the Political Action Committee | 2009
    Southern Trial Lawyers Association | Member | 2010
    Rules and Mediation Committee | Member | 2003 - 2010
  • In 2011, Mr. Burns made the Super Lawyers Top 100 list, which is a list of lawyers who receive the highest point totals in terms of nominations, research, and a blue ribbon review process conducted by Super Lawyers. He was the only workers' compensation lawyer in Georgia recognized as a Top 100 Lawyer for 2011 and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2009.
  • Case Results
    Most clients want to hire an experienced trial lawyer. However, experience is not the only thing that counts. At J. Franklin Burns, P.C., we are experienced trial lawyers who achieve results. We obtain exceptional settlements for clients who have workers’ compensation claims. Please note that every case is different and the facts and medical evidence in each case helps to determine the final outcome; therefore, we cannot guarantee these same results for your case.

  • Mr. Burns has published numerous articles on the process of workers' compensation and is a frequent speaker at workers' compensation conferences and seminars.

    Speaker, "Workplace Injuries: Understanding the Workers' Compensation System", ICLE in Georgia, 2011
    Speaker, "Subrogation In The Workers' Compensation System", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
    Speaker, "How To Fix The Workers' Compensation System", Atlanta Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, 2009
    Statutory and Case Law Update in Workers’ Compensation, General Practice Trial Section Institute, Amelia Island, Florida, ICLE, 03/14/2008
    Ethics Issues in Workers’ Compensation, Seminar, The Atlanta Claims Association, 2008
    Workers’ Compensation in Educational Committees, Advanced Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta Bar Association, 02/22/2008
    Ethics and Medical Evidence, Advanced Workers’ Compensation in Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, 02/26/2008
    Assessed Attorney’s Fees and Penalties, Employer Pit Falls and Protectors, Sterling Educator Services, Inc.
    State Board of Workers’ Compensation Annual Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, 08/29/2007
    Ethically Developing Medical Evidence-When Do You Cross the Line? "Workers' Compensation Law in Georgia", Henry County Bar Association. Jekyll Island, Georgia - September, 2005
    Five Most Common Injuries in Workers’ Compensation in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, Atlanta, GA - March, 2005
    "Workers' Compensation Essentials: Ten Most Repeated Mistakes", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Atlanta, Georgia, 09/09/2004
    "Workers' Compensation Hearings in Georgia: Techniques and Strategies", National Business Institute. Atlanta, Georgia, 12/17/2003
    "Workers' Compensation for the General Practitioner", ICLE . Atlanta, Georgia, 1999
    "Advanced Workers' Compensation in Georgia", National Business Institute. Atlanta, Georgia, 1997
    "Five Most Common Injuries in Workers' Compensation in Georgia", Lorman Education Services. Atlanta, Georgia - October, 2003
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(1987) Licensed as Attorney in Georgia. Verified with State Bar of Georgia.January 10, 2022

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Atlanta, GA 30328
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