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 30 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.

  • Connector.


    I specialize in helping people hurt in a senior shuttle van accident, tractor trailer (trucking) accident or DUI caused accident. I use advanced legal theory, thirty years experience and determination to achieve justice for my clients. Justice is having a fighter in your corner; a lawyer who is responsive, treats every case as a priority and provides a superior settlement.

  • Connector.


    The client’s best interests are first. Open communication and prompt return of client calls is a priority. Every client is important whether their case is big or small. I work with a small number of cases and provide personal attention. Experience and work wins cases.

Past employment

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
Professional Affiliations
  • 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
Awards & Honors
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.
The Trial Lawyer’s College is dedicated to training and educating lawyers and judges who are committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for individuals
The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability. Attorneys receive a Peer Review Ratings™ based on evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States. AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
For over 90 years, the Bar Register has been a unique guide to the legal community’s most eminent professionals. It includes only those select law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.
Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
Georgia Trend Magazine has published its annual listing of the top attorneys in Georgia for over fourteen years. Each year, the publication asks the state’s attorneys to nominate their peers for recognition. The attorneys with the most votes are included on the list.
The Avvo Rating is Avvo’s effort to evaluate a lawyer’s background based on the information available in an attorney’s Avvo profile. It was developed by legal professionals and people looking for legal services. The model used to calculate the rating was developed with input from hundreds of attorneys, thousands of consumers, and many other legal professionals who deeply understand the work attorneys do. Ratings fall on a scale of 1 (Extreme Caution) to 10 (Superb), helping you quickly assess a lawyer’s background based on our rating.
Court Admissions
  • State of Georgia Admissions
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
Federal Admissions
    • 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



Awards & Memberships