I am committed to legal excellence, integrity and client service. My goal for every client is to obtain superior results by pursuing the dangerous driver that injured them.
I believe my clients deserve the best legal representation available. My clients have been injured through no fault of their own. They need my help. I am committed to providing them excellence in the practice of law. I believe this yields a superior result.
I believe a client has a right to be informed on the progress of their case. At my firm, we copy our clients on all communication regarding their case. We immediately answer any questions they may have. We return calls immediately. We involve our clients on important decisions affecting their case. At the same time, we take the burden off their hands so they no longer need to worry about dealing with insurance matters, medical bills or claims adjusters.
I began my legal career as a Staff Attorney to a Superior Court Judge. Later, I continued my legal training as an Assistant County Attorney in Gwinnett County. After my work in Gwinnett County, I formed my law practice in 1994, over 20 years ago. I help people who have been injured or killed in a senior shuttle van accident, tractor trailer accident or DUI caused accident.
I am a past president of the North Fulton Bar Association. Additionally, several organizations have recognized my legal ability and commitment to ethical standards. Martindale Hubble has designated me as “AV Rated” since 1994. An AV Rating indicates the highest classification for legal ability and ethical standards. The American Association of Justice has issued me an “Advocate” designation. Georgia Trend Magazine has designated me as one of Georgia’s “legal elite” for personal injury lawyers in Georgia. I am a long standing member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Avvo has designated me with a “superb” 10 ranking. The Million Dollar Advocates Form has included me as one of their members. Membership is limited to those attorneys who have won million dollar awards and represents fewer than 1% of U.S. Lawyers nationwide.
Call me at 770.587.5529, or fill out the contact form with any questions you might have. I respond immediately to every request.
Staff Attorney, Gwinnett County Superior Court, 1990 – 1992
Assistant County Attorney, Gwinnett County Law Department, 1992 – 1994
Managing Partner, Burkey & Burkey, P.C., 1994 – 2000
President, The Burkey Law Firm, P.C., 2000 – 2015
Mercer University; Walter F. George School of Law
The Florida State University
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 Fellow
Georgia Supreme Court, Mentor Georgia Transition into Law Practice Program
Awards & Honors:
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, “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