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Thomas Reuben Burnside

Thomas Reuben Burnside III

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice

About Me

I am a personal injury lawyer and primarily represent individuals injured as a result of automobile wrecks, medical malpractice, work related accidents or other causes. My desire has always been to help people recover the compensation they need to put their life back together after suffering a catastrophic injury at the hands of a negligent indivdual or company. I have litigated hundreds of personal injury cases to a successful conclusion and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of deserving clients.   


I also feel it is important to give back to the legal profession. Therefore, in addition to being a partner and founding member of Burnside Law Firm, I am an active participant in the State Bar of Georgia where I serve as a member of Board of Governors, a Trustee on the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, a member of the Disciplinary Board Review Panel, member of the General Practice and Trial Section Board and a host of other bar-related committees.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Car Accidents: 40%
    24 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 30%
    24 years
  3. Personal Injury: 30%
    24 years



Contingent (33-40%)

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Contact Info

Burnside Law Firm LLP

2919 Professional Pkwy
Augusta, GA, 30907

Burnside Law Firm LLP

325 North Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA, 30601



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199106/09/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
National Trial LawyersTop 100 Trial Lawyers2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBurnside Law Firm LLP2012 - Present
PartnerBurnside Wall LLP1991 - 2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Disciplinary BoardReview Panel2010 - Present
Lawyers Foundation of GeorgiaTrustee2010 - Present
Lawyers Foundation of GeorgiaFellow2008 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaBoard of Governors2007 - Present
State Disciplinary BoardInvestigative Panel1998 - 2001
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1991 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1991 - Present
Augusta Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Ploof Truck Lines, Inc. v Bennett 221 Ga. App. 789 (1996)$124,000.00 Judgment for plaintiff affirmed
Champion v Pilgrim Pride 286 Ga. App. 334 (2007)Appeal decided in favor of plaintiff
Bentley v Women's Health Care and Aesthetics PC$1,000,000.00 policy limit settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
Version 5. Knol. 2011 Jun 20IV Infiltration Burns to Children and Infants2011
Version 3. Knol. 2011 Sep 8.IV and Tubing Mix-Ups: A Deadly Combination2011
Version 3. Knol. 2010 Jul 4Monitored Anesthesia Care: Cost effective but not without risk of malpractice and serious injury.2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawN/AJuris Doctor1991
Presbyterian CollegeBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Building Your Civil Trial SkillsHow to Avoid Common Ethical Pitfalls2012
Dispute Resolution for Trial and Non-Trial LawyersWhat Plaintiffs Like and Don't Like About Mediation and Mediators2011
10th Annual General Practice and Trial InstituteDefault Judgments: How to Close the Deal2011