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Thomas Reuben Burnside III

Car accident Attorney at Augusta, GA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Thomas

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INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT? CALL 706-432-8320 FOR A FREE CONSULTATION!

I have been representing injured people for over 30 years. Whether you were injured in an automobile collision, truck wreck, motorcycle accident, hit by a drunk driver or by some other cause, I understand that my job is to help you recover the compensation you deserve and need to put your life back together. I have litigated hundreds of personal injury cases to a successful conclusion and recovered millions of dollars for deserving clients. 

 

In addition to litigating complex injury cases, I understand the importance of giving back to the legal profession and have served on the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors (2007- 2023), the State Bar of Georgia Executive Committee, and I have been a member of the State Bar Disciplinary Review Panel along with numerous other legal boards and committees.  

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

Burnside Law Firm LLP
Burnside Law Firm LLP
325 North Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA, 30601
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Posted by Patricia | September 20, 2021
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Very professional, understanding of my case went above and beyond to help me. Very pleased with the service and would highly recommend.
Posted by Melissa | June 10, 2020
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One call away from justice...
This personal injury lawsuit was the hardest thing I'd ever been through in my life. Thanks to Thomas Burnside i not only made it through, but he got me the justice i deserved! He walked me through every step and fought for me the entire time. If you need help with your personal injury please contact this office! It will be the best decision you could make!
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Posted by Melissa | September 29, 2015
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I highly recommend Mr. Burnside III.... He's a very reasonable & dedicated lawyer
I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Thomas Burnside III. He made sure I understood everything that was going on in my case & helped me make the right choice when it came to my settlement. My injury left me with large scars that will never go away and he was very sympathetic and understanding about how that's going to affect me now and in the future. He kept me informed about what was going on in my case and he worked diligently to make sure I was compensated for everything I went through, including loss of wages and medical expenses.. He was thorough and he worked fast so I didn't get behind with my bills while I was out of work. He truly is an awesome lawyer & I am so thankful for everything he did for me. Legal Issue: Animal Bites -- Plaintiff Melissa hired Thomas R. Burnside in 2015.
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Posted by Jaice | May 12, 2015
Fantastic Lawyer!!
Burnside Law Firm did an incredible job on my Case. Mr.Burnside is experienced and worked very hard through my case.. He stayed focused and responsive durning the time of my suit. He was efficient in responding and his office staff has worked just as hard to make me feel welcomed with open arms. I couldn't have picked anyone better to handle my case. Thomas did a fantastic job-and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal advise... Thank you for all of your hard work! Respectfully yours, Jaice
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Posted by Peter | May 24, 2012
A Fair Shake
Most other lawyers turned me down because I was in an accident with very little personal injury. Dealing with the insurance company was unpleasant and not something I particularly wanted to do. Thomas took on my case knowing that there would be little payout, but did the best for both of us. He increased my payout by 25% over what I could get out of the insurance, which was slightly better than I had hoped, due to the nature of my case. Even with the small nature of my case Thomas treated me with respect and made me feel comfortable about the process. He worked through everything and was able to get us a settlement in a reasonable amount of time. Although his main office is out of Augusta, Thomas made sure that we could meet here in Athens and has a small extension office here now as well.
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Cost

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  • Contingency 33%-40%
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Burnside Law Firm LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Burnside Wall LLP
  • 1991 - 2012

Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Presbyterian College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • White v Margaritaz
  • $1,000,000 Recovery
  • Bentley v Women's Health Care and Aesthetics PC
  • $1,000,000.00 Recovery
  • Champion v Pilgrim Pride 286 Ga. App. 334 (2007)
  • Appeal decided in favor of plaintiff

Associations

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Augusta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • State Disciplinary Board
  • Review Panel
  • 2010 - 2015
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Board of Governors
  • 2007 - 2023
  • State Disciplinary Board
  • Investigative Panel
  • 1998 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Inju
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend
  • 2013
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Dispute Resolution for Trial and Non-Trial Lawyers
  • What Plaintiffs Like and Don't Like About Mediation and Mediators
  • 2011
  • 10th Annual General Practice and Trial Institute
  • Default Judgments: How to Close the Deal
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Thomas
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Thomas is a well respected attorney in medical malpractice and personal injury."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Other
"I had the opportunity to know and work some with Mr. Burnside before I even went to law school. He was a genuinely nice person who clearly worked very hard and did well in school. He is also a very fine lawyer now of many years experience. I would not hesitate to use his services or recommend them to someone."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Friend
"Thomas is an experienced trial attorney, who aggressively advocates for his clients. He is detailed-oriented, and has a wide breadth of knowledge and experience in various personal injury matters. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Thomas for twenty years and have associated him on several large personal injury claims during that time. He has an excellent reputation as one of the leading personal injury attorneys in the Augusta area."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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