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I have been representing injured people for over 20 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- present), the State Bar of Georgia Executive Committee, and I am a member of the State Bar Disciplinary Review Panel along with numerous other legal boards and committees.  


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 40%
    25 years
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    25 years
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    25 years



Contingent (33-40%)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Chuck R. Pardue

    I endorse this lawyer. Thomas is a well respected attorney in medical malpractice and personal injury.


    Chuck Pardue Personal injury Attorney
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  • Philip Manley Brown

    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.


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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

Burnside Law Firm

3333 Piedmont Road
Terminus 200, Ste 2050
Atlanta, GA, 30305

Burnside Law Firm

1075 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 3650, 12th and Midtown
Atlanta, GA, 30309



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199107/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
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 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaExecutive Committee Member2015 - Present
State Disciplinary BoardReview Panel2010 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaBoard of Governors2007 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1991 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1991 - Present
Augusta Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
State Disciplinary BoardInvestigative Panel1998 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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 Recovery
White v Margaritaz$1,000,000 Recovery
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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/AJD - Juris 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