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John Carroll Burgin Jr. - Knoxville, TN

800 South Gay StreetSuite 2500 Knoxville, TN 37929- 9702

Updated: 07/14/2022

Knoxville Governmental Contracts Lawyer


Jack Burgin has a diverse legal practice, primarily advising and defending employers on a variety of labor and employee benefit related topics and on representing and advising government contractors about costs and labor issues. Jack's advice and litigation practice focuses on

•Representing and advising employers on all types of employment discrimination issues, including questions relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act...

About John Carroll Burgin Jr.

Practice Areas

  • Governmental Contracts
  • Labor & Employment Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee

Other Affiliations

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1989
  • Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, LA
  • Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, LA

Past Positions

  • Honorable Gary R. Wade, Judge of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Clerk, 1989 - 1990

Classes and Seminars

  • Dummies for Ethics 4.0, Kramer Rayson LLP Labor and Employment Law Seminar (2015)
  • Helping Clients to Avoid Simple But Expensive ERISA Mistakes (2015), Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants



  • Chair, Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, 2011
  • Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, 2006-2012
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2018

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Office Information


800 South Gay StreetSuite 2500 Knoxville, TN 37929- 9702


  • 865-522-5723


Representative Cases

  • Auble v. Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12 LLC, No.: 3:13-CV-422, 2015 U.S. Dist. Lexis 140868 (E.D. Tenn. Oct. 15, 2015)
  • Scheib v. Retirement Program Plan for Employees of Certain Employers at the U.S. Department of Energy Facilities at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 488 Fed. Appx. 122 (6th Cir. 2012)
  • Johnson v. Retirement Program Plan For Employees of Certain Employers at The U.S. Department Of Energy Facilities At Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14595 (E.D. Tenn. 2007)
  • Adams v. Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., 199 Fed. Appx. 405 (6th Cir. 2006)
  • Edwards v. Department of Energy, 200 Fed. Appx. 382 (6th Cir. 2006)
  • Campbell v. Wackenhut Services, Inc.
  • Cannon v. Levi Strauss & Co., 29 Fed. Appx. 331 (6th Cir. 2002)
  • Souders v. Boeing Oak Ridge Co., No. 3:03-cv-362 (E.D. Tenn. June 15, 2004)
  • Turpin v. Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. and BWXT Y-12, LLC, Case No. 02-101 (ARB Jan. 29, 2004)
  • Varnadore v. Secretary of Labor, 141 F.3d 625 (6th Cir. 1998)
  • United States ex rel Fine v. MK-Ferguson, Co., 99 F.3d 1538 (10th Cir. 1996)

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