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J. Franklin Burns Esq. - Atlanta, GA

6100 Lake Forrest Drive NWSuite 570 Atlanta, GA 30328- 3836

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Updated: 03/16/2023

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Law Lawyer


Frank Burns, Esq. is the founder of J. Franklin Burns, P.C. and a native of Gainesville, Georgia. He is a graduate of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1982. He earned his J. D. at Mercer University School of Law in 1987. He began his legal career at Gorby & Reeves, an insurance defense law firm where he represented employers and insurance companies in Workers' Compensation matters across the State of Georgia...

About J. Franklin Burns Esq.

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founder, since 2002

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Personal Injury


Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1987
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1988

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia, 1987 - Present (Member)
  • American Bar Association, 1987 - Present (Member)
  • Georgia Trial Association, 2002 - Present (Member)
  • Atlanta Bar Association, 2002 - Present (Member)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011 - Present (Appointed Co-Chair of Legislative Committee serving the Georgia Trial Lawyers)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011 - Present (Appointed by the President of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association to serve on Executive Committee of GTLA)
  • Legislative Committee of the Advisory Counsel, 2010 - Present (Appointed by the Chairman of the State Board of Workers' Compensation to serve on the Legislative Committee of the Advisory Counsel)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - Present (Appointed by the Chairman of the Board to serve on the Political Action Committee)
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 - Present (Member)
  • Rules and Mediation Committee, 2003 - 2010 (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, "Workplace Injuries: Understanding the Workers' Compensation System", ICLE in Georgia, 2011 - Present
  • Speaker, "Subrogation In The Workers' Compensation System", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 - Present
  • Speaker, "How To Fix The Workers' Compensation System", Atlanta Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, 2009 - Present
  • Statutory and Case Law Update in Workers’ Compensation, General Practice Trial Section Institute, Amelia Island, Florida, ICLE, March 14, 2008 - Present
  • Ethics Issues in Workers’ Compensation, Seminar, The Atlanta Claims Association, 2008 - Present
  • Workers’ Compensation in Educational Committees, Advanced Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta Bar Association, February 22, 2008 - Present
  • Ethics and Medical Evidence, Advanced Workers’ Compensation in Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, February 26, 2008 - Present
  • Assessed Attorney’s Fees and Penalties, Employer Pit Falls and Protectors, Sterling Educator Services, Inc.
  • State Board of Workers’ Compensation Annual Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, August 29, 2007 - Present
  • Ethically Developing Medical Evidence-When Do You Cross the Line? "Workers' Compensation Law in Georgia", Henry County Bar Association. Jekyll Island, Georgia - September, 2005 - Present
  • Five Most Common Injuries in Workers’ Compensation in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, Atlanta, GA - March, 2005 - Present
  • "Workers' Compensation Essentials: Ten Most Repeated Mistakes", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Atlanta, Georgia, September 9, 2004 - Present
  • "Workers' Compensation Hearings in Georgia: Techniques and Strategies", National Business Institute. Atlanta, Georgia, December 17, 2003 - Present
  • "Workers' Compensation for the General Practitioner", ICLE . Atlanta, Georgia, 1999 - Present
  • "Advanced Workers' Compensation in Georgia", National Business Institute. Atlanta, Georgia, 1997 - Present
  • "Five Most Common Injuries in Workers' Compensation in Georgia", Lorman Education Services. Atlanta, Georgia - October, 2003 - Present

Past Positions

  • Gorby & Reeves


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia, 1987
  • University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1982
    Major: Political Science


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Office Information


6100 Lake Forrest Drive NWSuite 570 Atlanta, GA 30328- 3836


  • (404) 255-0183


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Past Lists

  • 2022 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Georgia Super Lawyers list

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  • Top 100 Lawyer, 2011 - Present

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