Thomas R. Burnside III has been engaged in an active civil litigation practice in Athens and Augusta, Georgia and around the State since 1991, at both the trial and appellate court levels. The primary focus of his litigation practice includes personal injury, class actions, workers compensation, business and commercial disputes.
While experience in these practice areas includes the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants, the personal injury experience has been primarily on behalf of plaintiffs for injuries arising from automobile collisions, medical malpractice, professional negligence, work injuries and nursing home neglect and abuse.
Litigation Percentage: 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions: Georgia, 1991 U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1991 Georgia Court of Appeals, 1992 U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1992 Supreme Court of Georgia, 1992
Education: Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia, 1991 J.D Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina, 1988 B.A. Major: Business
Honors and Awards: State Disciplinary Board, Investigative Panel Member, 1998 - 2001 State Bar Board of Governors, 2007 - Present Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia Professional Associations and Memberships: Georgia Bar Association, 1991 - Present Member Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 - Present Member American Association for Justice, 1991 - Present Member Augusta Bar Association, 1991 - Present Member Augusta Bar Association, YLA Section, 2000 President City of Harlem, Georgia, 1995 - 2002 City Attorney