201909.04
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Basics of Social Security Disability

Step One Many people use the term “disability“ in broad strokes. Some people are referring to private long-term disability benefits secured through private, non-government insurance companies. These benefits are the result of years of either an individual or a company on behalf of an individual, paying into long-term disability policies which would offer protection if…

201908.26
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Moving on Up

Most legal blogs are full of case summaries, statutory updates and sage advice. This one is a little more personal for Burton McKinnish, PLLC. Our firm began in 2008 with one location on Court Avenue in Downtown Sevierville, Tennessee. In 2012, in order to better serve our clients we opened a second location in Maryville,…

201908.20
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School-Zone (and equal co-parenting time)

With school starting throughout the Eastern district of Tennessee it should come as no surprise that determining what school a child or children should attend is no easy task for domestic attorneys around our state. Historically, this decision was determined by the parent whom exercised substantially more co-parenting days than the other. In lay terms…

201907.29
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DUI Restricted License

As criminal defense lawyers, our firm meets with several potential clients each month that have been charged with driving under the influence (or DUI).  Most potential clients come into the office understanding that a DUI can carry serious penalties, including jail time and temporary suspension of his/her driver’s license.  However, I have encountered many people…

201803.05
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Decosimo Summary

CASE SUMMARY This case was brought before the appellate court to answer a certified question whether TCA § 55-10-413(f), which provides the TBI with a $250 fee for each BADT/BAT test used in every DUI/listed offense conviction, is unconstitutional in violation of due process and right to a fair trial under the Fifth, Sixth and…

Staff Spotlight: Jenae A. Anderson
201801.17
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Staff Spotlight: Jenae A. Anderson

We recently asked our staff members some questions so that you could get to know them a bit better. Meet Jenae A. Anderson! Q: What is your job title at Burton McKinnish? A: Senior Associate Attorney Q: What does your job entail? A: My job entails everything from client interviews (consultations) to full litigation of…

Staff Spotlight: Jennifer McKinnish Burton
201711.27
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Staff Spotlight: Jennifer McKinnish Burton

We recently asked our staff members some questions so that you could get to know them a bit better. Meet Jennifer McKinnish Burton! Q: What is your job title at Burton McKinnish? A: Owner/Partner Q: What does your job entail? A: I am the primary domestic relations attorney in the firm. I also am transitioning…

Staff Spotlight: Tegan Couch
201711.07
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Staff Spotlight: Tegan Couch

We recently asked our staff members some questions so that you could get to know them a bit better. Meet Tegan Couch! Q: What is your job title at Burton McKinnish?  A: Social Security Paralegal Q: What does your job entail?  A: Assisting with the Social Security files, keeping clients apprised of the progress of their claims,…

201710.16
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Ben Burton Named as Federal Administrative Law Judge

Burton McKinnish, PLLC is pleased to announce that founding partner, Benjamin S. Burton, has been selected to serve as an administrative law judge with the Social Security Administration. He will serve at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in St Louis, Missouri. Burton worked for the Social Security Administration prior to entering private…