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Dear Aspiring Attorney

Dear Aspiring Attorney, You are probably sitting in a library somewhere with sweatpants on, sipping Starbucks and feeling super intellectual discussing Constitutional Law. Maybe you are in law school hoping to come out and work for a conservative, billion billable hour a year firm and make 6 figures out of the gate. Or maybe you…

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…