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“Making a way in the world today takes everything you got….”

Burton McKinnish, PLLC is working hand-in-hand with our local health officials to monitor the Covid-19 Pandemic.  It is difficult this as an attorney, business owner, mother and daughter to make fact-based decisions that impact so many that our firm cares about.  Our goal is to continue to provide quality service to our East Tennessee clients while also ensuring that we…

Social Security Disability: How Current is Current

Effective April 27, 2020, the Social Security Administration will no longer take into account a Claimant’s ability to effectively communicate in English when making a Social Security Disability determination. The original rules from 1978 were premised on the assumption that ‘‘it may be difficult for someone who does not speak and understand English to do a job, regardless of the…

Communicating with Your Attorney

Communication is an issue – in marriages, in business relationships and when it comes to your case.  Having practiced for well over a decade I have encountered the gamut of communication flows when it comes to clients.  There have been clients who call to tell me every time their spouse spends $10.00 at the gas station and there have been…