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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…

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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…

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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 came to law school to…

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Open Adoption Agreements

Adoptions are typically plagued as the biological parent having some type of long-term issue that deemed them unfit; whether it be drugs, alcohol, or unfit living conditions. This is not always the case. Studies show that children who are adopted often struggle with reality v. fantasy. By reality I mean what their current situation is versus what their life would…

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Books for Women Experiencing Marital Difficulties

Ladies, this blog is for you in particular (don’t worry fellas, your time is coming). At Burton McKinnish, PLLC we do not discriminate, we love representing Moms and Dads. Today is a special blog just for our Mothers that we have helped in the past and will be there for in the future. Who likes a good book? I do!…

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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...

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