About the Team at Burnett Law

Community Values

Here at Burnett Law, we were built on the values of community. We are established and practiced in the communities of Cookeville an Crossville, Tennessee. A majority of our practice has been spent in the Upper Cumberland region, having over 40 years combined. We now serve as the official attorney of Cumberland county, serving personal injury, car accident, disability, and general practice areas of law.

All this to say, we know the role that trust plays when choosing a legal team right for you.

So, whether you are involved in a car accident in Cookeville or facing a personal injury claim in Crossville – trust matters. We hope that you chose the team right for you.

We do offer free consultations and work on a contingency basis. This means that we do not get paid, unless we win your case.  Come see us in our Crossville office, or schedule a consultation by calling our office at 931-484-7549.

Professional Legal team at Burnett Law in Crossville Tennessee handling personal injury, car accident, and social security disability legal matters.

Meet Our Partners

Phillip Burnett

Phillip Burnett, our fearless leader, is the owner and Managing Partner of Burnett Law. He was born and raised in Tennessee and has been licensed for over 26 years practicing in the communities of Crossville, Cookeville, and McMinnville.

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services in 1996 and then his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee College of Law. 

While at the University of Tennessee College of Law, Mr. Burnett volunteered his time to represent unemployment compensation claimants, showing his devotion to helping others. 

Since graduating Mr. Burnett has practiced personal injury litigation involving car accident litigation, social security disability, labor law, and other general civil litigation for over 25 years in Crossville and Cookeville, Tennessee. Mr. Burnett has a true passion for helping others. 

For example, one of the many ways Mr. Burnett gives back is volunteering as part of the Executive Committee of the Disability Section of the Tennessee Bar Association where he works with the Executive Committee to help provide continuing education for other attorneys regarding their social security disability practices and promotes legislation that will benefit the social security disability practice in Tennessee. 

Additionally, Mr. Burnett serves as a Board Member to the United Fund of Cumberland County in which support is volunteered to help nourish the hungry, assist those confronting emergencies and disasters, those with brain conditions, survivors of adult and child domestic violence and sexual assault, and low-income families, the elderly and Cumberland County’s kids and youth. 

Mr. Burnett is a goal driven attorney who loves to help people and truly stands as a testament to the experience and dedication to the clients of Burnett Law.

Jeffrey Vires

Jeffrey Vires legal attorney in Crossville Tennessee standing in front of a library of law books

Jeffrey Vires is a Partner at Burnett Law. Born and raised in Tennessee, Mr. Vires is also a goal driven attorney who loves to help people. Mr. Vires has been licensed for over 31 years. Mr. Vires began practicing law in Crossville after earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Government and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee College of Law. 

Mr. Vires specializes and has well-founded knowledge on the following legal areas: Criminal Defense, DUI, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Wills & Estates, Personal Injury, VA Disability, and Adoption. 

Before bringing his expertise to Burnett Law, Mr. Vires was the Managing Litigation Attorney of a regional labor law center, representing the Air Force in labor-management relations, EEO, and civilian personnel law cases. Mr. Vires defended the Air Force in litigation affecting crucial civilian personnel policies and acted as the Policy Advisor for private security contractors Iraq. He also served as the Staff Judge Advocate Managing Attorney, providing legal services for a variety of criminal/civil matters. Here he worked on complex international legal issues and helped countless deserving men and women. 

Attorney Vires then went on to serve as the Deputy Chief of the General Law Division in the United States Air Force Advises ARPC Commander, over the ARPC staff agencies, and the commanders of the Air Force-wide on military justice and administrative actions involving reservists. 

Mr. Vires was selected as the 2003 HQ ARPC Staff Officer of the Year. Then, as Chief, Appellate Defense Counsel of the United States Air Force he provided management and represented appellants before the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Supreme Court of the United States. 

All this to say, there is no one more qualified to handle your case. Schedule your free consultation with one of our highly qualified professionals here: https://crossvilleattorney.com/contact-us/.

Meet our Legal Staff 

Emmalee Cole is our “right hand woman” providing legal assistance at the Burnett Law Crossville office. From maintaining and organizing files, to setting appointments, and performing research and support tasks, she ensures all our affairs are in order and that our clients receive everything they need.

Jamie Danforth and Connie Shadwell are our all-star Paralegals in the Crossville office. They make sure we have every case, statute, and metaphorical “duck” in a row. Jamie and Connie are essential parts of our team and have helped us win millions for our clients over the years. 

The expertise and dedication of our team is truly the reason that our office runs so smoothly and why we are able to dedicate so much to our clients. We are grateful for them all and excited for you to meet our community and family.

Learn More About Our Practice

People often entrust us with sensitive and life-altering information – and many times at the lowest moments of their lives.  This is something we do not take lightly. We pride ourselves in providing loyalty to our clients, expertise in our field, and support for our community. We truly combine compassion, grit, and experience to provide the best legal representation.

It is by these values- and with our amazing team- that Burnett Law has become one of the top-rated firms in the Upper Cumberland region. We are here to fight for YOU and are very grateful for the opportunity to serve your family during a time of need.

Types of cases we handle in Cookeville, TN

Crossville Attorney helping injured man at the scene of a car accident

Types of cases we handle in Crossville, TN

Schedule your free consultation by calling the office at 931-484-7549 or by visiting this link: https://crossvilleattorney.com/contact-us/.

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