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Yancy B. Burns

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Jackson, MS

Burns & Associates, PLLC
629 North Jefferson Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: 601-500-7021
Fax: 601-487-6958
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
Licensed in Mississippi Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Transportation/Maritime
Attorney Profile

Yancy B. Burns is the founding attorney of Burns & Associates, PLLC, in Jackson, Mississippi. Mr. Burns has over 20 years of experience practicing personal injury and workers’ compensation law. He handles matters involving car accidents, maritime accidents, premises liability claims involving negligent security or slip and falls, offshore accidents and workers’ compensation claims.

Mr. Burns is committed to providing exceptional representation to his clients and ensuring they receive fair compensation for their injuries. Over the course of his time in practice, he has litigated numerous jury trials, bench trials and workers’ compensation hearings. Honoring his success, Martindale-Hubbell awarded him their highest rating of AV Preeminent*.

Outside of the office, Mr. Burns is a former member of the Mississippi Bar Association’s Bench-Bar Liaison committee and the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Educational Association. He holds a license to practice law in Mississippi and the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Mr. Burns earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and received his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He is a member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a board-certified member of the organization’s civil pretrial practice advocacy section.

In addition to his legal career, Mr. Burns is a former member of the military, serving as a U.S. Army armor officer. He received an honorable discharge as a Major while serving as a plans officer and support operations officer.  

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 10%Transportation/Maritime
Focus Areas

Premises Liability - Plaintiff


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Yancy B. Burns

First Admitted: 1998, Mississippi

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Litigating Slip, Trip & Fall Cases in Mississippi, National Business Institute, June 2013

Educational Background

  • University of Mississippi, B.A. - 1995, Honors: Army ROTC, Honors: Distinguished Military Graduate, Major: Political Science

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 1998
  • District of Columbia, 2009
  • Mississippi Workers' Compensation Educational Committee, Member, 2007-2008
  • Mississippi, 1998
  • Tribal Court of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, 1998
  • Mississippi Bar Association, Member, 2006-2008
  • The Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy section of the NBOTA, Board Certified Member
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1998
  • Bench-Bar Committee, Member
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBOTA), Certified Member 

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate


  • Preeminent client review rating by Martindale Hubbell , 2013
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer, 2013 - 2014
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated
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Office Location for Yancy B. Burns

629 North Jefferson Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Phone: 601-500-7021

Fax: 601-487-6958

Last Updated: 6/23/2022

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