Jennifer McKinnish Burton

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Top Rated Social Security Disability Attorney in Maryville, TN

Burton McKinnish, PLLC
 | 118 Parliament Dr, Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: 865-233-1105
Fax: 865-774-5509
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Social Security Disability (50%),
  • Family Law (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Jennifer McKinnish Burton is a member of Burton McKinnish, PLLC. Focusing her practice on a variety of legal areas, she represents clients throughout the eastern portion of Tennessee from the firm’s office in Maryville. Ms. Burton majored in political science and government at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and she received a Bachelor of Arts in 2002. She then went on to pursue her legal education at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, The University of Memphis, and in 2005, she was awarded her Juris Doctor.

    A significant portion of Ms. Burton’s practice involves divorce and other family law matters. Many of her clients are watching their marriages come to an end, and she works with them both at the negotiating table and in the courtroom in order to resolve such issues as child custody and visitation, property division, and spousal and child support. Ms. Burton’s family law experience also extends to adoptions as well as helping clients who have already gotten a divorce and who now want to have their existing support and parenting orders modified or enforced.

    Ms. Burton also assists clients who have become unable to return to work due to a physical or mental disability and who are seeking their rightful Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. This is a difficult program to navigate, and most claims are denied at the initial level for a myriad of reasons. Ms. Burton shepherds her clients through all phases and steps of the process, including appearing on their behalf at appeals hearings. A recipient of a “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo, Ms. Burton is admitted to practice in Tennessee as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Social Security Disability
    • 50%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Juvenile Law


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    Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020

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    About Jennifer McKinnish Burton

    Admitted: 2005, Tennessee

    Professional Webpage:


    • Best Oral Advocate, 2003
    • Rising Star, Super Lawyer, Family Law, 2013 - 2014

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Listed Rule 31 Mediator, 2010

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Knoxville Bar Association
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
    • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • United States Federal Court
    • Justice Talks; 98.7 WOKI, 2019
    • Tennessee Bar Association; Member 2005 - Present
    • NOSSCR; Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Sevier Heights Baptist Church; Member, 2006

    Educational Background:

    • Masuk High School Monroe, CT, 1998
    • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Bachelor of Arts, 2002
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    Office Location for Jennifer McKinnish Burton

    118 Parliament Dr
    Maryville, TN 37804

    Phone: 865-233-1105

    Fax: 865-774-5509

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    Last Updated: 9/4/2020

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