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August 8, 2018

The following Article originally appeared in the August 3, 2018 Edition of the Hamilton County Herald.  It is reprinted here with the express permission of the author David Laprad.  Photo also by David...

February 14, 2018

On February 2, 2018, a federal court jury in Greeneville, Tennessee, awarded BDP client Andrea Herring over $2 million in damages in a sexual harassment and retaliation case.  BDP attorneys Donna Mikel...

January 31, 2018

We are proud to announce that Frank Pinchak was honored with the Albert L. Hodge Volunteer Award at the 2018 Chattanooga Bar Association Annual Meeting. 

The Albert L. Hodge Volunteer Award is given...

November 29, 2017

With the increase in media awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace, people are becoming more willing to speak up, especially through social media using the #metoo.  

It is important for victims o...

February 21, 2017

The California law firm of Allred, Maroko, and Goldberg, along with the Tennessee law firm of Burnette, Dobson & Pinchak have joined together to represent Desaree Haber in her claims against Yates Servi...

August 6, 2015

Last week a Hamilton County Circuit Court jury awarded BDP client Beverly Wilcox a verdict of $931,720 against her former employer, Mapco Express, Inc. The jury found that Ms. Wilcox, who was employed a...

April 28, 2015

Governor Haslam in early April of 2015 signed into law a new bill that provides a civil remedy to employees fired for possessing a firearm or ammunition in an employer parking area. This new law, now co...

April 15, 2015

Reversing a three-judge panel decision finding that telecommuting up to four days per week was a reasonable accommodation, the full Sixth Circuit recently took a harsh line against telecommuting. Descri...

February 1, 2015

Have you missed work due to the flu or cold season?  Do not assume that your illness or that of your family members will automatically qualify you for FMLA.  The FMLA typically defines a cold or the flu...

January 8, 2015

Following several years of prolonged litigation that culminated in an eight day trial, BDP Partner, Eric Burnette, recently obtained a favorable result for his client absolving the client of any and all...

January 1, 2015

BDP attorneys Steve Dobson and Eric Burnette have recently obtained Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listings.  Both attorneys have handled a wide varitey of cases on both the plaintiff and defense side...

July 2, 2014

BDP Partner H. Eric Burnette has recently been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40.  Eric has successfully tried cases in State and Federal Courts as well as handling cases involving Mul...

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The process of transferring wealth from one generation to the next can be complicated. At Burnette, Dobson & Pinchak our probate and estate administration attorneys have extensive experience helping clients work through these difficulties to find a solution that works for them.

Why YOU should always have a will:

YOU decide how your Estate will be distributed
YOU decide who will take care of your minor children
YOU decide at what age your children should receive assets
YOU decide what conditions must be met in order to receive assets
YOU decide who will be the Executor of your Estate to carry out your wishes   


Probate is a legal process by which a persons debts are settled and legal title to
their property is transferred to beneficiaries.  

We help personal representatives, administrators, and executors work through this system to accomplish an efficient and accurate distribution of assets. Our attention to detail and substantial experience in probate matters allows us to work quickly and handle an estate properly.

Executor presents the will to the court

Letters Testamentary are issued, letting the Executor conduct business of the Estate.

  Collection, Inventory appraisal of assets (if required by the will)

Payment of debts, Funeral expenses

Creditors must file claims by certain deadlines

Remainder of assets disposed of in accordance with the will or the Laws of Intestacy



At Burnette, Dobson & Pinchak, our estate litigation lawyers handle disputes in estate planning matters and probate. We handle will contests, cases of undue influence, the breach of a fiduciary duty, mishandled trusts, and violations by personal representatives, trustees, executors, and administrators. If you need an attorney to help you deal with trustee misconduct, improper will administration, or another estate litigation problem, contact us immediately at (423) 266-2121 to schedule a consultation.


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