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Frank Pinchak has engaged in the practice of labor and employment law for four decades. He has represented management and individual employees in discrimination, retaliation, Fair Labor Standards Act, Equal Pay Act, and Taft-Hartley Act cases. He is a graduate of Colgate University and the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Tennessee Law Review.
Mr. Pinchak has extensive experience practicing before judges and juries in state and federal courts, the EEOC, the United States Department of Labor, NLRB and numerous other state and federal agencies which adjudicate matters involving labor and employment law.

BURNETTE, DOBSON & PINCHAK founding partner


Areas of Practice

Employment Discrimination (age, race, gender/sex, religion, disability, and retaliation)

Intellectual Property

Wage & Hour Law (FLSA)

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Non-compete Agreements

Employment Contracts

Civil Litigation


Professional Memberships

Tennessee Bar Association

American Bar Association

Chattanooga Bar Association

Federal Bar Association


Awards and Recognitions

AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell

Super Lawyers, 2006 – present

Employment and Labor Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report

SuperLawyer of Mid-South, Labor and Employment 


Civic and Community Involvement

Mr. Pinchak was a founder and first Chairman of Volunteer Behavioral Health System, a community mental health system serving large portions of Southeast and Middle Tennessee. He is a vestry member at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Chattanooga. He is a Paul Harris Fellow.

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