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Harry Burnette is a founding partner in the law firm of Burnette, Dobson & Pinchak. Mr. Burnette has worked in civil litigation since 1973. He has represented employees and companies in employment matters including discrimination, contracts, and severance review. Mr. Burnette has had many seven figure verdicts in automobile and truck accident cases as well as employment discrimination cases. Harry Burnette truly enjoys representing a party in asserting his or her employment rights. He has a gift in presenting a case before a jury and is a strong advocate on behalf of his client.

BURNETTE, DOBSON & PINCHAK founding partner



University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee, J.D. 1973

Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee – B.A. , 1970; Four year member of the varsity wrestling team and has been inducted into the Blount County - Maryville College Hall of Fame.

Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tennessee


Bar Admissions

Tennessee Bar, 1973


Court Admissions

U. S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts in Tennessee
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


Areas of Practice

Employment Discrimination (age, race, gender/sex, religion, disability, and retaliation)
Sexual Harassment
Employment Law
Wrongful Termination
Personal Injury (Auto Accidents, Truck Accidents, slip/fall)
Auto and Truck Negligence
Civil Litigation
Probate and Estates
Wills and Trusts
Severance Agreement

Professional Memberships

Tennessee Bar Association
Chattanooga Bar Association
Federal Bar Association (has served as President of the Chattanooga Chapter)
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Employee), Fellow
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (served on Board of Governors)
National Employment Lawyers Association
Tennessee Employment Lawyers Association


Awards and Recognitions

AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell for more than 25 years
Super Lawyers, 2006 – present, Employment and Labor
Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years, U.S. News and World Report
Lawyer of the Year, 2014 – Best Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer
Labor and Employment Top Lawyers


Hobbies and Interests

Spending time with his wife, three children, and seven grandchildren

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