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Steve Dobson founding partner in the law firm of Burnette, Dobson & Pinchak.  Steve concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, corporate, and contract law.  Steve is known for his calm demeanor and creative solutions to legal problems.  

BURNETTE, DOBSON & PINCHAK founding partner



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

University of North Carolina, B.A. 1970; Member of the college soccer team

Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tennessee


Bar Admissions

Tennessee Bar, 1973


U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


Areas of Practice

Wills and Trusts



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

Employment Law

Civil Litigation

Probate and Estates

Severance Agreements


Professional Memberships

Tennessee Bar Association

Chattanooga Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Tennessee Employment Lawyers Association


Professional Awards and Recognitions

BVDistinguished®, Martindale-Hubbell

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


Law School Awards and Recognitions

Order of the Coif

Tennessee Law Review

Trial Moot Court Award

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society


Hobbies and Interests

Spending time with his wife, two children, and three granddaughters


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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...

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