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J. Brent Burney

J. Brent Burney

  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Nursing Home Abuse ...
  • Alabama
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Brent clerked for the late Justice Reneau Almon on the Alabama Supreme Court before joining his Dad and brother at Burney and Burney. Over the last 24 years, Brent has focused his practice on helping individuals and families that have suffered serious personal injury and wrongful death as the result of someone else’s negligent and/or careless acts.

He has a proven track record of taking on difficult cases against large corporations and insurance companies and winning significant financial settlements for his clients.

Brent has also developed a significant nursing home abuse and neglect practice. He has successfully handled injury and death cases in the State and Federal Courts across the state of Alabama and he is a member of the American Association of Justice’s Nursing Home Litigation Group.

Brent resides with his wife in Decatur and they have two children. They are members of Central United Methodist Church.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Workers' Compensation
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
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Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Burney & Burney
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Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
J.D. (1995)
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University of Alabama School of Law
B.S. (1992)
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AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubble
Professional Associations
American Association for Justice
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Activities: Nursing Home Litigation Group, American Association For Justice
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Alabama State Bar
- Current
Activities: Morgan County Chairman of Local Bar Outreach Committee
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Morgan County Bar
- Current
Activities: Former President of the Young Lawyers Section, Morgan County Law Library Committee, Morgan County Indigent Defense Committee.
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Alabama Association for Justice
- Current
Activities: Executive Committee, Member of the Legislative Executive Committee
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Websites & Blogs
J. Brent Burney Website Profile
Burney & Burney Website
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17 Questions Answered
Q. I have done my deposition about 4 months ago, and is there a time frame on the person I'm suing to do there deposition?
A: Since the matter is filed and you likely have an attorney, you should direct your question to your attorney. I feel that it would be inappropriate for me to answer this question if you have an attorney.
Q. What can legally happen if a 17 year old and a 14 old get in a fight?
A: I am sorry but I would need more information to provide a substantive answer to this question. Both participants would be juvenile, so any charges would likely be filed in the juvenile court. However, the facts of the incident could change that. For example, if there was a serious physical injury , or if there was a weapon used, then there could be possible felony charges.
Q. My mother died of matastitic ovarian cancer in 1996 talcumpowder, can I bring a case under toxic tort law
A: You may be able to file a claim. There is currently litigation pending against the manufacturers of talcum powder, particularly Johnson and Johnson. You should immediately contact an attorney in your area to discuss your mother's death in more detail to determine if there is a viable claim.
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Burney & Burney
433 Johnston St SE
Decatur, AL 35601
Telephone: (256) 350-9988 Ext. 304
Fax: (256) 350-9940
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