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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
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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  • English
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
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Activities: Morgan County Chairman of Local Bar Outreach Committee
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Morgan County Bar
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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
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Activities: Executive Committee, Member of the Legislative Executive Committee
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Speaking Engagements
Certified Nursing Assistants meeting, decatur al
Websites & Blogs
J. Brent Burney Website Profile
Burney & Burney Website
Legal Answers
19 Questions Answered
Q. Do i have to divulge my settlement amt from @fault insurer to MY” insurance Co. Before my underinsured claim is paid?
A: Yes.
Q. I had a slip and fall accident at the plant i work at due to oil i want to know can i sue them for premises liability
A: If you were an employee of the plant owner then you would likely be limited to a claim under the Alabama Worker's Compensation Act. You have very valuable rights that are protected by the worker's compensation act. However, there strict time limits that you must follow to protect your rights under the worker's compensation act. If you were employed by another entity you may have a claim against the plant owner for negligence. I would encourage you to immediately contact an attorney that handles worker's compensation claims to discuss the detailed facts of your employment and accident.
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.
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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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