The firm has been a pillar of the Memphis legal community throughout its history, representing both business clients and individuals in a wide range of significant matters.  It has also been at the forefront of matters of historical importance, representing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Memphis sanitation worker’s march in 1968 and championing the environment and conservation in a number of important cases, including one that resulted in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Learn more about events that have helped shaped Burch, Porter & Johnson over the past 11 decades.

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BPJ Attorney Featured Speaker at MLK Breakfast in Springfield, IL

Burch, Porter & Johnson attorney Mike Cody is the featured speaker at the 43rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Wyndham City Centre at Seventh and Adams in Springfield, IL.

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BPJ Attorney Quoted in Smithsonian Magazine

Charlie Newman, attorney with Burch, Porter & Johnson since 1965, was quoted in the January 2018 issue of Smithsonian Magazine, in the article The Strike That Brought MLK to Memphis, by Ted Conover.

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Burch, Porter & Johnson’s attorneys rank among the most accomplished and recognized legal professionals in the region. Drawing on our diverse areas of expertise and decades of experience, members of the firm are able to serve our clients’ needs regarding nearly any legal matter that arises. Our attorneys concentrate on building and maintaining long-standing relationships with clients, some of which span more than 60 years and have involved several generations of the firm’s lawyers.

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