100 Year Tradition of Thinking Forward

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For more than a century, those in need of legal services have turned to Burch, Porter & Johnson for excellence in legal counsel and representation. Our philosophy is simple: provide practical solutions to obtain the best, most efficient results for our clients. Year after year, matter after matter, clients of all types and sizes count on Burch, Porter & Johnson's commitment to client service, experience and expertise, and its tradition as a leader in business and community affairs. A tradition of Thinking Forward is ingrained in our culture - as alive today as it has been for more than 100 years.

2010s The tradition continues... Burch, Porter & Johnson continues a history of Thinking Forward.
2000s The firm marks its centennial celebration. Burch, Porter & Johnson hosts Court Square festivities and building tours to celebrate 100 years in Memphis.
1990s The torch is passed to a new generation of lawyers at BP&J. The death of Lucius Burch marks the end of an era, but tradition continues at BP&J.
1980s Renovation and preservation continue for BP&J in the 80s. BP&J continues to push forward with community endeavors, even through unplanned building renovations.
1970s Burch, Porter & Johnson expands its historic foundation. The purchase of the historical Tennessee Club building brings even more tradition to the established firm.
1960s Memphis is at the center of the Civil Rights Movement. In 1968, Memphis is rocked by a sanitation workers' employment dispute that leads to a work stoppage.
1950s Downtown remains the heart of business, while suburbs expand In 1952 Burch, Porter & Johnson purchase the historic Goodbar Building on Court Square.
1940s The War years introduce more industry to Memphis and BP&J. World War II takes place during the years 1939-1945.
1930s The economic future of Memphis centers around cotton. The 1930's bring a changing of the guard from the founders to the next generation of attorneys at BP&J.
1920s The Roaring 20s and Prohibition bring prosperity to Memphis. Prosperity in the 20s continues with the growth of merchants and social activity in the Mid-South.
1910s The city's population and economy begin to flourish. Burch, Minor & McKay become known as a regional business and litigation law firm.
1900s Burch, Porter & Johnson begins in 1904. Clinton H. McKay, H.D. Minor and Charles N. Burch establish the firm, then known as Burch, Minor & McKay.
2010s The tradition continues... Burch, Porter & Johnson continues a history of Thinking Forward.
2000s The firm marks its centennial celebration. Burch, Porter & Johnson hosts Court Square festivities and building tours to celebrate 100 years in Memphis.
1990s The torch is passed to a new generation of lawyers at BP&J. The death of Lucius Burch marks the end of an era, but tradition continues at BP&J.
1980s Renovation and preservation continue for BP&J in the 80s. BP&J continues to push forward with community endeavors, even through unplanned building renovations.
1970s Burch, Porter & Johnson expands its historic foundation. The purchase of the historical Tennessee Club building brings even more tradition to the established firm.
1960s Memphis is at the center of the Civil Rights Movement. In 1968, Memphis is rocked by a sanitation workers' employment dispute that leads to a work stoppage.
1950s Downtown remains the heart of business, while suburbs expand In 1952 Burch, Porter & Johnson purchase the historic Goodbar Building on Court Square.
1940s The War years introduce more industry to Memphis and BP&J. World War II takes place during the years 1939-1945.
1930s The economic future of Memphis centers around cotton. The 1930's bring a changing of the guard from the founders to the next generation of attorneys at BP&J.
1920s The Roaring 20s and Prohibition bring prosperity to Memphis. Prosperity in the 20s continues with the growth of merchants and social activity in the Mid-South.
1910s The city's population and economy begin to flourish. Burch, Minor & McKay become known as a regional business and litigation law firm.
1900s Burch, Porter & Johnson begins in 1904. Clinton H. McKay, H.D. Minor and Charles N. Burch establish the firm, then known as Burch, Minor & McKay.
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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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