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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Charles F. Newman Recognized with TBA Public Service Award

BPJ Member Charlie Newman received the William M. Leech Public Service Award at the Tennessee Bar Association meeting June 15 in Memphis.

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Historic Overton Park Case Highlighted in Tennessee Publication

Burch, Porter & Johnson attorney Charles F. Newman is quoted in The Tennessee Magazine article, "Overton Park’s Citizens and Their Successful Battle Against the Highway," written by Bill Carey, May 2018.

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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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