About Our Firm
THINKING FORWARD. BY TRADITION.
For over 100 years, the lawyers of Burch, Porter & Johnson have approached the practice of law as a calling, continuing our founders’ forward-thinking philosophy. This history of Thinking Forward is ingrained in our culture – as alive today as it has been for more than 100 years.
Our philosophy is simple: provide innovative, practical solutions to obtain the best result for our clients. This philosophy is built on three core values:
Commitment to Client-Service. We recognize that accessibility, attention to detail and proactive communication are the hallmarks of a successful client-attorney relationship. That is why clients continue to rely upon our firm to handle sensitive and complex matters, as they have for more than 100 years.
Practical, Innovative Solutions. Our attorneys strive to anticipate what others may miss, focus on strategic solutions that aid in the efficient and cost-effective resolution of legal issues, and collaborate with clients to form future-focused plans. We concentrate on building and maintaining long-term relationships.
Tradition of Leadership and Integrity. Community leadership is a foundation of the firm, evidenced by our involvement in matters of national and regional importance, in the past– representing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the landmark sanitation workers’ strike, and fighting to preserve our city’s Overton Park green space before the United States Supreme Court and in the present– working to forge a new direction for public education in Memphis and Shelby County, and devising innovative structures to protect our valuable public resources such as Shelby Farms. Our lawyers remain dedicated to public service, and currently play meaningful roles in over 40 local civic and non-profit organizations.
COMPREHENSIVE PRACTICE. DECISIVE COUNSEL. SERVICE PHILOSOPHY.
Burch, Porter & Johnson provides comprehensive legal services across a wide range of litigation, business and transactional practice. The firm’s clients span a broad spectrum: from multi-million dollar corporations seeking counsel to negotiate complex transactions to individuals dealing with the most sensitive personal issues.
From its inception, the firm’s focus has been on client service – providing specialized expertise, value, responsiveness and practical solutions to address our clients’ needs. Clients have counted on the firm’s experience, its commitment to service, and its tradition as a leader in business and community affairs for more than a century.
Thinking Forward. By Tradition.
RECOGNITION & AFFILIATIONS
Burch, Porter & Johnson attorneys are consistently recognized as leaders in their fields. Many lawyers in the firm are listed in the Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Mid-South Super Lawyers and Business Tennessee. The firm is a member of ALFA International, a legal network with 145 member firms located throughout the United States and around the world. ALFA International is the premier global network of independent law firms whose success is driven by broad, deep, local relationships all over the world. More information is available at www.alfainternational.com or you can read about our ALFA connections here.
The firm has also been recognized as the #1 “Bet-the-Company Litigation” law firm in Tennessee by the publication Best Lawyers in America©. This accolade acknowledges what the Memphis community has known for over a century — clients turn to Burch, Porter & Johnson when the stakes are high and results are critical.