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By the time some homeowners in Boxtown, a neighborhood in southwest Memphis, discovered they had been sued and that a crude oil pipeline company was seeking to take their property by eminent domain, it was almost too late.

Burch, Porter & Johnson is pleased to announce that seven lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch.

Best Lawyers in America® has chosen six BPJ attorneys as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practice areas in the 2023 edition.

Twenty-five lawyers – more than half of the attorneys in the firm – have been recognized by their peers and included in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America®.

Comprehensive Practice.
Decisive Counsel.

Burch, Porter & Johnson engages in a highly diversified practice serving a wide variety of clients and legal needs. From complex transactions for multi-million dollar corporations to sensitive personal legal matters, our attorneys offer specialized expertise, innovative solutions and strategic counsel for virtually every kind of litigation, business and transactional matter.


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.