The new year has started with four new senior-level attorneys joining our team at Burch, Porter & Johnson to add depth and strength across the breadth of our firm.

Our new colleagues are: Josh Whitehead, Jon Lakey, John Cook, and Carl Jacobson.

  • Josh Whitehead, who has substantial experience as an expert in Planning and Zoning Law. Read more about Mr. Whitehead here.
  • Jon Lakey, whose BPJ practice will focus on complex commercial and municipal litigation.
  • John Cook, a CPA as well as an attorney, will focus his BPJ practice on Trusts and Estates.
  • Carl Jacobson, the former General Counsel at successful franchisor Lennys Grill & Subs as well as the former General Counsel and Vice-President for Human Resources for Gate Gourmet, will focus on Franchise Law, Labor and Employment Law and Mediation.

“Each of these individuals is a recognized practitioner in their areas of specialty,” said Nathan Bicks, BPJ managing partner. “And they each will bring substantial expertise and experience to clients we serve.”


Jon Lakey

John Cook

Carl Jacobson

Josh Whitehead