"When your rights are in question there should be no doubt about who is representing you"

When you’re in need of experienced employment law counseling or representation, turn to The Burkhalter Law Firm P.C. one of Tennessee’s top labor, employment and personal injury law firms.

Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyers & Tennessee Employment Law Attorneys

In Need of Experienced Legal Representation? 

Whether you are a white collar, blue collar professional, or business executive, you’ll benefit from The Burkhalter Law Firm's exceptional client service.  Our skilled employment and personal injury lawyers are here to help you address your legal issues effectively and efficiently.

  •  Presents innovative solutions to today’s complex legal challenges.
  •  Delivers client services of the highest possible standard, based on prompt, personal attention to each client.
  •  Provides insights that keep you updated on the new legal developments and trends.

Our Clients:  When We Take on Your Case, You Become Part of the Family

We at the Burkhalter Law Firm are proud to represent only the people, such as employees including current and former employees, injured persons and their family members, and whistleblowers, and not employers, corporations, or insurance companies.

Our Practice Areas:  Protecting the Most Important Parts of Life

  • Your Health & Safety - Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases, including, but not limited to, cases involving vehicular and motorcycle wrecks, tractor-trailer wrecks, birth injuries, premise liability, dangerous property conditions, products liability, medical malpractice, dangerous chemicals, physical assaults, etc.
  • Your Job as a Provider - Employment Law, including any and all Employment Matters, such as Wrongful Discharge, Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Retaliation, Wage Theft, Overtime Violations, and so forth.
  • Your Stolen Tax Dollars - False Claims Act Cases Qui Tam or Whistleblower Cases, such as Contractor Fraud, Healthcare Fraud, Medicaid/Medicare Fraud, Kickbacks, Stark Act violations, and so forth, and also IRS and SEC Whistleblower cases.

Our Belief that Everyone Deserves Justice:  Free Case Evaluations & No Recovery / No Attorney Fee Basis 

This law firm handles almost all cases on a contingency fee basis.  This means, you pay nothing unless you win.  The attorney fees and case expenses will be subtracted from the final amount recovered after the verdict at trial or an otherwise favorable resolution of your case.  This system allows you to hire attorneys without having to pay any of the upfront cost of litigating your case.

When you need attorneys like ours, it can often be a difficult time in life.  Most people cannot pay attorneys to prosecute their case after having been wrongfully terminated or injured by the negligence of others.  That is why this law firm's fees and case expenses are covered during the litigation (such as the fees charged by court reporters and expert witnesses) until the final resolution of your case.  The percentage of the contingency fee may vary based on the facts of the case.

Breaking Legal News:  Whistle Blower Lawsuit Results in Medicare/TennCare/Medicaid Fraud Settlement of Four Million, Three Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars ($4,360,000.00). For immediate release May 4, 2012: Continue reading..

Breaking Legal News: Whistle Blower Lawsuit Results in Medicare Fraud Settlement of Forty-One Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($41,800,000).Continue reading..

What some of our former client's say

caret-down caret-up caret-left caret-right

"Skilled Trial Lawyer But He Is an Even Better Person. He's Intelligent Caring Attorney You Can't Go Wrong."

Typically I do not give 5 stars to anyone for anything, but Mr. Burkhalter and his staff have always gone above and beyond for me. Not only is Mr. Burkhalter a skilled trial lawyer but he is an even better person he is genuine in his want to provide you with the best legal representation possible. He does not "cherry coat" and lays out the case and your options for you. He is honest, hard-working, and diligent and over the past 22 years he has become a loyal friend to me. His staff are professional, friendly, and ALWAYS willing to answer your questions and work with you when you need to get things done.

I cannot emphasize enough the importance that you contact and engage his counsel if you are in need of the best possible representation you can find. Mr. Burkhalter is, indeed, that attorney.

Steveb FIVE STAR *****

"David Burkhalter is not only an attorney, but a gentleman."

My case was a very complex wrongful termination case, and he pursued it with gusto, to say the least. He was always respectful and courteous to me, making me feel at ease at all times. From the minute I met him, he gave me comfort and confidence that even someone as insignificant as I had been made to feel was important to him. He deserves the respect of his clients. I have never seen anyone in any occupation with the resolve and determination that David demonstrates. He is one of the finest people I have ever met, and I would highly recommend him to any client with a work-related case.

After almost two years of working with him, my case was settled yesterday (we won) but he dogmatically pursued until he got the best settlement possible for me, and I will ever be grateful.

Janice FIVE STAR *****

"David is tough in the trenches"

When the bottom dropped out of my work world and I found that I needed an attorney to represent me, I consulted a number of friends who were attorneys. I asked, “If it was your father, your sister, or one of your kids, who would you have represent them?” Unanimously they all replied David Burkhalter.

My next question was why David? To a person they cited his ethics, his reputation, his comprehensive knowledge, his trial experience and the fact that he fights like hell for his clients.

In the trenches when it gets messy, David is tough. Never once did I feel alone or overwhelmed because I knew he had my back and was fighting for me. I knew he had a plan and a strategy which would win the day. And he was able to do that for me, too.


Knoxville Tennessees's Premier Employment Personal Injury Law Firm.