Burns & Associates, PLLC

629 N. Jefferson Street Jackson, MS 39202
Fax: 601-487-6958
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Our attorneys bring experience, dedication and depth of knowledge to their representation of all of our clients. Whether you have been injured on the job, suffered injuries due to a slip and fall accident, were denied disability benefits or were wrongfully terminated or discriminated against, we have an attorney who can handle your case and fight for your right.

Yancy Brian Burns
Yancy has served as lead counsel in approximately forty (40) state court jury trials, fifteen (15) bench trials, and more than two hundred (200) Mississippi Workers' Compensation hearings. Yancy was selected as a 2013 and 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyer and is Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney. Yancy also received a Preeminent client review rating by Martindale Hubbell in 2013. He was a member of the Bench-Bar Committee, Mississippi Bar Association (2006-2008), and the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Educational Committee (2007-2008). He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, a certified member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBOTA), and Board Certified member of the Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy section of the NBOTA.

Shanda M. Yates
Shanda's practice focuses primarily on premises liability litigation. Her experience in this area of the law is varied and includes everything from routine slip and fall litigation to more complex inadequate security cases. She practices in both state and federal courts and is well-versed in federal practice and procedure – especially in the area of removal jurisdiction.

Shanda earned a B.A. in English from the University of Southern Mississippi and received her J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law, where she graduated cum laude and served as Case Note/Comment Editor of the Law Review.

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Managing Partner - Yancy Burns

Partner - Shanda Yates

Mississippi State Bar
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Yancy Bates
University of Mississippi School of Law

Shanda Yates
Mississippi College School of Law

Yancy Bates
University of Mississippi

Shanda Yates
University of Southern Mississippi