Residents Urged To Use Caution As Heavy Rains Bring Flash Flood Warning

Burnette, Dobson & Pinchak Lawyer Donna Mikel Selected As "Lawyer Of The Year"

Attorneys Listed In The 2019 Edition Of Best Lawyers

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Donna Mikel
Donna Mikel

Chattanooga law firm Burnette, Dobson & Pinchak announced that it was named a “Tier 1 Best Law Firm” and four of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Further, Partner Donna Mikel has been awarded the prestigious listing of “Lawyer of the Year.”

Ms. Mikel was honored with being named the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation- Labor & Employment for Chattanooga. According to the Best Lawyers website, this award is given to the attorney with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one attorney is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location.

The selection of lawyers for inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a comprehensive annual peer-review survey in which leading attorneys cast their votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.  

A complete listing of the firm’s attorneys in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers follows, listed alphabetically:

Harry Burnette:          
Employment Law - Individuals

Steve Dobson:           
Employment Law – Individuals

Frank Pinchak:           
Labor Law-Management
Employment Law-Management

Donna Mikel:             
Employment Law – Individuals
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

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