Thomas R Burnside III

Augusta, Georgia
(706) 432-8320
(706) 504-4306

Thomas R. Burnside III is a personal injury lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of automobile collisions, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, work related accidents or other causes. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury law at both the trial and appellate court levels, Attorney Burnside has represented people with brain and head trauma, back and spinal cord injuries, severe burns, and broken bones. Attorney Burnside has also helped families who have
lost a child or loved one as a result of wrongful death.

An experienced and dependable advocate, Attorney Burnside is able to help you and your family navigate the legal system and coordinate available insurance benefits in order to maximize your recovery and secure the compensation you need to deal with the challenges that accompany your injury or catastrophic loss. 

A dedicated professional, Attorney Burnside has also devoted considerable time in service to his profession. He has served on the State Bar Board of Governors (2007-present), been appointed to the State Disciplinary Board Review Panel (2009-present) and named to numerous committees, panels and organizations of the State Bar of Georgia.

Areas of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Wrongful Death

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1991
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1992
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1992


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1991
  • Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina
    • B.A. - 1988
    • Major: Business

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America—Personal Injury Litigation, 2018 - Present
  • Georgia Super Lawyers—Personal Injury: Plaintiff, 2013 - Present
  • Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, 2014 - Present
  • Atlanta Magazine’s Top Attorneys in Georgia, 2014 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014 - Present
  • State Disciplinary Board, Investigative Panel Member, 1998 - 2001
  • State Disciplinary Board, Review Panel, 2009 - Present
  • State Bar Board of Governors, 2007 - Present
  • State Bar Board of Governors – Executive Committee, 2015 - 2017
  • Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgia Bar Association, Member, 1991 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1991 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1991 - Present
  • Augusta Bar Association, Member, 1991 - Present
  • Augusta Bar Association, YLA Section, President, 2000
  • City of Harlem, Georgia, City Attorney, 1995 - 2002