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Thomas R Burnside III

Location: Augusta, Georgia
Phone: (706) 432-8320
Fax: (706) 504-4306
Email: E-mail Me

Thomas R. Burnside III is a fourth-generation Georgia lawyer who understands that individuals deserve access to courts and the right to quality legal representation in their pursuit of justice. This is especially true of people who have suffered a life-altering injury that impacts their ability to earn a living, provide for their family, and meet their financial obligations.

Thomas is a native of Augusta, GA and a personal injury attorney who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of automobile collisions, truck accidents, medical malpractice, work related accidents, unsafe premises or other causes. With over 30 years of experience handling all types of personal cases at both the trial and appellate court levels, Thomas has represented people with virtually every type of injury imaginable, including traumatic brain injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, paralysis, severe burns, broken bones and emotional distress. Thomas has also helped families through the most difficult cases where they have lost a child, spouse, or other loved one as a result of wrongful death.

An experienced and dependable advocate, Thomas is able to help you and your family navigate the legal system, coordinate available insurance benefits, maximize your recovery and secure the compensation you need and deserve so that you can meet the financial challenges that accompany your injury or catastrophic loss. Given his considerable personal injury experience, Thomas is also able to help you evaluate your injury case so you can make an informed decision about your legal rights and the value of your claim.

Thomas is also a dedicated professional who understands the need to give back to the legal profession and is mindful of the stated purpose of the State Bar of Georgia: “to foster among the members of the Bar of this State the principles of duty and service to the public; to improve the administration of justice; and to advance the science of law.” Consistent with these principles, Thomas has devoted considerable time in service to Bar, having served in the following capacities along with numerous other committees, panels, and organizations of the State Bar of Georgia:

  • Board of Governors, Member (2007-2022)
  • Board of Governors, Executive Committee (2015-2017)
  • Advisory Committee on Legislation, Member
  • UPL Standing Committee, Chair
  • Member Benefits Committee, Member
  • UPL District 10 Committee, Chair
  • Business Court Committee, Member
  • Elections Committee, Chair
  • Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, Trustee
  • State Disciplinary Board—Investigative Panel
  • State Disciplinary Board – Review Panel

Thomas has also been an active member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and recognizes the importance of ensuring that all the citizens of Georgia have access to the court system and the right to trial by jury, a right guaranteed in the Constitution of both Georgia and the United States of America.

Areas of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Dog Attacks/Bites
  • Falls and Other Premises Liability
  • Hazardous and Unsafe Conditions
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • On-the-job Injuries
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • 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.S. – 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 – 2015
  • State Bar Board of Governors, 2007 – 2022
  • 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

Contact Us


2919 Professional Pkwy

Augusta, GA, 30907

Phone: (706) 432-8320


325 North Milledge Avenue

Athens, GA, 30601

Phone: (706) 227-4264

We have recovered tens of millions in settlements and verdicts

The attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP have over 30 years of collective experience handling personal injury claims. Over that time, we have helped hundreds of injured people recover the compensation they deserve and need in order to begin putting their lives back together. This list is just a sample of the recoveries we have obtained for some of our clients here and during our time at our former firm, Burnside Wall LLP. Obviously, success in obtaining significant judgments and settlements for other clients is no guarantee of success in your case. Each case must be evaluated and handled based on the individual merits of that particular case. To discuss the facts of your case and learn more about your legal rights, contact one of the personal injury attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP for a free initial consultation.

Commercial Vehicle/Death


Auto Accident/Death


Workplace Accident/Leg Injury


Medical Malpractice/Surgery Complication


Medical Malpractice/IV Procedure Error




No fee unless we win

Meet The Team

Thomas R. Burnside III Personal Injury Attorney

Thomas R Burnside III

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...

Meet Thomas Burnside
Garon Muller Personal Injury Attorney

Garon Muller

Garon Muller is a trial lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured or damaged through the negligence or recklessness of others, including automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises injuries, or defective products. Before beginning his practice in the representation of injured individuals, Mr. Muller served the community as an Assistant District Attorney...

Meet Garon Muller
Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor is an experienced trial attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina. At the Burnside Law Firm, Robert devotes his practice to protecting the rights of individuals who have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or recklessness and represents those who have been injured in automobile collisions or tractor-trailer accidents; because of a slip and fall; and in other general negligence actions.

Meet Robert MacGregor

Ashton Revollo

Ashton is a trial lawyer in Augusta, GA who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered serious injuries or damages due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others, including automobile wrecks, job-related accidents, unsafe premises, or defective
products. Before beginning his practice, Ashton obtained his J.D., at Emory University School of Law, where he gained valuable courtroom experience as an intern assisting the District Attorney for DeKalb
County. After his time at Emory, Ashton received experience as a trial attorney at a respected personal injury firm in Atlanta before moving to Augusta. Over the course of his career, Ashton has assisted deserving clients in recovering millions of dollars in injury cases throughout Georgia.

Meet Ashton Revollo

Our Client Testimonials

Our Client Reviews

Burnside Law Firm

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 38 reviews

Erin Wren

After my car accident they helped me every step of the way! They were up front and answered any questions I had! They negotiated the insurance and got a higher settlement than was offered! I would definitely use them again!

Debbie Walker

In November 2017, I was in a car accident and I decided to seek out legal assistance. I chose to go with Burnside Law Firm, LLP because of their five star rating. My inital consultation was with attorney, Mr. Garon Muller. I knew immediately that I wanted Mr. Muller to take my case. His professionalism and expertise in personal injury made my decision easy. Mr. Muller maintained his professionalism throughout my case. He kept me updated on a regular basis via telephone or email. He was always available to me when I call. I did not have to wait 24 hours to get a call back from him. I would greatly recommend Mr. Muller and the Burnside Law Firm, LLP.

Rick Estep

Burnside Law Firm is who you want to represent you. Mr. Muller came to our house for a free consultation without hesitation. He guided us and overcame every obstacle we encountered. He secured the maximum insurance limits for us and we couldn't be more happy. If you are injured, DO NOT attempt to recoup compensation without the expertise of a trusted, skilled and able law firm to be your voice. THANK YOU MR. MULLER!!!

Alexander Hughes

Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm makes client satisfaction his priority. Mr. Muller made sure that I had a lucid understanding during every discussion. He never made a decision without my input and made me feel like we were partners. Garon Muller was very professional and push for the maximum dollar amount from the insurance company. Me and my family considered ourselves blessed to have been represented by Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm. We highly recommend Garon Muller and Burnside Law Firm! Burnside Law Firm staff are exceptional and exceeded our expectations.

Lynn Eldridge

I have known the Burnside family for many years. Recently Thomas was most helpful in getting my check following an auto collision. I highly recommend their firm.

Damien Williams

I definitely felt comfortable in there hands really good people.

Jacob Clements

Very very good law firm. Went above and beyond to make things right. Highly reccomend.

Barbara Huskinson

Burnside Law did what they said they would do. Garon Muller was great in communicating and looked out for my best interest in getting what was fair in my settlement. I would recommend Burnside to anyone.

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    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320


    325 North Milledge Avenue

    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264