L.G. "Buddy" Burnett, Jr.

L.G. "Buddy" Burnett, Jr.

When life's challenges threaten to become overwhelming, it's good to know you don't have to face them alone.

Firm Overview

For more than 30 years, Nashville attorney L.G. "Buddy" Burnett, Jr. has offered comprehensive and compassionate legal service to folks facing adversity. Let Buddy be your friend in need for all matters related to:
-Family law

Legal guidance during your most trying times:
Even if you're facing extreme hardship, the old saying that "desperate times require desperate measures" may not apply. Sometimes prudent and practical measures are called for. Buddy Burnett has the experience and knowledge to show you how the law may actually assist you in making a fresh start and overcoming the obstacles that are currently weighing you down.

Professional service in a relaxed atmosphere:
You've got enough stress in your life. Visiting an attorney should bring a measure of relief, not add to your anxiety. Buddy Burnett's patient and welcoming style reassures clients that they will get direct and focused attention from a seasoned attorney who is dedicated to delivering solutions. Buddy maintains a hands-on approach to case management, keeping his clients fully informed, and promptly returning all phone calls and emails.

Main Office

Main Office
302 42nd Ave. North
Nashville TN 37209






Providing solutions to overwhelming debt

Especially in our poor economy, where jobs are unavailable or pay significantly less than previously, mounting debt can begin to feel unmanageable and overwhelming. L.G. "Buddy" Burnett, Jr. brings the knowledge and skill he's acquired over 30 years to help you take control of your debt so you can take control of your life.

Negotiator of debt relief options:
Buddy researches the best means for handling your debt, which is not always bankruptcy. When bankruptcy is not your best option, Buddy steps in to negotiate on your behalf to persuade creditors to lower your debt and accept more reasonable monthly payments.

Extensive experience with debt analysis:
Buddy truly listens to your needs and thoroughly analyzes your case to determine if bankruptcy offers the most effective way to ease your financial burden. He reviews your debts, income and expenses, and explains the ultimate impact bankruptcy would have on your family, business, home and future credit. He answers all your questions about the bankruptcy process and the outcomes you should expect. Buddy's compassionate approach to dealing with bankruptcy leaves no surprises.

Reprieve through automatic stay:
Creditors' aggressive collection methods unfairly compound the stress of escalating debt. Buddy can put an end to the constant harassing phone calls and letters meant to intimidate you into paying debts you cannot afford. As soon as you file for bankruptcy, creditors must immediately stop all collection efforts including those distressing letters and phone calls. Buddy then deals with your creditors so you can regain your peace of mind.

Your bankruptcy options in Tennessee:

Chapter 7 bankruptcy:
Chapter 7 bankruptcy is available to individuals and businesses looking to quickly and simply resolve your debts. Provided you pass the court's means test, Chapter 7 bankruptcy grants you relief from debts through the liquidation of your assets. Because many household and personal items are exempt, you can make a fresh start with limited disruption to your life.

Chapter 11 bankruptcy:
If you own a business, Chapter 11 bankruptcy permits your business to continue operating while you pay creditors under a reorganization plan. The Chapter 11 option helps you escape debt without losing the business you struggled so hard to build.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy:
Chapter 13 bankruptcy enables you to stop your lenders from foreclosing on your home. If you and your spouse have substantial incomes, but a sudden illness, job loss or another unexpected circumstance has interfered with your ability to pay your bills, Chapter 13 bankruptcy permits you to pay debts over time in smaller amounts.

L.G. "Buddy" Burnett, Jr.

L.G. "Buddy" Burnett, Jr.

L.G. "Buddy" Burnett, Jr.

Practice areas:
-Family Law
-Child Custody
-Child Support
-Visitation Rights
-Domestic Violence
-Criminal Defense
-Driving While Intoxicated

-Tennessee, 1979
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1984
-U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1994

-Memphis State University, J.D., 1978
-Belmont College, B.A., 1974

-Tennessee Bar Association
-Nashville Bar Association
-Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

Instructor, Legal Systems and Domestic Relations, Southeastern Paralegal School, 1993-1997


Memphis State University
Juris Doctorate, 1978