Johnathan D. Burnley (John)
John Burnley is an attorney in the firm's Nashville and Franklin offices where he is a member of the Business Litigation Service Group.
magna cum laude
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
The University of Memphis Law Review, Vol. 49, Articles Editor
Federal Bar Association, Vice President (2018-19); Secretary (2017-18)
Leo Bearman Sr. American Inn of Court, Pupil (2018-19)
Peer Mentor & Orientation Leader, Class of 2020
CALI Awards in Legislation/Statutory Interpretation, Federal Courts, Evidence and Contracts I
Dean's Award for Excellence, Best Brief (Fall 2016, Spring 2017)
First Year Moot Court Competition, Top Ten Advocate (Spring 2017)
Faculty Emeritus Law Scholarship
Research Assistant to Prof. David Romantz (2017-19)
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Dean's List every semester
Before joining the firm, John was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Hon. Jon A. York (2020-21) and the Hon. J. Daniel Breen (2019-20), with the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
John is a Nashville native and has lived in all three Grand Divisions of Tennessee. He enjoys attending sporting events, specifically Vols, Titans, and Predators games, kayaking and canoeing, fishing, gardening, woodworking, and playing tennis and golf, although he is not very good at the latter. John and his wife, Whitney, attend The Hills Church in Bellevue and have a goldendoodle named Lady.
Stites & Harbison Welcomes Johnathan Burnley
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Johnathan D. Burnley to the firm’s Nashville and Franklin, Tenn., offices. He joins the Business Litigation Service Group.