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J. Burke Batten

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"Since my earliest days of watching reruns of Matlock, I have had the dream of becoming an old 'country lawyer,' and now, I get to wake up every morning and live that dream."

- J. Burke Batten 

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John “Burke” Batten is a native of Douglas, Georgia.  He attended Coffee County High School, where he played football and was selected as a Class AAAAA All-State Honorable Mention Quarterback, the 1-AAAAA Offensive Player of the Year, and a 1-AAAAA First Team All-Region Quarterback.

He attended Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Religion. Burke was also a four-year member of the FCS Bucknell Bison Football team.  He graduated from Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Burke prides himself on being a general practitioner and is experienced at analyzing any legal issue clients may have. Burke consistently advocates for adults and juveniles who have been charged with a crime.  He also handles an array of civil issues, including intentional torts, business formation, real estate contracts, and other disputes.

Burke is admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. He is a member of the Atlantic Judicial Circuit Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Young Lawyers Division and the General Practice and Trial Law sections of the State Bar of Georgia.


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  • DUI charges

    I was very pleased with Mr. Batten's professional attitude, knowledge and assistance towards my case. I was charged with a DUI and Failure to Maintain Lane. With his help, we were able to reduce it to Failure to Exercise Due Care.
  • Traffic Case

    Mr. Batten did an excellent job in helping me resolve my case. He was great in communication and always kept me updated the status of my case. I would highly recommend him.
  • Excellent Service

    I would like to express my deepest appreciation and gratitude for the outstanding work that Mr. Batten has done. He was very professional, prompt, knowledgeable and handled my case with uppermost concern, responsibility and involvement. I would strongly recommend him as your attorney.  I will be ...

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