Yancy Burns

Burns & Associates, PLLC
629 N Jefferson St
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 487-6997

Yancy has served as lead counsel in approximately forty (40) state court jury trials, fifteen (15) bench trials, and more than two hundred (200) Mississippi Workers' Compensation hearings. Yancy was selected as a 2013 - 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyer and is Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney. Yancy also received a Preeminent client review rating by Martindale Hubbell. He was a member of the Bench-Bar Committee, Mississippi Bar Association (2006-2008), and the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Educational Committee (2007-2008). He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, a certified member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBOTA), and Board Certified member of the Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy section of the NBOTA.

Military Training

Yancy is a former U.S. Army Armor Officer and combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he served as a Battalion staff officer assigned to 1-198th Armor Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, An Najaf, Iraq. During his tour in Iraq, he also served as the Judicial & Security Liaison Officer to Najaf & Karbala provincial judicial system (U.S. Army; Operation Iraqi Freedom III, 2005-2006). He was honorably discharged at the rank and grade of Major while serving as a Plans Officer & Support Operations Officer, MSARNG.

University of Mississippi School of Law,Oxford,Mississippi
J.D. -1998
Honors: cum laude
Honors:Moot Court Board
Honors:Phi Kappa Phi
Honors:American Jurisprudence Award, Corporations
University of Mississippi
B.A. -1995
Honors:Army ROTC
Honors:Distinguished Military Graduate
Major:Political Science

Bar Admission
U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi,1998
U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi,1998
Tribal Court of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians,1998
District of Columbia,2009
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit,1998