Our goal is to provide the highest quality legal services in a timely fashion at a reasonable cost.

Practice Areas

We specialize in the legal needs of small business owners, estate planning, and estate administration.
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Learn more about John Joyner and Mark Burnette, who have over 50 years of combined experience providing legal services.
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About Us

Joyner & Burnette is dedicated to effectively resolving its clients’ legal problems at a reasonable cost.
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With clients located throughout the State of Georgia, Joyner & Burnette specializes in representing family owned and other privately held businesses. Many of them are independent insurance agencies. Others are engaged in manufacturing, retail sales, medical, bar and restaurant, and various types of consulting activities.

We also offer estate planning services for our business clients, as well as for individuals and their families. Our attorneys have extensive experience with estate administration and guardianship issues, as well. We are located in downtown Decatur, Georgia, the county seat of DeKalb County, which is just six miles east of downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

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Articles

Here is a collection of articles containing information on legal issues that may affect your business, as well as other information that may be of interest:

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Georgia Agency Resource Blog
Helping agencies and agents be more successful

A recent caller to the Free Legal Service Program that I operate for members of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia asked a question I had heard several times before with slight variations.  The essence of the question is whether an insurance agent can disclose information about a customer’s insurance policy to a third party, […]

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Almost three years ago, I wrote a post titled, “Must an Agency Website Contain a Privacy Statement?“.   My conclusion was that such a statement was required only if the website could be used to collect “nonpublic personal information” about someone who visited it.  This would be the case, for example, if a potential customer […]

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In my last post, I talked about the hands free, or distracted driving, law that took effect on July 1, 2018.  That law was probably the most widely publicized new law passed by this year’s General Assembly and for good reason.  However, there was another new law specifically affecting the sale of health insurance that […]

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