Yancy Brian Burns






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 and 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyer and is Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney.  Yancy also received a Preeminent client review rating by Martindale Hubbell in 2013. 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.

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1998
  • 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


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


  • Litigating Slip, Trip & Fall Cases in Mississippi, National Business Institute, June 2013


  • Phi Kappa Phi

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