ROBERT A. BURNETT
Counselor & Attorney at Law
Bobby Burnett practiced law in the Atlanta metropolitan area, exclusively in the area of domestic relations, for over 24 years. For 15 years he served as a Guardian ad Litem, investigating custody disputes and making custody recommendations to the Courts in the metro area. In 2008, Bobby added mediation and arbitration to his practice. Bobby’s practice is now exclusively focused on providing mediation and arbitration services.
"And when you’ve left this storm, you will come to a fountain;
You’ll find a Friend there who will always nourish your soul.
And with your soul always green, you’ll grow into a tall tree
Flowering always with sweet light-fruit, whose growth is interior."
Rumi, from Stay Close, My Heart
Mediation is the process of using a neutral to assist parties in resolving disputes. Bobby has been a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution since 2008. He is currently on the “approved mediator” list for Fulton, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties. However, attorneys and parties use his mediation skills to help resolve disputes all over the metro Atlanta area. He also offers his services as a private domestic relations mediator.
EDUCATION & BACKGROUND
Bobby grew up in Oxford, Georgia where he attended Oxford College of Emory University. He graduated from this two-year school in 1973, receiving the Philosophy Award along with his Associate of Arts.
Bobby then attended Emory University where he played for the school tennis team. He graduated with a Batchelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1975. He went on to Candler School of Theology, earning a Masters of Divinity in 1979. He then served as a full-time minister for the United Methodist Church for six years.
With a hunger to practice law, Bobby entered Georgia State University College of Law. He juggled his coursework with being a father to his two young sons. He participated in Jessup International Moot Court and graduated with his law degree in January of 1990.
For the first three years following law school Bobby worked for the law firm Webb, Carlock, Copeland, Semler and Stair where he obtained lots of courtroom experience. He spent a year as a contract attorney for a small firm in Atlanta before going out on his own in 1993. He has not looked back since.
Georgia State College of Law
Candler School of Theology
Emory University, Philosophy
Oxford College of Emory University
Georgia Bar Association
July 12, 2013
Registered Mediator with Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
Mediation Training Institute: General and domestic relations training
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation: Guardian ad litem training