Eric J. Burch
Attorney at Law
Eric Burch joined McCarter | East, PLLC in September of 2022 as a partner to lead the firm’s expansion into Southern Middle Tennessee at our Manchester location at 200 South Woodland Street.
A Coffee County native, Eric graduated law school at the University of Tennessee in 1998. After winning numerous academic honors including the American Jurisprudence Award as the top student in Civil Procedure, Torts, Evidence and Trial Practice, Eric returned to his hometown to practice. Prior to joining McCarter | East, Eric owned and operated the law firm of Burch & Lockhart for 20 years.
One of Eric’s main areas of practice is divorce and family litigation. Eric has helped over three thousand clients in divorce and custody cases over the past 25 years. He has handled multiple high net-worth divorces involving alimony and complex asset division. Eric is one of only nine lawyers in the State of Tennessee to obtain the certification as a board certified family law specialist.
Eric also practices personal injury and business litigation. Eric has represented over one hundred victims of negligent behavior and has collected over $11 million for his clients including multiple settlements of over $1 million.
When Eric is not practicing law, he enjoys golfing and traveling with his family. Eric has served on the board of directors for the Manchester YMCA, Partners for Healing, Manchester Little League and American City Bank. When his children were younger, he was active in their youth sports, coaching over 20 baseball, basketball and soccer teams.
University of Tennessee, BA, 1995
University of Tennessee, JD, 1998