Richard O. Burson is a shareholder with Burson Entrekin Orr Mitchell & Lacey, PA  Mr. Burson focuses his practice in the areas of litigation, medical malpractice, banking law, administrative law, toxic torts, and products liability.

Mr. Burson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi.  He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law and was admitted to practice in Mississippi in 1988.  Mr. Burson is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the American Bar Association, the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, and the Defense Research Institute.  Mr. Burson was selected for membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is also a member of the Jones County Bar Association, where he served as President in 2006.

Mr. Burson has received an “AV” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys.  This is the highest possible rating, indicating preeminent legal ability and the utmost ethical standards.

Professional Areas

Bar Admissions

  • 1988, Mississippi


  • J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 1988
  • B.A., University of Mississippi, 1984


  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Jones County Bar Association (President, 2006)
  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Biography & Practice Areas


  • International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Banking Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Products Liability

Awards & Honors

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