Our Staff

Ja’Net Sirles

 

 

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Ja’Net has been with Burdine & Brown since May 2011.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude.  Prior to working at Burdine & Brown, Ja’Net served as a Certified Crime and Intelligence Analyst and spent eight years in law enforcement.  She is passionate about helping people, especially Tom’s clients. She has developed a personal rapport with many of the firm’s clients. She understands all aspects of the workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability law and regulations that affect our clients.  She enjoys politics, reading, and spending time with her family. She is a strong Christian woman who is involved in numerous church-related activities. Tom says, “Ja’Net brings a delightful sense of advocacy and competence to her job.” Ja’Net is currently attending law school at Georgia State University College of Law (part-time in the evenings) and hopes to continue her career as an attorney representing injured workers.

Carmen Brown

 

 

Carmen is Tom Brown’s wife. She began working in Tom’s law office since early 2012. Carmen is originally from Romania, Eastern Europe, and emigrated to the United States of America in 1984. She first lived in Chicago, Illinois, and then moved to California where she lived for five years before she moved to Georgia in 1988. She worked as an interpreter for the Public School System in Southern California. Carmen began her work in Tom’s office handling the personal injury cases and some workers’ compensation cases as well. Carmen is now transitioning to the role of the business manager. She is very much involved with the website work and dealing with all aspects of the legal business. It is amazing how much administrative and legal business other than the representation of clients there is to do on a daily basis. Carmen has immersed herself in this area of Tom’s legal office and has enjoyed helping behind the scenes. Carmen is the co-founder of Asado Ministries, a non-profit Christian organization that works with the emerging Christian population in Uruguay, South America. Carmen enjoys serving on the Board of Directors of this ministry as the Secretary of the organization. As Tom likes to say, “She is the glue that pulls this wonderful work together.”

Jessica King

 

 

Jessica joined Burdine & Brown in May 2018. She is originally from Huntington, West Virginia, but transplanted to Georgia in 2013. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Business Administration at the University of North Georgia (online) and plans to attend law school upon completion. Her life goal is to become an attorney who compassionately advocates for injured people and gets them the help that they need. Before coming to work at Burdine & Brown, she worked at an insurance defense firm and a personal injury firm. Prior to becoming a paralegal, Jessica worked as a truck driver and then a courier for a delivery company until she was injured at work and had to navigate the workers’ compensation system. She enjoys helping people and feels that every injured person deserves compassion and empathy during, what she describes as one of the most trying times of their life. Jessica enjoys politics, coffee, playing guitar, piano, and ukulele, and is actively involved with a ministry at her church that helps people cope with and overcome life’s difficulties. Jessica believes that the most important thing she can do with her life is to make a difference, for the better, in the lives of those she comes into contact with.