Andrew J. Godbold Joins Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan

Friday, November 09, 2012
Andrew J. Godbold joins Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan's Chattanooga office.
Andrew J. Godbold joins Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan's Chattanooga office.
Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC announced that attorney Andrew J. Godbold has joined the Chattanooga office.

Mr. Godbold graduated from University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a B.S., magna cum laude in 2008, and then went on to receive his Juris Doctor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2012. At law school, Mr. Godbold was the Mock Trial Champion and Served as a Bar Governor for the Student Bar Association.  He also served as the Vice-President of the student chapter of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association. 

He is currently a member of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute. Mr. Godbold is a Chattanooga native and a 2004 graduate of Baylor School. He is an avid aviator, having obtained his private pilot license at the age of 17.  Today, he holds a commercial pilot license, instrument rating, and flight instructor certificate. 

Mr. Godbold will practice primarily general civil litigation. Leitner, Williams, Dooley and Napolitan, also welcomed new attorneys Leighann D. Ness and N. Adam Dietrich, II in their Nashville office, and Jonathan T. Mosley in their Memphis office. 


Georgia Ranked Sixth Nationally For Job Growth

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that  Georgia is ranked sixth nationally and third in the Southeast for top job growth. With the creation of over 79,300 new jobs in the past 12 months, Georgia represents a strong 2.0 percent annual growth rate, which is higher than the nation’s average of 1.8 percent. Georgia also had solid ... (click for more)

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate For August Increased To 7.4%

Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for August was 7.4 percent, three tenths of one percentage point higher than the 7.1 July revised rate. The U.S. preliminary rate for August was 6.1 percent, down from 6.2 percent in July. Economic Summary • Over the past year, Tennessee's unemployment ... (click for more)

Man Charged With Killing 3-Year-Old Takes Own Life In County Jail

Justin Dale Bradley died in the Hamilton County jail Saturday morning. Notification was received from the Hamilton County 911 Center at   12:50 a.m. ,   regarding an inmate found unresponsive.   Jail personnel found the male inmate unresponsive in his cell and initiated C.P.R. while notifying Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services. ... (click for more)

Democratic Chairman Roy Herron Announces He Will Not Run For 2nd Term

Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron announced Saturday at a meeting of the Tennessee Democratic Party State Executive Committee that he would not be seeking a second term as party chairman. “I have been blessed to serve as chairman these past two years, and I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to all of the executive committee members, party officials, staff members, and friends ... (click for more)

You’re Right With Lamar

One of Tennessee’s favorite sons, Davy Crockett, coined an oft-used phrase:  “Be always sure you’re right, then go ahead.” Being sure is quite important, but may be difficult in this election cycle. The Democratic nominee campaigning against Lamar Alexander is a man whose radio ads call for “change,” “fair” taxes and more jobs.  Sounds good, huh?   ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Late Garden Walk

Due to a series of pressing events I didn’t get a chance to make my September walk through the garden until yesterday. It is normally my custom to take a stroll on the first day of each new month, looking for the orchids and onions that might appear, so I can award them to those among us who deserve one or the other. So before the temperatures drop, allow me to catch up: AN ORCHID ... (click for more)