Best Lawyers Awards Three Chambliss Attorneys 2014 "Lawyer Of The Year" Honor

Thursday, August 15, 2013

23 Chambliss attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Additionally, Best Lawyershas named three attorneys from Chambliss as 2014 Chattanooga "Lawyers of the Year.”

The 23 attorneys include:

·         William P. Aiken

·         T. Maxfield Bahner

·         Bruce C. Bailey

·         William M. Barker

·         Richard W. Bethea, Jr.

·         Mark A. Cunningham

·         Timothy M. Gibbons

·         David J. Hill

·         Rosemarie L. Hill

·         Frederick L. Hitchcock

·         Richard T. Hudson

·         J. Nelson Irvine

·         Anthony A. Jackson

·         E. Stephen Jett

·         Hugh J. Moore, Jr.

·         Harold L. North, Jr.

·         Alicia Brown Oliver

·         Dana B. Perry

·         William H. Pickering

·         Michael N. St. Charles

·         Glenn C. Stophel

·         Gregory D. Willett

·         Jay A. Young

Alicia Brown Oliver, named in the area of Trademark Law, is new to the Best Lawyers list.  The three Chambliss attorneys named Best Lawyers 2014 Chattanooga "Lawyer of the Year” are William P. Aiken, E. Stephen Jett and Dana B. Perry. Only a single lawyer in each practice area within a community is honored with this distinction. Bill Aiken was awarded Chattanooga Health Care Lawyer of the Year; Steve Jett Chattanooga Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year; and Dana Perry Chattanooga Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year. Mr. Aiken, Mr. Jett and Ms. Perry are all shareholders of the firm and together share more than 100 years of legal experience.

Mr. Jett, who has been on the Best Lawyers list since 2006, focuses on corporate and transactional work for manufacturing, health care, technology, construction and other business clients. Mr. Aiken, listed in Best Lawyers since 1993, practices in the areas of health care, corporate and securities law, automotive law, commercial contracts and business transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Perry, managing shareholder of Chambliss and included in the ranks of Best Lawyers since 2007, works with clients in the areas of estate planning, elder law and special needs trust planning.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”



Partnership FCA Announces Thrift Store Grand Opening

Partnership for Families, Children and Adults announced the Grand Opening of a retail store, Partnership FCA Thrift and Consignment. The store opens  Aug. 30  and is located at 301-D Martin Luther King Boulevard. The grand opening will be celebrated with a ribbon cutting and reception at  11 a.m.  on  Tuesday, Aug. 30 . Regular business hours will ... (click for more)

Todd Gaither Receives Certified Long-Term Care Designation

Todd Gaither, a financial advisor with Tandem Financial Partners, of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., has been awarded a professional designation in the field of long-term care, Certified in Long-Term Care. The program is independent of the insurance industry and is designed to provide financial service professionals with expertise and tools to address long-term care planning ... (click for more)

Family Forced From Home After Storm Blows Tree Onto House

As a severe thunderstorm blew through the Chattanooga area Sunday afternoon, high winds knocked down a large tree onto a house around  4 p.m.  at 1105 E. 13th Street. Captain David Thompson, Jr. said no one was injured, but the damage was severe enough that the family would have to stay elsewhere  tonight . Volunteers with the American Red Cross of Southeast ... (click for more)

Michael Wilson Back In Bradley County; Due In Court On Monday

Michael Wilson is back in Bradley County, and was escorted into the Correctional Facility around 8:15 p.m. Wilson’s first appearance in court will be on Monday, at 9 a.m. in the Bradley County General Sessions Courtroom at the Judicial Complex at 2290 Blythe Ave. Wilson was arrested last week, after e ndangered Bradley County child Skyla Wilson was found safe in Colorado ... (click for more)

Pedestrians Have The Right Of Way - And Response (3)

Often I visit Gold's Gym at Chestnut and 4th Street. I  park in the theater parking lot at Broad and 4th Street.  I depend on the walk signs to get me there safely.  Most days I almost get hit by someone turning left or right coming from the exit ramp off 27 or turning right on 4th street from Chestnut. This happened yesterday as I was almost mowed down by a garbage ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Girls - ‘I Can And I Will’

Every night after the Rodriguez girls went to sleep not that long ago in a grim, rat-infested basement apartment on Chicago’s South Side, their father – a boxing referee who came to America from Puerto Rico -- would kneel beside the girls’ bed and whisper in each child’s ear. Their parents made them sleep hot-dog style, tightly wrapped in the same sheet and pressed together to protect ... (click for more)