Summers Law Firm Changes Name After Wyatt Leaves To Become Workers Compensation Judge

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Chattanooga law firm long headed by Jerry Summers has changed its name after attorney Thomas Wyatt left to become one of the state's first eight workers' compensation judges.

The firm name was Summers and Wyatt.

The new name is Summers, Rufolo and Rodgers. Partners include Jeffrey Rufolo and Jimmy Rodgers.

The firm is located in the historic James Building.

Attorney Wyatt was named after the Tennessee Legislature passed comprehensive Workers’ Compensation reform legislation last year. The reform created a new, administrative Workers’ Compensation Court within the Workers’ Compensation Division. The new judges began work prior to July 1, 2014, when the new law went into effect.

Attorney Wyatt was given an office in the County Courthouse.

 



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