Best Lawyers Awards Five Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel Attorneys 2015 “Lawyer Of The Year” Honor

Monday, August 18, 2014

Twenty-five Chambliss attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). Additionally, Best Lawyers has named five attorneys from Chambliss as 2015 Chattanooga Lawyers of the Year.” 

The 25 attorneys are:

  • William P. Aiken
  • T. Maxfield Bahner
  • Bruce C. Bailey
  • William M. Barker
  • Richard W. Bethea, Jr.
  • Mark A. Cunningham
  • Timothy M. Gibbons
  • Tom Greenholtz
  • 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
  • Mark Turner
  • Gregory D. Willett
  • Jay A. Young 

The Chambliss attorneys named Best Lawyers 2015 Chattanooga “Lawyer of the Year” and their categories are William P. Aiken – Corporate Law, Bruce C. Bailey - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, E. Stephen Jett - Health Care Law, Alicia Brown Oliver - Trademark Law and William H. Pickering - Litigation-Labor and Employment Law. Only a single lawyer in each practice area within a community is honored with this distinction. 

Mr. Aiken, listed in Best Lawyers in America 2015 since 1993, focuses on commercial contracts, business organizations and financing, and acquisitions. Mr. Bailey, listed since 2007, focuses on lenders and businesses who are secured or unsecured creditors in business bankruptcies. Mr. Jett, listed since 2006, focuses on health care, business organizations and acquisitions. Ms. Oliver, listed since 2014, focuses on intellectual property, advertising and entertainment law. Mr. Pickering, listed since 2007, focuses on representing management in labor and employment matters. 

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 50,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore 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.”


Island Oasis Marts Adds To Business With U-Haul Affiliation

U-Haul International, Inc. announced that Island Oasis Marts has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Cleveland community.  Island Oasis Marts at 540 W. Inman St. will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes.  Hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-9 ... (click for more)

Mohawk Captures 10 Awards At NeoCon 2015

Focusing on a transformative flooring experience at NeoCon 2015, Mohawk Group  —  the commercial flooring division of Mohawk Industries  —  showcased an award – winning and comprehensive collection of flooring products centered on the concept  Floors That Move You,  a new perspective on flooring. The company’s experiential showroom packed ... (click for more)

Judge Wants Proof That Signal Mountain Man Made "True Threat" Against Muslim Town; Robert Doggart Allowed Home Confinement

Federal Judge Curtis Collier has directed attorneys who worked out a plea deal for a Signal Mountain man who admitted plotting to kill Muslims in a town in Upstate New York to show that it was "a true threat." And, Federal Magistrate Susan K. Lee has reversed her earlier ruling and allowed 63-year-old Robert Rankin Doggart to go free pending disposition of the case. Prosecutor ... (click for more)

Smith Says He Was Involved In Robbery Of Man Killed In North Chattanooga, But Another Youth Did The Shooting

A police interview was played in General Sessions Court on Tuesday in which 18-year-old Briston J. Smith Jr. admitted taking part in a drug deal, but he said it was another youth who shot and killed Charles Holsey, 19. Smith said he turned and left when Abram Young allegedly fired shots after Holsey refused to turn over marijuana he was demanding. He said he stated at the time, ... (click for more)

On The News Tonight: A Reflection On A Horrifying Crash And Its Aftermath

On the news tonight,  on the news tonight. The unobtrusive tones on the news tonight. It's just make-believe You can't believe everything you see So baby, close your eyes to the lullabies On the news tonight.   "The News" by Jack Johnson On Journalism On Thursday I was in Jackson, Tennessee playing music. I was a minimum of four hours away ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Tonight, Take A Second

Peter Whibberley, known globally as “The Time Lord,” will freely tell anyone, “There are consequences of tinkering with time,” but tinker we must because the world – planet Earth -- is spinning slower. So tonight at 7:59:60 p.m. EDT, the Senior Research Scientist at Britain’s National Physical Laboratory will add an extra second to the hour – and our day -- before it becomes 8:00 ... (click for more)