Mayor Andy Berke and the Chattanooga City Council said they will introduce a joint resolution next Tuesday confirming Phil Noblett as city attorney and chief legal officer for the city of Chattanooga.
A native of Asheville, N.C., Mr. Noblett received his J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham and has been a licensed attorney in Tennessee since 1982. He was a member of the firm Nelson, McMahan & Noblett from 1990 until 2009 as a municipal and civil litigator on many state and federal court matters for the City of Chattanooga and other municipal governments across Tennessee.
“Phil is an ideal fit for this role,” Mayor Berke said. “He is a skilled litigator and legal strategist with an exceptional understanding of municipal law that goes back nearly 30 years. He is uniquely and eminently qualified to be our next city attorney.”
Mr. Noblett became deputy city attorney in 2009 and previously served as president of the Chattanooga Bar Association and is a fellow of the Chattanooga Bar Foundation. He served as president of the Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association in 2016.
“I’ve had the privilege of representing the City of Chattanooga and many other municipalities over my career,” Mr. Noblett said. “It’s an honor to serve as the next city attorney and work alongside our dedicated City Council and mayor as we work to make Chattanooga a stronger, more equitable and inclusive city for all Chattanoogans. I am grateful for the support of my wife, Peggy, and our three children, during my 30-year career in municipal litigation and representation."