Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. announces litigation attorney Kelly Etchells and real estate attorney Martha Millener have been elected as shareholders of the firm.
"Kelly and Martha are hardworking, driven attorneys who provide excellent results for our clients," said President and Managing Shareholder Mark Cunningham. "Kelly and Martha have already established stellar reputations in their practice areas, and I look forward to watching them grow and become established leaders in the Chattanooga community."
Licensed in Tennessee, Georgia and Florida, Ms. Etchells is a member of the firm's litigation section and represents large and small businesses in state and federal courts in a variety of commercial disputes. She provides dispute resolution for matters ranging from contractual issues to product liability. She also counsels clients on real property disputes and trade secrets matters. Prior to joining Chambliss, Ms. Etchells practiced at a large international law firm in Atlanta, where she focused on product liability defense, and served as a law clerk to a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She is recognized in the Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch list for 2022 and has been involved in several community organizations, including Little Miss Mag, Orange Grove Center, Habitat for Humanity, Chattanooga Hamilton County Medical Alliance and Brock-Cooper Inn of Court. Ms. Etchells graduated summa cum laude and second in her class at the University of Georgia School of Law.
Ms. Millener started her legal career at Chambliss as a summer associate several years ago. As a member of the firm's real estate group, she represents clients in commercial real estate transactions across the country. Ms. Millener is known for getting the deal done while also protecting her clients. She regularly assists developers and business owners on leasing, acquisition and sale, development, management, financing and land and title issues. She also works with various lenders in commercial real estate transactions and financial workouts. Ms. Millener was recognized in the Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch list for 2022 and volunteers her time through several nonprofits, including The Hart Gallery and The Chattery. She graduated cum laude at The University of Alabama School of Law.