Interim Title To Be Removed For City Attorney Phil Noblett

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023

City officials said they plan to remove the "interim" from Interim City Attorney Phil Noblett. He became interim city attorney last October when Emily O'Donnell resigned.

City Council Chairman Darrin Ledford said he and Mayor Tim Kelly agreed to make attorney Noblett the permanent city attorney.

There will be a joint resolution carrying out the action.

Mr. Noblett was born in Asheville, N.C., and received his B.A., with honors, from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He 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.

Mr. Noblett was a member of the firm of 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 in Tennessee. He has also served as city attorney for the town of Signal Mountain.

Mr. Noblett is a past president of the Chattanooga Bar Association and a fellow of the Chattanooga Bar Foundation. He became Deputy City Attorney in 2009 when the City Attorney's office was moved to its present location across from City Hall.


Breaking News
Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report
  • 12/10/2023

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: BELLINGER, JESSE CLAY 5323 WOODY TRAIL OOLTEWAH, 37363 Age at Arrest: 33 years old Arresting Agency: HC Sheriff Booked for Previous ... more

10-Year Charter School Renewals Recommended For CGLA, Ivy Academy Chattanooga Charter School Of Excellence Middle
  • 12/9/2023

County School officials have recommended 10-year contract renewals for Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, Ivy Academy and Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence Middle. Officials said ... more

Woman, 52, Dies In Amnicola Highway Crash After Hitting 2 Other Vehicles
  • 12/9/2023

A 52-year-old woman was killed in a traffic crash on Amnicola Highway on Wednesday afternoon. At 1:52 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a traffic crash in the 4300 block of Amnicola ... more