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Thomas Maxfield Bahner

Thomas Maxfield Bahner

also known as Max Bahner

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  1. Arbitration: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. Mediation: 33%

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Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC

Liberty Tower, Suite 1700
605 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN, 37450


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Antitrust/Bet-the-Company/Commercial/First Amendment LitigationBest Lawyers in America2015
Antitrust/Bet-the-Company/Commercial/First Amendment LitigationBest Lawyers in America2014
Business LitigationMid-South Super Lawyers2014
Bruce C. Bailey Volunteer Lawyer of the YearLegal Aid of East Tennessee2013
Antitrust/Bet-the-Company/Commercial/First Amendment LitigationBest Lawyers in America2013
Business LitigationMid-South Super Lawyers2013
100 Super Lawyers in TennesseeMid-South Super Lawyers2012
Antitrust/Bet-the-Company/Commercial/First Amendment LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America2012
Business LitigationMid-South Super Lawyers2012
John H. Pickering Award Of AchievementAmerican Bar Association2011
Business LitigationMid-South Super Lawyers2011
100 Super Lawyers in TennesseeMid-South Super Lawyers2011
Pro Bono Hall of FameLegal Aid of East Tennessee2011
Chattanooga Bet-the-Company Litigator of the YearThe Best Lawyers in America2011
100 Super Lawyers in TennesseeMid-South Super Lawyers2010
President's AwardTennessee Bar Association2010
Chairman, Senior Lawyers DivisionAmerican Bar Association2009
Chair, Presidential Task ForceTennessee Bar Association2009
Distinguished Alumnus AwardCarson Newman College1984
Founding Fellow and Life MemberTennessee Bar FoundationN/A
Fellow and Life MemberAmerican Bar FoundationN/A
Founding FellowChattanooga Bar FoundationN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Who's Who in the WorldMarquis Who's Who in American LawN/A
FellowAmerican College of Trial LawyersN/A
40 Years of Service AwardOrange Grove CenterN/A
President's Award Distinguished Service to Legal CommunityChattanooga Bar AssociationN/A
Ralph H. Kelley Humanitarian AwardChattanooga Bar AssociationN/A
Equal Justice Partner Lifetime Achievement AwardLegal Aid of East TennesseeN/A
Service AwardBoard of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of TennesseeN/A
Harry Weill Zealous Practice of Law AwardChattanooga Bar AssociationN/A
Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial LitigationBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Top 150 Lawyers in TennesseeBusiness Tennessee MagazineN/A
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American LawN/A
Who's Who in the South and SouthwestMarquis Who's Who in American LawN/A
Who's Who in the U.S.Marquis Who's Who in American LawN/A
FellowAmerican Board of Trial AdvocatesN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior CounselChambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC2003 - Present
ShareholderChambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC1964 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc.Board Member2005 - 2011
BOTA FoundationBoard of Trustees and Secretary1985 - Present
American Bar AssociationState DelegateN/A
Chattanooga Bar FoundationFounding FellowN/A
Chattanooga Rotary ClubPast PresidentN/A
Chattanooga SymphonyPast Board MemberN/A
Chattanooga United WayBoard of DirectorsN/A
Chattanooga United WayFormer Chairman, Fund Drive Professional DivisionN/A
Conference of Southern Bar PresidentsPast ChairN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Estate Planning CouncilPast Board of DirectorsN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)Board of Editors for the Defense Counsel Journal, past MemberN/A
Carson-Newman CollegeBoard of Trustees, past ChairN/A
Carson-Newman CollegeExecutive CommitteeN/A
American Bar Association Board of GovernorsN/A
Tennessee Bar Association Board of GovernorsN/A
Tennessee Bar Association Past PresidentN/A
Chattanooga Bar Association Board of GovernorsN/A
Chattanooga Bar Association Past PresidentN/A
American College of Trail LawyersMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
American Bar FoundationFellow and life memberN/A
American Inns of Court, Brock-Cooper ChapterMasterN/A
American Judicature SocietyMemberN/A
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Antitrust Law CommitteeMemberN/A
Virginia State BarN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Defense Counsel Journal Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege by Issue Injection: A Call for Uniformity1998
Emerging Problems Under The Federal Rules of EvidenceEmerging Problems Under The Federal Rules of Evidence1991
Michie PublishersEvidence in America, the Federal Rules in the United States1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Carson-Newman College BiologyBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
University of Virginia School of Law LawJD - Juris DoctorN/A