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William Ray Hannah

William Ray Hannah

also known as Bill Hannah

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About Me

I practice primarily in the areas of commercial and business disputes, product liability, personal injury, employment, insurance, construction, and transportation. 

I handle a wide variety of civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels and regularly represents clients in both state and federal court, as well as in mediations and arbitrations, and before administrative boards and regulatory entities.


Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 25%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Real Estate: 25%
  4. Business: 25%

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Contact Info

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC

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


MSAuthorized to practice law200509/14/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199509/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Leadership Law ClassTennessee Bar Association2008
Albert L. Hodge Volunteer AwardChattanooga Bar Association2007
Certificate of ExcellenceLaw and Medicine SeminarN/A
Phi Beta KappaThe University of Tennessee College of LawN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderChambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC2009 - Present
Of CounselChambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC2006 - 2008
ShareholderShumacker Witt Gaither & Whitaker2002 - 2006
ShareholderWitt Gaither & Whitaker2002 - 2002
AssociateWitt Gaither & Whitaker1999 - 2002
AssociateCampbell & Campbell1994 - 1999
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United Way of Greater ChattanoogaAllocation Panel2014 - Present
American Inns of Court, Brock-Cooper ChapterPresident2014 - 2015
United Way of Greater ChattanoogaAllocation Panel2012 - 2013
United Way of Greater ChattanoogaAllocation Panel2011 - 2012
American Inns of Court, Brock-Cooper ChapterSecretary2006 - 2008
American Inns of Court, Brock-Cooper ChapterExecutive Committee Member2006 - Present
Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing CommitteeMember2003 - 2008
American Bar AssociationLabor & Employment, Litigation, & Tort Trial/Insurance SectionsN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember Ethics and Professional Responsibility CommitteeN/A
Tennessee Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar Association, Appellate Law SectionMemberN/A
Boy Scout Troop 172Assistant ScoutmasterN/A
Transportation Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Mississippi BarMemberN/A
American Inns of Court, Brock-Cooper ChapterBarristerN/A
Chattanooga Bar Association, Unauthorized Practice of Law CommitteeMember and past ChairN/A
Defense Research Institute, Employment Law CommitteeMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lookout Mountain Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember and past Chair, Unauthorized Practice of Law CommitteeN/A
Tennessee Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
International Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel Labor & Employment Law Legal UpdateThe Tennessee Lawful Employment Act of 20112011
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJ.D.1994
Millsaps CollegePolitical Science, Business AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude1991