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Layne Gillespie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2002 and a Juris Doctorate from the Appalachian School of Law in 2007. While in law school, Layne served as the Vice-Chair of the Moot Court Board and received the Book Award for Pre-trial Civil Practice.
Layne began her legal career in Virginia as an intern for the Honorable Michael L. Moore, Circuit Court Judge for the 29th Judicial Circuit of Virginia. After her internship, Layne worked at ChildLaw Services Inc., a non-profit organization devoted to the representation of abused and neglected children. Upon relocating to Chattanooga, Tennessee in the Spring of 2008, Layne joined Clark & Washington, LLC as an associate attorney. In January of 2015, Layne started Chattanooga Legal Group, PC.
Layne is licensed to practice in Tennessee and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Layne is a Rule 31 Listed Civil Mediator.
Layne has been named an Attorney for Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2017, 2018, & 2019. Layne was also selected as a 2017 Rising Star on the Mid-South SuperLawyers list.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2018 Attorney for Justice||Tennessee Supreme Court||2018|
|2017 Attorney for Justice||Tennessee Supreme Court||2017|
|Rising Star in Bankruptcy Law||Mid-South Super Lawyer List||2017|
|Pro Bono Honor Roll||Legal Aid of East Tennessee||2015|
|Pillar Law||Legal Aid of East Tennessee||2014|
|Pro Bono Honor Roll||Legal Aid of East Tennessee||2013|
|Pro Bono Honor Roll||Legal Aid of East Tennessee||2012|
|Pro Bono Honor Roll||Legal Aid of East Tennessee||2011|
|Pro Bono Honor Roll||Legal Aid of East Tennessee||2010|
|Pro Bono Honor Roll||Legal Aid of East Tennessee||2009|
|Pro Bono Honor Roll||Legal Aid Of East Tennessee||2008|
|Attorney||Chattanooga Legal Group, PC.||2015 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Clark & Washington, PC||2008 - 2015|
|Attorney||Law Office of Layne Gillespie||2007 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2017 - Present|
|Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute||Member||2016 - Present|
|American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)||Cramdown, Lien-stripping and Chapter 13 Issues||2013|
|PDRS LLC||Civil Mediation Training||2018|
|Appalachian School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of South Carolina||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|Appalachian School of Law||Pitfalls of Starting a Solo Practice||2015|
|CLE, ABI Southeast Bankruptcy Conference||Cramdowns & Lienstripping in Chapter 13||2013|
|Colston v. Ocwen Loan Servicing||Confidential Settlement|
|Eric Driscoll v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC||Case settled and lien released.|
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