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Layne Meredith Gillespie

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Chattanooga, TN

5.0   30 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2007
    Status
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About Layne

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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.   In 2021, Layne opened Titan Title and Escrow Inc, a real estate law firm that also offers Title and escrow services.

 

Layne is licensed to practice in Tennessee, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Layne is also a Rule 31 Listed Civil Mediator.  

 

Layne has been named an Attorney for Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2017, 2018,  2019, & 2020.  Layne was also selected as a 2017 Rising Star on the Mid-South Super Lawyers list. 

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Named 2019 Attorney for Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court
Layne Gillespie was named 2017 Attorney  for Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Location

Chattanooga Legal Group PC
201 Frazier Ave Suite F
Chattanooga, TN, 37305

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Posted by Amy | March 3, 2021
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Beyond Words, Layne gives HOPE and a way to take your Life back
If you are looking for a lawyer that sees you as a human being and has your best interest of your family and yourself in-mind- you are in luck. With Layne, unlike a lot of lawyers you are more than just a case number. She will leave no stone unturned to help guide you with patience and understand, no matter your circumstance. I will always recommend everyone to work with Ms. Gillespie and appreciate her tremendously.
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Posted by JM | January 21, 2021
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Ms. Gillespie was always available and easy to contact and communicate with. She did an excellent job of explaining the process and calming my fears - very knowledgeable and compassionate through a most nerve-wracking experience.
Posted by Scott | September 4, 2020
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Caring and knowledgeable
Layne did a wonderful job explaining the whole process and cared about us as people. She went above and beyond to help guide us through the process and was an advocate for us. We would have been lost without her. She was very responsive to all my questions.
Posted by Elizabeth | January 2, 2020
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Our Attorney for Life!
When life throws a curve ball and one is faced with mounting debt and/or exploring bankruptcy, it is a stressful and scary time. I reached out to Layne Gillespie in a cry for help. She responded to me promptly and set up our consult almost immediately. I didn't know anything about filing bankruptcy, but she broke it all down for us: the different chapters, pros & cons of each, and even informed us of an option of settle our debt! She provided to us solutions with options—in addition to a wealth of knowledge and experience. In addition, she is incredibly personable, kind, and warm - making you feel very comfortable and at-ease. She has taken care of multiple cases for us now and each time, advocates for us and treats us like a priority. We have found our attorney for life! We are so grateful to her.
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Posted by M.A. | December 30, 2019
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Layne Alieves Any Shame
It's embarrassing and people pass judgement on what kind of person you must be, when you mention bankruptcy. Ms. Layne Gillespie is not one of those to pass judgement. I walked into her office ashamed and walked out feeling confident, even positive about my financial future. I didn't know anything about filing bankruptcy, but Layne broke it all down, the differences between Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and an option of debt settlement that I wasnt aware of, and made it all easy to understand. Together we went through my debts, statements, and financial situation. We discussed all of the options open to me, but the most important discussion was about MY FUTURE. Ms. Gillespie prefers to be called Layne, and you will understand why after you meet with her, it's like you're sitting down with your really smart friend and asking for their advice. No judgment what so ever, just a caring and kind friend.
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Posted by Fernando V. | October 29, 2019
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Highly recommended
I reached out to Layne with regards to my new business. She was very knowledgeable, informative and was able to answer all of my questions. If you are looking for a excellent attorney look no further I would recommend Layne to anyone who is looking for legal assistance.
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2019
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My Attorney
“Layne has assisted our family with many different legal issues over the years.  She is an excellent attorney who takes the time to explain the issues in layman’s terms.  She is very responsive to inquiries and extremely affordable.  I’ve never met an attorney quite like her.   She feels like family.”
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2019
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The Best
Layne was very fast to respond to my questions and was very knowledgeable. When one gets in such a position that bankruptcy is the only way out, a feeling of guilt, sadness, and fear set it. Layne helped to ease the uneasy feelings and helped provide a feeling of peace. She addressed all of my concerns and worked very hard to find the best possible solution to help in my situation. I highly, highly, highly recommend her.
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Posted by Elizabeth | June 11, 2019
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This is the right attorney
I have never had an attorney treat me like a real person like Layne! She is very knowledgeable and helpful in every way! She went beyond what I even met with her about! It was nice being treated with such respect during a difficult time in my life! I will refer her to any one who asks!
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2018
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All around best attorney
I interviewed several lawyers before deciding to retain Layne. Most of the lawyers I met treated me like I was a number. Just money in their pocket. At the consultation, Layne sat down with me herself and explained all my options—-even the ones that wouldn’t make her money. She clearly explained everything in a way that we both understood it. There is no doubt that she knows the law. I was impressed when we went to court. The other attorneys sat there not saying a word and just let their clients talk. Layne guided us through the process and made sure our rights were protected. If you need an experienced bankruptcy attorney, call Layne. You won’t be disappointed.
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Posted by Stephanie | September 20, 2018
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Easy process
Layne helped me and my husband with our cases. She explained everything in detail, but still made it easy for us to understand exactly what would happen during this process. She was really easy to work with and the most affordable lawyer we found. So happy we used her! You will not regret letting Layne handle this for you.
Posted by Brian | August 20, 2018
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Great Lawyer
I hired Layne to help me settle a judgement with a credit card place. I had tried for months myself and had no luck. Only a week after I hired Layne, she had it done! I only had to pay back part of the judgement. She is worth every penny.
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2018
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Highly Recommend
Filing bankruptcy is a very hard decision for anyone to make. Talking with Layne she worked with me and helped me to make the best decision for my situation. She is kind and understanding, listening to your situation and providing the best possible solution for you not for her. I have recommended her to others and will continue to do so
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Posted by Carrie | December 12, 2017
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Amazing Woman
No one ever goes to a lawyer when everything is great we go when everything is at its worst. Layne sees people like this day in and day out, but still stays strong. She is a very uplifting person, supportive, and strong. Layne assisted me when my life was crumbling and she helped me to stay strong for my kids. Just by her caring enough to stop and ask how I personally was doing. Layne is a very knowledgeable lawyer with amazing strength within her knowledge.
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Posted by Gala | December 11, 2017
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Simply the Best!
Our family business failed during the "economic meltdown" of 2008. We hung on for a couple of years thinking that things would turn around, but not so easy for a staffing business. I ended up filing Chapter 13 in order to save our home; the very thought of this was devastating. By the grace of God, Layne was designated as my attorney. She was like a bright light in a dark place. She is brilliant yet compassionate. She can be tough when the situation calls for such but this is balanced with the tender heart of one who believes in her clients & she was absolutely always there for me. I will remember her as a mentor & encouraging force during the most difficult of times. I have consummate trust in Layne Gillespie & she will always be my "go to" for legal advice & representation.
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Posted by Gerald | May 17, 2017
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Knowledgeable, Experienced, and very family oriented. Highly recommended.
Layne is extremely knowledgeable about all legal issues. She gave great guidance in regards to the purchase of my house. She is very family oriented, and always willing to go the extra mile in people's time of need. I know many attorney's in the Chattanooga area, but I feel more secure knowing that Layne Gillespie is on my case. I will always choose Layne to handle any legal family matters before even googling any attorney law firm within the Chattanooga area.
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Posted by Chrishanna | May 4, 2017
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Excellent Educational Efficient
Layne always helps answer any questions i have and educates me on the background of the answer. Also she is very efficient in what she does she pays close attention to detail ensuring nothing contradicts you keeping the things you've worked so hard for! Excellent, excellent, excellent service! Very Greatful!
Posted by Maddy | April 20, 2017
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Knowledgeable and patient
I had the pleasure of being Laynes Paralegal for 3 years at a bankruptcy firm. Her passion for the business is as real as it gets. If your looking for someone who is patient, knowledgeable of all areas of the law and actually cares and has the best interest for her clients then Layne is the attorney for you! She is amazing!!
Posted by Courtney | December 4, 2016
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Professional, Friendly, Knowledgeable, and Reassuring
I found Layne on Avvo, and after reading her Q&A's and reviews I decided to call her. She was so nice! She has a very laid back and funny personality. She didn't rush me into anything. Actually, I didn't sign anything until a week after we met. Between signing the paperwork and court I'd say I probably emailed her fifty times, and she never acted annoyed by that. She was totally cool with my repetitive questions, no matter how simple, and she was very quick to respond. During court she paid close attention to how I looked to be handling it, and a few times she walked to the hall with me to see how I was feeling and to reassure me that everything was going to be okay. At the end of it all, I felt so relieved. Everything went smoothly thanks to her. I left feeling as though I had a friend who's also an amazing legal professional. If I ever have to do this again for some reason, I know who I will be coming to!
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2016
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Professional, knowledgeable, sincere
I had spoken with another bankruptcy attorney in town and felt rushed and like I was part of his assembly line office. After finding Layne on AVVO I decided to talk to her. She immediately put me at ease and listened without judgment. She fully explained all aspects of the process, and was obviously extremely knowledgeable. She returned my calls and e-mails and never made me feel like I was "bothering" her. I can't say enough good things about her guidance and knowledge.
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Chattanooga Legal Group, PC.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Clark & Washington, PC
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Layne Gillespie
  • 2007 - 2008

Education

  • PDRS LLC
  • Civil Mediation Training
  • 2018
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of South Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Colston v. Ocwen Loan Servicing
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Eric Driscoll v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC
  • Case settled and lien released.

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Attorney for Justice
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2020
  • 2019 Attorney for Justice
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2019
  • 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
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Given (23)
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Family Attorney | Nov 21
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 21
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 19
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 11
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 11
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 10
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 10
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Layne is both dedicated and hardworking- she comes highly recommend!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Layne will fight for you and be with you every step of the way. She knows the law and will use it to your benefit."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Layne is a hard working and responsive attorney. I highly recommend her!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Layne is a very caring individual with a desire to perform her work with a standard of excellence."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Layne in bankruptcy matters for four years. I endorse her in this area for her competence, extensive knowledge of the nuances of the law, and professionalism both with clients and peers in the court."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Layne Gillespie. She has shown her competence and professionalism dealing with all aspects of both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcies."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Layne Gillespie is one of the best bankruptcy attorneys I know. But even more so than that, Layne is a great person. She truly cares about her clients and their situations. She is very compassionate and treats everyone with respect."
General practice Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mrs. Gillespie. She is a truly asset to our legal community. Very helpful on AVVO and a great expert in the field."
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Chattanooga Chapter 13 bankruptcy Lawyer Layne Meredith Gillespie
Layne Meredith Gillespie
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Chattanooga, TN
Licensed for 17 years