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Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Debt Collection: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 20%
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%



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  • Raymond Garth Best

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735 Broad Street
Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN, 37402


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Mid-South Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
2014 Mid-South Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
2013 Mid-South Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
2012 Mid-South Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of Tennessee At Chattanooga2012 - Present
PartnerO'Shaughnessy & Carter, PLLC2011 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorChattanoga State Community College2010 - Present
OwnerBrian L. O'Shaughnessy, Attorney at Law2007 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee, Inc.Board of Directors2012 - Present
CJA Panel Committee for the Eastern District of Tennessee at ChattanoogaCommittee Member2010 - Present
Chattanooga Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Boy Scouts of America - National Eagle Scout AssociationLifetime Member2006 - Present
Chattanooga Federal Bar AssociationSocial Chair2010 - 2011
Chattanooga Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2009 - 2009
Chattanooga Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionPresident2009 - 2009
Legal Aid of East TennesseeBoard of Directors2009 - 2011
Legal Aid of East TennesseeAnnual Campaign Committee2008 - 2010
Justices Ray L. Brock, Jr. - Robert E. Cooper American Inn of CourtAssociate Member2008 - 2010
Chattanooga Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionBoard of Directors2007 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. D.B.Charges reduced to reckless driving.
State v. K.M.Case dismissed on appeal of certified question.
State v. R.H.Dismissed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Kansas Journal of Law and Public PolicyThe Growing Need for an Alternative to the AMT2006
The Tennessee Journal of Business LawPost-merger Continuation of a Consolidated Group after Its Common Parent Merged Downstream into a Subsidiary2006
The Tennessee Journal of Business LawTomorrow’s Tax Issues and Yesterday’s Tax Laws2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of FloridaLinguisticsBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Universität von MannheimDaFN/A1999