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Stuart F. James is the managing member of James, Goins & Carpenter PC. The firm is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee with offices in Nashville, TN. The firm handles truck accident cases, automobile accident cases, insurance claims, and complex litigation issues. The firm handles cases in the States of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. Mr. James is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    27 years
  2. Trucking Accident: 15%
    27 years
  3. Workers Compensation: 15%
    27 years
  4. Appeals: 10%
    27 years
  5. Class Action: 10%
    15 years



Hourly ($115-250/hour), contingent (30-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • McCracken Poston

    I have worked with Stuart James on many complex cases, and look forward to any opportunities to work with him again. I would rather work with him than have him on the other side! Stuart has a keen intelect and is quick to detect and grasp the finer points in a matter. We worked together in a matter involving class action, criminal charges, and federal and state civil actions. I would never hesitate to recommend Stuart James for any civil matter, no matter how complex, and I often do so. McCracken Poston, Ringgold, GA


    McCracken Poston Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

817 Broad Street, Suite 202
Chattanooga, TN, 37402

736 Cherry St 3rd Fl
Chattanooga, TN, 37402



ALAuthorized to practice law199111/20/2008
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199107/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyManuel & James1996 - 2000
AttorneyLeitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan1989 - 1996
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Walker County v. Marsh et alCourt of Appeals dismissed claim against Marsh
Floyd v. Prime SuccessionRight of Fifth Amendment Privilege upheld
Crawford and Akers v. MarshClaims against Marsh dismissed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989