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David L. Moss

Personal injury Attorney at Chattanooga, TN

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    vehicular accidents, defective products, professional malpractice

    39 years, 300 cases

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    preference litigation, fraudulent transfer litigation

    11 years, 40 cases

  3. Litigation
    construction, employment and general business litigation

    39 years, 200 cases

I am a trial lawyer with over 33 years of experience representing clients in Tennessee and Georgia state and federal courts. My practice focuses on personal injury litigation and business and commercial litigation. I am a member of the Tennessee and Chattanooga Bar Associations, the State Bar of Georgia, and the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel. I have lectured on construction law issues at construction industry forums, continuing education seminars, and at Georgia Tech. I have taught business law at Chattanooga State Community College and trial advocacy at Emory University School of Law.

Recent Cases

  • Represented several plaintiffs in mass-tort litigation to recover damages caused by consumption of defective product
  • Represented Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee in litigation to recover $8.5 million in preferential and fraudulent transfers for creditors of debtor
  • Represented real property owner to force release of a $268,000 lien
  • Represented design-build contractor in litigation against structural engineer to recover damages caused by design defects
  • Represented employer in litigation against former employee to recover misappropriated trade secrets and other confidential information, and to obtain damages caused thereby


Emory University School of Law (LL.M. in Litigation, 1988) 

  • Class Rank:  No. 1
  • Special Ass’t, Cobb County (Ga.) District Attorney’s Office
  • Intern, U. S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Georgia
  • Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge Marvin H. Shoob

University of Memphis School of Law (J.D., 1984)

  • Class Rank:  Top 10%
  • Law Review (1982-84); Editorial Board (1983-84)
  • Moot Court Board (1983-84)
  • Order of Barristers
  • Wagner National Labor Law Moot Court Team (1984)
  • Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity
  • Awards:
    • Who’s Who Among American Law Students (1983)
    • Best Oral Advocate (1982 Intra-School Competition)
    • AmJur Awards (Property I; Administrative Law)

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (B.S., Bus. Admin., 1976)

  • Varsity Golf Team (scholarship recipient)
  • University Orchestra (scholarship recipient)
  • Raven Society
  • R.O.T.C.
  • Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity

Professional Licensure and Bar Admissions

Licensed in:

  • Tennessee (1984)
  • Georgia (1988)

Bar Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of Tennessee
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Courts (E.D. Tenn.; N.D. Ga.; M.D. Ga.)
  • United States Courts of Appeal (6th Cir.; 11th Cir.)
  • United States Supreme Court

Military Service

U.S. Army/TN Nat'l Guard (1975-81)

Highest Rank/Branch:  Captain, Field Artillery

Key Assignments:

  • Commander, HHB 196th Field Artillery Brigade
  • Aide-de-Camp to Maj. Gen. Paul S. Williams, Jr. (CO, 1st Cavalry Division)
  • Aide-de-Camp to Brig. Gen. William B. Burdeshaw (ADC, 1st Cavalry Division)


  • U.S. Army Ranger Tab
  • U.S. Army Airborne (Parachutist) Badge
  • Honorable Discharge


Licensed for 39 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/03/2022
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 11/19/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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David L. Moss, P.C.
651 East 4th Street, Suite 100
Chattanooga, TN, 37403


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • David L. Moss, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Fields & Moss, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2014
  • Partner
  • David L. Moss, P.C.
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Of Counsel
  • Luther-Anderson, PLLP
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
  • 1988 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams
  • 1984 - 1987
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  • Emory University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1988
  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • Dove v. Braswell, et al., Circuit Court of Hamilton County, Docket No. 15C-1131
  • Obtained $80,000 settlement for plaintiff
  • In re Thomas W. Parson, U.S. Bankr. Ct., E.D. TN, No. 11-15747; Adv. Proc. No. 13-AP-01114
  • Recovered $320,000 for Bankruptcy Estate
  • In re SIAG Aerisyn, LLC, U.S. Bankr. Ct., E.D. TN, No. 12-11705; Adv. Proc. No. 13-AP-01040
  • Recovered $875,000 for the Bankruptcy Estate plus waiver of claims totaling $1.7 million
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  • Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016


  • The Dixie Contractor
  • Claims for Impaired Bonding Capacity (Parts 1 and 2)
  • 1995
  • ICLE in Georgia
  • Evaluation of the New Retainage Statute Applicable to Water and Sewer Construction Contracts
  • 1992
  • Memphis State University Law Review
  • The Tennessee Valley Authority: Establishing the Limits of Liability in Tort
  • 1983
  • Memphis State University Law Review
  • The Privilege Against Adverse Spousal Testimony Extended to Include Indirect Implications
  • 1982
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Speaking Engagements

  • CSCC Dept of Business
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • 2011
  • Emory Trial Techniques Program
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2001
  • GA Tech Fundamentals of Design II
  • Modifying AIA Standard Form Contracts to Shift the Risks of Construction Between Owner, Contractor and Design Professional
  • 1996
  • Business Law Today Seminar
  • Employment Law, Discrimination Law, and Litigation Support
  • 1995
  • ICLE in Georgia
  • Georgia's New Retainage Statute Applicable to Water and Sewer Construction Contracts
  • 1992
  • Georgia Utilities Contractor Association Annual Conference
  • Evaluation of the New Retainage Statute Applicable to Water and Sewer Construction Contracts
  • 1992
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Litigation Attorney | Jan 08
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"I endorse this lawyer. David is a fine attorney, a good litigator and has a strong sense of justice. He takes all his cases seriously . He has handled all types of complex civil litigation, including construction, bankruptcy issues, divorce, personal injury and estate cases, from my experience with him. He has been practicing for many years in TN and GA, and I recommend him highly."
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Chattanooga Personal injury Lawyer David L. Moss
David L. Moss
Personal injury Attorney
Chattanooga, TN
Licensed for 39 years