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Hubert E. Hamilton III

also known as Hubert E. Hamilton, Hu Hamilton

About me

During his 39 years as a trial lawyer, Hubert E. Hamilton has obtained millions and millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for severely injured clients and their families.  The Hamilton Firm's mission is to provide high quality, effective legal representation to accident victims in cases involving catastrophic or serious injury, disability and wrongful death, including truck wrecks and other comercial vehicle wrecks, car wrecks, construction site accidents, industrial accidents and other workplace injuries, as well as injuries arising from defective products and unsafe premises, emphasizing personal attention and service to our clients and their families.


Hu Hamilton is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist (certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy).  He is licensed in Tennessee and Georgia, and represents clients throughout the country.


Mr. Hamilton is "AV Preeminent Peer Review 5.0 out of 5" rated by Martindale-Hubble, the leading peer based lawyer rating service:

"AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies."


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Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 35%
    33 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    39 years
  3. Brain Injury: 15%
    33 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
    33 years
  5. Workers Compensation: 10%
    39 years



Contingent (25-45%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Hubert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Eugene C. Brooks IV

    Mr. Hamilton has earned a reputation as a thorough and successful advocate for his clients. I strongly recommend Mr. Hamilton.


    Eugene Brooks Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Hamilton Firm LLC

2401 Broad Street
Suite 102
Chattanooga, TN, 37408


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197608/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified Pre-Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2013
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerGeorgia Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerMid-South Super Lawyers2012
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Certified Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy1987
Board Certified Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy1987
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal - Managing AttorneyThe Hamilton Firm LLC1998 - Present
PartnerBennett & Hamilton1979 - 1997
Trial LawyerHubert E. Hamilton1976 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Tennessee Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaN/AN/A
Workers Injury Law and Advocacy GroupN/AN/A
Chattanooga Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Lookout Mountain Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Arch Chemical Fire Case Settled for Confidential SumsSettled
Thomas L. Cates & Erika R. Cates v. Babb Lumber Company, Catoosa Superior Court, 2012-SU-CV-1692.Settled at mediation for $500,000.
Pierce v. Lookout Property Management, Catoosa Superior CourtSettled for Confidential Amount
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Publication nameTitleDate
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association JournalPreparing Your Personal Client to Testify2015
The Verdict, Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationPreparing Your Personal Injury Client to Testify2014
The Verdict, Journal of the Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationCollateral Source Battle Still Not Over1992
The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationChallenges to Collateral Source Disclosure Pending Before Supreme Court1990
The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationCollateral Source Disclosure – Trial Practice Ideas and Suggestions1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Vanderbilt UniversityMathBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarMSA's and Settling Future Medical in Tennessee Workers Compensation Cases2014
Catastrophic Commercial Vehicle Cases SeminarTaking Advantage of Apportionment of Fault and Avoid the Pitfalls of Non-Party Fault in Trucking Cases2013
Annual Convention & SeminarThe Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Apportionment of Damages in Trucking Cases2013
Advanced Workers' Compensation SeminarComparing Georgia and Tennessee Workers' Compensation2012
Technology WorkshopCaseMap and TextMap in Plaintiff’s Practice2008
Practicing Law After SB3It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again!2005
Nuts and Bolts Workers Compensation” SeminarCo-Chair2002
SeminarIdentifying Issues and Building a Winning Case, Start at the Very Beginning – Don’t wreck your case by forgetting the fundamentals, case intake, investigation and discovery1994
Life After No-Fault,The Unholy Triumvirate: Collateral Source, Set-Off and Subrogation1991
Proof of Liability and DamagesSlip and Fall – Getting the Six Figure Verdict1988
Fall WorkshopPractical Approaches to Tort Reform1987
Annual Seminar and ConventionDrunk Driving: Third Party Liability1986