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  1. Family: 90%
    33 years
  2. Mediation: 10%
    15 years



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  • Aaron Joseph Chapman

    I litigated a divorce case in Chattanooga with this attorney and I found him and his staff to be very ethical, courteous, professional, and knowledgeable.


    Aaron Chapman Family Attorney
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Contact info

McWilliams and Gold

410 S. Germantown Road
Chattanooga, TN, 37411


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198307/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mid-South Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Mid-South Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Pro Bono Firm of the YearLegal Aid of East Tennessee2011
Mid-South Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMcWiliams & Gold2007 - Present
PartnerMcKoon, Williams & Gold1996 - 2007
PartnerCaldwell, Heggie & Helton, P.C.1985 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2012 - Present
SAFE HAVENS Supervised Visitation and Safe ExchangeAdvisory Committee2012 - Present
Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice CommissionPro Se Parenting Plan Form Subcommittee2011 - Present
Tennessee Board of Professional ResponsibilityHearing Officer2007 - Present
Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law SectionFormer Section Chair2002 - Present
Chattanooga Bar AssociationFormer Chair Family Law Section1993 - Present
Tennessee Department of Human ServicesIncome Shares Advisory Committee2005 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Castelli v. Castelli, 2006 WL 1152613Marital Property award modified on appeal
Century Wrecker Corporation v. Hutchings, 1990 WL 131423Dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction affirmed
Hartman v. Hartman, 1997 WL 176701Reversed and remanded; It was error not to consider the tax consequences in dividing the parties' marital property
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Publication nameTitleDate
Family Law Conference for Tennessee PractitionersEthical Considerations in Domestic Relations Law2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawN/ALaw1983
University of Georgia School of LawEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Military Divorce and Psychological EvaluationsFamily Law Case Law Update2012
7th Annual Family Law Conference for TN PractitionersEthical Considerations in Domestic Relations Law2012
Family Law ForumTop 10 Family Lawyer Do's and Don'ts2011
Family Law SeminarPreventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorces2010