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Clayton Maxwell Whittaker

Criminal defense Attorney at Chattanooga, TN

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Clay Whittaker

  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 20 years
    Alabama - AL 21 years
    Tennessee - TN 36 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2003
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2002
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Clayton

Learn Clayton’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Simply being accused of a crime can change your life. The penalties of a conviction can haunt you for years after you’ve served your sentence and may affect what kinds of jobs you’re able to obtain and even where you’re allowed to live. Call now.

  2. Divorce and separation
    If you are looking to end your marriage, Attorney Whittaker can help you through this. Chances are good it will be an emotionally trying and difficult period in your life. You will need a lawyer that is compassionate yet aggressive.

  3. Family
    Attorney Whittaker is a premier family law attorney that can help you with your family legal needs. He has over 32 years of experience helping people in Tennessee through their family issues. Give him a call now.

When you need a sharp lawyer and average won't cut it, call me.. Phone consultations are free. With 27 years of practice, I can solve your legal problems. I represent clients in Federal, State, and administrative courts. My practive focuses on personal injury, criminal defense and divorce. 

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You need a sharp lawyer when average won't cut it! Providing professional representation to clients in need for 27 years in Federal Courts, State Courts, and administrative proceedings. Personal injury, criminal defense, and divorce are my practice areas.


Clayton Maxwell Whittaker
633 Chestnut
1300 Republic Center
Chattanooga, TN, 37450-1300

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Posted by Kelly | October 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive, accurate and personable!
Clay responded extremely quickly to a very sensitive issue. He was accurate and willing to take on a difficult situation and handled perfectly. He gave me details and let me know what the process was going to be as well as cost. He was to the point and very personable! He helped my family out tremendously.
Posted by James | October 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family law. Child support
Mr Whittaker did a good job with our case given the manipulations that our legal system allowed. My only comment, which was made to him also, that he was to nice. But as we know, our legal system is not one for right or wrong but manipulation.
Posted by Cristy | June 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent at his job
He works hard to win the case and invested a lot of time into ours getting all the things so we could win our case and custody of our kids. We have had our kids for 2 years now going to trail for the final motion and partnering degree. Where he will still be representing us. I would recommend him to anyone in custody cases. He's amazing and comes prepared to get the job done
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)


  • Memphis State University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Univ Memphis
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States vs Flemister, 1:03cr145 eastern District of Tennessee (Verdict of Acquittal)
  • Verdict of Acquittal
  • United States vs Locklin, 1:04cr111, Eastern District of Tennessee (Verdict of Acquittal)
  • Acquittal
  • United States vs Michael L. Lewis, 1:08cr56, Eastern District of Tennessee (Verdict of Partial Acquittal)
  • Partial Acquittal
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  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist Criminal Trial Advocacy
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2016
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

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Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clay is a highly experienced well though of attorney in the Chattanooga area. In cases with Clay, I have noticed that he is always prepared and works diligently for his clients."
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Chattanooga Criminal defense Lawyer Clayton Maxwell Whittaker
Clayton Maxwell Whittaker
Criminal defense Attorney
Chattanooga, TN
Licensed for 36 years
Free Consultation