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I practice focuses primarily on tax exempt organizations, estate planning and administration, bankruptcy, and tax matters.


I serve on the Boards of Directors of three private foundations and of Bryan College of Dayton, Tennessee.


I also served one term as a member of the House of Delegates of the Tennessee Bar Association and was appointed by President Gerald Ford as a member of the first Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation in 1974.

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  1. Business: 34%
  2. Tax: 33%
  3. Estate Planning: 33%

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Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

Liberty Tower, Suite 1700
605 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN, 37450

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAEmeritus197908/05/2016
TNActive196208/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Hall of FameLegal Aid of East Tennessee2012
Corporate Law and Tax LawThe Best Lawyers in America2012
Tax Law and Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America2011
Tax Law and Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America2010
Tax Law and Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America2009
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Tax Law and Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America1991
Tax Law and Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America1990
Tax Law and Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America1989
Tax Law and Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America1988
Tax Law and Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America1987
Tax Law and Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America1986
Tax Law and Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America1985
Tax Law and Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America1984
Tax Law and Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America1983
FellowAmerican Bar FoundationN/A
FellowTennessee Bar FoundationN/A
Comments EditorTennessee Law ReviewN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
FellowChattanooga Bar FoundationN/A
Order of the CoifUniversity of Tennessee College of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselChambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC1997 - Present
Managing PartnerStophel & Stophel1962 - 1997
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bryan CollegeFormer Trustee and past Chairman of the Board of TrusteesN/A
National Center for Youth IssuesPast ChairmanN/A
Bryan CollegeGeneral CounselN/A
Joe and Velma DeWitt FoundationPresident and DirectorN/A
Clifton and Clara Ward FoundationDirectorN/A
Legal Services CorporationFirst Board of Directors, Past MemberN/A
Estate Planning Council of ChattanoogaPast PresidentN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Christian Legal SocietyMemberN/A
Chattanooga Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Christian AthletesPast DirectorN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1961
Bob Jones UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1957