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  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Bankruptcy: 40%
  3. Family: 20%

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Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

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


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bankruptcy/Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency/Reorganization LawBest Lawyers in America2015
Bankruptcy/Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency/Reorganization LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor RightsMid-South Super Lawyers2013
Bankruptcy/Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency/Reorganization LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor RightsMid-South Super Lawyers2012
Bankruptcy/Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency/Reorganization LawThe Best Lawyers in America2012
President's AwardTennessee Bar Association2011
Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights LawThe Best Lawyers in America2011
Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor RightsMid-South Super Lawyers2010
Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights LawThe Best Lawyers in America2010
Rising Young Americans in American Society and BusinessWho's Who Legal1993
Rising Young Americans in American Society and BusinessWho's Who Legal1992
Leadership Chattanooga, 1989 ClassLeadership Chattanooga1989
Outstanding Young Man of AmericaOutstanding Young Man of America1989
Top LawyerCorporate CounselN/A
Distinguished Service Award, finalistChattanooga JayceesN/A
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
FellowChattanooga Bar FoundationN/A
Phi Delta PhiThe University of Memphis School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderChambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC2006 - Present
ShareholderShumacker Witt Gaither Whitaker, P.C.1990 - 2006
PartnerRay & North, P.C.1987 - 1990
AssociateThomas E. Ray, P.C.1985 - 1987
PartnerTanner, Jahn, Atchley, Bridges & Jahn1980 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bankruptcy InstituteMemberN/A
Chattanooga Resource FoundationGraduate of Leadership Training ProgramN/A
Commission to Revise Tennessee Law on Mental Health and Mental Retardation (Title 33)Former MemberN/A
Hamilton County Election CommissionFormer MemberN/A
Tennessee Republican PartyExecutive Committee, former memberN/A
Hamilton County Republican PartyPast ChairmanN/A
Greater Chattanooga Area Crimestoppers, Inc.Past ChairmanN/A
Hamilton County Sheriff's Department Civil Service BoardPast ChairmanN/A
Big Brother/Big Sisters of Greater ChattanoogaPast PresidentN/A
Classic 150Board MemberN/A
Rotary District 6780Assistant District GovernorN/A
Chattanooga Rotary ClubMember; Past PresidentN/A
Directory of Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A
Chattanooga Bar AssociationMember; Past PresidentN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember; Special Committee on Foreclosure Procedure, ChairmainN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tennessee Municipal Attorneys AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of TennesseeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977