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Alex McVeagh Nominated for Legal Aid of East Tennessee Board

09.26.2016

The Chattanooga Bar Association has nominated Alex McVeagh as the newest member of the Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) board of directors. Alex, one of four Chattanooga attorney board members, has substantial experience with LAET from past work as chair of LAET's Annual Campaign for Justice committee and through various volunteer roles in the Chattanooga community.

Aside from providing pro bono assistance to LAET through his practice at our firm, Alex has worked with LAET to coordinate numerous pro bono clinics in East Tennessee through his position in the Tennessee Bar Association as Hamilton County Representative for the Young Lawyers Division. In his day-to-day work, Alex is a civil litigator who also counsels clients on municipal, governmental, and intellectual property matters. Before joining our firm, he worked with the Tennessee District Public Defenders Conference and the Senate Judiciary Committee in the state Legislature.  
 
In addition to Alex, many of our attorneys have made significant contributions to LAET. Current and former members in the LAET Southern District's hall of fame include several Chambliss attorneys and retirees: Max Bahner, Bruce Bailey, Glenn Stophel, Bill Carriger, and Jeff Hollingsworth. Bruce Bailey, who retired in the spring of 2016, and Judge Muecke Barker, who currently practices law at our firm, have LAET pro bono awards named after them.
 
“We are thrilled to welcome Alex to our board of directors,” said Don Mason, President of LAET’s board of directors. “He comes to us with a wealth of experience in both the for-profit and non-profit arenas, as well as through his work with LAET and its clients over the course of several years. Perhaps more importantly, though, Alex has the servant’s heart and roll-up-your-shirtsleeves work ethic that will make him an invaluable part of the board and of the LAET family as a whole.”
 
The LAET board of directors is comprised of attorneys from the Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Tri-Cities areas that make up LAET’s 26-county footprint in East Tennessee, as well as client-eligible representatives appointed by community agencies. Over the last 50 years, LAET has provided legal assistance to thousands of low-income, elderly, abused, and otherwise vulnerable East Tennesseans who needed counsel in a variety of areas, including family law, elder law, housing law, estate planning, consumer protection, adoptive services, and governmental benefits. The organization has offices in Chattanooga, Cleveland, Knoxville, Maryville, Johnson City and Morristown. LAET also provides services through a health law partnership at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga and at Family Justice Centers in Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Johnson City.