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22 Chambliss Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America© 2020

Five Selected as "Lawyer of the Year"

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. is honored to announce Best Lawyers in America© selected five Chambliss attorneys as "Lawyer of the Year" in the Chattanooga area, and the publication included 22 Chambliss attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America.

Best Lawyers® selected five Chambliss attorneys for the 2020 Edition of "Lawyer of the Year":

Attorney Name

2020 Lawyer of the Year, Chattanooga, Practice Area

William M. Barker


Richard W. Bethea

Litigation – Intellectual Property

David J. Hill

Patent Law

J. Nelson Irvine

Corporate Law

Dana B. Perry

Trusts and Estates

Each of these lawyers represents a wide variety of clients across nation on matters ranging from elder law to product liability disputes. Justice William M. Barker focuses his practice on arbitration and mediation. Richard W. Bethea is a litigator, representing and defending clients in a variety of areas: intellectual property, patent, commercial, and product liability. David J. Hill counsels clients on copyright law, patent law, and trademark law. Clients turn to J. Nelson Irvine for matters in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and nonprofit and charities law. Dana B. Perry is a Certified Elder Law Attorney and concentrates her practice in trusts and estates, elder law, and special needs planning.

Best Lawyers selects only one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area as the "Lawyer of the Year." The publication selects lawyers based on voting averages received during the peer review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Best Lawyers selected 22 Chambliss attorneys for the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America:

Attorney Name

Practice Area

William P. Aiken

Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

T. Maxfield Bahner

Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - First Amendment, Litigation - Antitrust

William M. Barker

Mediation, Arbitration

Richard W. Bethea

Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Mark A. Cunningham

Health Care Law

James F. Exum III

Insurance Law

Timothy M. Gibbons

Construction Law

David J. Hill

Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law

Rosemarie L. Hill

Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Labor and Employment

Frederick L. Hitchcock

Energy Law

Richard T. Hudson

Real Estate Law

J. Nelson Irvine

Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, Non-Profit / Charities Law

Anthony A. Jackson

Litigation - First Amendment

Hugh J. Moore

Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - Municipal

Harold L. North, Jr.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Dana B. Perry

Trusts and Estates, Elder Law

William H. Pickering

Litigation - Labor and Employment, Labor Law - Management, Employment Law - Management

Michael N. St. Charles

Real Estate Law

Mark Turner

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Securitization and Structured Finance Law, Real Estate Law

Paul S. Weidlich

Patent Law

Gregory D. Willett

Trusts and Estates

Jay A. Young

Project Finance Law, Banking and Finance Law

About Best Lawyers®

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

Read more in the Chattanoogan article "22 Chambliss Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2020."

Read more in the Hamilton County Herald article "22 Chambliss Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America."