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Chambliss Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America© 2019

Three Selected as “Lawyer of the Year”

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. is honored to announce Best Lawyers® selected three Chambliss attorneys as "Lawyer of the Year" in the Chattanooga area, and the publication included 21 Chambliss attorneys in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

William P. Aiken Timothy M. Gibbons Mark Turner

Best Lawyers® selected William P. Aiken as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Health Care Law. Listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1993, Bill concentrates his practice in health care, commercial contracts and business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and securities law. He serves as the firm's chair for mergers and acquisitions and is a three-time Chattanooga Corporate Lawyer of the Year. Best Lawyers® selected Timothy M. Gibbons as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Construction Law. He’s been listed since 2013. A former architect, Tim chairs the firm's construction group and is a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA). Best Lawyers® recognized Mark Turner as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for both Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and for Securitization and Structured Finance Law. Mark focuses his practice on commercial lending transactions, corporate finance, and commercial and transactional work. Mark has been listed since 2015.

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.

Attorney Name

Practice Area

William P. Aiken

Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law

T. Maxfield Bahner

Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company 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

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. 83,000 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©, 7.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 58,000 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."