Chambliss Litigator Jim Exum Named Volunteer Lawyer of the Year
Legal Aid of East Tennessee recently awarded Jim Exum the Bruce C. Bailey Volunteer Lawyer of the Year award. This award honors a volunteer attorney who has made a significant impact on clients and the community through pro bono work over the year. During their annual Community Justice Pro Bono Celebration on March 31, 2022, Jim was presented with the award and accolades for his dedicated service. According to Legal Aid, Jim assisted more than 50 clients through participating in phone clinics and individual representation.
Jim is an attorney in the Litigation and Risk Management section at Chambliss, serving a wide variety of clients, from businesses to municipalities to individuals. Jim finds it crucial to be available and accessible to his clients day and night. He understands the law is about relationships, which is why he strives to provide the highest level of customer service and is committed to achieving the best results for his clients. Jim is straightforward with his clients and works to provide a realistic assessment of each situation. He recently received a client service award from the International Brothers of Police Officers and is active in several community services organizations, including the Signal Mountain Youth Baseball Association, Signal Mountain Design Review, and Tennessee Achieves. For more information on his practice and experience, please visit Jim’s bio.
Legal Aid of East Tennessee is a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services to vulnerable East Tennesseans. Clients may have a low income, be a part of the older American population, have a disability, or experienced abuse. LAET’s mission is to strengthen communities and change lives by providing high-quality legal services. The firm serves eligible residents of 26 counties from offices located in Blountville, Chattanooga, Cleveland, Knoxville, Johnson City, Maryville, and Morristown.
Read The Chattanoogan article, “Jim Exum Awarded Bruce Bailey Volunteer Attorney Of The Year.”
Read the Hamilton County Herald article, “Long-Delayed Event Finally Celebrates Those Who Give So Much of Their Time.”