East Ridge, Tennessee Business Lawyers

Kevin Christopher
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(423) 708-5310 801 Broad St
STE 428
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of California - Berkeley, University of San Francisco School of Law and University of California Hastings College of the Law
Kevin Christopher is the principal of Ridgeline Venture Law, Tennessee's first B Corp® law firm and a 2018 Best for the World Honoree. Prior to founding Ridgeline, Kevin spent 10 years in the San Francisco Bay Area working within startups, and in the commercialization of biotech and energy technologies from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Labs. Kevin is a registered patent attorney, elected official, mountaineer, published poet, regularly smitten husband and father, and board member to various environmental and social impact nonprofits. Kevin is also co-founder of Turdcules, a men’s toilet elixir company, and National Science...
Amanda Jelks
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(423) 602-2230 201 Frazier Ave
Suite F
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Business, IP, Real Estate and Trademarks
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Amanda manages a boutique firm which serves clients in Tennessee and Georgie. Amanda focuses primarily on business and estates matters including: contracts, trademarks, business formation, wills & trusts, powers of attorney, and probate.


David Paul Coates
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(423) 617-8677 511 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Business, Estate Planning, Immigration and Securities
University of Alabama School of Law and Stetson University College of Law
A graduate of Stetson University College of Law and a veteran of the United States Army, David Coates is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable legal services. A former JAG officer, Mr. Coates has experience drafting hundreds of wills and other estate planning documents. Mr. Coates also has a wealth of experience in immigration, business law and securities litigation.
Forrest Jackson
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer
(423) 800-5995 707 Georgia Avenue
Suite 100
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
As the founder of Jackson Law Firm, PLLC, Chattanooga attorney Forrest Jackson provides counsel in Social Security Disability and personal injury cases. Prior to deciding to found his own firm, Attorney Jackson spent a number of years a number of firms in the Southeastern United States. He is a graduate of Auburn University at the Samford University Cumberland School of Law. For a free case evaluation, please contact his firm today.
John Buhrman
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(423) 266-5691 345 Frazier Avenue
Suite 210
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
John was born and raised in Chattanooga. He was active in the Boy Scouts growing up and earned his Eagle Scout Award. In law school, John earned the Book Award in his estate planning class for the highest grade. Prior to joining his father's law practice in 2002, he worked for two years with UBS Trust Company (formerly Bradford Trust Company). John speaks on the areas of Chattanooga estate planning and probate to other attorneys and professionals, as well as the public. In the past, John served on local boards such as the Orange Grove Center, the Siskin...
Gregory Edward Glass
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(423) 265-6500 735 Broad Street, Suite 708
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Stephen Adams
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
605 Chestnut Street
Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
I am a Tennessee-licensed attorney and my practice focuses exclusively on assisting my clients with the acquisition, maintenance and enforcement of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

One of my primary roles is to identify potentially patentable inventions and the scope of protection available for those inventions. In this role, I regularly prepare, file and prosecute U.S. patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and also work with attorneys around the world in order to obtain foreign patent protection.

I also assist clients in identifying competing technologies that might limit the scope of their patent protection or...
Mark W Litchford
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
5726 Marlin Road
Franklin Bldg, Ste 107
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Business, Criminal, Municipal and Personal Injury
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Litchford is a founding member of Litchford, Pearce & Associates, PLLC. Litchford is licensed to practice in Tennessee and Georgia and concentrates his practice in government law, commercial litigation, personal injury, business transactions, and criminal defense. In 2016, Litchford was named a “2016 Rising Star” by Super Lawyers of Thomson Reuters.

Litchford has extensive trial experience in representing clients in a variety of areas, including governmental regulations, personal injury, criminal defense, federal and state constitutional law, real property disputes, and public records and annexation actions. Litchford also serves as general representation counsel to various companies involved in the following markets:...
Peter Edward Johnson
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
736 Cherry Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business and Real Estate
Pete Johnson has experience representing a wide variety of businesses ranging from small local companies to some of the country’s largest publicly traded corporations. Before joining the Hutton Company, Johnson was the General Counsel for a real estate development and commercial general construction company. Johnson has practiced with law firms in Georgia and Tennessee, including an AmLaw100 firm, primarily in the areas of general corporate transactions, government representation, construction, and real estate law. Johnson has held a variety of public offices including serving as Assistant District Attorney, City Solicitor, and Magistrate. He has been...
Richard Charles Wagner
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(423) 756-7923 701 Market Street
Suite 310
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
Wagner & Wagner is one of the longest-established law firms in Chattanooga. With more than seven decades of proven legal experience, our law practice has steadily grown through repeat business, valuable referrals and a tradition of client satisfaction.
Steven Gregory Moore
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(423) 777-4061 3001 South Broad Street
Suite 101
Chattanooga, TN 37408
Business, Criminal and DUI
Cumberland L.S./Samford
I have been practicing criminal law for over 26 years in federal and state courts. I am licensed to practice in the states of Tennessee and Georgia, however, I have appeared or consulted in criminal cases in many other states across the United States. I have tried well over 150 jury trials, including approximately 20 murder and/or death penalty cases. I have also been successful in appellate litigation, and have argued cases before federal court of appeals and state supreme courts. In 2011, I successfully argued a constitutional speedy trial violation before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which resulted...
Patrick Bryant Hawley
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(423) 756-3591 600 Georgia Avenue
Suite One
Chattanooga, TN 37923
Business, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
University of Tennessee College of Law
Billy Wayne Pemerton
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(423) 826-2643 735 Broad Street
Ste. 306
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Mr. Adam Michael McBrayer esq.
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer
(423) 756-9972 730 Cherry Street
Suite B
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Samuel Jacob Gowin
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(423) 266-3131 707 Georgia Ave.
Ste. 300
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business and Appeals
University of Georgia
Ira Long
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(423) 756-5900 200 W. M.L. King Blvd.
Suite 1205
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Lauren L Sherrell
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(423) 267-3807 735 Broad Street, Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Jerre Blake Mosley
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney
(423) 756-7117 537 Market St
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business and Estate Planning
Martin L. Pierce
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(423) 648-4303 4513 Hixson Pike
Suite 109
Chattanooga, TN 37415
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Memphis
Martin L. Pierce is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Tennessee Technological University in 1978. He received that institution's Outstanding Young Alumnus Award in 1988. Martin received his law degree, with high honors, from the University of Memphis in 1981, where he was a published member of the University of Memphis Law Review. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Georgia, as well as before the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Martin works primarily in the areas of: (1) Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Elder Law,...
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer
(423) 755-2650 736 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business and Employment
University of Tennessee College of Law
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(423) 755-2681 736 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business and Real Estate
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(423) 757-5935 736 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business, Administrative and Family
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer
(423) 757-5914 CBL Center, Suite 150
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Business, Antitrust, IP and Tax
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer
(423) 755-2656 736 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(423) 755-2651 736 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business, Employment, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer
(423) 757-5905 CBL Center, Suite 150
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Business, Real Estate and Securities
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer
(423) 755-2684 736 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business, IP and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer
(423) 757-5916 CBL Center, Suite 150
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Business and Real Estate
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney
(423) 755-2654 736 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business, Antitrust, IP and Tax
Emory University School of Law
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(423) 757-5917 CBL Center, Suite 150
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Business and Real Estate
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(423) 757-5906 736 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business and Real Estate
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney
(423) 757-5912 CBL Center, Suite 150
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Business and Real Estate
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer
(423) 757-5936 736 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business and Real Estate
University of Alabama School of Law
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer
(423) 757-5908 736 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business and Real Estate
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer
(423) 755-2673 736 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business
Vanderbilt University Law School
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney
(423) 755-2667 736 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business, Employment, Family and Medical Malpractice
Washington University School of Law
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(423) 756-9972 737 Market St
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Tennessee
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney
(423) 757-5913 CBL Center, Suite 150
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Business and Real Estate
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney
(423) 757-5909 CBL Center, Suite 150
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Business and Real Estate
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Chattanooga, TN Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(423) 785-8379 832 Georgia Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business and Real Estate
Vanderbilt University
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