Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.
  • Established in 1886
  • Firm Size 58
  • Peer Reviews
    4.6/5.0 (283)
    Client Reviews
    88% Recommended (8)
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About this firm

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. is a 131-year-old law firm that serves as counsel for local, regional, and national businesses, financial institutions, local governments and nonprofit organizations. The firm practices in areas including business, construction, finance, real estate, health care, nonprofit, labor and employment, litigation, estate and tax, and intellectual property.

Locations (1)

Practice & Industry Groups

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

Areas of Practice (83)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • General Practice
  • Trial Practice
  • Federal Practice
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Corporate Law
  • Taxation
  • Pension Plans
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Law
  • Banking Law
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Securities
  • Real Estate
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Profit Sharing
  • Administrative Law
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Hospital Law
  • Food Law
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance
  • Labor and Employment
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Business Law
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Advertising Law
  • Promotion Law
  • Arbitration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Entertainment Law
  • Capital Equipment and Materials
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business Organization
  • Business Planning
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Elder Law
  • Probate Administration
  • Special Needs
  • Estate Administration
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • Family Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living Trusts
  • Retirement Planning
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Trust Administration
  • Wealth Planning
  • Family Business Planning
  • Finance
  • Commercial Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Defense
  • Software, Website and Doman Names
  • Employment Litigation
  • Workplace Safety
  • Compliance Counseling and Training
  • Litigation and Administrative Actions
  • Class Actions
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Municipal Law
  • Municipal Defense
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Workers Compensation
  • Elder Care Litigation
  • Long-Term Care Defense

People (58)

Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (283)
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.6/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.6/5.0
  • Communication

    4.6/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0

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Client Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0 (8)
  • 88% (7)
  • Communication

    4.4/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.5/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.5/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.4/5.0
  • When we where advised to consult a attorney we gave Mr Jackson a call, he was recommended by a friend of the family at OLPH, we called left a message...

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    When we where advised to consult a attorney we gave Mr Jackson a call, he was recommended by a friend of the family at OLPH, we called left a message and he returned the call that afternoon, he gave us the time needed to explain everything we needed to know. The time he gave was like we where his only clint which made us fell secure in our choice in calling him, and we thank him for that.....

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  • Very professional and knowledgeable about Real Estate law. Would recommend his services to anyone seeking legal expertise in this area.

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    Very professional and knowledgeable about Real Estate law. Would recommend his services to anyone seeking legal expertise in this area.

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  • Peter provided very prompt and helpful advice.

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    Peter provided very prompt and helpful advice.

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  • Chambliss Bahner Stophel Pc

    5.0/5.0 on 10/25/16 on 10/25/16

    The attorneys at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. went out of their way to promptly answer my question about a complicated social security provision. I was very impresse...

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    The attorneys at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. went out of their way to promptly answer my question about a complicated social security provision. I was very impressed by the quick turnaround and the personal attention I received.

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      5.0/5.0
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  • Chambliss Bahner Stophel Pc

    5.0/5.0 on 07/25/11 on 07/25/11

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    • Communication

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  • Chambliss Bahner Stophel Pc

    5.0/5.0 on 11/18/10 on 11/18/10

    They are friendly and informative and give you the answers you need to make an intelligent decision

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    They are friendly and informative and give you the answers you need to make an intelligent decision

    • Communication

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  • Chambliss Bahner Stophel Pc

    4.5/5.0 on 10/30/10 on 10/30/10

    They do what it takes to get the job done. However, they did add services without discussing with me. I had to constantly review my bill to prevent overcharges. The re...

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    They do what it takes to get the job done. However, they did add services without discussing with me. I had to constantly review my bill to prevent overcharges. The response to my concerns were immediately resolved. They handled my case wonderfully. I do recommend this firm.

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Diversity

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel is committed to promoting racial, cultural, religious, ethnic and gender diversity in our workplace and in our community.  Valuing and respecting differences among our employees is very important to the firm.  Our commitment to diversity helps us better understand our clients and provide effective, comprehensive services.  Further, it fosters employee retention and ensures that we have a positive work environment at the firm. We also show our commitment to diversity by our participation in a wide range of professional and civic organizations.


Diversity Committee

Chambliss' Diversity Committee has created and maintains a set of strong guidelines for diversity recruitment and retention and promotes an environment of acceptance and support at the firm.  We realize the importance of significant racial, religious, cultural, ethnic and gender diversity, and our Diversity Committee oversees our initiatives to recruit employees from all walks of life.  The Committee also evaluates the effectiveness of diversity initiatives, updates the diversity guidelines as needed, and seeks new opportunities to broaden and retain a diverse workforce. A key portion of the firm's strategic plan is our commitment to increasing our diversity at all levels within the firm. 


Recruiting

Our Recruiting Committee is charged with hiring lawyers having diverse backgrounds and life experiences.  We interview annually at minority job fairs in Chattanooga and throughout the Southeast, and conduct on-campus interviews at schools with significant minority enrollments.  The firm is a member of the Diversity Section of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP).  Please visit the Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel Careers page for more information on attorney recruiting.


Professional & Civic Leadership

Our attorneys are involved in many civic and legal organizations, serving in board positions and volunteering time for projects that promote diversity in the community and in the legal profession.

Our firm partners with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Brainerd High School to conduct Chattanooga's Street Law Diversity Pipeline Program, a nationally recognized educational series with the objective to promote diversity in the legal profession.  Through this program, our teams of lawyers go into the classroom to talk to students about legal careers.  We recently held a one-day conference that provided student workshops that were interactive, real-world examples of careers in the legal arena.

In 2010, members of the firm contributed more than 1,250 hours to pro bono work for clients who could not afford to pay for legal services. Giving back to the community through pro bono legal representation is a cornerstone of Chambliss’ practice.  Chambliss and many of its attorneys provide pro bono legal services to elderly, abused, and low-income residents of our region through Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET).  The firm received LAET’s first Pro Bono Firm of the Year Award, and recently, Chambliss attorneys Max Bahner, Bruce Bailey and Bill Carriger were three of the eight local attorneys inducted into LAET's inaugural Pro Bono Hall of Fame.  LAET previously honored William M. Barker, a senior attorney with the firm and former Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, for his pro bono contributions by naming its Equal Access to Justice Award after him.  Finally, LAET's Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award is named after Bruce Bailey, who was instrumental in starting the Chattanooga Bar Association pro bono program. Our firm currently supports the following legal and community diversity initiatives and organizations promoting diversity:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Chattanooga
  • Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy
  • Children's Home/Chambliss Shelter
  • Girls Inc.
  • Hope for the Inner City
  • Junior Achievement of Chattanooga
  • La Paz de Dios 
  • Legal Aid of East Tennessee's Pro Bono Program
  • National Association for Law Placement, Diversity Section
  • National Hispanic Bar Association
  • Street Law Corporate Legal Diversity Pipeline Program
  • Tennessee Alliance of Black Lawyers
  • Tennessee Bar Association Diversity Committee (Bruce C. Bailey chaired committee in 2010 and continues as a member)
  • Urban League of Chattanooga
  • Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute
  • YMCA.


Work/Life Balance

We are committed to helping our attorneys and staff integrate their professional and personal lives, so that they can satisfy the needs of their personal lives while reaching their full professional potential. Acknowledging the unique circumstances of each employee, we make the following arrangements when practical:

  • Flex-time
  • Part-time positions
  • Job sharing
  • Telecommuting
  • Supportive environment for working mothers and single parents.

Bar Registry

  • Bankruptcy Law

    General Counsel for: McKee Foods Corporation; NationsBank of Tennessee; Stein Construction Co., Inc.

    Representative Clients: Bank of Boston; First American National Bank; Goldome Credit Corporation; General Motors Acceptance Corporation; Ford Motor Credit Company; U.S.T. Merchant BanCorp.

  • Civil Trial Practice

    General Counsel for: McKee Foods Corporation; Stein Construction Co., Inc.; Astec Industries, Inc.; Graco Children's Products, Inc.

    Representative Clients: First American National Bank; Ernst & Young; Provident Life & Accident Insurance Company; Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.

  • Commercial Law

    General Counsel for: McKee Foods Corporation; Stein Construction Co., Inc.; Astec Industries, Inc.

    Representative Clients: First American National Bank; NationsBank; Ford Motor Credit Company; General Motors Acceptance Corporation; Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company; Sirrom.

  • Labor and Employment Law

    General Counsel for: McKee Foods Corporation; Stein Construction Co., Inc.; Astec Industries, Inc.; Graco Children's Products, Inc.

    Representative Clients: United States Pipe & Foundry Company; Hamilton County Department of Education; First American National Bank; Health Stream Corp.; Fortwood Center, Inc.

  • Municipal Bond/Public Authority Financing

    General Counsel for: McKee Foods Corporation; Stein Construction Co., Inc.; Astec Industries, Inc.; Graco Children's Products, Inc.

    Representative Clients: Tri-County Hospital Authority (N.GA); First American National Bank; First Tennessee Bank; The Stadium Group; Hamilton County Water and Waste Water Treatment Authority.

  • Real Estate Law

    General Counsel for: McKee Foods Corporation; Stein Construction Co., Inc.; Hudson Construction Co.; Hickory Land Co.; Tammy Development Co.; Southern Realty Co.; Astec Industries, Inc.

    Representative Clients: Cumberland Cove, Inc.; The Carlyle Group, Inc.

  • Tax Law

    General Counsel for: McKee Foods Corporation; Stein Construction Co., Inc.; Astec Industries, Inc.; Graco Children's Products, Inc.

  • Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate

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