Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon, PLLC, was founded in 1974 by founding partners Charles J. Gearhiser and R. Wayne Peters. From its inception, the firm has maintained a diverse and multi-faceted litigation, corporate and business practice providing its clients with advice, counsel and representation on the full range of legal services. The firm has also historically engaged in a very active litigation practice, involving complex business and commercial matters, as well as personal injury cases. The firm represents its clients in litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. In addition to its diverse business and litigation practice, the firm also does extensive tax planning and estate planning. The firm's goal is to provide quality legal services in a prompt manner and for a reasonable fee. The firm utilizes the latest technology to streamline its operations and occupies its own modern office building conveniently located near the federal, state and local courts in downtown Chattanooga. The firm's lawyers are licensed to practice in Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama and are admitted to practice in the federal courts and in the United States Supreme Court.