Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. is a 125-year-old law firm based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that has built a rich heritage of successful client service by anchoring its practice in the time-honored principles of legal scholarship, professionalism, innovation and skillful, vigorous advocacy. We have produced a legacy of achievement by adapting our practice to serve the diverse and challenging needs of our clients. This versatility has resulted in a practice that serves clients locally in the Chattanooga area, regionally throughout Tennessee and the Southeast, and nationally. The scope of our services is equally broad, including business planning, real estate, health care, estate planning, elder law and special needs, taxation, labor and employment law, intellectual property, environmental and construction law, and all aspects of litigation.
Our practice is local, regional and national in scope, and we have learned that the only truly sustainable competitive advantage is a skilled, experienced and highly motivated team of legal professionals sharing a core purpose – the desire to build and sustain strong client relationships.
In 1886, Alexander W. Chambliss, who later became four-time former Chattanooga Mayor, as well as Tennessee Supreme Court Justice (1924) and Chief Justice (1947), began the firm’s tradition of assisting clients to achieve their objectives – no matter where those clients are located or how extensive their interests may be.
In 1997, two longstanding Chattanooga, Tennessee, law firms, Chambliss & Bahner, PLLC and Stophel & Stophel, P.C., merged to form Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.
Commitment to Community
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel is proud to be part of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our lawyers serve on the boards of several local nonprofit organizations and take every opportunity to give back to the community through volunteer work and pro bono legal services. We also have a commitment to operating a green and environmentally-friendly law firm, making certain to leave as small a carbon footprint as possible in our home city through the use of energy-efficient computer equipment and a policy of paperwork reduction.
Today, our goals and mission statement are still the same: to practice our profession so that our clients value us for our services and advice; our colleagues outside the firm respect us for our ability and integrity; and our colleagues within the firm regard us with trust and appreciation.
People. To recognize the value and contributions of each individual; to demonstrate concern for the well-being of employees and their families; and to treat everyone with respect. Integrity. To act ethically, honestly and fairly. Responsibility. To act responsibly in our jobs and in our dealings with each other, our clients, and our community, and to accept responsibility for our actions. Productivity. To use our resources, especially our time, effectively and efficiently, in order to profitably provide value to our clients. Innovation. To be creative about the way the resources of the firm are best used to meet the needs of our clients.