Robert L. Lockaby Jr.Bob Lockaby was born and raised in Chattanooga and joined the firm in 1982 after having served four years as a trial attorney in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Since joining the firm Bob has concentrated his practice in complex commercial litigation, representing (i) business clients of the firm in a variety of commercial litigation matters, (ii) owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in construction and related litigation, (iii) local, regional and national banks in transaction and lending-related disputes, and in creditors’ rights matters, and (iv) many other individuals and businesses in general commercial litigation. Bob has had great success in his litigation practice, including multiple settlements and judgments exceeding a million dollars. In recent years, while maintaining his litigation practice, Bob has brought his commercial litigation experience to the general business and transactional side of the firm’s practice where he concentrates in business formations, mergers and acquisitions, complex loan transactions, real estate development, construction contracting and dispute resolution, and general corporate representation, including serving as counsel to area businesses.

While remaining a member of the Firm, Bob assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer of Remington Industries, Inc., a local automotive accessories company, in November, 2009, and served in that capacity until August, 2012.  Beginning in September 2012, Bob became General Counsel at Remington and gradually began resuming his private practice.  As of January 1, 2015, Bob has returned to full-time private practice with the Firm.

Bob is also very active in civic, community and church affairs. He and his wife, Becky, live in Harrison and are active members of the Ooltewah United Methodist Church where they serve in leadership positions.

 

 

Education

  • Furman University, B.A. in Political Science, 1975 (cum laude)
  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. 1978 (Order of the Coif; Staff Member, Tennessee Law Review)

Publications

  • ‘Last Clear Chance’ in Tennessee, 4 Judicial Newsletter 40, 1977
  • “Constitutional Challenges to Medical Malpractice Review Boards,” 46 Tennessee Law Review 607, 1979

Military Service

  • Captain, U. S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, 1978-1982 (serving primarily in court martial work in the Third Infantry Division in what was then West Germany)
  • Twice awarded U. S. Army Commendation Medal

Admissions

  • States of Tennessee and Georgia
  • United States District Courts of the Eastern District of Tennessee and Northern District of Georgia
  • United States Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits, and for the Armed Forces
  • United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District of Tennessee and Northern District of Georgia
  • United States Supreme Court

Legal Associations

  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Fellow, Chattanooga Bar Foundation
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Charter Member, Justices Brock and Cooper American Inns of Court
  • Member, Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel
  • Listed in publication Best Lawyers of America in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation
  • Super Lawyers 2006-2009, 2011, 2017
  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell

Community Legal Service

  • Hearing Committee Member
  • Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility (2004-2010)

Community Activities

  • Member of the Board, International Leadership Institute (2005-2010 Chair, 2009-2010)
  • Conference Lay Leader; Holston Conference, United Methodist Church (2000-2008)
  • Member, Holston Conference Trustees (2013-Present)
  • Delegate to the United Methodist Church General Conference (2000, 2004, 2008 & 2012)
  • Member of the Board, North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy (2009-2012; Executive Committee Member, 2011-2012)
  • Former Member of the Boards of McCallie School and St. Nicholas School

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