Wade Cannon

Wade Cannon is a member of the firm practicing primarily in the field of litigation. Construction litigation and arbitration makes up a significant portion of Wade’s practice. As a result, Wade deals with construction issues from the specificity of compliance with mechanic’s and materialman’s lien laws to general breach of contract matters as well as drafting construction contracts. In his construction practice Wade has represented owners, general contractors and sub-contractors.  As a result of his practice in this area, Wade is a member of the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel and the Tennessee Bar Association Construction Law Section where he serves on the 2017-2018 Executive Council.

Another significant portion of Wade’s practice involves representation of banks with particular emphasis on collection matters. Wade has drafted notes, security agreements, deeds of trust and other security documents as well as implementing collection procedures through suit and foreclosure as the firm handles both collection and foreclosure actions in Tennessee as well as Georgia. As a direct result of Wade’s collection practice, he has practiced a great deal in the bankruptcy courts. He has handled bankruptcy stay litigation, defended preference actions and participated in a wide range of creditor related rights issues in bankruptcy litigation.

Wade has also represented insurance companies in personal injury suits and has participated as counsel in legal malpractice defense cases. Real estate also constitutes a portion of Wade’s practice from litigation to preparing deeds and leases both commercial and residential.

Wade is listed in Best Lawyers in America 2013 – 2021 and is rated AV® Preeminent™ in Martindale Hubbell.


  • BS Cum Laude from East Tennessee State University; 1983
  • JD with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Law; 1986


  • Tennessee State Court
  • Georgia State Court
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Legal Associations

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Fellow, Chattanooga Bar Foundation
  • The Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel
  • Tennessee Bar Association Construction Law Section and served on the 2017- 2018 Executive Council


  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2013-2021 for Litigation – Real Estate