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    Dillon P. Thornbury has joined the firm. He will practice primarily in the areas of business transactions, real estate, and estate planning and administration. Dillon previously completed an externship with Magistrate Judge Tu M. Pham of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Dillon received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Central College in Pella, Iowa and his law degree, cum laude, and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and the University of Memphis, Fogelman College of Business and Economics simultaneously.

Dillon P. Thornbury has joined the firm. He will practice primarily in the areas of business transactions, real estate, and estate planning and administration. Dillon previously completed an externship with Magistrate Judge Tu M. Pham of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Dillon received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Central College in Pella, Iowa and his law degree, cum laude, and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and the University of Memphis, Fogelman College of Business and Economics simultaneously.

November 10th, 2017|
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    On November 3, 2017, Sam Elliott delivered Lincoln Memorial University’s annual R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture presented by the Abraham Lincoln Institute for the Study of Leadership and Public Policy and the Duncan School of Law.  The lecture was entitled, “‘You cannot get back … without some irregularity’: the 1865 Constitutional Amendments and the Return of Civil Government in Tennessee.” The presentation explored the fragility of constitutional civil government and the ultimate need for the law to be supported by the government’s monopoly of force, and was inspired by Sam’s research for his two most recent biographies of Isham G. Harris and John C. Brown.     

On November 3, 2017, Sam Elliott delivered Lincoln Memorial University’s annual R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture presented by the Abraham Lincoln Institute for the Study of Leadership and Public Policy and the Duncan School of Law.  The lecture was entitled, “‘You cannot get back … without some irregularity’: the 1865 Constitutional Amendments and the Return of Civil Government in Tennessee.” The presentation explored the fragility of constitutional civil government and the ultimate need for the law to be supported by the government’s monopoly of force, and was inspired by Sam’s research for his two most recent biographies of Isham G. Harris and John C. Brown.     

November 7th, 2017|
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    Sam Elliott’s new book, John C. Brown of Tennessee: Rebel, Redeemer and Railroader, has been released by the University of Tennessee Press. It is the fifth book Sam has authored or edited and the eighth time his historical work has been published by a university press.

Sam Elliott’s new book, John C. Brown of Tennessee: Rebel, Redeemer and Railroader, has been released by the University of Tennessee Press. It is the fifth book Sam has authored or edited and the eighth time his historical work has been published by a university press.

October 9th, 2017|
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    R. Wayne Peters, Sam Elliott, Wade Cannon, Beverly Edge and Bob Lockaby are included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018.

R. Wayne Peters, Sam Elliott, Wade Cannon, Beverly Edge and Bob Lockaby are included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018.

R. Wayne Peters: Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
Sam Elliott:  Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Litigation – Municipal; Municipal Law
Wade Cannon: Litigation – Real Estate
Beverly Edge: Real [...]

August 16th, 2017|

Sam Elliott honored with Ralph H. Kelly Humanitarian Award.

Sam Elliott was honored with Chattanooga Bar Association’s Ralph H. Kelly Humanitarian Award at its annual meeting on January 25, 2017.  The award is given to a member of the legal profession “who has displayed exemplary service to the community of Chattanooga by civic, [...]

February 3rd, 2017|
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    Jacob L. Perry joins Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon, PLLC

Jacob L. Perry joins Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon, PLLC

Chattanooga law firm Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon, PLLC recently announced that Jacob L. Perry has joined the firm. He will practice primarily in the area of civil litigation. Perry previously clerked for the Honorable Jeffrey M. Atherton and the Honorable Pamela A. Fleenor [...]

September 2nd, 2016|
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    R. Wayne Peters, Sam Elliott, Wade Cannon, Beverly Edge and Bob Lockaby are included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017.

R. Wayne Peters, Sam Elliott, Wade Cannon, Beverly Edge and Bob Lockaby are included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017.

R. Wayne Peters: Litigation, Trusts and Estates; Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates

Sam Elliott:  Bet-The-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Litigation – Municipal; Municipal Law

Wade Cannon: Litigation – Real Estate

Beverly Edge: Real Estate Law

Bob Lockaby: Bet-The-Company [...]

August 29th, 2016|
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    Sam Elliott was speaker for Chattanooga Bar Association’s celebration of Law Day

Sam Elliott was speaker for Chattanooga Bar Association’s celebration of Law Day

On May 4, 2016, Sam Elliott was the speaker for the Chattanooga Bar Association’s annual Law Day luncheon, speaking to the bar and its guests on The Quo Warranto Cases of 1870:  When the United States Attorney Sued to Remove Half the Tennessee Supreme [...]

May 26th, 2016|
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    David G. McDowell has been elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

David G. McDowell has been elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Individuals are invited to become members of the Fellows, which is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars, because of the outstanding achievements and high character they have demonstrated in their legal careers.

 

April 28th, 2016|

David McDowell elected to TBA board of governors.

David will serve three years on the Tennessee Bar Association Board of Governors beginning in June of 2015 as the District 3 Governor.

 

January 13th, 2016|