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Front Page - Friday, August 23, 2019

Six Leitner Williams attorneys named Best Lawyers

Four of the firm's local attorneys named 'Lawyers of Year'

The Chattanooga branch of Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan is standing proud after Best Lawyers included six of the firm’s attorneys in its annual list of the top-rated lawyers in the U.S.

Nine of the firm’s attorneys in Chattanooga, Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis are included in the 2020 Edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.”

Four of Leitner Williams’ Chattanooga-based lawyers are also named Lawyers of the Year.

The six Chattanooga attorneys included in the current edition of Best Lawyers and the categories for which they were selected include:

C. Douglas Dooley

Construction law

Personal injury litigation – defendants

Litigation – insurance

Alan Easterly

Insurance law

Transportation law

Personal injury litigation – defendants

William Godbold

Insurance law

Personal injury litigation – defendants

Medical malpractice law – defendants

Gary Napolitan

Insurance law

Personal injury litigation – defendants

David Noblit

Insurance law


Thomas Williams

Insurance law

Personal injury litigation - defendants

Best Lawyers attorneys are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they’re currently practicing and in good standing.

The Chattanooga-based Leitner Williams attorneys recognized as Lawyers of the Year are Easterly for transportation law, Napolitan for personal injury litigation (defendants), Noblit for mediation and Williams for insurance law.

A single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the Lawyer of the Year. These lawyers are selected based on their impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

“Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism and integrity,” says a news release by Best Lawyers.

Best Lawyers has published its list for over three decades and earned a reputation as an unbiased source of legal referrals.

Founded in Chattanooga in 1882, Leitner Williams has grown into a defense firm of national reputation after expanding into a multi-state network of 36 attorneys spanning Tennessee.

Sources: Leitner Williams; Best Lawyers