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Front Page - Friday, March 6, 2020

Chattanooga attorneys elected as TBF fellows




The Tennessee Bar Foundation has extended invitations to become fellows to four Chattanooga attorneys.

Marc Harwell of The Harwell Law Group, Rick Hitchcock of Chambliss Law, Allen McCallie of Miller & Martin and Mark Ramsey of Spears Moore will be honored April 3 during the TBF’s Fellows Dinner at the JW Marriott Hotel in Nashville.

Harwell practices in the areas of insurance coverage, construction litigation, professional liability, employment and labor and alternative dispute resolution. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville College of Law.

Hitchcock is a litigator who represents clients in a variety of industries on a wide range of issues. He also works with startup businesses on formation, governance and financing issues.

He is involved in a variety of community activities and helped lead voter initiatives to combine local schools and to provide financial resources to support public education. He has also been involved in the revitalization of downtown Chattanooga and helps to head the Chattanooga Gig Initiative.

Hitchcock is a 1977 graduate of the UTK College of Law.

McCallie, who has been with Miller & Martin since 1980, is chair of the firm’s Exempt Organizations practice group. McCallie is a graduate of the University of Virginia and earned his J.D. in 1980.

Ramsey’s practice involves estate planning, estate administration, conservatorships, guardianships, elder planning and related areas. He has represented professional and nonprofit entities and has experience in land use and regulatory matters.

Ramsey earned his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980.

The TBF’s purpose is twofold: To honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the profession and community and to administer a grant-making program. That project, known as IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts), has awarded grants in excess of $22 million to law-related, public interest projects throughout Tennessee.

A class of new fellows, apportioned among the state’s three grand divisions, is chosen each year.

Suggestions for new fellows are solicited annually from the current membership. Names are then forwarded to the appropriate committee for that grand division, which whittles the submissions to the required number. The board of trustees makes the final decision.

Sources: Tennessee Bar Foundation; The Harwell Law Group; Chambliss Law; Miller & Martin; Spears Moore