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Front Page - Friday, August 12, 2022

Chamber selects attorney Adams for leadership program

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel attorney Stephen Adams will participate in the 2023 cohort of Leadership Chattanooga.

Leadership Chattanooga is a leadership development and civic engagement program for established professionals in the greater Chattanooga region.

The program positions civic, nonprofit and business leaders for excellence through learning opportunities, community service projects and access to Chattanooga’s top leaders.

Over a 10-month period beginning this month and adjourning with a graduation event in May, Adams will join 44 fellow participants in monthly daylong sessions encompassing leadership skills and ways to support the Chattanooga region’s growth and success.

Adams is a shareholder at Chambliss Law and the section chair for the firm’s intellectual property service group.

He also leads the firm’s diversity and inclusion committee and serves on the summer associate recruitment committee.

Adams regularly volunteers for The Company Lab’s legal office hours and has been active in Startup Week Chattanooga and other startup programming.

He’s a member of the Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association, the Chattanooga Technology Council and the Tennessee PATENTS Pro Bono Assistance Program.

Adams holds both an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and a law degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Before joining Chambliss, he was a shareholder with an intellectual property boutique firm in Knoxville.

Adams is a licensed member of the Tennessee Bar and is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce selected Adams and his fellow Leadership Chattanooga participants through a competitive application and selection process that considered each candidate’s commitment to community service, dedication to civic engagement, interest in public service, potential for career advancement and alignment with the diversity of the local community.

Nearly 1,900 individuals have graduated from Leadership Chattanooga since its inception in 1984.

Sources: Chattanooga Chamber; Chambliss Law