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J. Christopher Clem

About Chris

Chris is the managing partner at our law firm. Chris was admitted to practice law in Tennessee in 1993. He practices extensively in personal injury litigation, divorce litigation and business litigation.

Chris and his wife, Liz, have four children. They are members at Signal Mountain Bible Church, Tennessee. The Clem family loves hiking, boating, sports and UT Football.

Chris Clem Chattanooga Attorney

Chris Clem has more than 30 years of legal experience. He has experience representing clients in multi-million dollar civil claims ranging from car accidents to divorce. No matter how big or small a case may be—every case is important to Chris.

Personal Achievements

  • Admitted to the bar: Tennessee, 1993; Georgia, 1996
  • TN Judicial Nominating Committee, 2009–2013, Vice Chair
  • TN Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee, 2012–2016


  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville:
    • BS, 1990 with honors
    • JD, 1992 on Dean’s List


  • Chattanooga and Tennessee bar associations
  • Christian Legal Society
  • (Former) Tennessee General Assembly, 27th House District
  • Member State Bar of Georgia
  • Member Judicial Nominating Committee (2008–2012)
  • Member Judicial Evaluation Committee (2012–2016)
  • Hamilton County Election Commission (2014–present)

Practice Areas

Lead Counsel

  • in hundreds of lawsuits in State and Federal Courts throughout East Tennessee and North Georgia
  • on over 300 cases in Hamilton County Circuit Court since 1993
  • on nearly 200 cases in Hamilton County Chancery Court since 1993
  • on over 100 cases in Sessions Court cases in Hamilton County since 1993
  • on multiple jury trials in Bradley County, Hamilton County, Knox County, Marion County and North Georgia
  • Successful defense of multiple class action lawsuits in Federal Court, North Georgia State Courts, and East Tennessee State Courts


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