James A. Fields

James Fields Chattanooga Bankruptcy Attorney

James A. Fields joined our law firm in 2015. For more than 30 years, Fields has focused in the areas of civil litigation; commercial litigation; corporate and business transactions; wills; probate; creditor rights in bankruptcy; foreclosures, repossessions and collections in Tennessee and Georgia; transactional work representing buyers and/or sellers of business and other assets; and domestic relations. 

Personal Achievements

  • Associate professor with the University of Phoenix
  • Member of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners, serving as the Commissioner for District 2

Education/Military Service

  • Juris Doctor, University of Memphis (Memphis State) Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, May 1985
  • Member of Law Review, Managing Editor 1984–85
  • BS Public Administration, University of Tennessee, June 1982, Graduated with Highest Honors
  • U.S. Navy 1972–1978. Radioman Second Class
  • 1972–1974 NAF Sigonella Sicily
  • 1974–1978 U.S.S. Sierra AD-18, Charleston, SC
  • 1978–1980 U.S. Naval Reserve


  • Member of the Georgia, Tennessee and Chattanooga bar associations
  • Served as a member of the board of governors
  • Served as secretary/treasurer, vice president and president in the Chattanooga Bar Association

Professional Licensure/Training

  • Licensed to practice law: Tennessee (1985) and Georgia (1986)
  • Admitted to practice in Tennessee Supreme Court, Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals (6th circuit), U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, U.S. District Court for Middle District of Tennessee, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • Rule 31 General Civil Mediation
  • Rule 31 Family Mediation with Domestic Violence Training
  • Better Business Bureau Auto-line trained arbitration

Practice Areas

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