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Front Page - Friday, December 25, 2020

BTI names Chambliss attorneys Aiken, Pickering Client Service All-Stars 2020




BTI Consulting Group has named Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel attorneys William Aiken and William Pickering 2020 Client Service All-Stars. This annual ranking honors lawyers nominated by corporate counsel of Fortune 1000 companies and other major industry businesses.

Aiken and Pickering are among a group of 475 attorneys selected nationwide for dedication to client service, putting Chambliss as one of the 13.4% of firms with two or more Client Service All-Stars.

According to BTI, “These standout attorneys impress corporate counsel with their keen understanding, business impacts and unwavering commitment to client objectives – an astounding feat when also assessing a global pandemic alongside growing client expectations of law firms.”

Chambliss is one of only 29 law firms also recognized as part of BTI’s 2020 Client Service A-Team ranking for “adopting powerful client service initiatives and engaging in meaningful, actionable and in-depth client feedback.”

BTI’s 19th Annual Client Service All-Stars report shares that both Aiken and Pickering are recognized as Client Service All-Star MVPs. The MVP status means Aiken and Pickering are among 12.8% of attorneys who achieved All-Star status for consecutive years.

Both attorneys have been named All-Stars multiple times throughout their careers. Aiken is among select attorneys in the country to have previously been named a Super All-Star and is a two-year Client Service MVP. Pickering is also a two-year Client Service MVP.

BTI acknowledged Aiken for his work in mergers and acquisitions; however, his practice also focuses on corporate law, commercial contracts and business transactions. His clients consist of large companies in manufacturing, distribution, health care and other sectors.

Aiken has been listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers and as well as The Best Lawyers in America since 1993. He has been honored by Best Lawyers three times as both the Chattanooga Corporate Lawyer of the Year and the Chattanooga Health Care Lawyer of the Year.

BTI recognized Pickering for his work in labor and employment law. He serves as labor and trial counsel for some of the Chattanooga area’s largest companies and has successfully defended high stakes business and employment cases in multiple states.

Pickering has consistently been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and litigation and was named Chattanooga Labor and Employment Litigation Lawyer of the Year in 2015 and Chattanooga Employment Law-Management Lawyer of the Year in 2016.

In recognition of his work as a litigator, Pickering has been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Source: Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel