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Front Page - Friday, February 11, 2022

Chattanooga Bar Association inducts Adams as president

- Photo by Alex McMahan

Hamilton County Clerk and Master Robin Miller installs attorney Lee Ann Adams as the 2022 president of the Chattanooga Bar Association during the organization’s annual meeting, held Feb. 2 at The Read House.

Following her induction, Adams said she is drawn to the idea of community. “While the attorneys involved in a business transaction might be averse to the other side, everyone has the same goal: To get the business sold; to get the estate settled; to get the lease signed.

“This concept does not apply only to transactional lawyers. All of us in this room share the overarching goals of advancing the legal profession and the rule of law. We share the goal of being a community and serving our community.”

Adams focuses on estate planning and estate administration at the firm of Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott, where she has practiced for the last 25 years.

A Chattanooga native, Adams attended Central High School, earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and went to law school at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.