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Front Page - Friday, December 18, 2015

Tennessee Bar Association selects Chattanooga attorney, Jeffrey Maddux, for leadership program

Jeffrey Maddux of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel will participate in the Tennessee Bar Association’s 2016 Leadership Law program. - (Photo by David Laprad)

The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) has selected Chattanooga attorney Jeffrey Maddux of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel to take part in its 2016 Leadership Law program.

Now in its 13th year, the TBA’s Leadership Law program is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with “the vision, knowledge, and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their professions and local communities,” the TBA said in a press release.

In an email to the Hamilton County Herald, Maddux wrote that he’s excited about taking part in the program. “I’m looking forward to meeting and working with attorneys from across the state,” he wrote. “We generally interact with other attorneys during the representation of our respective clients, so being able to interact and learn from each other outside the context of a lawsuit or transaction will be a great experience.”

This year’s class of 33 attorneys from across the state will meet for its first session in January, and then spend the next six months learning about leadership in the legal profession, issues in the courts, policymaking in the state government, and the importance of community service. Graduation will take place during the TBA’s annual convention in June.

Maddux has an undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from Lipscomb University, and an MBA and a J.D. from the University of Memphis. At Chambliss, he provides advice to businesses, lenders, and individuals regarding federal and state law issues involving commercial litigation, the Uniform Commercial Code, business bankruptcies (including financing arrangements, asset sales, reorganization plans, and use of cash collateral), consumer bankruptcies, and real estate.

Maddux has experience in representing doctors, physician groups, and nursing homes in medical malpractice defense, along with defending medical billing groups in complicated disputes. He’s successfully represented and assisted clients in state and federal courts in various jurisdictions, including Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Alabama, Florida, and California. He’s also represented clients in jury trials in Georgia and Pennsylvania.

Maddux is active in his community as well. He’s on the Boyd-Buchanan School Alumni Board and the Business Alumni Board at Lipscomb. He’s also president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Chattanooga Bar Association. Maddux is a graduate of Leadership Chattanooga.

Maddux and his wife, Emily, live in North Chattanooga with their 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son.

When Maddux learned the TBA had selected him for the next Leadership Law class, he was “humbled and excited.” Now he’s looking forward to the growth he’ll achieve while participating. “I hope this experience will help me to develop as a leader in this profession and community,” he wrote, “and will allow me to bring back and share different ideas and approaches from my colleagues.”

Source: Some information from the TBA and www.chamblisslaw.com.