The Tennessee Bar Foundation has elected Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel attorney Harold “Hal” L. North and Baker Donelson attorney Richard B. Gossett as fellows, an honor shared by 841 attorneys across the state. Invitations to membership were extended to 31 attorneys this year by the Board of Trustees. The introduction of new fellows took place in January at the annual Fellows’ Dinner in Nashville.
North is a shareholder and member of the litigation section of Chambliss. He concentrates his practice on civil litigation, as well as municipal and governmental affairs. Along with his recognition as a Tennessee Bar Foundation Fellow, North was previously named a fellow by the Chattanooga Bar Foundation and is ranked among the Mid-South Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.
North has been active over the years in the legal profession and the community, having served as president of the Chattanooga Bar Association, the Rotary Club of Chattanooga and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chattanooga.
He previously served as chairman of the Hamilton County Republican Party and the Sheriff’s Civil Service Board while also serving on the Executive committee of the Tennessee Republican Party and the Hamilton County Election Commission.
North and his wife, Teresa, have two sons, Tripp and Gib, and reside in Ooltewah.
A shareholder in Baker Donelson’s Chattanooga office, Gossett is a banking, business, bankruptcy and reorganizations and creditors’ rights lawyer. He also has extensive experience in corporate and other business organizations, real estate matters and construction law.
Gossett has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1999 and in Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2006. He is also a member of the American, Georgia and Tennessee Bar Associations.
The foundation’s purpose is to honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the profession and to administer a grant-making program. That program, Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts, has awarded grants in excess of $21 million to law-related public interest projects.
Source: Chambliss Bahner and Baker Donelson