Legal Placement Service

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POSTED 5/5/23

Tom Bible Law

Bankruptcy Attorney needed in a fast paced and large volume Consumer Bankruptcy Law Firm in Chattanooga, TN. One year of general civil litigation is required. Familiarity with business law is preferred. Bankruptcy law experience is also preferred. Applicant must possess superior communication and organization skills and enjoy working directly with clients. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday  to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Inquiries may email Resume to

POSTED 4/21/23

800 S. Gay Street, Suite 2400 Knoxville, Tennessee 37929-9714

Position Announcement – Assistant Federal Defender – Appellate Unit

Who We Are

We work to keep people out of prison and to stop state executions by adhering to our mission and core values—compassion, courage, competency, creativity, and collaboration—when representing clients. Our clients are indigent defendants charged with federal crimes ranging from drug offenses to white‐collar conspiracies and clients sentenced to death. We practice holistic defense lawyering to protect our clients’ rights and champion their humanity at every stage of the criminal case and beyond. Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee (FDSET) seeks to attract and retain a high- performing and diverse workforce to serve our clients. We foster an inclusive work environment that promotes commitment, flexibility, and fairness.

The Job

FDSET is seeking a licensed attorney to specialize in appeals and to work on post-conviction cases and resentencing projects. FDSET's appellate unit has primary responsibility for all direct criminal appeals arising from the community defender office.


Responsibilities include drafting appellate briefs, petitions for rehearing, petitions for certiorari, and substantive motions in the district court as needed. The position requires a superior ability to examine trial records, analyze and research issues, and prepare and present oral arguments to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The ideal candidate will be a zealous, client-centered appellate advocate who is willing and able to work on teams, share ideas and resources, and engage in collaborative efforts in matters impacting clients within our district, the Sixth Circuit, and the Supreme Court. Secondary responsibilities of the position include working with other FDSET appellate attorneys in presenting trainings for FDSET staff and CJA panel attorneys and consulting with trial and panel attorneys on individual cases at the trial stage.


J.D. degree from an accredited law school; must be an active member in good standing of a state bar (Tennessee bar not required but encouraged); and licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court by the time of entrance on duty. A minimum of five years of appellate experience is preferred. The applicant must have the skills and experience to immediately take on direct appeals addressing complex questions of federal criminal law. FDSET attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Defender Organization Classification System and Assistant Federal Defender Pay Levels. A generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, and 401K retirement is available to all full-time employees. Full-time telework may be considered.


Qualified individuals may apply by sending ALL the following documents in PDF format by Friday, May 5, 2023. No telephone calls, please.

(1) Cover Letter
(2) Resume
(3) Three References
(4) Writing Sample (10 page maximum)

An email confirming receipt of the application materials will be sent to all applicants. Only those selected for interviews will receive further communication.


POSTED 3/24/23



  • Investigate complaints of attorney misconduct
  • Analyze and write reports regarding disciplinary complaints and claims
  • Prepare and present reports regarding Board complaints, Lawyers’ Fund claims and ethics continuing legal education seminars.       

Skills and Ability:  Strong communication and writing skills are required.  Working knowledge of the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct is preferred.  

Education and/or Experience:  Applicants must be licensed in Tennessee and have significant experience in the practice of law.     

This position requires a criminal background check.  Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Location:                   Brentwood, Tennessee

Department:             Board of Professional Responsibility

Position Available:  April 1 , 2023

Position Closing:     The position will remain open until filled


To Apply: Submit an Application for Employment   in PDF, and a current resume, and a writing sample by email to .  The Court System accepts only electronic applicant information saved in PDF format.


Note:  Thank you for taking time to submit your information for consideration.  Applicants will not receive communication regarding your submission unless we call to clarify or to schedule an interview.

For More Information Contact:  email

Board of Professional Responsibility 

Disciplinary Counsel – Investigations


The Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee is seeking a motivated attorney for the position of Disciplinary Counsel in the Investigations Section.  This position is located in Brentwood.

SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel Investigations and the Chief Disciplinary Counsel, this attorney investigates attorney disciplinary matters and prepares and delivers continuing legal education presentations and matters for consideration by the Board of Professional Responsibility and Tennessee Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection.                                    

POSTED 3/24/23

The Law Office of Gary L. Henry is looking for an attorney with two to four years of experience to work as an associate. Anyone interested can contact him at (423) 521-0549 or


POSTED 3/8/23

The duties of the position including overseeing all legal operations out of the MBMHI legal office including representing the Department in probable cause hearings, judicial commitment hearings, conservatorship hearings, and administrative law hearings; providing legal advice to hospital leadership; handling responses to EEOC and THRC matters; coordinating litigation responses with the Office of the Attorney General; and supporting the Division of General Counsel on other projects as needed.  Intellectual curiosity, excellent oral and written communication skills, a team-oriented work ethic, and an interest in the healthcare industry are necessary.

Education / Experience:  
Graduation from an approved school of law and experience equivalent to at least five years of increasingly responsible professional full-time experience in the practice of law, with a focus on healthcare law or other government work preferred. 

Necessary Special Qualifications:
Possession of an active license in good standing to practice law in the State of Tennessee.  

Benefits include:  State Hybrid Pension Plan, 401K and 457 (Deferred Compensation), 11 paid Holidays, Annual, Bereavement, Military, Family Medical, Parental, Sick Leave, Sick Leave Bank, and Flexible Benefits.  Insurance is available including Health, Dental, Life, and Vision. 

Please send resume, writing sample, and references to:          

Leandra Mitchell, Deputy General Counsel, Division of General Counsel

Pre-employment criminal background check is required.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Division of General Counsel is hiring for a Senior Associate Counsel position.  Applicants must submit a resume, writing sample, and references to  no later than March 31, 2023.

Job Announcement:  
Senior Associate Counsel

Executive Service
Salary Range $5,799 to $10,436/month (depending upon experience).  

Organization Description:
The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is charged with planning for and promoting an array of services from prevention and early intervention to resiliency and recovery.  The Department operates four Regional Mental Health Institutes (RMHIs) and contracts with mental health and substance abuse community providers across the state to offer services to Tennesseans in need.  The Department’s budget of more than $548 million includes funding from dedicated fees, revenue, federal grants, and state general fund appropriations.  

Summary of Position:
The TDMHSAS is seeking an experienced, motivated attorney to serve in its Division of General Counsel as a Senior Associate Counsel at the TDMHSAS’s Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute (MBMHI). MBMHI is the Regional Mental Health Institute located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. MBMHI serves East Tennessee by providing inpatient psychiatric services primarily to the uninsured and underinsured, including individuals that are involuntarily committed and/or admitted for forensic evaluation.  This position is stationed in Chattanooga, Tennessee and would work on-site at MBMHI each day. 

Posted 3/2/23

Carr Allison is looking to hire a litigation associate attorney to handle defense work for its Chattanooga, Tennessee office. The candidate will handle cases in both Tennessee and Alabama. As a result, the candidate must be willing to join the bar of both states.  

Certain skills are required including self-confidence, good common sense with the ability to make good decisions, excellent communication skills, excellent writing skills, timeliness, organization, and the ability to travel. We are looking for a motivated, self-starter who wants to join our team for the long term.

Please forward your Resume and writing sample to Donna Sullivan at .

Carr Allison

Posted 2/17/23

The Tennessee Bar Association is now accepting applications from candidates interested in the position of Executive Director. This full-time position is responsible for directing the planning, organization, staffing, financial administration, and implementation of TBA programs and activities.  Serves as advocate for the legal profession and represents the Association with various legislative and judicial entities. Below is the full job description. To apply send cover letter and resume by email to Barbara Mendel Mayden of Young Mayden LLC.

Job Title:  Executive Director                    Reports To:  Board of Governors                 FLSA Status:  Exempt
Supervises:  Assistant Executive Director, Director of Finance, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Human Resource/Admin Manager, Executive Assistant
Directs planning, organization, staffing, financial administration, and implementation of TBA programs and activities.  Serves as advocate for the legal profession and represents the Association with various legislative and judicial entities.

Essential Job Duties 

A.  Directs Planning of Association Activities and Development of TBA Policies
B.  Directs Implementation of TBA Programs
C.   Represents the Association Before Legislative and Judicial Entities
D.  Oversees Management of TBA Human Resources
E.  Oversees Financial Administration
F.  Oversees Member Communications

G.   Directs Public Relations
H.   Administers Tennessee Legal Community Foundation
I.   Administers TBA Member Insurance Solutions

Critical Competencies
Proficiency in the following competencies is required for distinguished performance in this position

Leadership skills
Planning skills
Organizing skills
Delegation skills
Interpersonal skills
Understanding of the legal profession

Analytical skills
Systems thinking
Public speaking skills

Education and Experience: The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of a law degree and a minimum of eight years of legal experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

POSTED 2/17/23

Reporting to the General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer of the Company, the Associate General Counsel will be responsible for providing legal counsel and services to subsidiaries in one of the Company’s two segments – Infrastructure Solutions (“IPS Group”) – on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters.  The chosen candidate will work directly with the business and support functions providing proactive legal support and counsel as well as leadership supporting senior management as “legal business partner” for the IPS Group.  The AGC for IPS Group is a member of the senior leadership team and will support the Group’s long-term business objectives consistent with the overall legal strategy of the Company.

  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide legal advice and counsel to IPS Group and legal and management stakeholders for various commercial transactions, including structuring, drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements and working with the business to establish optimal standard contract terms with high-value/significant clients
  • Help further the use of contracting playbooks, contract templates and clause libraries, legal process workflows, and other tools to help scale the legal function
  • Managing and advising on pre-litigation matters/contractual disputes affecting the segment
  • Assisting with rolling out compliance policies 
  • Assist in the establishment, implementation, and communication of formal policies, processes and procedures with respect to contract lifecycle management
  • Collaborate with teams across Astec Industries, including sales, revenue operations, product, finance, procurement, and human resources
  • Selecting and supervising outside counsel to provide critical support on complex legal and business issues, and liaising with internal stakeholders and third parties
  • Provide legally sound, pragmatic and practical recommendations under tight deadlines


·       A J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school and are currently licensed to practice law in your state of residence

·       Minimum of 6 years of professional legal experience

·       In-house corporate experience desired, law firm associates with relevant experience will also be considered


·  Commercial contract experience highly preferred
·  Legal experience in the manufacturing industry preferred but not required
·  Ability to speak to your experience with customer agreements, including commercial terms such as limitation of liability, indemnity, confidentiality, choice of law, jurisdiction,  and other commonly negotiated provisions
·  A defined point of view on one or more of the commonly-negotiated provisions listed above
·  Ability to balance competing legal and commercial concerns
·  Strong verbal and written communication skills
·  Precise drafting ability and issue spotting

·  Ability to take ownership of projects from inception to successful conclusion
·  Ability to work independently under high pressure situations and actively manage multiple matters simultaneously
·  Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment with imperfect information
·  Ability to deal confidently with internal business leadership, outside counsel, and external customers at all organizational levels
·  Calm under pressure, with an optimistic, proactive and collaborative approach to tackling complex, sensitive issues

POSTED 2/17/23

Posted: January 31, 2023
$76,788 to $115,182 Yearly

Job Description

Salary: $76,787.53 - $115,181.81 Annually

FLSA Status: This is an exempt position

Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Schedule may vary due to work assignments and projects

Department: City Attorney's Office

Location: City Hall Annex

Incumbents in this classification are responsible for providing legal counsel to applicable City department(s), including the enforcement of applicable procedures, representing the City, City officials or employees in court, hearings, prosecuting violations and/or providing advisement to City officials/administrators on various legal issues relating to local government operations. Duties include conducting legal research, providing legal advice, reviewing and drafting contracts, monitoring status of pending legislation, serving as a liaison and preparing legal documents. Work is performed with general direction, working from broad goals and policies.

The following duties are NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities.

·       Drafts ordinances, amendments, resolutions, contracts, deeds, leases, permits, licenses and other legal instruments.

·       Provides legal advice to City Council, Department Heads, Boards, Commissions and Committees and City staff; reviews and interprets federal, state, county and city constitutions, charters, statutes, ordinances, rules, regulations, court decisions, laws and other legal entities.

·       Prepares, reviews and negotiates a variety of legal documents, offerings and requests for information which may include sentence enhancement allegations; plea offers; motions; pleadings; memorandums; immunity agreements; defense claims; fugitive challenges to renditions; writs of habeas corpus; legal opinions; petitions; special actions; briefs; subpoenas; adoption paperwork; contractual agreements; court coverage instructions; sentencing recommendations; petitions for post-conviction relief and related activities.

·       Represents the City, its officers and employees in all litigation including preparation of dockets, anticipating defense, presenting evidence, developing case theory, pleadings, briefs, motions, and other documents, preparation and trial of legal matters and handling of appeals; and appears before all Federal and State courts and administrative agencies.

·       Assists in the collection of debts and damages due to the City.

·       Assists in the enforcement of City ordinances and codes and City traffic regulations; participates in coordinating and facilitating related prosecution activities.

·       Monitors status of cases for filing of legal papers and payment of civil penalties.

·       Provides legal counsel to assigned department(s) regarding applicable codes, ordinances, statutes and laws.

·       Conducts public hearings and coordinates public comment period.

·       Responds orally and in writing to complaints, public comments and inquiries from the general public.

·       Reviews Local ordinances, State codes, Federal laws and statutes, and the US Constitution to resolve legal issues.

·       Prepares correspondence, memos, briefings, management reports and other documents.

·       Coordinates filing of legal advertisements with County Clerk, newspapers and others.

·       Serves as a legal advisor to applicable departments; attends department meetings to communicate and obtain information.

·       Serves as custodian for ordinances, Board minutes, docket files and other legal documents.

·       Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of supervisory principles; applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes and/or statutes; judicial and quasi-judicial procedures; caseload management techniques; investigative procedures; legal research methods; constitutional and statutory bases for City government and applicable case law; organization, functions and legal limitations on authority of various City departments and enforcement and process problems.

Skill in monitoring and evaluating the work of subordinate staff; prioritizing and assigning work; using computers and related software applications; understanding applicable case law, statutes, Rules of Evidence and criminal procedure; analyzing situations and recommending solutions; formulating and communicating legal advice to clients which is responsive to the clients' needs and oriented to problem resolution; writing clear and effective memoranda, opinions, correspondence and other legal documents; preparing and trying cases before administrative and judicial forums, including appeal; negotiating and mediating; performing legal research; speaking in public; conducting legal analysis; researching case law; writing clear, succinct, effective and persuasive motions and responses to motions; preparing and analyzing cases; trying cases in a court of law; communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


Juris Doctorate and five (5) years previous experience in a law related area, to include three (3) years minimum litigation experience in Tennessee or Federal Courts.


Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and be in good standing; or be scheduled to be admitted through reciprocity to take the Tennessee Bar exam for admission.


Positions in this class typically require fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.


Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.


Safety Sensitive: N
Department of Transportation - CDL: N
Child Sensitive: N


All employees must maintain Tennessee residency from the date of hire.
This position requires a pre-employment background check.

POSTED 2/17/23

To meet the diverse needs of our clients and provide the highest level of service, Chambliss attracts and retains top-notch lawyers, including those who already have an established practice. We search for attorneys who can enhance or grow our service offering and relate well to our mission and guiding values. If you are a motivated professional thinking about taking the next step with your practice, please send us your resume and cover letter.

A Smooth Transition
We recognize transitioning from one firm to another has its challenges. We are proactive in providing onboarding support and have a network of resources to ensure you experience a smooth transition. We are fiercely loyal to our people, including new hires — it’s the Chambliss Way.

Chambliss attracts a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We acknowledge, embrace, and encourage our differences because we realize that our lives are enriched by that which makes us different. It is our policy, from recruitment through employment and promotion, to provide equal opportunity at all times without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, disability, or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. We are committed to hiring attorneys and staff with diverse backgrounds and life experiences and strive to maintain a working environment free of all forms of discrimination or harassment at every level of employment.

Mutually Beneficial 

It’s important to us that our employer-employee relationship is mutually beneficial. Not only do we want to hire and retain top talent, but we also want to provide a top-quality workplace. We strive to offer an excellent work environment and impressive benefits. We provide full-time employees with a competitive salary, health and retirement benefits, including 401(k) with firm match, the opportunity for professional development, and subsidized gym membership opportunities. We also offer flexible working arrangements including part-time positions, compressed work weeks, job sharing, telecommuting, and a supportive environment for working mothers and single parents. Other benefits you can expect:

8 paid holidays
Paid personal leave
Monthly birthday/anniversary employee celebrations
Health and wellness learning opportunities
Onsite massages through payroll deduction
Annual firm family day
Cornhole and pingpong tournaments
Charitable/volunteer opportunities
Other holiday parties and events
Subsidized gym memberships

Roles and Responsibilities

Provide employment law advice on matters arising under state and federal law, and preparation or review of employment-related documents.
Support clients in Human Resources, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Recruiting, Talent, HR Compliance, and a broad range of employment concerns.
Execute all phases of litigation including discovery, motion practice, and trial.
Monitor legislation, regulations, case law, and government enforcement relating to the above substantive legal areas and provide proactive, strategic advice to clients.
Coordinate with other team members, including attorneys, paralegals, and staff members.
Effectively organize and monitor client files.

Skills and Competencies

Minimum 5+ years of job experience as an attorney working in employment law.
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong verbal and written communication to effectively advocate for and work with various types of clients is vital.
Willing to pitch in, collaborate, and support the growing department in a fast-paced environment.
Able to problem solve, resolve, and close open issues and assist staff and colleagues with resolving issues that arise.
Skilled at meeting strict deadlines under significant time pressure.
Ability to manage time and resources effectively and independently, and balance conflicting priorities.

Chambliss Bahner & Stophel has the following positions open:
Commercial Lending Attorney

Elder Law Attorney
Energy and Utility Attorney
Labor and Employment Attorney

Send resume to:
Penny Murray
Director of Human Resources
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.
605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450

POSTED 2/9/23

Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy Staff Attorney – Chattanooga (#757)

The Chattanooga office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C. seeks a staff attorney to join its Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group. Candidates must have a law degree and not less than three years' experience. The position involves use of both state and federal court filing systems and the ability to determine procedures used therein. Candidates must have the ability to search public records, to analyze and summarize information, and to prepare drafts of routine correspondence and pleadings independently. The staff attorney must be able to handle multiple matters at the same time. Basic knowledge of real estate and title issues is a plus. We seek a bright, hardworking attorney who possesses strong organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills. For consideration, please click here . Please also include your resume, law school transcript, and cover letter addressed to Rebecca Simon, Director of Associate Recruiting and Engagement.

Your role in our mission includes the following responsibilities-
Proactively manage family law cases from beginning to end
Provide superior customer service to all clients including monthly status reports and weekly reviews of cases
Make improvement recommendations to practice managers
Manage performance metrics to track accomplishments and client satisfaction through practice quality  software

Qualification Requirements:
Juris Doctorate from an accredited university
Passed the Bar Exam on the first attempt
2-6 years of litigation experience
1st chair family law experience
Licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee
Ability to quickly learn new technical programs and software


       No current advertisements for Clerk placements. 

Support Staff - Paralegals, Legal Assistants & Secretaries

Tom Bible Law is seeking an experienced Paralegal with a background in Accounting, Case Management and Bankruptcy Law. Job includes managing all phases of debtor cases in a high volume bankruptcy practice. Looking for a self-starting problem solver with attention to detail and someone who is able to communicate efficiently with the clientele. Experience in Microsoft Office is required and BestCase experience is preferred. Compensation is competitive and based on experience.

This is a full-time, 8 hour shift for a Case Manager/Paralegal.  We work a couple Saturdays a month and some Holidays also. Experience in accounting and/or legal field is preferred.  High School Degree required, Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degrees are preferred.  

Any applicants can call or email Maddie J. McKinley directly.


Maddie J. McKinley

Paralegal / Human Resources Manager


6918 Shallowford Road, Suite 100

Victorian Gardens Complex

Chattanooga, Tennessee  37421

Telephone: 423-424-3116

Facsimile: 423-499-6311