Patricia Best Vital

Patricia Best Vital

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Phone:
423-822-2513
Fax:
423-267-2376
Email:

 Accomplishments

  • TN Supreme Court Rule 31 Civil & Family Listed Mediator
  • National Association of Securities Dealers Arbitrator & Chairperson
  • Key Bridge Foundation Mediator re: Americans with Disabilities Act
  • U.S. Department of Labor/Cornell University Employment Mediator
  • TN Supreme Court Rule 31 Domestic Violence Listed Mediator
  • American Health Lawyers Association Mediator
  • Settlement Solutions, LLC Independent Contract Mediator
  • Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, Division of Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities, Protection from Harm Mediator
  • Chattanooga Bar Association Fee Dispute Resolution Arbitrator & Chairperson 

Significant Cases

No appealed cases of record to date. All tried cases are of record primarily in the state trial courts in Hamilton County, TN; Catoosa, Walker, & Dade Counties, GA; and surrounding counties.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce

Litigation Percentage

  • 65% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1993
  • Georgia, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: Chattanooga Community Foundation Judge Frank Wilson Scholarship Recipient
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1989
    • Honors: English/American Language & Literature
    • Honors: Pre-Law Concentration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Lookout Mountain Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Chattanooga Trial Lawyers Association
  • House of Delegates, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, Executive Council
  • Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association, Greater Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, President - Elect
  • ProLex, LLC Advisory Board, Chair