“I tell my clients right away: ‘We are a team.’ I have legal knowledge and experience, but I haven’t lived your life. Only you can tell me about your situation and your goals. Then I can help you understand your options, and together we can work to get you the best outcome possible as I walk you through the legal process.”

Attorney Patricia Best Vital

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EXPERIENCE & RESULTS MATTER - OVER 20 YEARS OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE!

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Attorney Patricia Best Vital - Biography

 Accomplishments

  • TN Supreme Court Rule 31 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.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

  • Child Support

  • Custody & Visitation

  • Divorce

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

  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

    • B.A. - 1989

    • Honors: magna cum laude

Professional Associations

  • 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