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736 Market Street, Suite 1550
Chattanooga, TN 37402
USA

423-602-7511

Tidwell & Izell is a Chattanooga, TN based law firm serving as counsel to businesses and individuals.
Areas of law practice include: insurance, defense litigation, commercial litigation, construction litigation, litigation, civil rights defense, probate, divorce, criminal defense, and business law.

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Civil Litigation

Civil LITIGATION

The attorneys at our firm guide individuals and businesses though each stage of their civil lawsuits. We represent clients in both state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies. Though our litigation practice encompasses a wide variety of cases, our firm places an emphasis on insurance defense, construction negligence, fire loss and arson, premises liability, civil rights defense, professional negligence, and business tort related claims.  Our attorneys also handle civil disputes as qualified mediators.

 

INSURANCE DEFENSE

Our firm represents the insured of national insurance companies against claims by third parties. We handle insurance defense cases at every stage of the litigation process, including pre-trial settlements and negotiation, trial, post-trial, and appeal.   

Personal Injury & Wrongful death

Under the appropriate circumstances, our attorneys assist parties in cases involving serious injury or wrongful death. Our attorneys rely on their extensive trial experience to effectively prosecute claims, including those involving automobile, truck, or other large commercial accidents. 

CONSTRUCTION NEGLIGENCE

Allegations of defects during construction and at the conclusion of construction projects are common. Our firm represents general contractors, design professionals and subcontractors involved in commercial, residential and multifamily projects against negligence and defective construction claims.

FIRE LOSS & ARSON

Fire damage claims are challenging, complex, and expensive for insurance companies. Our experienced attorneys have handled over one hundred suits arising from fire loss and arson claims. We rely on our expertise and effective management of experts to strategically dispose of fire litigation.

PREMISES LIABILITY

Our firm represents property owners and managers against a wide variety of potential claims stemming from the natural and un-natural conditions on their property. Our experience includes litigation involving personal injury and death.   

 

 

PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE

Our firm handles claims for professional malpractice against, doctors, certified public accountants, and other lawyers. Additionally, our attorneys are experienced in lender liability claims against banks.

commercial litigation & BUSINESS TORTS

Our attorneys represent clients in a wide range of disputes arising out of commercial transactions. Our firm handles economic torts, also known as business torts, involving common law rules of liability arising out of business transactions. Specifically, our attorneys handle claims involving fraud and misrepresentation in the sale and acquisition of private businesses, tortious interference with contracts, and the theft of trade secrets.

CIVIL RIGHTS DEFENSE

Our firm represents individuals and municipalities in state and federal court against Civil Rights claims. Our attorneys handle a broad range of civil rights defense claims including those based on 42 U.S.C § 1983, police shootings, excessive force, wrongful convictions, and wrongful death.

Not every legal issue requires an attorney. However, in many situations involving a legal dispute, the risk of self-representation may far outweigh the cost of retaining experienced counsel.  An attorney can advise if your claim against another party has merit, is barred by a statute of limitations, or may be better suited for an alternative resolution outside of court action. An attorney can advise when time is of the essence. In some instances, the law requires a claimant to notify potential defendants about any injury within an extremely short period of time - as little as a few weeks or months. If you anticipate that you may soon be the defendant in a civil suit, an attorney can provide guidance on taking a pro-active stance toward litigation.