Hubert E. Hamilton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chattanooga, TN

The Hamilton Firm LLC
 | 2401 Broad Street, Suite 102
Chattanooga, TN 37408
Phone: 423-634-0871
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Workers' Compensation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Advocating fiercely on behalf of victims of negligence in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the surrounding counties, as well as North Georgia, Hubert E. Hamilton has a proven history of success. Through his practice at The Hamilton Firm LLC, he takes on personal injury cases involving incidents such as medical malpractice and trucking accidents. Time and again, he has obtained six- and seven-figure awards through verdicts and settlements.

In a case in which a tractor-trailer rear-ended a client, Mr. Hamilton used his mediation skills to obtain a settlement of $1.1 million. He has also represented women who suffered due to silicone breast implants, recovering millions of dollars for their losses. As a result of these and many other victories, Mr. Hamilton holds the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has an Avvo "Superb" rating.

The National Board of Trial Advocacy has certified Mr. Hamilton as a civil trial specialist. He attacks every issue as though it will go to court. This level of preparedness serves clients well regardless of whether the case moves to trial or goes through a negotiated settlement.

Thanks to his decades of experience, Mr. Hamilton is often sought out for speaking engagements. He is a published author and enjoys involvement in the legal community through groups such as the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.

In 1973, Mr. Hamilton earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Vanderbilt University. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor in 1976 from the Mercer University School of Law.

Today, Mr. Hamilton is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia, the Middle District of Georgia and the Eastern District of Tennessee, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Workers' Compensation (20%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2016

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About Hubert Hamilton

Admitted 1987, Tennessee

Professional Webpage: http://www.thehamiltonfirm.com/attorney/hubert-hamilton/

Honors and Awards:

  • Recognized as one of the Top Personal Injury Lawyers in Tennessee by Georgia Super Lawyers and by Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Recognized as one of the Top Personal Injury Lawyers in Georgia
  • "AV Preeminent Peer Review 5.0 out of 5" rated by Martindale-Hubble

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1997
  • Georgia Registered Neutral (Mediator)
  • Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator (by the Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1987-1989
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Challenge Committee, 2005-2006
  • Member, Lookout Mountain Bar Association, President 1989-1990
  • Member, National Advisory Board
  • Member, AAJ Trucking Litigation Group
  • Member, North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Former Legislative Committee Co-Chair, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former Budget Committee Chair, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • Member, The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • President, Lookout Mountain Bar Association, 1989-1990
  • Member, Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Member, Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
  • Sustaining Member, American Association for Justice
  • Champion Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Sustaining Member, Tennessee Association for Justice

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Apportionment of Damages - The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (A Conversation with an Empty Chair), Annual Convention & Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Taking Advantage of Apportionment of Fault and Avoiding the Pitfalls of Non-Party Fault in Trucking Cases, Catastrophic Commercial Vehicle Cases Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2013
  • Comparing Tennesse Workers Compensation and Georgia Workers Compensation, Advanced Workers Compensation Seminar, Sterling Education Services, 2012
  • Start at the Very Beginning – Don’t wreck your case by forgetting the fundamentals, case intake, investigation and discovery., Identifying Issues and Building a Winning Case Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1994
  • What comes next after Denton v. Conway Southern Express, 261 Ga. 41 (1991) which declared portions of the Tort Reform Act of 1987 to be unconstitutional? , Collateral Source Battle Still Not Over, The Verdict (Journal of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), 1992
  • Victories have been achieved at the trial court level, and cases are pending before the Georgia Supreme Court challenging the admission of collateral source evidence at trial., Challenges to Collateral Source Disclosure Pending Before Supreme Court, The Verdict, 1990
  • How can trial lawyers deal adjust to and live with collateral source disclosure while at the same time attacking the new law whenever possible?, Collateral Source Disclosure–Trial Practice Ideas and Suggestions, The Verdict, 1988
  • Collateral Source Disclosure – Trial Practice Ideas and Suggestions, The Verdict, December, 1988
  • Challenges to Collateral Source Disclosure Pending Before Supreme Court, The Verdict, June/July/August, 1990
  • Collateral Source Battle Still Not Over, The Verdict (Journal of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), July/August, 1992
  • Annual Seminar and Convention, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, April:  Drunk Driving: Third Party Liability, 1986
  • Fall Workshop, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, November:  Practical Approaches to Tort Reform, 1987
  • Proof of Liability and Damages, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, December:  Slip and Fall – Getting the Six Figure Verdict, 1988
  • Life After No-Fault, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, October:  The Unholy Triumvirate: Collateral Source, Set-Off and Subrogation, 1991
  • Co-Chair, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association “Nuts and Bolts Workers Compensation” Seminar, March 2002
  • Practicing Law After SB3, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association:  It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again, March 2005
  • Technology Workshop, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association:  CaseMap and TextMap in Plaintiff’s Practice, March 2008

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Sarah Pierce vs. Lookout Property Management, Inc. and Battlewood Apartments, Ltd. Superior Court of Catoosa County; Civil Action No. 2012-SU-CV-1044, 2013
  • Thomas L. Cates & Erika R. Cates v. Babb Lumber Company, Inc. et al, Superior Court of Catoosa County, Civil Action No. 2012-SU-CV-1692, 2013
  • Marc Beck v. FM Global, et al, Case No. 11VS184780C, 2011
  • Jury Verdict of $784,676.65 in Fire Loss case against Nationwide Insurance Company in the Circuit Court of Hamilton County, Tennessee in a six day trial that was successfully concluded on November 9, 2011, O'Neal v. Nationwide, 2011
  • Currie v. Farmer, Case 08 CV 7097, Walker State Court, 2010
  • Allstate Insurance Co. v. Baugh, 173 Ga. App. 615, 1985
  • Cumbie v. Cumbie, 146 Ga. App. 704, 1978
  • Tucker v. Mappin, 149 Ga. App. 847, 1979
  • Cooper v. Mason, 155 Ga. App. 793, 1979
  • Middlebrooks v. Lonas, 246 Ga. 720, 1980
  • Wallace v. Yarbrough, 155 Ga. App. 184, 1980
  • Walkley v. Dukes, 175 Ga. App. 820, 1985
  • Goforth v. Wigley, 178 Ga. App. 558, 1986
  • Denton v. Con-way Southern Express, 261 Ga. 41, 1991
  • Mathis v. Bowater, Inc. 985 F.2d 277, 6th Cir. 1993
  • City of Dalton v. Gene Rogers Construction, 223 Ga. App. 819, 1996
  • North Georgia Electric Membership Corp. v. Webb, 246 Ga. App. 316, 2000
  • The Hospital Authority of Gwinnett County v. Rapson, 283 Ga. App. 297, 2007
  • Bright v. Sandstone Hospitality LLC, 755 S.E.2d 899; 2014 Ga. App. LEXIS 288 (2014)
  • Mr. Hamilton has obtained numerous seven figure settlements for severely injured clients and their families

Educational Background:

  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1973

Industry Groups

  • Accidents
  • Construction
  • Industrial
  • Injuries
  • Trucking
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    Office Location for Hubert E. Hamilton

    2401 Broad Street
    Suite 102
    Chattanooga, TN 37408

    Phone: 423-634-0871

     

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