Robert Jeffrey (Jeff) Wolford

Top rated creditor debtor rights attorney in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Wolford & Robinson
Robert Jeffrey (Jeff) Wolford
Wolford & Robinson

Practice Areas: Creditor debtor rights

Licensed in Tennessee since: 2001

Education: Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, German

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022

Wolford & Robinson

1700 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404 Phone: 423-622-6461 Email: Robert Jeffrey (Jeff) Wolford Visit website


Mr Wolford represents a diverse array of clients, including individual entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, compliance with state laws and municipal ordinances, providing contract drafting services, guidance on business law matters and risk management issues, in addition to debt collection legal services for consumer lenders, resolution of business disputes, general debt collection services, creditor representation when debtor(s) file bankruptcy, bank work, foreclosures and collection of deficiency balances, and landlord rights. Jeff assists and advises on a variety of matters, to include proper planning and appropriate documentation of transactions and activities. In addition to litigating cases in the courts of Tennessee and Georgia, Jeff represents clients during administrative hearings, and briefed and argued before the Tennessee Supreme Court for Workers’ Compensation.  Additionally, Jeff serves in the Georgia Army National Guard as a Judge Advocate, assigned to the Office of the State Judge Advocate, in Marietta, Georgia.

Born in Valdosta, Georgia, Mr Wolford grew-up in Americus and Columbus, Georgia.  Jeff played football, baseball, golf, and earned Eagle Scout.  He attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a BA in Political Science with a concentration in Journalism (1991), and also received placement in the Honors Program with then Georgia Governor Joe Frank Harris.  He served as vice-president of his college fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.  Afterward, he returned home to Columbus and earned a second degree; BA in History (Academic Honor Society) from Columbus State University in 1992.

Mr Wolford served in the U.S. Army from OCT 1992- AUG ‘96.  He graduated as the distinguished honor graduate of Advanced Individual Training Infantry Brigade, and as the honor graduate of his Airborne School class.  He then served as an Infantry Paratrooper with the 1st Battalion–507th Parachute Infantry Regiment (“Down to Earth!”), Fort Benning, Georgia.  

From 1993-’95, Jeff served with the 2nd BN–15th Infantry Regiment (“Can Do!”), 3rd Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.  During this time in Germany he earned the Expert Infantry Badge and the German Schützenschnur Badge for weapons proficiency and learned basic German.  Jeff deployed with the 3ID for 18 months to the Balkans where he served as a Squad Leader and wrote opinion articles for Stars and Stripes.  He then served from 1995-’96 with the 1st Battalion–5th Cavalry Regiment (“Black Knights!”), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, where he deployed to Kuwait in 1995 as part of the Army’s Rapid Response Joint Task Force.  Jeff also deployed to Kuwait in 1995 and Germany and the Republic of Macedonia in 1994.

Upon discharge, Mr Wolford used Montgomery GI Bill benefits for law school and graduated from Mercer University’s School of Law (Moot Court).  After the terrorist attacks of SEP 11, 2001, Jeff applied and accepted a commission in the U.S. Army Reserves.  In addition to his full-time legal practice, he serves as a Judge Advocate in the Georgia Army National Guard.

Major Wolford deployed to Al Asad Airbase, Iraq in 2019 with the 201st Regional Support Group, Georgia Army National Guard.  He deployed to Afghanistan during 2009-2010 with the 135th Joint Sustainment Command–Expeditionary, Alabama Army National Guard.  As an additional duty while deployed to Afghanistan he became appointed as the sole Military Magistrate for all Civilian and Multi-Nation Military Partners and U.S. Joint Forces deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Licensed to Practice Law in Tennessee and Georgia

Court                      United States Supreme Court, Georgia Supreme Court, and the Tennessee Supreme Court

Admissions            Tennessee Court of Civil Appeals and Georgia Court of Appeals

                                U.S. District Court for the Eastern District, Middle District, and Western District of Tennessee

                                U.S. District Court for the Northern District and Middle District of Georgia    

Accreditations        U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Professional           Tennessee Bar Association (Creditor’s Law Section & Debt Collection Law Section)

Memberships         State Bar Association of Georgia (Creditor’s Law Section & Military and Veterans Law Section)

                              Tennessee Association for Justice

                              Chattanooga (Tennessee) Bar Association 

                              Lookout Mountain (Georgia) Bar Association

                              National Guard Association of Georgia

                              Judge Advocates Association

                              Military Officers Association of Chattanooga



First Admitted: 2001, Tennessee

Professional Webpage:

  • Recovered more than $1,000,000 in Chapter 11 business Debtor-In-Possession preference payments. 
  • Represent about 150 business clients with accounts receivable/debt owed totaling about $25,000,000.00.
  • Recovered more than $2,500,000 in damages for represented clients with personal injury, workers' compensation or other tort based civil claims.
  • Lead Counsel Rated, Lead Counsel, 1900
  • , Best Law Firms: Metro Tier 1 Rankings, US News & World Report - 11th Edition, 2021
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Infantry Basic and Advanced Individual Training (Distinguished Honor Graduate), 1992
  • Primary Leadership Development Course (Commandant’s List), 1994
  • Phi Delta Phi Historical Honor Society (GPA 4.00), 1991
  • Georgia Governor's Honors Program (Atlanta, GA), 1991
  • Airborne School (Honor Graduate), 1993
  • Phi Delta Theta (Vice—President), 1991
  • UN Service Medal (Republic of Macedonia)  , 1994
  • Expert Infantry Badge  , 1994
  • Army Achievement Medal (with three oak leaf clusters) 
  • Honorable Discharge  , 1996
  • Good Conduct Medal Kuwait Liberation Medal Southwest Asia Service Medal  , 1995
  • Army Commendation Medal (with three oak leaf clusters); 
  • Georgia Meritorious Service Medal, 2012
  • Special Forces Assessment and Selection (Selected) , 2006
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal Afghanistan Campaign Medal NATO Medal, 2010
  • Staff Judge Advocate, Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, 2019
  • Military Magistrate - Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, 2010
  • Eagle Scout (Order of the Arrow), 1986
Educational Background:
  • The University of Georgia - BA in Political Science and a concentration in Journalism (1991).  He served as vice-president of his college fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, Vice-President, and the Governor’s Honors Program, 1992
  • Columbus State University (Academic Honor Society); History, 1993
  • Mercer University School of Law Law (Moot Court), 1999
  • Judge Advocate Officer 's Basic Course, Military Law, 2005
  • US Army Special Forces Assessment & Selection Course, 2006
  • Judge Advocate Officer's Advanced Course, 2011
  • Command and General Staff Officer's Course, 2014
  • The Judge Advocate General Legal Center & School at UVA, Post JD Studies, 2015
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Licensed in Georgia, 2001
  • Licensed in Tennessee, 2001
  • Accredited with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, 2009
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Admitted to the USDC for the Northern District of Georgia, 2004
  • Admitted to the USDC for the Middle District of Georgia, 2015
  • Admitted to the USDC for the Western District of Tennessee, 2016
  • Admitted to the USDC for the Middle District of Tennessee, 2016
  • Admitted to the Tennessee Court of Civil Appeals, 2011
  • Admitted to the USDC for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 2004
  • Admitted to the Georgia Court of Appeals, 2012
  • Lookout Mountain (Georgia Judicial Circuit) Bar Association, 2005
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Georgia, 2006
  • Admitted to the Tennessee Supreme Court, 2006
  • Admitted to The United States Supreme Court, 2016
  • Chattanooga (Tennessee) Bar Association   , 2005
  • State Bar Association of Georgia, 2003
  • Tennessee Bar Association, 2002
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board of Directors, Alton Park Development Corporation (and pro bono legal counsel); Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce; Catoosa (Georgia) Chamber of Commerce; ADvisory Committee, Chattanooga YMCA; Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3679 (and pro bono legal counsel); American Legion, Post 40; National Guard Association of Georgia, 2014
  • Tennessee Supreme Court's Attorney Pro Bono Award
Representative Clients:
  • David Herlevic, DDS, 2016
  • Citizens Savings & Loan Corporation, 2014
  • Paul H. Carico, DDS, 2016
  • Alliance Physical Therapy, 2014
  • Sawrie Orthodontics, 2015
  • Reasonable Service Heat & Air, LLC, 2015
  • ZMOTORS, LLC, 2018
  • Penland Guttering, LLC, 2018
  • Stone's Heating & Air, 2017
  • Arcadia Restorations, LLC, 2015
  • AVS Chancellor, LLC, 2015
  • Wellington Investment Properties, LLC, 2017
  • Advanced Women's Health Specialists, 2015
  • The McCallie School, 2017
  • Lawnsharks of Chattanooga, LLC, 2017
  • MJE Holdings, LLC, 2017
  • Buddy's Home Furnishings LLC, 2018
  • Neuhoff Taylor Architects, PC, 2015
  • Total Health Chiropractic, 2015
  • Dee's Auto Sales, Inc., 2015
  • Pulmonaire Service, Inc., 2015
  • Robin Smith, DDS, 2016
  • Memorial Credit Union, 2014
  • Lookout Pest Control, Inc., 2014
  • Southeastern Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc., 2016
  • Tennessee Reproductive Medicine, 2016
  • Associates in Ear, Nose, Throat, Head, & Neck Surgery, 2015
  • Tweety's Automart, 2015
  • Access Family Pharmacy, 2016
  • The Baylor School, 2018
  • Hefferlin & Kronenberg Architects, LLC, 2018
  • A & L Plumbing, LLC, 2015
  • Blue Star Properties, LLC, 2018
  • Mountain City Services, Inc., 2016
  • Galen Medical Group, 2014
  • DBL Tree Management, LLC, 2015
  • Phillip Carson, DDS, 2015
  • Gateway Financial Services, LLC, 2017
  • Paxton Family Chiropractic, 2014
  • RODEN MOTORS, 2016
  • Southside Auto Sales, 2016
  • DK Property Managememt, LLC, 2014
  • Wolford Contracting, LLC, 2014
  • Notre Dame High School, 2018
  • Bailey's Heating & Air, LLC, 2016
  • H. Randolph Holder, DDS, 2015
  • Citizens Savings and Loan Corporation, 2014
  • Beeler Impression Products, LLC, 2017
  • Luken Holdings, Inc., 2016
  • Our firm represents clients owed approximately $40,000,000.00 in accounts receivables and growing, 2020
Industry Groups:
  • Banking
  • Business Law & Litigation
  • Creditor Debt Collection

Office location for Robert Jeffrey (Jeff) Wolford

1700 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404


1 Year Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022

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