- David W. Noblit
- 801 Broad Street, Third Floor
- Pioneer Building
- Chattanooga,TN 37402
- 423.424.3918 fax: 423.266.5490
Mr. Noblit has spent his entire professional career with the firm beginning in 1979; and becoming a member in 1985. He has concentrated his practice in assisting clients who are forced into litigation to resolve a wide spectrum of legal disputes. Clients have included many of the nations largest corporations both by direct assignment and through insurance defense referral. He has served as lead counsel in state and federal Courts in Tennessee and Georgia and over the course of the first thirty years of practice has tried approximately one hundred cases to verdict or judgment. His active trial practice caused him to embrace the alternative dispute resolution process early in the development of mediation as a more practical way of resolving disputes. After sucessful participation in mediation in a case in 1985, he actively served as a mediation advocate in well over one hundred cases and after adding a medition practice to his areas of concentration he became listed by the Supreme Court of Tennessee as a Rule 31 Mediator in 2000. He has conducted well over 500 mediations in a wide variety of legal disputes.
His present practice includes defense of cases for his corporate clients in liablity cases, workers' compensation cases and he also represents individuals in family law disputes.
Professionally he is a member of the Chattanooga and Tennessee Bar Associations and the State Bar of Georgia. He is a member of Trial Attorneys of America and the International Association of Defense Counsel. He was recently invited to membership in Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and The Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators. Additionally he was invited to become a member of the Brock Cooper American Inn of Court as a Master and was asked to serve on the Executive Committee in 2008-2009.
Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1953, he is a product of the local schools, was a scholarship athlete and student leader at the University of Tennessee at Chattagnooga where he earned a B.S. degree in 1975. A member of the Law Review at Memphis State University while in Law School, he earned his J.D. degree after having been elected into Omicron Delta Kappa. He also served as Graduate Assistant to University Counsel in 1978-79.
He is married to his wife, Jenny, and is father to five adult children and four grandchildren.
Representative Client Work
Public Liability (retail and industry)
Professional Liability (real estate, attorney, insurance agent Errors &
SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE AS RULE 31 MEDIATOR:
Child Custody & Parenting Plans
Commerical & Financial
Probate & Estates
Real Estate & Construction
Medical Malpractice - in a recent case an attorney wrote "It was obvious that
you invested a lot of time and preparation for the mediation and I appreciate
the same. I believe your efforts contributed significantly to the resolution
of this matter."
Bar & Court Admissions
Tennessee; Georgia; Listed Rule 31 General Civil Mediator by Tennessee Supreme Court
Charter Member of the Tennessee Bar Association's Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance committee
Chattanooga and Tennessee Bar Associations
State Bar of Georgia
Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
International Association of Defense Counsel
Trial Attorneys of America
Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
Tennessee Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Alumni President 2001 - 2002
University of Tennessee National Alumni President 2002 - 2003
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Alumni President 2003 - 2004
Adjunct Professor Dispute Resolutions, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2007
Brock Cooper American Inn of Court since 2007, Executive Committee, 2008-2009
Publications and Lectures
Mr. Noblit has lectured to private clients on issues of workers' compensation and public liability
He is an original member of the Multi-state Law Committee of the Florida Workers' Compensation Institute
He has lectured on Tennessee Workers' Compensation at The Florida Educational Conference on an annual basis since 2005
He was a presenter at the Tennessee Department of Labor Educational Conference in 2008 speaking on the subject of how to gain and maintain client satisfaction
After being chosen to the Professional Liability Insurance Committee of the Tennessee Bar Association in the 1990's he was a frequent panelist on the subject of preventing legal malpractice claims to the Tennessee Bar Association
Served as Adjunct Professor Dispute Resolutions, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga