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Mary C. DeCamp


+ MDeCamp 2015

Tallan Building 200 W. ML King Blvd., Suite 500 Chattanooga Tennessee 37402-2566


423-424-3901 (direct)
423-308-0901 (direct fax)

423-265-0214 (local)
423-266-5490 (fax)
800-421-0979 (toll free)
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Areas of Practice

Civil Rights/ Government
General Liability
Labor & Employment
Workers' Compensation
Education/ Special Education


Georgia; Tennessee


University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2008

Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., 2003

Ms. DeCamp is an Assistant Managing Member in the Chattanooga office who has been practicing law at Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan since 2008.  Though varied, her practice is focused chiefly in the expansive areas of education law, special education law, and employment law.  Ms. DeCamp has represented school districts, school boards, governmental entities, corporations, small businesses, and individuals in a variety of litigated matters.  While much of Ms. DeCamp’s practice involves civil litigation, she also devotes a notable amount of her practice to counseling and advising clients on best practices and legal issues arising out of many areas of the law, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and various other federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to employment law, education law, and other facets of her legal practice. 

A native of Augusta, Georgia, Ms. DeCamp is also licensed to practice law in Georgia and has represented a myriad of clients in both federal and state courts throughout northern Georgia.

Court Admissions

Tennessee; Georgia; US District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee; US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee; US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee; Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Affiliations

Tennessee Bar Association

Chattanooga Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia

Council of School Attorneys (COSA)

Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA)

Brock Cooper Inns of Court (2011-2013)

Publications and Lectures

Ms. DeCamp regularly gives presentations to organizations and individuals on issues, best practices, and current events impacting employers, school boards, and/or school systems. 

Ms. DeCamp’s recent publications include:

SCOTUS Provides Guidance for Determining Whether a Plaintiff Must First Exhaust Administrative Procedures Under IDEA, March 9, 2017

Parent’s Repeated Delay of IEP Meeting May Necessitate Holding Meeting Without Parent Present, June 10, 2016

Teachers Should Ensure Methodologies Utilized Maintain Dignity of Students, May 16, 2016

Reports of Alleged Child Abuse Must be Made Immediately, Consist Only of Known Facts, July 27, 2015

Changes to Tennessee Education Laws, Effective July 1, 2015, July 13, 2015

SCOTUS Finds Genuine Dispute of Material Fact in Pregnancy Discrimination Case, March 30, 2015