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David W. Noblit


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


423-424-3918 (direct)
423-308-0918 (direct fax)

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

ADR / Mediation
Family Law
General Liability
Product Liability
Workers' Compensation


Georgia; Tennessee


University of Tennessee, B.S.

Memphis State University, J.D., 1979

Private Dispute Resolution Services, LLC - General Civil Mediation Training, 2000

Private Dispute Resolution Services LLC - Domestic Violence Training, 2004

Advanced Mediation Practice, Institute for Dispute Resolutions, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2007

Mediation for High Conflict Personalities, 2009

Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers, Mediation (2014-2018)

Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" in Mediation, 2015

Vice-President (1975) /President (1976) of Blue Key National Honor Fraternity

Omicron Delta Kappa

Phi Delta Phi

Editor of the Memphis State University Law Review

Graduate Assistant to Legal Counsel at MSU from 1978-79

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National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

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 successful 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 mediation 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 850 mediations in a wide variety of legal disputes.

His present practice includes defense of cases for his corporate clients in liability 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 was recently invited to membership in 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, and was President in 2011-12.

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 Chattanooga 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

       Product Liability
       Public Liability (retail and industry)
       Workers' Compensation
       Professional Liability (real estate, attorney, insurance agent Errors &
       Insurance Coverage
       Commercial Litigation
       Personal Injury
       Family Law


       Child Custody & Parenting Plans
       Business Disolution
       Commerical & Financial
       Intellectual Property
       Probate & Estates
       Real Estate & Construction
       Personal Injury
       Professional Liability 
       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.  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

Professional Affiliations

Charter Member of the Tennessee Bar Association's Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance committee

Chattanooga and Tennessee Bar Associations

State Bar of Georgia

Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators

Tennessee Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators

National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Community Involvement

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; President 2011-12

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

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

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