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Robert E. Carden


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


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

General Liability
Workers' Compensation




King College, B.A., cum laude

University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D.

Mr. Carden is an Associate in the Chattanooga office. Mr. Carden's practice emphasizes civil defense litigation concerning workers' compensation, personal injury (trucking industry, automobile accidents, railroad accidents, premises liability), construction litigation and railroad litigation (FELA).

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Carden practiced law at a firm specializing in insurance defense; he brings a wealth of experience successfully handling a broad array of insurance defense litigation matters.

Mr. Carden is a Chattanooga native, and a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga.  Outside the office, Mr. Carden enjoys mountain biking and trail running on the trails in and around his hometown.

Representative Client Work

Defense verdict for clients in $25 million wrongful death suit with negligence and dram shop theory causes of action. 

Obtained summary judgment for client in suit to recover attorneys' fees and workers' compensation benefits paid to claimant pursuant to statutory employer provision of the Tennessee Code Annotated.

Assisted and led client through federal investigations arising out of multi-million dollar accidents.

Court Admissions

Tennessee; US District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

Professional Affiliations

Tennessee Bar Association

Chattanooga Bar Association (Board Member, Young Lawyers Division, since 2015)

Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (Young Lawyers Section committee, co-chair since 2015)

Defense Research Institute

Community Involvement

Board Member, Lookout Mountain Conservancy

Co-Chair, Friends of Memorial Council, Memorial Hospital

Board Member, Young Lawyers Division, Chattanooga Bar Association (since 2015)

Co-Chair of Tennessee & Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Summer Seminar (Sandestin, Florida; 2016)