About Us

Founded in 1882, Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC has grown into a defense firm of national reputation. The firm has expanded into a multi-state network of attorneys spanning the Southeast and beyond from our offices in Chattanooga, Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis.

Our attorneys have incorporated a city, consolidated counties and represented America's rising corporations. Members of the firm have been honored with judgeships, including the appointment of H. Ted Milburn to the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals by President Ronald Reagan.

The firm's growth has been the result of successful relationships with successful clients-- Fortune 500 corporations, major companies, small businesses, and individuals. Our top priority in every relationship is to protect our client against the costs and risks of litigation. The firm is committed to providing counsel which is highly capable, efficient and cost-effective, with no compromise of our high standards of personalized service. Our attorneys are skilled at mediation and advocate alternative dispute resolution when it is in our client's best interest, standing ready at every step to dedicate the firm's experience and resources to the aggressive pursuit of courtroom rulings.

Our members believe that excellence in legal representation requires not only mastery of the law, but also knowledge of the businesses and industries in which our clients work every day. To this end, they regularly conduct seminars, help employers develop in-house protocols to protect against legal challenges, and provide up to date information on relevant decisions and complex changes in regulations. The firm's goal is to provide clients with strategies and resources to help resolve business challenges and prevent pitfalls.

With hundreds of years of combined experience in litigation and mediation, our members have developed an excellent rapport with officials of administrative agencies and familiarity with their practices. The firm has attorneys who are admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi and Arkansas and in the state court of Kentucky, in the Fifth, Sixth, and Eleventh Courts of Appeals and in the United States Supreme Court. Over the years the firm has developed networks of expert witnesses and medical providers whose testimony gives valued guidance to courts and juries.

Awarded the highest Martindale Hubbell rating available, the firm is proud to be associated with the many professional and honorary organizations which have recognized our members. These include the American College of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates, Best Lawyers in America, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Defense Research Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, Trial Lawyers of America and the Tennessee and Georgia Defense Lawyers Association. Our attorneys participate in our local communities through bar association memberships, through service on local government commissions, on the boards of private schools and hospitals, and with charitable organizations such as the American Heart Association, BigBrothers BigSisters, and the Boy Scouts of America.

Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC is a member of ALFA International, the global legal network. With 145 member firms across the globe (80 in the United States) ALFA International is the premier global network of independent law firms whose success is driven by broad, deep, local relationships all over the world. The ALFA International model enables Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC to use its local expertise to deliver highly effective legal solutions while drawing upon the collective wisdom and experience of other member firms within the United States and around the world as needed. More information is available at www.alfainternational.com.