Hamilton County Lawyers

Kevin Christopher
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Kevin Christopher
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 5 years of experience
(423) 800-8855 200 W. M.L.K.
STE 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of California - Berkeley, University of San Francisco School of Law and University of California Hastings College of the Law
Kevin Christopher is the founder and principal of Rockridge Venture Law®, Tennessee’s only B Corp Best For The World law firm. Kevin is a registered patent attorney, entrepreneur, county and state commissioner, National Institutes of Health (NIH) RadX faculty member, and National Science Foundation (NSF) program evaluator. He is a Leadership Lawyer and Leadership Tennessee alumnus, and board member to several environmental and social impact nonprofits. Kevin has been recognized as a SuperLawyer by Thomson Reuters and Top Business Leader by Conscious Company Magazine.

Attorney Kevin Christopher is a corporate attorney, patent attorney, and trademark attorney. Specifically, his practice areas include:...
Garth Best
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Garth Best
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 12 years of experience
(423) 693-2378 1257 Market St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Free ConsultationWhite Collar Crime
Nashville School of Law
Attorney R.Garth Best is a native of Cleveland, TN where he graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1998. He is an alumni from the prestigious Virginia Military Institute (Class of 2003). Upon graduation from VMI he received a degree in International Studies (B.A.) with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies, as well as minors in Arabic and Business. During his studies at VMI, Mr. Best had the opportunity to study abroad in both Morocco and Egypt. His studies abroad concentrated on Arabic and Political Science while studying at the American University of Cairo. Upon graduation, Mr. Best came...
Jimmy Fain Rodgers
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Jimmy Fain Rodgers
Hamilton County, TN Lawyer with 27 years of experience
(423) 265-2385 735 Broad St, Suite 800
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2913
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation and Products Liability
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
My legal career has focused on protecting the rights of individuals against big corporations. My main work in this regard is in three areas: (1) pursuing justice for victims of dangerous corporate products (mainly mesothelioma / asbestos victims); (2) representing labor unions; & (3) advocating for employee's rights.
David C. Veazey
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David C. Veazey
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 11 years of experience
(423) 521-1776 1100 Market Street, 6th Floor
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Free ConsultationAdministrative and Bankruptcy
University of Tennessee College of Law
Practicing in the Chattanooga area since 2010, David is fluent in Criminal, Family, and Bankruptcy law. He also speaks some Russian and French. Armed with a Master's degree in Economics, he can bring the right financial perspectives to legal issues. David graduated from the Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences in 1993 and has since spent time living in Annapolis, Santa Fe, Washington, New York, Knoxville, Moscow, and Kyiv.
Layne M. Gillespie
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Layne M. Gillespie
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 14 years of experience
(423) 994-3389 201 Frazier Ave, Ste F
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Appalachian School of Law
Layne Gillespie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2002 and a Juris Doctor from the Appalachian School of Law in 2007. Layne began her legal career in Virginia as an intern for the Honorable Michael L. Moore, Circuit Court Judge for the 29th Judicial Circuit of Virginia. After her internship, Layne worked at ChildLaw Services, Inc., a non-profit organization devoted to the representation of abused and neglected children. Upon relocating to Chattanooga in 2008, Layne joined Clark & Washington, LLC as an associate attorney where she practiced bankruptcy...
Jim Higgins
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Jim Higgins
Hamilton County, TN Lawyer
651 E 4th St
#100
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Claims, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
University of Memphis
Mr. Higgins is a Nashville native. He attended the University of Tennessee where he graduated with honors and returned to home to work with a large insurance defense law firm. About 17 years ago Mr. Higgins left the defense practice and created a firm that only represents injured victims and their families. To better serve his clients the firm is broken down into specific litigation groups, such as the nursing home neglect division and serious injury division.

Mr. Higgins is a member of the million dollar advocates forum, recognized by Best Lawyers and is a board...
Martin Wayne Lester
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Martin Wayne Lester
Hamilton County, TN Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(423) 402-0608 4513 HIXSON PIKE
Suite 104
Chattanooga, TN 37343
Immigration
Yale Law School
I represent families and individuals seeking legal status or citizenship in the United States, entrepreneurs starting or purchasing businesses, and businesses hiring or transferring foreign workers. Our cases include adjustment of status (green cards), citizenship, fiancee visas (K1), business visas (E, L, H-1B, O-1), and people with extraordinary ability (EB-2 with National Interest Waiver).
Martin L. Pierce
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Martin L. Pierce
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 40 years of experience
(423) 648-4303 4513 Hixson Pike
Suite 109
Chattanooga, TN 37415
Business, Real Estate and Tax
University of Memphis
Martin L. Pierce is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Tennessee Technological University in 1978. He received that institution's Outstanding Young Alumnus Award in 1988. Martin received his law degree, with high honors, from the University of Memphis in 1981, where he was a published member of the University of Memphis Law Review. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Georgia, as well as before the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Martin works primarily in the areas of: (1) Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Elder Law,...
Marya Lyn Schalk
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Marya Lyn Schalk
Hamilton County, TN Lawyer
(423) 265-2385 735 Broad Street Suite 800
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Free ConsultationUniversity of Tennessee - Knoxville
Graduated Vanderbilt University in 2002 Graduated from University of TN College of Law in 2005 Former Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph Tipton on TN Court of Criminal Appeals Worked with Summer, Rufolo & Rodgers (formerly known as Summers & Wyatt) in Chattanooga since 2006 Specializes in appellate work and criminal defense, including state and federal cases.
Mark W Litchford
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Mark W Litchford
Hamilton County, TN Lawyer with 12 years of experience
5726 Marlin Road
Franklin Bldg, Ste 107
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Free ConsultationUniversity of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Litchford is a founding member of Litchford, Pearce & Associates, PLLC. Litchford is licensed to practice in Tennessee and Georgia and concentrates his practice in government law, commercial litigation, personal injury, business transactions, and criminal defense. In 2016, Litchford was named a “2016 Rising Star” by Super Lawyers of Thomson Reuters.

Litchford has extensive trial experience in representing clients in a variety of areas, including governmental regulations, personal injury, criminal defense, federal and state constitutional law, real property disputes, and public records and annexation actions. Litchford also serves as general representation counsel to various companies involved in the following markets:...
John Buhrman
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John Buhrman
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 21 years of experience
(423) 266-5691 345 Frazier Avenue
Suite 210
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Free ConsultationBusiness
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
John was born and raised in Chattanooga. He was active in the Boy Scouts growing up and earned his Eagle Scout Award. In law school, John earned the Book Award in his estate planning class for the highest grade. Prior to joining his father's law practice in 2002, he worked for two years with UBS Trust Company (formerly Bradford Trust Company). John speaks on the areas of Chattanooga estate planning and probate to other attorneys and professionals, as well as the public. In the past, John served on local boards such as the Orange Grove Center, the Siskin...
April Perry Randle
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April Perry Randle
Hamilton County, TN Lawyer with 19 years of experience
(423) 521-8000 8898 Old Lee Hwy
Suite 106
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Washburn University School of Law and Middle Tennessee State University
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Forrest Jackson
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Forrest Jackson
Hamilton County, TN Lawyer
(423) 800-5995 707 Georgia Avenue
Suite 100
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Free ConsultationBusiness
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
As the founder of Jackson Law Firm, PLLC, I provide counsel in Social Security Disability and personal injury cases. Prior to deciding to found my own firm, I spent a number of years with several firms in the Southeastern United States. After spending the early years of my career working at larger law firms, it was clear to me that I should start my own firm to help the injured and disabled in the way I believe it should be done. By keeping the firm small, we are able to give our clients their legal concerns the...
Jeffrey W Rufolo
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Jeffrey W Rufolo
Hamilton County, TN Attorney
(423) 265-2385 735 Broad St
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp
University of Tennessee College of Law
Jeffrey W. Rufolo grew up in New Jersey and originally came to Chattanooga in 1983 to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on a wrestling scholarship. He liked the area so much he decided to stay. Since joining Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers, Mr. Rufolo has successfully represented those who have been injured on the job, or injured in car accidents, fall down cases, or other premises liability type cases due to the negligence of others. Recently, Mr. Rufolo successfully overturned an unfavorable decision from the trial court in a wrongful death lawsuit brought against Hamilton County, Tennessee, in which a...
Amanda Jelks
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Amanda Jelks
Hamilton County, TN Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(423) 602-2230 201 Frazier Ave
Suite F
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Business, IP, Real Estate and Trademarks
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Amanda manages a boutique firm which serves clients in Tennessee and Georgie. Amanda focuses primarily on business and estates matters including: contracts, trademarks, business formation, wills & trusts, powers of attorney, and probate.


Valerie Epstein
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Valerie Epstein
Hamilton County, TN Attorney
(423) 265-5100 724 Cherry Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business, Real Estate and Trademarks
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Valerie W. Epstein currently owns her own firm concentrating her practice in the areas of civil litigation, wills and estates, arbitration/mediation and business. She has been a practicing Rule 31 mediator for over 10 years and she has been a commercial arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association for over 15 years (by invitation only). She was awarded a contract with the State of Tennessee to perform Independent External Reviews and she is a neutral for the American Health Lawyers Association. She has had numerous cases in Chancery, Circuit and Sessions court in Hamilton County representing both plaintiffs and defendants. She...
Stephen Adams
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Stephen Adams
Hamilton County, TN Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(423) 757-0211 605 Chestnut Street
Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
I am a Tennessee-licensed attorney and my practice focuses exclusively on assisting my clients with the acquisition, maintenance and enforcement of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

One of my primary roles is to identify potentially patentable inventions and the scope of protection available for those inventions. In this role, I regularly prepare, file and prosecute U.S. patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and also work with attorneys around the world in order to obtain foreign patent protection.

I also assist clients in identifying competing technologies that might limit the scope of their patent protection or...
Patrick Cruise
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Patrick Cruise
Hamilton County, TN Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(423) 634-0871 2401 Broad Street, Suite 102
Chattanooga, TN 37408
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Patrick A. Cruise is licensed in Tennessee, Georgia, and Louisiana. Patrick Cruise has handled over one thousand cases, including jury trials in Tennessee, Georgia, and Louisiana. He has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for his clients, including three judgments in excess of $700,000.00.
Gregory Edward Glass
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Gregory Edward Glass
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 23 years of experience
(423) 265-6500 6141 Airways Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Free ConsultationAppeals and Business
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
John Griffin
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John Griffin
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 32 years of experience
(423) 265-4878 736 Georgia Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Workers' Comp
University of Mississippi
John Mark Griffin obtained his doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of Mississippi in 1988. He obtained his Masters of Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University in 1986 and a bachelor of science in finance in 1982. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Ohio and is admitted to practice in both Federal and State Courts. For more than twenty-five years, Mr. Griffin has represented individuals hurt by the negligence of others. He has collected millions of dollars for his clients in jury verdicts, judgments, mediations and settlements against insurance companies and corporations for the injuries...
Adam Izell
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Adam Izell
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 11 years of experience
(423) 266-2207 1418 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Free ConsultationUniversity of Tennessee College of Law
Hubert Hamilton III
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Hubert Hamilton III
Hamilton County, TN Lawyer with 45 years of experience
(423) 867-0009 2401 Broad Street, Suite 102
Chattanooga, TN 37408
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
David Paul Coates
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David Paul Coates
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 15 years of experience
(423) 617-8677 511 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Business and Securities
University of Alabama School of Law and Stetson University College of Law
Steven Gregory Moore
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Steven Gregory Moore
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 30 years of experience
(423) 777-4061 3001 South Broad Street
Suite 101
Chattanooga, TN 37408
Business
Cumberland L.S./Samford
I have been practicing criminal law for over 26 years in federal and state courts. I am licensed to practice in the states of Tennessee and Georgia, however, I have appeared or consulted in criminal cases in many other states across the United States. I have tried well over 150 jury trials, including approximately 20 murder and/or death penalty cases. I have also been successful in appellate litigation, and have argued cases before federal court of appeals and state supreme courts. In 2011, I successfully argued a constitutional speedy trial violation before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which resulted...
Nick Stevens
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Nick Stevens
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 9 years of experience
(423) 756-0262 537 Market Street, Suite 203
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Free ConsultationConsumer, Insurance Defense and Real Estate
Nashville School of Law
Peter Edward Johnson
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Peter Edward Johnson
Hamilton County, TN Lawyer with 18 years of experience
736 Cherry Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business and Real Estate
Pete Johnson has experience representing a wide variety of businesses ranging from small local companies to some of the country’s largest publicly traded corporations. Before joining the Hutton Company, Johnson was the General Counsel for a real estate development and commercial general construction company. Johnson has practiced with law firms in Georgia and Tennessee, including an AmLaw100 firm, primarily in the areas of general corporate transactions, government representation, construction, and real estate law. Johnson has held a variety of public offices including serving as Assistant District Attorney, City Solicitor, and Magistrate. He has been...
Wayne M Bridgham
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Wayne M Bridgham
Hamilton County, TN Lawyer
1257 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Real Estate
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Wayne grew up around Law Enforcement and Education. Wayne spent his formative years being active in the outdoors and sports. Wayne spent 12+ years in private sector investigations and holds advanced interview and interrogation techniques certifications.
James Estes Cocke
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James Estes Cocke
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 47 years of experience
(423) 498-2330 4159 Ringgold Road, Suite 105
East Ridge, TN 37412
Free ConsultationEmployment
University of Tennessee College of Law
Estes has been practicing law since 1974. He started in Memphis, TN where he worked for the best criminal and personal injury lawyers in that City. He moved to Chattanooga in 1976 where he again worked under the tutelage of one of Chattanooga's premier criminal attorneys. In 1999 he joined ERMC and eventually became the Chief Legal Officer and Sr. Vice-President of that company. In that capacity he oversaw civil personal injury litigation in over 40 states and supervised up to 100 outside top-notch personal injury lawyers around the country, attending numerous trials and mediations regarding...
Richard Charles Wagner
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Richard Charles Wagner
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 42 years of experience
(423) 756-7923 701 Market Street
Suite 310
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Bankruptcy and Business
Wagner & Wagner is one of the longest-established law firms in Chattanooga. With more than seven decades of proven legal experience, our law practice has steadily grown through repeat business, valuable referrals and a tradition of client satisfaction.
Flossie Weill
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Flossie Weill
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 45 years of experience
(423) 756-5900 200 W. M.L. King Blvd.
Suite 1205
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp
University of Tennessee College of Law
Lauren  McClanahan
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Lauren McClanahan
 
Business, Communications, IP and Trademarks
University of Tennessee College of Law
Every now and then, you stumble upon people who are natural leaders, innovators, and disruptors. They are tried of the stale way of things and want to push through the mundane into the cutting-edge.
They are driven by passion and a desire to enrich their communities.

These are my people. Whether you are a start up with a unique spin or an empire paving the way into the future, I want to help get you there.

"Law: an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community." Thomas Aquinas
Herbert Thornbury
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Herbert Thornbury
Hamilton County, TN Attorney
(423) 756-2221 100 W. M L King Blvd
Suite 500
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Workers' Comp
University of Tennessee College of Law
Herbert Thornbury, Esquire and his staff work with clients who have personal injury claims including social security, workers’ compensation and accident injuries in Tennessee.
Christopher Hunter Jones
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Christopher Hunter Jones
Hamilton County, TN Lawyer
(423) 486-7020 707 Georgia Avenue suite 403
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Administrative and Environmental
Baylor University
David W. MacNeill
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David W. MacNeill
Hamilton County, TN Attorney
(423) 364-4365 600 Georgia Avenue
Suite 1-D
Chattanooga, TN 37402
White Collar Crime
Mr. MacNeill graduated with honors from Nashville School of Law. Mr. MacNeill is an author, currently editing his novel, Of Nights & Letters, which is an historical fiction piece that follows the exploits of a renegade financier who changes the tide of the American Revolution. Mr. MacNeill is also a painter, working primarily in the medium of oils.
Michael Augustine Wagner
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Michael Augustine Wagner
Hamilton County, TN Lawyer
(423) 756-7923 701 Market Street
Suite 310
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Bankruptcy, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Wagner & Wagner is one of the longest-established law firms in Chattanooga. With more than seven decades of proven legal experience, our law practice has steadily grown through repeat business, valuable referrals and a tradition of client satisfaction.
Ira Long
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Ira Long
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 38 years of experience
(423) 756-5900 200 W. M.L. King Blvd.
Suite 1205
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Free ConsultationBusiness and Workers' Comp
Gerald Howard Summers
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Gerald Howard Summers
Hamilton County, TN Attorney
(423) 265-2385 735 Broad St
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Products Liability and Workers' Comp
University of Tennessee College of Law
Jerry H. Summers is a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, Tennessee. Following his graduation from law school, he initially worked for two years as a prosecutor in the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office. Entering private practice in 1969, he became the founding member of what is now Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers. An experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Summers is one of a small number of attorneys who has been included in every yearly volume of "Best Lawyers in America" in both personal injury and criminal law. He is also only one of approximately five attorneys in the State of...
Billy Wayne Pemerton
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Billy Wayne Pemerton
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 16 years of experience
(423) 826-2643 735 Broad Street
Ste. 306
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Lauren L Sherrell
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Lauren L Sherrell
Hamilton County, TN Lawyer with 7 years of experience
(423) 267-3807 735 Broad Street, Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Business and Real Estate
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Zachary R. Newman
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Zachary R. Newman
Hamilton County, TN Attorney with 10 years of experience
(423) 582-9778 19 Patten Pkwy
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Free ConsultationWhite Collar Crime
Appalachian School of Law

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