Frederick L. Hitchcock - Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

Frederick L. Hitchcock

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995

    Rick Hitchcock advises and represents clients in environmental matters, business planning, technology issues, transactions, and trial and appellate litigation. He also counsels businesses and utilities concerning environmental compliance matters. 
    Mr. Hitchcock has represented clients in significant environmental matters before administrative agencies, regional EPA offices, and several state and federal courts. He has successfully handled a number of appellate cases, including a leading case on the lender exception to liability under the federal Superfund law. He has served as special counsel to local governments on contract, franchise, and constitutional issues and represents electric and telecommunications utilities in strategic business planning. As counsel to the charter study commission of the City of Chattanooga, he served as a principal drafter of a charter framework that was implemented in 1990. 
    Mr. Hitchcock is involved in a variety of community activities. He helped lead successful voter initiatives to combine local schools and to provide financial resources to support public education. He has been actively involved in the revitalization of downtown Chattanooga.

The University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaBA 1973The University of TennesseeJ.D. 1977
American Bar Association, Environmental Impact Assessment Committee of the Environment, Energy & Resources Section (SEER)Chattanooga Area Chamber of CommerceChattanooga Area Convention & Visitors BureauChattanooga Area Regional Transportation AuthorityChattanooga Bar AssociationChattanooga Electric Power BoardRotary Club of Chattanooga•Special Counsel on water utility issues, City of Chattanooga, 1998-2000Tennessee Bar Association, Environmental Law SectionTennessee Public Transportation AssociationThe Company LabUnited Way of Greater Chattanooga

Office Location

605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450
United States


Practice Areas

Energy Law (Administrative, Clean Water Act, Electricity, Environmental, Litigation, Public Utility, Regulatory, Transactions, Water)

Other Information

Gender: Male