Sam D. Elliott - Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon, PLLC

Sam D. Elliott

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 423-756-5171

Sam D. Elliott is a member of the firm and practices primarily in the field of litigation. He has tried jury cases involving products liability, personal injury, employment discrimination and eminent domain. Sam also represents the municipal governments of Soddy Daisy, Collegedale and Lakesite, and therefore is experienced in such diverse matters as government land use regulation and civil rights litigation. He also advises clients on issues of employment law, environmental law, commercial disputes and professional liability, has served as an arbitrator, and he is a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator.  Sam is listed in Publication Best Lawyers in America for Bet the Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Land Use and Zoning, Litigation-Municipal and Municipal Law.  He has been selected as a Mid South Super Lawyer every year since 2006 and is AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell.

Sam is a past president of both the Tennessee Bar Association and the Chattanooga Bar Association. Sam began his career clerking in 1981-82 for then U. S. Magistrate Roger Dickson, and has been with the firm ever since. In 1994, in an appointed criminal case which he argued before the Tennessee Supreme Court, he and his co-counsel obtained post-conviction relief for a prisoner on death row.  Sam has also appeared as co-counsel for the Chattanooga Bar Association in suits to enjoin the unauthorized practice of law, and volunteers in the pro bono program for Legal Aid of East Tennessee. In 2012, he was named to Legal Aid of East Tennessee‘s Hall of Fame.

Sam and his wife, Karen, have two daughters, and attend Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church.

Sewanee: The University of the SouthBA 1978The University of TennesseeJ.D. 1981

Office Location

320 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Chattanooga Metro Area
Sam D. Elliott has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Litigation - Municipal
Municipal Law

Other Information

Gender: Male