Up until five years ago the only listing for lawyers in the Chattanooga Times Free annual crusade to designate the Best of the Best under their super-secret method of selection was Best Divorce Lawyer. Jennifer Lawrence, Glenna Ramer, Hal North and David Noblit have annually fought for recognition in this category. The fact that one of the above has consistently purchased half page ads in the publication is just a collateral benefit and coincidental to the selection process.
Suddenly the defenders of the local legal constituency of 1,200-1,500 attorneys have taken on the out-of-state invaders from Alabama. Warren & Griffin, when not walking across the Walnut Street Bridge or standing on an overpass on I-75 advocating public safety proudly claim that they are Chattanooga’s Best of the Best Law Firm for the past five years according to the super-secret selection process of our local newspaper.
Reverend Gary Massey and the purchasers of John McMahan’s moniker, The Insiders, have yet to be selected as the 3rd and 4th Best of the Best but there is still hope for them as they continue to spend big bucks for legal advertising on billboards, radio, television and the internet.
This December the Billboard Boys from Birmingham (Wettermark Keith) who have cornered the market on the highways and byways of Hamilton County have now taken to the television airways to proclaim that the good citizens of our community have selected them as the Best of the Best Law Firm although they still neglect to state that their main office is in Birmingham, Alabama, and only have a satellite office in Chattanooga.
What a dilemma! It’s like trying to pick between Alabama and Clemson in the National Championship Football game. Are there no other local law firms that can challenge these self-proclaimed defenders of the rights of the injured and deceased? Where is Charles Pitman when the public needs him? (Gone back to Huntsville, Alabama, and Divorce Court?)
I encourage you to buy local products and hire local, reputable attorneys!