Woolf McClane attorneys Dale C. Allen, J. Chadwick Hatmaker, and Richard S. Matlock, have been recognized by Best Lawyers as a 2021 Lawyer of the Year for Knoxville, Tennessee. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is being honored as a Lawyer of the Year.
Dale C. Allen was recognized as the 2021 Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year”. Additionally, he has been recognized in Best Lawyers in the practice area of Government Relations Practice.
J. Chadwick Hatmaker was recognized as the 2021 Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year”. Additionally, he has been recognized in Best Lawyers in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Individuals, Employment Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor and Employment.
Richard S. Matlock was recognized as the 2021 Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) “Lawyer of the Year”. Additionally, he has been recognized in Best Lawyers in the practice areas of Mergers and Acquisitions Law as well as Trusts and Estates.
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