Memphis, TN/Press/December 4, 2018 – Carol Chumney, Founder and Attorney, of Carol Chumney Law PLLC was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2018-2019 edition of The Who’s Who Directories.
“Many clients come to me because they know me and trust me. For many years I have been committed to fighting for justice for you, your family, and your business by providing superior legal services.” – Carol Chumney
Carol Chumney Law PLLC in Memphis has nearly 30 years of experience in the areas of divorce, employment, and personal injury law. The firm helps families work through issues of child custody, child support, residential parenting schedules, and health, dental, and life insurance for children of divorced parents. Carol Chumney Law PLLC offers representation for workers whose rights may have been violated in cases involving job-related injuries, workplace discrimination, contracts breaches, severance agreements, and more. The firm handles personal injury cases related to automobile accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractice, defamation, slander, products liability, and other situations that have harmed a person’s physical well-being or reputation. They are committed to providing high-quality representation for their clients and resolving their legal matters.
Carol Chumney founder of the firm, has been practicing law for over 25 years in the federal and state courts in Memphis and West Tennessee. She is admitted to practice law in Tennessee, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Carol was elected to serve public service as a Tennessee State Representative and member of the Memphis City Council. She is proud to have served 17 years in that position, and is thankful for having the support of the people.
Before opening her own law office, Carol earned a partnership at Glankler Brown law firm as a civil defense attorney. Over the years, Carol has represented people who have suffered personal injuries and property damage; workers who have been injured, whose civil rights have been violated, or who were wrongfully terminated; families in divorce actions, conservatorships, and guardianships; clients in consumer protection, landlord/tenant, or breach of contract actions and criminal court actions; and clients in complex litigation matters, including construction and arbitration, health care, breach of contract, and products liability litigation.
As an attorney, Carol has negotiated settlements, and fought insurance companies in the courts for her clients who have been personally injured. As a legislator, Carol stood up to powerful insurance companies and passed state laws to require insurance coverage for prostate cancer screenings, new breast cancer treatments, and to let moms with a newborn to have time in the hospital to recover.
Carol passed the statewide sexual harassment law that was later used to help a woman harmed by a powerful legislator. And, she has successfully represented women and men in the courts who are victims of sexual harassment, wrongful termination, race, sex, disability or age discrimination.
Carol graduated the University of Memphis with a B. A. in Economics and History with Honors and received her JurisDoctorate from the law school as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. She is a former President of the Memphis federal Bar Association.
Carol has been nationally recognized for her advocacy for children. She was able to garner support and win the uphill battle of passing landmark legislation to make child care safer in Tennessee, as reported nationally in TIME magazine and The New York Times. Because her legislative initiatives were passed with bipartisan support against incredible odds, she received the Tennessee Assoc. for Education of Young Children “Children’s Champion Award”. Carol thanks all of the citizens, elected officials, press and media who supported her child care reforms.
Carol was recognized by The Tennessee Trial Lawyers for her work to protect consumers, and the local women attorneys for her outstanding service to the profession. She received a statewide award for her work to protect victims of domestic violence, and for her efforts that stopped legislation by powerful corporate interests to permit the cover-up of environmental hazards.
The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.
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