Everett L. Hixson III

Partner

P
(423) 205-2962
F
(423) 373-1435
100 W. Martin Luther King Blvd
Suite 300
Chattanooga
,
TN
37402

PRACTICE AREAS

Cargo, Trucking and Logistics

Commercial Litigation

Construction Litigation and Construction Defect

Employment Law and Labor Relations

General Liability and Casualty Defense

Insurance Coverage Analysis and Litigation

Professional Liability

Subrogation

Tort Liability

Admissions

Tennessee

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

Unites States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

United States Court of Federal Claims

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Education

The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

(J.D., 2014)

University of Tennessee

(B.A., 2010)

Everett “Rett” L. Hixson III maintains a robust defense litigation practice representing individuals, businesses and insurance carriers in a variety of matters such as commercial litigation, employment law, construction defect, professional liability, general liability, insurance coverage analysis and creditor’s rights.

In the area of litigation, Rett has handled various commercial disputes such as class and collective actions, landlord and real estate disputes and intellectual property matters pertaining to trademark rights. He is experienced in handling a variety of general liability cases involving construction defects and personal injury suits, plus casualty matters, including coverage disputes and bad-faith litigation.

Rett has a significant employment law and labor relations practice which includes handling matters regarding the enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, discrimination claims, retaliation, and wrongful-discharge claims. He is skilled in representing employers in federal and state courts litigation encompassing Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FLSA, TPPA and THRA cases.  

Prior to joining the firm, Rett was an associate attorney for a Chattanooga law firm practicing commercial and general litigation. While in law school, Rett was the research editor for The University of Memphis Law Review, excelled at pretrial litigation, winning the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and served as a judicial extern for United States Magistrate Judge Charmaine G. Claxton for the Western District of Tennessee.

Professional Associations

Chattanooga Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Federal Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Society for Human Resources Management, Member of National and Southeast Tennessee Chapters

 

Articles

"Donovan v. Hastings Tennessee Supreme Court Clarifies Tennessee Attorney's Fees Award," Tennessee Bar Journal, July 2023

“All Losers Should Pay in Tennessee: How to Amend T.C.A. Section 20-12-119 to Deter Meritless Claims,” 44 U. MEM. L. REV. 183 (2013)

Community Service

The McCallie School, Five Year, Ten Year, and Fifteen Year Reunion Committee

The McCallie School, Alumni Association Member 

Salvation Army, Echelon Board

University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Committee

Hamilton County Juvenile Court, youth court volunteer

 

Achievements

Selected to Mid-South Rising Stars® (2023)

Everett “Rett” L. Hixson III maintains a robust defense litigation practice representing individuals, businesses and insurance carriers in a variety of matters such as commercial litigation, employment law, construction defect, professional liability, general liability, insurance coverage analysis and creditor’s rights.

In the area of litigation, Rett has handled various commercial disputes such as class and collective actions, landlord and real estate disputes and intellectual property matters pertaining to trademark rights. He is experienced in handling a variety of general liability cases involving construction defects and personal injury suits, plus casualty matters, including coverage disputes and bad-faith litigation.

Rett has a significant employment law and labor relations practice which includes handling matters regarding the enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, discrimination claims, retaliation, and wrongful-discharge claims. He is skilled in representing employers in federal and state courts litigation encompassing Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FLSA, TPPA and THRA cases.  

Prior to joining the firm, Rett was an associate attorney for a Chattanooga law firm practicing commercial and general litigation. While in law school, Rett was the research editor for The University of Memphis Law Review, excelled at pretrial litigation, winning the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and served as a judicial extern for United States Magistrate Judge Charmaine G. Claxton for the Western District of Tennessee.

Professional Associations

Chattanooga Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Federal Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Society for Human Resources Management, Member of National and Southeast Tennessee Chapters

 

Articles

"Donovan v. Hastings Tennessee Supreme Court Clarifies Tennessee Attorney's Fees Award," Tennessee Bar Journal, July 2023

“All Losers Should Pay in Tennessee: How to Amend T.C.A. Section 20-12-119 to Deter Meritless Claims,” 44 U. MEM. L. REV. 183 (2013)

Community Service

The McCallie School, Five Year, Ten Year, and Fifteen Year Reunion Committee

The McCallie School, Alumni Association Member 

Salvation Army, Echelon Board

University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Committee

Hamilton County Juvenile Court, youth court volunteer

 

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Everett (“Rett”) Hixson III Named to 2023 Mid-South Rising Stars® List
Everett (“Rett”) Hixson III Named to 2023 Mid-South Rising Stars® List
Everett (“Rett”) Hixson III Named to 2023 Mid-South Rising Stars® List
November 29, 2023
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