Chartwell Law Adds Partner, Barret S. Albritton, and a New Office in Chattanooga, Tennessee Continuing the Firm’s Growth


Chartwell Law continues its growth in the southern United States with the addition of partner Barret S. Albritton and its first office in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the firm’s 21st office.

Albritton brings over 18 years of experience representing and defending businesses, large self-insured organizations, insurance carriers, and employers in various general liability and casualty defense matters, workers’ compensation claims, and employment law and workplace-related issues. An experienced trial lawyer, Albritton represents clients in federal and state courts across Tennessee.

“I was honored to be offered the opportunity to start a new office with the Chartwell Law group. The firm’s vision for growth and professional opportunities are what ultimately led to me making a change,” states Albritton. “Additionally, the chance to work with a group of like-minded attorneys who take pride in working together to effectively and efficiently assist clients in the development of sound legal strategy was very attractive. I am really looking forward to the latest chapter in my legal career.”

The addition of Albritton to Chartwell Law continues the firm’s course for growth. Over the past few months, the firm brought on lateral hires Kirstie L. Hayduk in the firm’s Deerfield Beach office, Leslie M. Whitten, who leads the firm’s new Charleston, South Carolina office, and Jeffrey W. Melcher, who heads the firm’s recently opened Atlanta, Georgia office. More office openings and new attorneys are planned throughout 2021.

“We already are serving clients located in or with operations in Tennessee and our clients’ needs are growing in that region of the United States. Expanding to Chattanooga was an easy decision that coincides with our expansion plans,” said Michael Diamond, a member of the firm’s Administrative Committee. “Barret is a great addition to our firm, and his multi-faceted practice and significant trial experience complement our breadth of capabilities in the South. We are pleased he is joining us.”

The firm’s Chattanooga office is located at 201 W. Main Street, Suite 105, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37408. The office can be reached at 423-910-2200.

With over 170 attorneys in 21 offices throughout the eastern United States, Chartwell Law attorneys represent and counsel businesses in a wide variety of legal matters ranging from general liability and casualty defense to complex insurance coverage issues to high-stakes commercial litigation. Founded by four lawyers in 2002, Chartwell Law was recently named one of the fastest-growing firms by the National Law Journal.