Legal Aid Of East Tennessee Announces Pro Bono Hall Of Fame

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Four East Tennessee attorneys were chosen as the 2012 inductees in the Legal Aid of East Tennessee’s Pro Bono Hall of Fame. This list includes Glenn C. Stophel from Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel. Also inducted into the Hall of Fame were Richard D. Crotteau, Miller & Martin, LLC; Sam Elliott, Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon; and, Joseph C. Simpson, Husch Blackwell.

Inductees were chosen based on their long-term commitment to pro bono representation, increasing access to justice, and support of Legal Aid of East Tennessee.

“Giving back to our community through pro bono legal representation is a cornerstone of Chambliss, and Legal Aid of East Tennessee is an important avenue to accomplish that," said Mr. Stophel, senior attorney at Chambliss and 2012 Pro Bono Hall of Fame inductee. "Legal Aid is an essential organization in our community to help reach the goal of providing equal justice for underserved communities, and I’m proud to support it any way I can." 

The mission of Legal Aid of East Tennessee is to ensure equal justice for elderly, abused, and low-income people by providing a broad scope of civil legal assistance and advocacy.

Legal Aid of East Tennessee has been part of the community fabric of the region for more than 40 years, serving 26 counties from Chattanooga to Johnson City. With four offices throughout East Tennessee, Legal Aid provides civil legal representation to those who would otherwise have no one to help them secure their basic legal rights. 



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