Practice Areas
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
We handle personal injury cases including automobile, truck, motorcycle, bus, bicycle, tractors, farm, recreational, boats and pedestrian accidents. If you or a family member have been injured in an accident, or if a loved one dies as the result of a criminal or negligent act of another, call our office today for a free consultation. We will protect your interests while we conduct a thorough investigation and evaluate your claim. You may be entitled to receive damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of wages, loss of earning capacity, permanent impairment, and your spouse may have a claim for the loss of your services and companionship.
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Sexual Harassment
Employers are prohibited from creating or condoning a hostile sexual work environment or allowing employment decisions to be conditioned upon granting sexual favors. If you have been sexually harassed in the workplace, you should review your employer's sexual harassment policy and strictly follow the steps set forth in the policy for reporting the sexual harassment. After you have reported the sexual harassment as required by the policy, you should contact an attorney about your legal rights if the harassment does not stop.
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Employment Discrimination
Under Tennessee and Federal law, it is unlawful for an employer to fail or refuse to hire or discharge any person or otherwise to discriminate against any person with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such person's race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits age discrimination against an employee forty (40) years and over. In addition, it is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee for making a complaint of sexual harassment or discrimination. There are also laws to protect women from discrimination due to pregnancy. If you feel you have been discriminated against in the workplace, you may need to consult with an attorney. In addition, you may file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Nashville by contacting them at (800) 669-4000.

Family Law/Divorce/Child Support/Parenting
All couples should attempt marital counseling before consulting an attorney, particularly if there are minor children involved. Even after divorce, couples will continue to have contact with each other if there are minor children. If counseling cannot resolve your differences, then an attorney can advise you concerning your legal rights. In Tennessee, a divorce may be obtained upon irreconcilable differences sixty (60) days after the filing if there are no minor children and ninety (90) days if there are minor children and the parties reach an agreement on all issues. A divorce based upon irreconcilable differences is obtained without showing fault. If the parties cannot reach an agreement, then the divorce can only be obtained by showing the fault of one property. If an agreement cannot be reached by the parties and there are minor children involved, the courts have adopted new procedures and parenting rules. The courts now require that the parties attend a four hour parenting seminar and participate in mediation to attempt a resolution before the case is heard by a judge. The courts no longer award "custody" to a party but require "shared parenting." Tennessee has also adopted guidelines for the payment of child support. If divorce is unavoidable, you should contact an attorney to advise you about your rights, including parenting time if there are minor children, child support, the division of retirement benefits, alimony, and the division of other real and personal property. - click for more information

Certifications of Specialization are available to Tennessee lawyers in all areas of practice relating to or included in the areas of Civil Trial, Criminal Trial, Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Creditor's Rights, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Accounting Malpractice, Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Family Law. Listing of related or included practice areas herein does not constitute or imply a representation of certification of specialization. This statement is required by the Supreme Court of Tennessee.


Grace E. Daniell, PC
620 Lindsay Street, Suite 210, Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 266-3179 • Fax:  (423) 634-8991

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