Harwell & Hurst PLLC was founded by Marc Harwell and Jamey Hurst.
Harwell & Hurst PLLC is the partnership of Marc Harwell and Jamey Hurst, who have been friends for more than 30 years and whose experience and knowledge is very diverse which allows us to serve our clients’ needs in many different practice areas. Scroll down to “Legal Services Provided” on the home page of this website.
On October 1, 2022, Hollingsworth ADR, PLLC, whose members are the Honorable Jeff Hollingsworth and his daughter, Katy Hollingsworth Murphy, will formally associate with Harwell & Hurst, PLLC. Judge Hollingsworth will retire from the Circuit Court of Hamilton County after 16 years of service. We will publish more about this association as October approaches.
Marc Harwell has primarily worked as a trial lawyer for over thirty years. He has tried over 100 jury trials and even more bench trials. He has successfully litigated cases of wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, alleged bad faith denials of coverage, major commercial developments and construction, products liability involving catastrophic injury, employment related class actions, etc.
Since 2014, Marc has served as an effective mediator handling a wide variety of complex cases involving commercial motor carriers, products liability, construction projects, professional malpractice, etc. He is also an Arbitrator – American Arbitration Association (AAA) and a Dispute Resolution Foundation Member. He is especially proud of the fact that though he is a Senior Director of one of the most well respected defense based organizations (The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel) the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association lists him as a trusted Neutral. Reputation is everything.
He is a Senior Director and Executive Committee Member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and is a recipient of the FDCC’s President’s Award for Community Service related to his #FeedThePartnership campaign (see Community). He is a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation and the Chattanooga Bar Foundation. In 2018, he served as the President of the Chattanooga Bar Association. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Law Firm Association – International (ALFA) from 2015 through 2017. These examples of his work as an Advocate, as a Neutral, and as a Leader are illustrative of his ability to work effectively for clients in cases where the stakes are high, with competing advocates to bring reason and resolution to their disputes, and with an executive committee to accomplish excellent results for the overall good of the group.
For over two decades, Jamey Hurst has focused his career in the areas of commercial transactions, healthcare transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate development. He has assisted in the representation of buyers and sellers in some of the largest asset, real estate and private stock transactions in Chattanooga history. He has assisted clients in the resolution of business disputes through litigation and alternative dispute resolution processes.
He received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1993. He earned his law degree (1997) and M.H.A. (1999) from the University of Memphis, where he received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence and was one of the Founding Editors of Tennessee Journal of Procedure and Practice. He is also a veteran of United States Army and served in the first Gulf War.
Jamey is admitted to practice in Tennessee and before the United States District Courts of Tennessee, Eastern, Middle and Western Divisions. He is a member of the American, Chattanooga and Tennessee Bar Associations, the American College of Healthcare Executives, as well as being the former southeast Tennessee representative for the Tennessee Bar Association Tax Council.
James A. Hurst
The Harwell & Hurst Dynamic
At Harwell & Hurst, performance alone measures each attorney’s financial returns – not seniority. So each attorney may decide how much time she or he chooses to devote to the practice of law with the only rule being that we must timely and effectively serve our clients. So we must work as a true team of professionals – a group of the highest caliber – to meet and exceed client needs and yet also fulfill our family, community, and personal needs and desires.
Attorneys may work from wherever they choose to do so. Within reason, each attorney may work the hours that she/he chooses to work. Going into each year, each attorney states the number of hours that will be worked for the year so that plans may reasonably be made for staffing to ensure that the firm meets or exceeds client needs. So the attorney decides in large part how much time will be reserved for family, community, and personal needs.
For community support by the firm alone, Marc will donate to charity at least one percent of all fee payments to the Harwell Law Group, which is a PLLC that makes up one-half of Harwell & Hurst PLLC. Please see our Community page for information about our donations and plans.