OVLG Attorney Justin G. Woodward

Justin G. Woodward (Of Counsel Attorney)

    Bar Number: 26709 ( Tennessee )
    Bar Number: 529774 ( Georgia )
    Offers initial free consultation: No

    Practice Areas

    • Consumer Bankruptcy

    Contact Information

    • Location: 801, Broad St., Suite 428, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37402
    Phone: 800-530-OVLG

    Professional Experience

    • Jan 2010 to Present - 11 yrs 7 mos
      Brock-Cooper American Inn of Court, Chattanooga, TennesseeAssociate
      • Member of local chapter of the Brock-Cooper American Inn of Court.
      • Nominated and selected by fellow bar members.
    • Jan 2007 to Jan 2010 - 3 yrs
      Young Professional Assoc. of Chattanooga,
      Chattanooga, Tennessee
      Board Member
      • Served as community service chair and community liaison
      • chair for the past two years on the board of directors.
      • The core mission of the organization is to infuse young professionals civically, socially, and politically into the local community.
    • Jan 2007 to Jan 2011 - 4 yrs
      Community Involvement Kiwanis, Chattanooga, Tennessee
      • Active member of local Kiwanis chapter.
      • Serve on the boys and girls club committee.
    • Jan 2001 to Jan 2004 - 3 yrs
      Beverly Healthcare, Glen Allen, Virginia
      Social Worker
      • Advised and aided families in applying for and receiving benefits of the Medicare and Medicaid health insurance programs.
      • Provided emotional counseling to families and long term care residents transitioning into a nursing home setting.
      • Created plans of care for individuals.
    • Jan 1997 to Present - 24 yrs 7 mos
      Tennessee Army National Guard, Chattanooga, Tennessee
      • Serve as battalion staff officer in 1-181th Field Artillery headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
      • Deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from April 2012 until March 2013.
      • Served as the Master Trainer for foreign militaries as part of the Military Assistance Program in preparation and execution of coalition force deployments to Afghanistan.
      • Trained multiple Jordanian task forces in preparation for combat tours in Logar Province, Afghanistan.
      • Upon completion of the training, deployed with Jordanian forces to Afghanistan and served as the Military Transition Team Officer in Charge.
    • Jan 2005 to Jan 2005 - 0
      11th Judicial District Criminal Court, Chattanooga, Tennessee
      Law Clerk, Summer
      • Law Clerk for three divisions of criminal court.
      • Drafted orders on motions to suppress, motions in limine, and post conviction petitions.
      • Worked closely with judges in advising them on pertinent legal issues and drafted memorandums in accordance with such.
    • Jan 2013 to Present - 8 yrs 7 mos
      Law Office of J.G. Woodward, Chattanooga, Tennessee
      Of Counsel, Cavett & Abbott, PLLC, 2013-Present
      • Principal in general services law firm.
      • Practiced in the consumer bankruptcy, personal injury, probate, juvenile, domestic relations, and criminal defense fields.
      • Of counsel in real estate, mass tort, and construction litigation firm.
      • Litigated massive environmental tort class action associated with TVA coal ash spill in Roane County,Tennessee.
      • Actively practice in Georgia and Tennessee to generally include a seven county area.
      • Represented individuals in the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
      • Admitted to practice in every state court in Tennessee, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, every Superior Court in the State of Georgia, the Court of Appeals for the State of Georgia, the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia, and the United States District Court of the Northern District of Georgia.


    • Education Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, Virginia (2007)
      Juris Doctor degree(Major in Law) Graduated Cum Laude, Class Rank 8th
      Honors: Outstanding Scholarly Achievement, Legal Process
      Outstanding Scholarly Achievement, Dispute Resolution
      Outstanding Academic Success Award, 2007
      Dean's List, 2004-2007
      Who's Who Among Students in American Universities, 2007
      Mock Trial Team Champion, 2007
      Thomas Blackwell's Heart of ASL Award, 2005
      Activities: App. Natural Resources Law Journal, Editor in Chief, 2006 - 2007
      Appalachian Law Journal, Associate Editor, 2006-2007
      ATLA, Mock Trial Team Member, 2005-2007
      American Constitution Society, Vice President, 2005 - 2006
    • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia (2001)
      B.A. Political Science B.S. Sociology, 2001
      Honors: Dean's List, Spring 2001
      Activities: YMCA High School Tutor, 1997-1998
      Literacy Volunteers of America, Facilitator, 1998-2000
      Legal Aid of the New River Valley, Intern, 2000

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