Farinash & Stofan
100 W M L King Blvd
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
born Nashville, Tennessee, May 13, 1957; admitted to bar 1982, Tennessee and U.S. District Court, East Tennessee. Education: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (B.A., 1979), Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity; University of Tennessee (J.D., 1982); Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.
PRACTICE AREAS: Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Leases and Leasing, Finance Law, Real Estate Title & Escrow, and Commercial Litigation; Issuing Agent: Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. Licensed title insurance agent in Tennessee since 1989.
PROFESSIONAL: Of-Counsel to Farinash & Stofan law firm and Hatcher Title & Escrow Agency, Inc. Member, American, Tennessee and Chattanooga Bar Associations. Former managing partner of Duncan Hatcher Holland and Fleenor, P.C. Former Counsel for Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company. Present or former faculty speaker for the Chattanooga Bar Association, the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors, the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, the Tennessee Land Title Association, Sterling Education Services, Inc. and National Business Institute. AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
AWARDS and FELLOWSHIPS: Attorney for Justice Certificate of Recognition, Tennessee Supreme Court, 2015 through 2019; Albert L. Hodge Volunteer Award, Chattanooga Bar Association, 2014; President’s Award, Chattanooga Bar Association, 2013; Fellow, American Bar Foundation, Class of 2016; Fellow, Chattanooga Bar Foundation, Class of 2021.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Chattanooga, Tennessee and American Bar Associations. Past President, Chattanooga Bar Association. Board of Governors, Chattanooga Bar Association, 2009 to 2017. Past chair, Membership Committee of the Chattanooga Bar Association. Past chair, Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee of the Chattanooga Bar Association.
PUBLICATIONS: Landlord-Tenant Law (Paul Hatcher 2011-2022), Contributing author of the World War II Desk Reference (Harper-Collins, 2004); present or past contributor to WWII History magazine, the Hamilton County Herald, the Chattanooga Times Free Press, and the Chattanooga Pulse.