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So you’ve just committed a crime and your head is spinning. You’re struggling to sleep at night because you’re so concerned about your upcoming fate. But instead of taking a reactive approach and leave the outcome in the hands of a judge, why not choose a more proactive strategy? Cavett, Abbott & Weiss, PLLC has been helping those in Chattanooga for years. In this first blog post, we want to walk you through who we are and how we can help you get through this difficult time.



Our criminal defense lawyers have more than six decades of combined experience defending the rights of those accused of criminal offenses. Whether it’s in the state or federal court, you can be sure that we’ll work tirelessly to help you achieve the most desirable outcome. The federal criminal defense attorneys at Cavett, Abbott & Weiss have represented clients in a wide range of criminal cases, from minor infractions and misdemeanors to the most serious felony charges. No case is too big or small for our team to handle. Be sure to check our criminal defense page to learn more about tips for police encounters, as well as your rights.


Don’t just think of as drug lawyers or criminal law attorneys. Our experienced team also represents both institutional and individual clients involved in commercial disputes. Clients trust the law firm of Cavett, Abbott & Weiss to manage partnership dissolutions, contract disputes, financing and funding disputes, insurance coverage issues, and general commercial matters. Be sure to check out our civil litigation page for additional information.



Mr. Cavett, one of our defense lawyers, deals with commercial litigation in the areas of real estate, criminal defense, music entertainment, and commercial law. From real estate issues and delinquent tax sales to construction litigation and title insurance claims, Mr. Cavett is more than well-versed in his practice. In terms of criminal law, he has represented clients in both Tennessee and Florida. A past president of the Chattanooga Trial Lawyers Association, he has earned the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®, a testament to the highest level of professional excellence.


Similar to Mr. Cavett, Mr. Abbott is seasoned in litigation and criminal defense. His civil litigation experience encompasses construction disputes, bond claims, title insurance defense, and zoning, among others. If you’re looking for a criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Abbott makes a great choice. In the past, he’s handled felonies involving DUI, robbery, murder, sex offenses, and drug cases. Mr. Abbott also served as an interim municipal judge for the City of Collegedale in the 2000s.


Our most recent addition to the firm, Mr. Weiss brings years of experience as a keen negotiator and litigator. As with our other attorneys, Mr. Weiss always stands up for the rights of his clients. You can feel confident working with this Chattanooga lawyer in either civil disputes or criminal defense. Mr. Weiss prides himself on effectively explaining the law and legal process so that clients can make an informed decision about to proceed with the case.

In order to secure the best possible outcome, you must have a reliable and aggressive defense attorney at your side. Don’t wait any longer. Instead, schedule your consultation today.

You can’t afford to go to court without us!®

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