What to Know About Our Criminal Defense Attorney


We all make our fair share of mistakes. Obviously, some have more serious consequences than others. When you’re facing an uphill legal battle, finding an experienced criminal defense attorney is a must. Keep reading as we dive further into the expertise of our Chattanooga lawyers.

John C. Cavett

Mr. Cavett has represented clients in both state and federal courts in Tennessee. Part of what separates Mr. Cavett from other criminal defense lawyers is that he has been counsel on eight death penalty cases, including the recent “Valentine’s Day Murders” case in which all charges were dismissed. Mr. Cavett is also a past president of the Chattanooga Trial Lawyers Association. If you’ve been searching for an experienced defense lawyer, look no further than Mr. Cavett, who has been serving local residents for nearly four decades.

Barry L. Abbott

Mr. Cavett isn’t our law firm's only criminal defense attorney with decades of experience. Barry L. Abbott can handle misdemeanor and felony cases such as DUI, robbery, violent crimes, sexual offenses, and drugs. Mr. Abbott is licensed in Tennessee and Georgia. Don’t head to your first court date without the proper representation. Get in touch with Mr. Abbott and let him go to work on your behalf.

Joshua P. Weiss

Mr. Weiss sets his focus on civil litigation and criminal defense. What makes him such an advocate for clients? For one thing, Mr. Weiss is a keen negotiator and litigator. He routinely achieves results in cases that meet or exceed client expectations. Mr. Weiss, along with our other criminal defense attorneys, truly stands up for the rights of his clients. He takes the time to explain the legal process in a way that clients can then make an informed decision about how to proceed with the case. For more information on Mr. Weiss, please be sure to check out this post on the Cortez Sims case ruling.


Now that you’ve met the team, what’s your next step? It’s a good idea to look around a bit and browse other firms before making a final decision. Remember that hiring an attorney is a major decision. The right one could help steer your life back on track while the wrong lawyer may send it into a tailspin.

The law office of Cavett, Abbott & Weiss strives to provide effective, efficient, and reliable trial counsel to clients. It’s our belief that you deserve to be treated like a human being and not just another number. You can count on us to clarify the legal process and shed some light on your case. Do you have questions or concerns along the way? We will do everything possible to answer them in a timely fashion.

It’s never good when a law firm guarantees results for clients. You can rest easy knowing that our attorneys will go above and beyond to achieve the best positive outcome for your case.

We are ready to put more than 60 years of combined experience to work for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.