Our Team

Criminal Defense

We focus primarily on criminal defense with additional areas involving civil litigation. Our criminal defense practice handles all types of criminal investigations, arrests, and charges, including DUI, drug offenses, theft, sex offenses, gun crimes, domestic assault, probation violations, violent crimes, and more. Our criminal defense attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience defending individuals in cases ranging from traffic citations to death penalty cases.

Civil Litigation 

Our civil litigation practice includes representation in real estate litigation, construction litigation, commercial disputes, and entertainment law. These matters can range from title insurance defense to buyer/builder litigation, commercial and residential construction disputes, surety bond claims, breach of contract, boundary line issues, sale and partition lawsuits, quiet title lawsuits, and materialmen’s and mechanics’ lien litigation. 

Why Choose Us?

The services of a seasoned lawyer cannot be overemphasized when you are in a legal dilemma. Understanding your legal position, how the laws impact your case, and your options is critical. Our firm is here to ensure that your rights are protected and that your best interests are pursued from start to finish. We offer extensive experience, reliability, and transparency. Our team has strong negotiation skills as well as litigation proficiency in both criminal and civil courts. 

Cavett, Abbott & Weiss, PLLC (hereinafter “CAW”) is a Professional Limited Liability Company consisting of John C. Cavett, Jr., Barry L. Abbott & Joshua Weiss. CAW has an office sharing arrangement with other attorneys who are Of Counsel to our firm. Each of the Of Counsel attorneys rent office space in our offices and pays a share of the common expenses. Each Of Counsel attorney is independent of CAW; however, CAW periodically associates some of the Of Counsel attorneys to perform legal work on a case-by-case basis to assist CAW in the representation of CAW clients.

We serve clients in the following southern Tennessee and northern Georgia counties.

  • Tennessee: Hamilton, Bradley, Marion Franklin, Grundy, Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Rhea, Miggs
  • Georgia: Walker, Catoosa, Dade, Chattooga, Whitfield

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