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CRIMINAL & PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS CHATTANOOGA

SERIOUS REPRESENTATION FROM EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS

CRIMINAL & PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS CHATTANOOGA

SERIOUS REPRESENTATION FROM EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS

CRIMINAL & PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS CHATTANOOGA

Everyone faces difficult situations in life at some point. It’s how we handle these situations that will help define our future.

Whether you have a criminal charge filed against you or you have been injured in an accident, the lawyers at Houston & Alexander, PLLC in Chattanooga can help.

Our criminal defense and personal injury attorneys have been applying their considerable judicial and courtroom experience to such matters since 1993.

We defend the rights and freedoms of individuals charged with serious crimes, including DWI/DUI, drug offenses, white-collar crimes, murder, and sexual assault.

The consequences can be extremely severe and we believe that a single mistake shouldn’t result in multiple penalties that drastically affect your future.

We also represent victims in personal injury cases, including nursing home abuse and car, motorcycle, and truck accidents.

Our lawyers will fight for the compensation you deserve. Start with a free online consultation today.

Serious representation in criminal and personal injury cases

Any criminal case in Chattanooga can leave you with a lifelong criminal record. This can have far-reaching effects on future employment, housing, finances, travel, and so on.

This is in addition to the immediate penalties associated with a conviction, including fines and potential jail time in many cases.

With such serious consequences, you need serious legal representation to give yourself the best chance of maintaining your freedom and reducing the consequences in later life.

This only comes with the professional assistance of experienced lawyers, who possess in-depth knowledge both of criminal law and the local judicial system here in Chattanooga.

Our partners can offer a level of judicial experience that very few criminal defense attorneys possess:

Together, this amounts to an enormous wealth of legal knowledge and trial experience that puts our clients at an immediate advantage in the courtroom.

We are also seasoned personal injury lawyers, skilled at liaising with insurance companies and working within the civil justice system to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Whether it is a criminal or personal injury matter, start with an initial consultation with lawyers who will listen to your unique story and the challenges you are facing.

Criminal Lawyers Chattanooga

What legal services do we provide?

Criminal defense

  • DUI – don’t underestimate the consequences of a DUI conviction. Simply accepting the charge may lead to harsh penalties and unforeseen consequences.

  • Drug Crime – there is a low tolerance for drug possession crimes in Chattanooga. An experienced drug crime lawyer can help protect your rights.

  • Federal Criminal Defense – serious drug, white-collar, violent or sexual crime can lead to federal charges. Penalties are severe and you need a serious defense to escape them.

Personal injury

  • Car Accidents – careless or reckless driving is one of the main causes of personal injuries in Chattanooga. You shouldn’t have to pay for another driver’s negligence.

  • Motorcycle Accidents – motorcyclists suffer some of the most serious personal injuries and often require aggressive legal representation to claim what they deserve.

  • Nursing Home and Medical Malpractice – neglect and abuse in medical settings account for many unnecessary injuries and deaths. We’ll help you or a loved one get justice.

OUR PRACTICE AREAS

Criminal Defense

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Federal Charges

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DWI / DUI

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Drug Charges

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Personal Injury

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Car Accidents

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Motorcycle Accidents

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Nursing Home Abuse

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OUR PRACTICE AREAS

Criminal Defense

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Federal Charges

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DWI / DUI

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Drug Charges

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Personal Injury

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Nursing Home Abuse

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Motorcycle Accidents

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Car Accidents

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What questions should you ask a lawyer?

Before you hire a criminal defense or personal injury lawyer, it is advisable to ask some questions to determine whether they are a good fit. Consider asking:

  • How many years of criminal defense/personal injury legal experience do you have?

  • What similar cases to mine have you personally handled before?

  • Which courts do you primarily work at?

  • Will you be my attorney – or will I be represented by someone else on your team?

  • Is my type of case the main type you handle as a lawyer?

  • How will you communicate with me?

  • What are your fees?

  • Do you accept payment plans?

What Makes Our Firm Different

  • Strong advocacy with a personal touch

What questions should you ask a lawyer

We are proud of our southern roots and you may be surprised at how open, accommodating, and hospitable we are, despite taking our duties as attorneys very seriously.

We realize that people make honest mistakes in life. People rarely act without a good reason and while this may occasionally land them in trouble with the law, it doesn’t make them bad people or criminals.

So, we will listen and provide the benefit of our experience to help you preserve your freedoms and your rights. If you end up having to pay a price for your mistake, we will ensure that the price is as low as possible.

With personal injury lawsuits, the details are always critical. You will find us extremely thorough with our investigation and follow-up with the negligent party. We will leave no stone unturned to ensure that you can move on with your life with confidence.

  • Affordable fees

Most people don’t want to hire lawyers unless absolutely necessary. We get that. They call us in troubled times.

At Houston & Alexander, PLLC, we want to be here for you when you need us. We purposely keep our fees as affordable as possible. Talk to us about payment plans.

Looking for legal counsel in Chattanooga?

If you’re based in the Chattanooga area and you have been charged with a crime or involved in an accident that was no fault of your own, get in touch with our lawyers. The solution to your problem can start today with a free online consultation.

Our criminal defense or personal injury attorneys will listen to your story, suggest the next steps, and together we can start preparing for the best possible outcome in your case.

TESTIMONIALS

The moment finally came when I saw Jay walk down the stairs in the court room, he flashed me a thumbs up and I knew... I knew I won. If you need a lawyer do not hesitate to call Houston & Alexander. There is no one that will represent you better anywhere in Chattanooga. I wholeheartedly give them five stars. - Antonio
I had hired another law firm and they were getting nowhere with my case. I was charged with multiple offense DUIs and other charges. I was not sure where to turn and called Houston and Alexander. Johnny Houston went the EXTRA MILE for me! The other law firm had negotiated a sentence that may have made me lose my house, my kids...everything. Johnny was not only able to get my charges reduced but also the sentence net result was I was able to keep my family together. -Colleen
We've been clients of Houston & Alexander for three years, with Bret Alexander representing us during that time. I can't speak highly enough of his integrity, professionalism, and his dedication to our legal needs. We are so grateful for his guidance and effectiveness through such a difficult time. He's an attorney you can trust and depend on to do the right thing. We are sincerely so grateful. Thank You! - Trish
I am a Desert Storm veteran and found myself in need of legal counsel. Everyone from the receptionist to the attorney himself treated me with the utmost respect and dignity. I found them to be knowledgeable and most helpful. I would recommend Houston and Alexander for all your legal needs. Thank you for all of your help. - C Pugh
I won't go into specifics because they are very embarrassing for my family. But if you have a daughter who has been criminally charged with a serious charge, Johnny Houston should be your go-to gentleman. Because of his hard work, and diligence in our case, we can once again hold our heads High and consider this a lesson learned. Thank you Johnny Houston from the bottom of our hearts! -Karen A.
My son made a couple of mistakes and was faced with having a criminal record. Mr. Houston stepped in and provided us with excellent representation. My son will NOT have a record now and is looking forward to the future. I also can't say enough about the staff at Houston & Alexander. Always responsive and informative and really went the extra mile. I cannot recommend them enough! - Alice
Due the stress of this pandemic and the loss of employment, my wife and I got into an argument and I ended up getting arrested and charged with domestic violence. I could not go home, could not have any contact with my wife and had no place to live. An elected official/friend referred me to Johnny Houston and his law firm. Due to Johnny's efforts, not only did we get into court quickly, but all charges were dismissed. We are back together now and I am getting this expunged. Thank you, Johnny! - Client
I had too much to drink one night and backed into another car. I was charged with second offense DUI and felony reckless endangerment. I was at a real low point in my life and my husband had recently passed away. Johnny was able to get the felonies dismissed and I pled guilty to a first offense. Instead of facing significant jail time and a felony, I did a few days in jail and wore an alcohol monitor. Johnny was able to humanize me with the DA and I was able to get my life back on track again. Great law firm! You would be crazy to go anywhere else. - Karen M.
I am a college student. I was involved in a wreck and was charged with DUI and leaving the scene. I thought I was ok to drive but my blood result said otherwise. A DUI conviction would have really hurt my chances of getting a good job. Johnny and Bret told me I had a difficult case and the only guarantee they gave was that they would work hard for me. They NEVER gave up on my case and ultimately persuaded the arresting officer and the DA to reduce the charge. If YOU need help on a DUI or any other case, call them! These men are not only hard working but kind. - Kate
I had hired another law firm and they were getting nowhere with my case. I was charged with multiple offense DUI and other charges. Johnny Houston went the EXTRA MILE for me! The other law firm had negotiated a sentence that may have made me lose my house, my kids...everything. Johnny was not only able to get my charges reduced but also the sentence. I kept my house and my family intact! I have turned my life around and things are great! Johnny did not forget about me once the case was over, either. I needed some additional help with my license and Johnny jumped right on it. - Colleen
Johnny and Bret took my case and treated me like a person, not a number. I was looking at a long prison sentence (10+ years). These guys stepped in, calmed me down, and told me that they were going to be there for me. When you first walk in their office, you have that at home feeling. With Mrs. Wanda, a very welcoming atmosphere. They really treat you like family here. I would recommend Mr. Houston and Mr. Alexander to anyone who needs their service. You will not go wrong with these guys. THEY KNOW THE LAW!!!! - WARDELL
We were from out of town and had no friends or family in the area. Things got out of control and the next morning we were arrested and charged with Felonies. In my opinion, we were over charged. We called Johny and he agreed to meet with us right away. Johnny was attentive and listened. Facing possible jail time and the loss of my husband,s job we were terrified. Johnny literally rescued us! He took the lead, met with the DA and the alleged victim, and really smoothed things over. Johnny was confident and appeared to get along well with the Prosecutors and Judges. We were very fortunate to find Johnny. - Tana

TESTIMONIALS

The moment finally came when I saw Jay walk down the stairs in the court room, he flashed me a thumbs up and I knew... I knew I won. If you need a lawyer do not hesitate to call Houston & Alexander. There is no one that will represent you better anywhere in Chattanooga. I wholeheartedly give them five stars. - Antonio
I had hired another law firm and they were getting nowhere with my case. I was charged with multiple offense DUIs and other charges. I was not sure where to turn and called Houston and Alexander. Johnny Houston went the EXTRA MILE for me! The other law firm had negotiated a sentence that may have made me lose my house, my kids...everything. Johnny was not only able to get my charges reduced but also the sentence net result was I was able to keep my family together. -Colleen
We've been clients of Houston & Alexander for three years, with Bret Alexander representing us during that time. I can't speak highly enough of his integrity, professionalism, and his dedication to our legal needs. We are so grateful for his guidance and effectiveness through such a difficult time. He's an attorney you can trust and depend on to do the right thing. We are sincerely so grateful. Thank You! - Trish
I am a Desert Storm veteran and found myself in need of legal counsel. Everyone from the receptionist to the attorney himself treated me with the utmost respect and dignity. I found them to be knowledgeable and most helpful. I would recommend Houston and Alexander for all your legal needs. Thank you for all of your help. - C Pugh
I won't go into specifics because they are very embarrassing for my family. But if you have a daughter who has been criminally charged with a serious charge, Johnny Houston should be your go-to gentleman. Because of his hard work, and diligence in our case, we can once again hold our heads High and consider this a lesson learned. Thank you Johnny Houston from the bottom of our hearts! -Karen A.
My son made a couple of mistakes and was faced with having a criminal record. Mr. Houston stepped in and provided us with excellent representation. My son will NOT have a record now and is looking forward to the future. I also can't say enough about the staff at Houston & Alexander. Always responsive and informative and really went the extra mile. I cannot recommend them enough! - Alice
Due the stress of this pandemic and the loss of employment, my wife and I got into an argument and I ended up getting arrested and charged with domestic violence. I could not go home, could not have any contact with my wife and had no place to live. An elected official/friend referred me to Johnny Houston and his law firm. Due to Johnny's efforts, not only did we get into court quickly, but all charges were dismissed. We are back together now and I am getting this expunged. Thank you, Johnny! - Client
I had too much to drink one night and backed into another car. I was charged with second offense DUI and felony reckless endangerment. I was at a real low point in my life and my husband had recently passed away. Johnny was able to get the felonies dismissed and I pled guilty to a first offense. Instead of facing significant jail time and a felony, I did a few days in jail and wore an alcohol monitor. Johnny was able to humanize me with the DA and I was able to get my life back on track again. Great law firm! You would be crazy to go anywhere else. - Karen M.
I am a college student. I was involved in a wreck and was charged with DUI and leaving the scene. I thought I was ok to drive but my blood result said otherwise. A DUI conviction would have really hurt my chances of getting a good job. Johnny and Bret told me I had a difficult case and the only guarantee they gave was that they would work hard for me. They NEVER gave up on my case and ultimately persuaded the arresting officer and the DA to reduce the charge. If YOU need help on a DUI or any other case, call them! These men are not only hard working but kind. - Kate
I had hired another law firm and they were getting nowhere with my case. I was charged with multiple offense DUI and other charges. Johnny Houston went the EXTRA MILE for me! The other law firm had negotiated a sentence that may have made me lose my house, my kids...everything. Johnny was not only able to get my charges reduced but also the sentence. I kept my house and my family intact! I have turned my life around and things are great! Johnny did not forget about me once the case was over, either. I needed some additional help with my license and Johnny jumped right on it. - Colleen
Johnny and Bret took my case and treated me like a person, not a number. I was looking at a long prison sentence (10+ years). These guys stepped in, calmed me down, and told me that they were going to be there for me. When you first walk in their office, you have that at home feeling. With Mrs. Wanda, a very welcoming atmosphere. They really treat you like family here. I would recommend Mr. Houston and Mr. Alexander to anyone who needs their service. You will not go wrong with these guys. THEY KNOW THE LAW!!!! - WARDELL
We were from out of town and had no friends or family in the area. Things got out of control and the next morning we were arrested and charged with Felonies. In my opinion, we were over charged. We called Johny and he agreed to meet with us right away. Johnny was attentive and listened. Facing possible jail time and the loss of my husband,s job we were terrified. Johnny literally rescued us! He took the lead, met with the DA and the alleged victim, and really smoothed things over. Johnny was confident and appeared to get along well with the Prosecutors and Judges. We were very fortunate to find Johnny. - Tana

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ATTORNEY PROFILES

ATTORNEY PROFILES

JOHNNY D. HOUSTON

BRET ALEXANDER

AMANDA BRANAM DUNN

JAY UNDERWOOD

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