Michael J. Petherick is a shareholder in the Chattanooga (TN) office of Carr Allison. Michael’s practice concentrates on matters involving premises liability, construction and complex litigation.
Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Tennessee with a major in history. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law, graduating cum laude. While in law school, Michael received several awards, including being named a Tennessee Law Student for Justice which is an honor given by the Tennessee Supreme Court in recognition of pro bono service. He was also honored with The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Excellence for the Future Awards for achievement in the studies of Contract Drafting and Civil Pretrial Litigation. Michael served as research editor for the Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender and Social Justice, a senior staff Member for Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law and as an Editor for the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy. During his career, he has been included in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch© since 2022 and Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Stars in 2023.
In his free time, Michael enjoys running, fencing, cooking and watching UT football.