Michael J. PetherickShareholder

Address

736 Market Street
Suite 1320
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone

423.648.9862
423.648.9869 (fax)

Professional Profile

Michael J. Petherick is a shareholder in Carr Allison’s Chattanooga (TN) office. Michael’s practice concentrates on transportation, professional liability and other complex litigation.

Michael has successfully defended commercial motor carriers throughout the State of Tennessee in both pre-suit and litigated matters.  In addition to his transportation practice, Michael has experience defending clients in commercial, construction, products liability and professional liability litigation, both in trial and appellate courts.  In his appellate practice, Michael has experience briefing and arguing cases before both the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the Tennessee Supreme Court.  During his career, he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch since 2022 and Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Stars in 2023.

Michael received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville), graduating summa cum laude.  He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law, graduating cum laude.  Michael received several accolades during law school, including being elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and being named a Tennessee Law Student for Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Outside of his practice, Michael enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with his wife, Caitlin, his friends, and his rambunctious corgi, Clementine.  Michael is also a proud fan of the Tennessee Volunteers.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

Tennessee

US District Court, Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee

Education

BA, University of Tennessee (Knoxville), summa cum laude

JD, University of Tennessee College of Law, cum laude

Affiliations

Chattanooga Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association

 

Recognitions

Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2023

The Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch, 2022-2024

News Updates About Michael J. Petherick

7 Carr Allison Attorneys Named to 2023 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars

Carr Allison is proud to announce that seven attorneys have been named to the 2023 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list. Attorneys are selected as Rising Stars by a rigorous process of peer nominations, peer evaluations and third party research.  Eligibility for Rising Stars is subject to those 40 years old […]

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2 Carr Allison Chattanooga Attorneys Named To The Best Lawyers in America: Ones To Watch®

Carr Allison is proud to announce that 2 attorneys from our Chattanooga (TN) office have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch® 2024. They are recognized for excellence in their respective practice areas. Congratulations! Below is a list of the Chattanooga attorneys included. Chancey […]

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Carr Allison Announces New Shareholders

Carr Allison congratulates our new Shareholders: Nikki Harlan (Gulfport, MS), Hal Houston (Jacksonville, FL), Chancey Miller (Chattanooga, TN), Wade Norwood (Birmingham, AL), Michael Petherick (Chattanooga, TN) and Kyle Weaver (Tallahassee, FL).   Nikki Harlan practices in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Transportation and General Litigation. Hal Houston practices in the […]

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Martin and Petherick Obtain Dismissal

Sean W. Martin and Michael J. Petherick from our Chattanooga (TN) office, have obtained dismissal of a false imprisonment claim against its department store client.  Plaintiff claimed he was falsely accused of shoplifting and that he was confronted by the store’s employee who ultimately took his car keys and prevented […]

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Carr Allison Announces New Shareholders

Carr Allison congratulates our new Shareholders: Chase Eley (Birmingham, AL), Mark Pionessa (Jacksonville, FL) and Dennis Vann (Birmingham, AL)   Chase Eley practices in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Insurance Coverage and General Litigation. Mark Pionessa practices in the areas of Personal Injury, Premises Liability and Construction. Dennis Vann Jr. […]

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Martin and Petherick Obtains Dismissal of a Health Care Liability Action

Sean W. Martin and Michael J. Petherick of the Chattanooga office of Carr Allison successfully obtained dismissal of a health care liability action. The Plaintiff alleged that her now deceased father fell trying to walk from the x-ray table to his wheelchair.  The Plaintiff asserted a general negligence action against […]

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Martin and Petherick Obtain Summary Judgment

Carr Allison’s Sean W. Martin and Michael J. Petherick (Chattanooga, TN) obtained summary judgment for one of its hospitality clients.  The plaintiff checked into the hotel with her boyfriend.  Before going to bed the couple drank 16 alcoholic beverages at the hotel bar.   Later that night, the plaintiff went to […]

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Well Done, Sean Martin!

  We are so proud of our partner Sean Martin! With the help of associate Michael Petherick, Martin represented the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association and helped Tennessee’s damages caps withstand constitutional challenge. Great result!  

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Martin and Petherick Author Amicus Brief for TN Supreme Court

Shareholder Sean W. Martin and Associate Michael J. Petherick from Carr Allison’s Chattanooga (TN) office authored an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association in the case of Jodi McClay v. Airport Management Services LLC.  The amicus brief supported the constitutionality of the Tennessee statute which […]

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We’re On the Move in Tennessee!

Carr Allison is excited to announce the relocation of our Chattanooga (TN) office to: 736 Market Street, Suite 1320 Chattanooga, TN 37402 Office: 423.648.9832  Fax: 423.648.9869

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Carr Allison Chattanooga Attends TDLA Annual Conference

Attorneys from Carr Allison’s Chattanooga, TN office recently attended the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association’s (TDLA) annual meeting and conference in Chattanooga.  TDLA is a group of lawyers primarily engaged in civil defense litigation who have the opportunity to exchange ideas, techniques and information through the association.  TDLA also strives to […]

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Defense Win for Martin and Petherick in Tennessee

Shareholder Sean W. Martin and Associate Michael J. Petherick, of Carr Allison’s Chattanooga (TN) office, obtained dismissal for its architectural firm client in two professional negligence cases inside of a premises liability case. Two different plaintiffs on two separate dates fell on a landing area outside of a newly constructed […]

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Carr Allison’s Tennessee Office Adds Two Lawyers

Carr Allison is pleased to welcome associates Chancey R. Miller and Michael J. Petherick to the Chattanooga, TN office. Chancey’ s practice will focus on transportation, premises liability and commercial litigation matters.  Chancey graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration in Business Analytics.  He […]

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