Carr Allison is open for business. Our attorneys are available to guide and assist you with your legal needs and concerns.


Michael J. PetherickAssociate


736 Market Street
Suite 1320
Chattanooga, TN 37402


423-648-9869 (fax)

Professional Profile

Michael J. Petherick is an associate 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 (Knoxville) 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.

In his free time, Michael enjoys running, fencing, cooking and watching UT football.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice



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

JD, University of Tennessee College of Law, cum laude


American Bar Association

Knoxville Bar Association

News Updates About Michael J. Petherick

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 […]

Learn More

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 […]

Learn More

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!  

Learn More

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 […]

Learn More

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

Learn More

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 […]

Learn More

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 […]

Learn More

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 […]

Learn More