ABOUT Fielding H. Atchley, Jr.

Fielding H. Atchley, Jr.


Fielding H. Atchley, Jr.  has been engaged in the general practice of law in the greater Chattanooga area for over 40 years.  He is a third generation lawyer, following both his  father, Fielding Atchley, and his grandfather, J.F. Atchley, in the general practice in Chattanooga.  He has been practicing with his son, Trevor F. Atchley, since 2008 and had the privilege of practicing with J.W. (Bill) Dietzen and his brother Richard for 31 years.

While he continues to maintain a general  practice, Mr. Atchley currently concentrates his practice in the following areas: conservatorship and guardianship, where persons are unable to handle their own property and affairs due to disability or minority, probate estate administrations, trust  administrations, estate planning, preparation of wills, trusts, including special needs trusts, and powers of attorney, elder law, and Medicaid planning and qualification.

He has long been active in civic and church affairs, and is the past President of both the Chattanooga Civitan Club and the First Christian Church.  He currently serves on the Board of the Chattanooga Civitan Children’s Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the physical, mental and emotional health of children with special needs.

He is a native Chattanoogan and is a graduate of City High School, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Vanderbilt School of Law.

He is married to the former Jennifer Eichelberger and they are the parents of three grown sons.

Licensed in Tennessee

Bar Admissions:

  • State Courts of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Affiliations and Memberships:

  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

Practice Areas:

  • Conservatorship & Guardianship Law
  • Probate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Will & Trust Preparation & Administration
  • Elder Law
  • Civil Litigation