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Richard B. Gossett

Senior Counsel

Richard B. Gossett concentrates his practice in banking, business bankruptcy, reorganizations, and creditors rights.

Professional Biography

Mr. Gossett also has extensive experience in corporate and other business organizations, real estate matters and construction law.

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Banking Law since 1995; Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law since 1999; Litigation - Bankruptcy since 2011; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) since 2013; Litigation - Real Estate since 2017
  • Named Chattanooga "Lawyer of the Year" (Banking Law) by The Best Lawyers in America® (2009, 2014) 
  • Recipient – Tennessee Bar Association Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Volunteer Award (2021)
  • Recipient – Baker Donelson Chattanooga Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2020)
  • Director – Mid-South Commercial Law Institute
  • Member delegate – Bankruptcy Law Reform Mission, Beijing (1995)
  • Certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification (1993 – 2008)
  • Member – American, Georgia and Tennessee Bar Associations
  • Member – American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2006


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1965
  • University of Tennessee, B.S., 1963


  • United States Supreme Court, 1970
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1989
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee, 1966
  • United States District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia, 1985

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