John Westley McClarty

Court of Appeals Judge
Year Elected/Appointed
Prior Judicial Experience

Hamilton County Juvenile Court Referee - 1990
Special Judge, Chattanooga City Court, Hamilton County Juvenile Court and Hamilton County General Sessions Court

Previous Employment

Associate Attorney, Law Office of Jerry Summers 1976-78
General Practice, Law Office of John W. McClarty 1978-79
Senior Partner, McClarty & Williams, Attorneys 1980-91
Sole Practitioner, Law Office of John W. McClarty 1991-2009

Southern University School of Law, 1976
Austin Peay State University, 1971

Best Pledge Award of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity - 1969
The Army Good Conduct Medal, The Army Comendation Medal - 1973
Outstanding Young Men of America Award - 1981 and 1983
Citizenship Award Omega Psi Phi Fraternity - 1982
Who's Who in American Law, Fourth Edition - 1986
Martindale-Hubbell, AV rating - 2001


Chattanooga Bar Association
Fellow, Chattanooga Bar Foundation, 2000
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
Chattanooga Trial Lawyers Association (President  1996; Board of Governors)
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee (Hearing Committee Member, 2001-2009)
American Board of Trial Advocates (2008)
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (2009)

Community Involvement

Past Member, NAACP Official Board
Past Member of Board, Greater Chattanooga Community Services
Past Member of Board, YMCA Youth Residential Center
Past Chairman of Board, Hamilton County Police Department Civil Service Board
Past Chairman, Governoring Board

Eastern Section
Contact Info

633 Chestnut Street, Suite 1560 (Shipping)
P.O. Box 11481 (37401)
Chattanooga, TN 37450
United States