Mark  W. Litchford Mark  W. Litchford

Mark W. Litchford

Director

LICENSED IN TENNESSEE & GEORGIA

Mark is a director of Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C. and serves as chair of the firm’s recruiting services and also serves on the firm’s marketing committee. Mark is licensed to practice in Tennessee and Georgia and concentrates his practice in civil litigation, criminal defense and governmental law. In 2016, Mark was named a “2016 Rising Star” by Super Lawyers of Thomson Reuters.

Mark has extensive trial experience in representing clients in a variety of areas, including governmental regulations, personal injury, criminal defense, federal and state constitutional law, real property disputes, and public records and annexation actions.

Mark also routinely practices at the appellate level, having represented clients on appeals in federal and state courts involving a variety of subjects, including landowner tax disputes, federal and state constitutional law, civil rights, competitive business practices, and Tennessee Open Records Act.

A native of Crossville, Tennessee, Mark attended The McCallie School of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, for both his undergraduate and Master's degree. Mark received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Cecil C. Humphries School of Law at Memphis University and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity and an active participant in the Mock Trial and Advanced Moot Court competitions. Mark was also the recipient of the CALI Award given to the student with the top overall score in Property and was also the recipient of the Cicero Award for outstanding oral argument performance in Legal Methods.

Prior to joining Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison in 2008, Mark clerked for the Honorable W. Neil Thomas, III, of the Circuit Court for Hamilton County, Tennessee, and also clerked for the firm as a summer associate. Mark also taught calculus, geometry and algebra at the Boyd Buchanan School in Chattanooga for three years prior to attending law school.

Mark is a member of the American, Tennessee, and Chattanooga Bar Associations and is licensed to practice in Tennessee, Georgia, the Eastern District of Tennessee and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

E-mail Me (mlitchford@gkhpc.com)

Assistant: Phillis Moseley

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Education

  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
    J.D. cum laude – 2008
    Honors: Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
    Honors: Mock Trial and Advanced Moot Court Competitions
    Honors: Recipient, CALI Award
    Honors: Recipient of the Cicero Award
  • David Lipscomb University
    M.Ed. – 2004
  • David Lipscomb University
    B.S. – 2001

Published Works

  • State ex rel. Commissioner, Department of Transportation v. Dyskin, No. E201302286COAR3CV, 2015 WL 382709 (Tenn. Ct. App. January 29, 2015)
    Argued case before Tennessee Court of Appeals and successfully represented claimants in eminent domain action and tax disbursement dispute between land owners.
  • United Pet Supply, Inc. v. City of Chattanooga, No. 13-5181, 768 F.3d 464 (6th Cir. September 18, 2014)
    Obtained partial reversal for defendants in interlocutory appeal challenging denial of qualified immunity in 42 U.S.C. 1983 action.
  • Rebecca Little v. City Of Chattanooga, No. E2013-00838-COA-R3CV, 2014 WL 605430 (Tenn. Ct. App. February 14, 2014)
    Successfully represented Chattanooga citizen on appeal to obtain all attorneys’ fees, expenses and costs in connection with Tennessee Open Records action under T.C.A. § 10-7-501 et seq.
  • Rebecca Little v. City of Chattanooga, No. E2011-027-24-COAR3CV, 2012 WL 4358174 (Tenn. Ct. App. September 25, 2012)
    Argued case before Tennessee Court of Appeals and successfully represented Chattanooga citizen to obtain access to public documents willfully withheld by government officials.
  • Konvalinka v. Chattanooga Hamilton County Hospital Authority, 2009 WL 1530194 (Tenn. Ct. App. June 02, 2009)
    Handled appeal and successfully obtained reversal for client on appeal challenging claim by defendant that certain documents were protected from disclosure by Tennessee Public Records Act.
  • Rudek v. Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, P.C., No. 1:08–CV–288, 2009 WL 385804 (E.D. Tenn. Feb. 17, 2009)
    Successfully defended client by obtaining summary judgment on fair debt collection practices action.
  • Marion Anthony Allen d/b/a Associated Roofing Service v. Steven B. Hobbs, Neil A. Highfield and Foametix of Chattanooga, LLC, Hamilton County Chancery Court, Case No. 11-0058 (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
    Successfully defended clients in obtaining denial of injunctive relief action for alleged breach of employee non-compete agreement.
  • Andrews v. East Tennessee Children’s Hosp. Ass’n., Inc., No. 1:07-CV-288, 2008 WL 4646115 (E.D. Tenn. Oct. 17, 2008).
    Successfully represented plaintiff in obtaining denial of summary judgment in claim for racial discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Tennessee Human Rights Act.

Presentations

  • 2016 Employee & Employer Rights; Avoiding Company Liability
    Presented Seminar focusing on employee rights and Employer avoiding liability
  • 2016 The Business of Lawyering: Professional Development for Today’s Attorney’s
    Presented seminar focusing on ethical aspects of the legal profession involving attorney-client relationship
  • 2014 Driving Under the Influence Seminar (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
    Presented seminar on current Tennessee DUI laws and minimum sentencing requirements.
  • 2013 Landlord-Tenant Law (Sterling Education Services) Seminar
    Presented seminar on Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act of Tennessee T.C.A. § 66-28-101.
  • 2013 Estate Planning Needs (Daughters of American Revolution) Seminar
    Presented seminar on estate planning matters involving trusts, tax-exempt gifts, and other related testamentary tax planning issues.
  • 2012 Fair Labor Standards Act (Tennessee Bar Association) Seminar
    Presented seminar on current FLSA exemptions and changes on executive employee exemptions.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Chattanooga Bar Association, Member

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Grant Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C., serves clients in Tennessee cities such as Chattanooga, Cleveland, East Ridge, Red Bank, Jasper, Collegedale, Athens, Decatur, Altamont, McMinnville, Manchester, Dunlap, Winchester, Fayetteville, Soddy-Daisy, Etowah, Dayton, Charleston, Tullahoma, Fort Oglethorpe, Dalton, Chatsworth, Calhoun, Summerville, Lafayette, Ringgold, Chattanooga Valley, Chickamauga, Tunnel Hill and Trenton.

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