Mathew D. Brownfield Mathew D. Brownfield

Mathew D. Brownfield

Director

Mathew Brownfield is a native of St.Louis, Missouri who now resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mr. Brownfield graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri in 1980, and graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1984, where he was Research Editor of the Law Review. Additionally, while at the University of Tennessee College of Law, he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Phi, and the recipient of the Harold Warner Scholarship.

Mr. Brownfield clerked for Justice Robert E. Cooper of the Tennessee Supreme Court before beginning his career with Grant Konvalinka & Harrison. He practices in the areas of civil litigation, with an emphasis on commercial and intellectual property matters such as trademarks, trade names, copyright, unfair competition and trade secrets. Mr. Brownfield is a member of the Tennessee, Georgia, American and Chattanooga Bar Associations. He is a member of the International Trademark Association, and has served as a director for the Visually Impaired Training and Learning Center (VITAL), and was legal counsel for the Chattanooga Jaycees. Mr. Brownfield has also conducted character and fitness investigations for the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners. He presently is legal counsel and trustee for the Chattanooga Elks, and is also counsel for the Tennessee Elks Association.

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    J.D. - 1984
    Honors: with Honors
    Honors: Harold Warner Scholarship
    Honors: Member, Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Delta Phi
    Law Review: University of Tennessee College of Law, Research Editor
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis
    B.S. summa cum laude - 1980

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Chattanooga Bar Association, Member
  • International Trademark Association, Member
  • Visually Impaired Training and Learning Center (VITAL), Director, 1995 - 2000
  • Chattanooga Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees), Legal Counsel, 1991 - 1992
  • Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, District 3 Investigating Comittee, Member, 1990 - 1995

Past Employment

  • Justice Robert E. Cooper of the Tennessee Supreme Court, Clerk, 1984 - 1986

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