Chambliss Welcomes Care Manager Dub Ellis to Estate Planning Team

Chambliss law firm hires William "Dub" Ellis as an elder law and special needs care manager.

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. welcomes William “Dub” Ellis, LMSW, to the firm as an elder law and special needs care manager. Ellis will collaborate with the estate planning practice area, further bolstering the team and the practice’s ability to deliver tailored, comprehensive elder law services to Chambliss’ clients.

“We’re thrilled to enhance our legal services by welcoming Dub to the firm’s estate planning team,” said President and Managing Shareholder Mark Cunningham. “His professional background as a licensed social worker handling challenging medical and life-related obstacles, coupled with his personal approach to advocacy, will greatly benefit our clients navigating the intricacies of elder law and special needs care. As the sole corporate law firm in Chattanooga to embrace this unique role, Dub’s addition to Chambliss emphasizes our commitment to offering innovative legal solutions tailored to the needs of our clients.”

With over two decades of experience, Ellis is a Tennessee Licensed Master Social Worker with a versatile skill set that highlights Chambliss’ unique approach to client service. His work centers on uplifting individuals, addressing immediate needs, and methodically planning for future goals, and he is known for his compassionate support, insurance navigation, and placement strategies. His careful and respectful approach, combined with a deep understanding of emotional and psychological needs, sets him apart as a trustworthy advocate for clients and their families. Ellis’s transformative client service philosophy includes fostering resilience and optimizing the well-being of those who seek his counsel.

Ellis has an extensive background working with clients in various industries and makes a significant impact in the sectors he serves. He possesses substantial knowledge of complex medical systems and collaborates with interdisciplinary teams throughout various levels of health care and housing situations, including hospitals, emergency rooms, intensive care units, outpatient clinics, palliative care, hospice care, independent living, assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation facilities, and nursing homes.

He is a member of the Tennessee Society of Health Care Social Workers (TSHCSW) and a past recipient of the TSHCSW Chattanooga Chapter Social Worker of the Year award. Ellis graduated from the University of Tennessee with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work.

“We’re delighted to welcome Dub to our team, marking an exciting milestone in the growth of our firm and enriching the depth of services we can offer,” said Care Manager Amy Boulware. “Dub brings an additional level of warmth and compassion to our work. I’m excited to collaborate with him and witness the positive impact he’ll undoubtedly have on the individuals and families with unique needs in our community.”

About Chambliss

Chambliss, founded in 1886, is a Chattanooga-based law firm serving local, regional, and national clients. With over 135 employees, the firm offers a wide range of legal services, including business, cybersecurity and data privacy, construction and real estate, estate planning, finance, health care, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. The firm serves as counsel for businesses, financial institutions, local governments, families, individuals, and nonprofit organizations. For more information about the firm, please visit

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