Chambliss Law Firm Expands with New Elder Law Manager

Chambliss law firm enhances its elder law services with Dub Ellis's hire.

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C., a notable law firm based in Chattanooga, has announced the addition of William “Dub” Ellis, LMSW, to its team. Ellis joins the firm as an elder law and special needs care manager, a role in which he will collaborate closely with the estate planning practice area. This move is aimed at strengthening the team’s capacity to offer comprehensive elder law services tailored to the needs of Chambliss’ clients.

Mark Cunningham, the President and Managing Shareholder of Chambliss, expressed enthusiasm about Ellis’s joining, highlighting the unique blend of professional social work experience and personal advocacy approach that Ellis brings to the table. Cunningham emphasized the significance of Ellis’s role in enhancing the firm’s legal services, particularly in navigating the complexities of elder law and special needs care. Ellis’s appointment marks Chambliss as the sole corporate law firm in Chattanooga to incorporate such a specialized role into its practice, underlining the firm’s dedication to innovative and client-focused legal solutions.

With over twenty years of experience, Ellis’s background as a Tennessee Licensed Master Social Worker equips him with a diverse skill set that complements Chambliss’ client service approach. Known for his compassionate support, insurance navigation, and placement strategies, Ellis specializes in uplifting individuals by addressing their immediate needs and planning for their future goals. His approach is characterized by a deep understanding of emotional and psychological needs, making him a trusted advocate for clients and their families.

Ellis’s extensive experience spans various levels of health care and housing situations, including work in hospitals, emergency rooms, intensive care units, outpatient clinics, and various living facilities. He is a member of the Tennessee Society of Health Care Social Workers (TSHCSW) and has been honored with the TSHCSW Chattanooga Chapter Social Worker of the Year award. Ellis holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Tennessee.

Amy Boulware, a care manager at Chambliss, welcomed Ellis to the team, highlighting the positive impact his warmth and compassion will have on the individuals and families they serve. Boulware looks forward to collaborating with Ellis and witnessing the benefits of his contribution to the community.

Chambliss, founded in 1886, is a Chattanooga-based law firm that provides a broad range of legal services to local, regional, and national clients. With over 135 employees, the firm’s expertise spans across various legal areas including business, cybersecurity and data privacy, estate planning, health care, and more. For more information about Chambliss and its services, please visit

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