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Buck Dougherty

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“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

– Winston Churchill

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Buck Dougherty

Attorney At Law

First Amendment and Constitutional Law; Defamation; Civil Rights Litigation; Appellate Law; Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights; Business and Corporate Litigation; Construction Disputes and Lien Enforcement; Real Estate Law; Estate and Trust Litigation; Insurance Litigation; Employment Law.


The University of Tampa (B.S., 1988) – Member, 1987 NCAA Div. II Final Four Soccer Team

Samford University, Cumberland School of Law (J.D., 2002) – The Order of Barristers, Winner 2000 Gordon T. Saad Moot Court Competition, Associate Justice-Henry Upson Simms Moot Court Board, Hand Arendall Award for Appellate Advocacy, National Moot Court Team

AWARDS: Mid-South Super Lawyers-Rising Star-Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy, 2012 and 2013.

United States Supreme Court; Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee; Admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee, 2003.


Tennessee Bar Association; Chattanooga Bar Association.


“Repossession and Foreclosure of Personal Property”, Lorman, 2005; Sensabaugh v. Halliburton, et al., 937 F.3d 621 (6th Circuit, 2019).