John G. Yantis



Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Phone:   423-267-9072
Fax:      423-267-6873
E-mail:   E-mail Me

A native of Red Bank, Mr. Yantis was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1977 and the Georgia Bar in 1978.  He graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in 1973 and the University of Tennessee with a J.D. in 1977.He is a member of the Chattanooga Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.  His areas of practice include Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation, Corporate, Probate and Collections.Mr. Yantis serves as Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Equalization and is heavily involved in church and activities for youth.

Mr. Yantis has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and The Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.  He is among the first in Tennessee to obtain this certification.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation
  • Corporate Law
  • Probate
  • Collections

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1978
  • Tennessee, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1978


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. – 1977
  • Emory University
    • B.A. – 1973

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chattanooga Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member


  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Sigma Chi
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Recent Verdicts and Settlements

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$2.4 Million settlement just received for a 74 year old woman who was injured by a tractor trailer truck
$250,000 worker’s compensation recovery for aggravation of existing hip injury
$260,000 recovery for a student in an automobile accident who received fractured vertebrae in his neck; student recovered and returned to full activities
$1 Million recovery for a woman in Chattanooga whose husband was killed in a tractor trailer accident in New Mexico
Structured settlement recovery worth up to $6 Million in a products liability case for a husband and children whose wife and mother was killed when a truck pulling a trailer with defective lights and reflectors pulled out in front of her car
$100,000 recovery in a medical malpractice case when a baby received head injuries from forceps delivery
$125,000 worker’s compensation recovery for a worker with back injuries that returned to full duty work
$100,000 worker’s compensation recovery for a worker with arm and neck injuries; worker returned to full duty work
$500,000 structured settlement recovery for a woman who suffered a broken leg in an automobile accident
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