Firm Overview

Cheadle | Law of Nashville | Cheadle of Knoxville

The attorneys at the Tennessee-based Cheadle | Law offices represent business clients throughout the state’s 95 counties. The firm’s clients are primarily lenders. Attorneys focus their practice on collection law, receivership law, commercial litigation, general business law, bankruptcy law, and insurance law.

The firm is comprised of managing lawyer John R. Cheadle, Jr., his siblings Evalina Cheadle and Dudley Cheadle, and Mary Barnard. Based in Nashville with a second office in Knoxville, the practice was founded by John R. Cheadle, Sr. in 1963. The firm holds a place in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Aviation plays an important role in the practice

A portion of the practice is devoted to aviation law. John R. Cheadle, Jr. has been issued an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) license by the F.A.A. He also holds a Flight Instructor certificate, with Instrument, Multi-Engine and Glider endorsements. He is type–rated to fly the Falcon 10 and DC-3. John Cheadle has over 5,000 hours of flight time as pilot–in–command. He has made over 1,100 skydives, and he has both competed in and flown DC–3 jump planes in the United States Parachute Association National Championships.

John Cheadle uses his Falcon 10 jet and Twin Commander turbo–prop to attend court and depositions throughout the state and country.


John R. Cheadle, Jr.

The Cheadle | Law offices are primarily devoted to creditors’ rights. In Tennessee state court, the attorneys assist businesses in recovering unpaid obligations. In bankruptcy court, Cheadle | Law and Cheadle's attorneys file proofs of claim, motions for relief from stay, objections to confirmation, and dischargeability complaints. More specifically, the firm’s areas of practice include:

  • Business Law
  • Banking Law
  • Creditor Bankruptcy Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Receivership Law
  • Aviation Law
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