Former Judge Mattice opens his own law practice in Chattanooga

Former federal judge Harry S. "Sandy" Mattice has opened The Mattice Law Group in Chattanooga. / Contributed photo

After two decades of government service, former U.S. District Court Judge Harry S. "Sandy" Mattice Jr. has opened his own law practice in downtown Chattanooga.

Mattice, a former prosecutor and judge who recently stepped down from the federal bench in East Tennessee, said he has opened The Mattice Group in the Republic Centre in downtown Chattanooga. The firm will focus its practice in the areas of Investigations, complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, crisis management and communications, governmental affairs advocacy and mediation.

Mattice, 67. is returning to the private practice of law after 20 years of service in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government. Judge Mattice was appointed to the federal bench by President George W. Bush in November 2005. Prior to his appointment to the judiciary, he served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee from October 2001 to November 2005.