* Year Established: 2005
* Employees: 35, two locations (Chattanooga and Dalton, Georgia)
* Milestones: The Warren & Griffin law firm strives to treat every client like they are its only client, according to partner C. Mark Warren. With communication, care, and compassion it offers five-star service to all of its clients, he said.
Warren said Warren & Griffin is proud to have been awarded more than 1,000 five-star reviews over the years, more than any law firm based in Tennessee. He said Warren & Griffin was voted best law firm in Chattanooga six years in a row and best law firm in Dalton for four years.
* Why this is a Best Place to Work: Warren & Griffin celebrates each employee's birthdays, face to face, with a cake of their choosing. C. Mark Warren usually leads the birthday song, with Thatcher Smith providing back-up. The company actively engages with employees and purposefully creates a family environment. If employees have a child with a sport activity, or school program, they can leave and be a part of that. Also, if someone has a child who is sick, they can work from home and take care of them. The company wants employees to thrive at work, at home, and in life. Warren & Griffin employees start their weekend every Friday at 2 p.m. even though they get paid as if they were working until 5 p.m. A happy, well-paid, employee is the first step in delivering a five-star experience for its clients.
* Quotable: "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves." Proverbs 31:8