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About Our Firm


Mark Litchford and Richard Pearce have known each other since about the age of five, playing together in the streets of East Brainerd (Concord Road) in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mark and Richard then attended The McCallie School together, where Mark was a boarding student and Richard a day student (making them bitter rivals). This common bond, however, formed the core of their friendship when they started practicing law together in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2008. Since then, Mark and Richard have worked together extensively to develop synergistic law practices, working off of each other's strengths to the benefit of their clients.  Eleven years later, Mark and Richard formed Litchford, Pearce & Associates, PLLC, out of a desire to shape their own practices, benefit their communities, and better serve their clients.  

Our Guiding Values

Litchford, Pearce & Associates, PLLC, is committed to delivering top-quality legal services and is founded on the belief that appropriately aggressive, public-minded advocacy must be provided in connection with exceptional legal practice.  The Firm's guiding values are:

    1. Transparency: Integrity is only achieved through open and honest communication. It is important to be loyal, friendly, zealous, compassionate, and a good listener.
    2. Golden Rule: Hiring an attorney is stressful and likely involves intimate problems to be solved. That is a responsibility the Firm does not take lightly. You deserve to be treated in a manner that demands top-notch sincere legal representation as if you were a family member.
    3. Honor Commitments: We set goals to achieve for our clients and stay committed until we have achieved the promises established from the beginning. We stay connected with our clients and consistently follow-up to ensure everything is completed in accordance with the commitments made.
    4. Clients are our Assets: We recognize the value and contributions of each client and our ethical, honest and fair actions reflect the responsibility owed to each and every client.


Nothing gives us greater satisfaction than helping our clients succeed in all facets of their business and personal lives. We strive to communicate well with our clients, provide diligent representation and be loyal advocates for our clients’ needs.

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