H. Franklin Chancey

H. Franklin Chancey

Cleveland, Tennessee
H. Franklin Chancey is a founding partner in the law firm of Chancey, Kanavos, Love & Painter which was established in 1994. Since entering the Practice of Law he has engaged in a wide range of practice involving complex Automobile and trucking accidents, Railroad crossing accidents, Medical Malpractice and Daycare liability for Childhood sexual abuse. In addition, Franklin has handled numerous criminal matters involving offenses such as Murder, Child Abuse, Arson, and Assaults. In 1992, Franklin assisted in the trial of an individual apprehended by the Television Program, "Unsolved Mysteries". Franklin's work has resulted in significant changes in the law in the areas of Premises Liability and Government responsibility for injuries to bicyclists. Franklin has one daughter and enjoys snow skiing, college football helping clients in need.

Areas of Practice

  • 20% Personal Injury
  • 20% Car Accident
  • 10% Nursing Home Abuse
  • 10% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Wrongful Death
  • 10% Medical Malpractice
  • 10% Sexual Harassment

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1989


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
    • B.S.


  • Civil Procedure, Adjunct Instructor, Cleveland State Community College, 1995 - 1996
  • Fundamentals of Appellate Procedure, NBI

Honors and Awards

  • Frank Prescott Outstanding Political Science Graduate Award
  • Chapin-Thomas Law Scholarship, 1985 - 1988
  • Legal Aid of East Tennessee Pro Bono Firm of the year 2010
  • Legal Aid of East Tennessee Pro Bono Firm of the Year 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Association for Justice, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society, Trustee, 2009 - Present
  • Bradley County Bar Association, Past President, 1988 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Volunteer Attorney of the Year 2006
  • Campus Court Referee-Michigan Avenue School, 1992 - Present