A Family Law Attorney You Can Trust

When facing divorce-related disputes like child custody, complex division of property matters and spousal support, you need a lawyer you can trust. In addition to the financial and personal stakes being high in every aspect of divorce, throughout the process you will also face difficult, emotionally charged decisions you need to make. There is no substitute for an experienced, knowledgeable advocate at your side. Patricia Best Vital, founding attorney of Vital Law Office & Dispute Resolution Services, is an advocate who can help you.

With more than 20 years of experience as a family law attorney, Ms. Vital serves Hamilton County (Chattanooga), Tennessee and the surrounding counties of Marion (Jasper), Sequatchie (Dunlap), and Bradley (Cleveland). She also serves Catoosa County (Ringgold) in Georgia.

Ms. Vital is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Civil & Family Listed Mediator, and she provides mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services for clients seeking a more amicable, efficient approach to their divorce proceedings. When handling divorce matters that cannot be resolved through ADR, she uses her litigation experience to protect her clients' interests in the courtroom.

Contact Vital Law Office Dispute Resolution Services today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Family Law:

  • Divorce
  • Gray Divorce
  • Property Division
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Military Divorce
  • Modifications
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody And Parenting Time
  • Spousal Support
  • Divorce Mediation And Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Division of Retirement Benefits

Call Vital Law Office Dispute Resolution Services today at 423-267-2378 to schedule a consultation.

Attorney Patricia Best Vital


  • Tennessee
  • Georgia

Admitted To The Bar:

  • Tennessee, 1993
  • Georgia, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: Chattanooga Community Foundation Judge Frank Wilson Scholarship Recipient
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1989
    • Honors: English/American Language & Literature
    • Honors: Pre-Law Concentration

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • TN Supreme Court Rule 31 Civil & Family Listed Mediator
  • National Association of Securities Dealers Arbitrator & Chairperson
  • Key Bridge Foundation Mediator re: Americans with Disabilities Act
  • U.S. Department of Labor/Cornell University Employment Mediator
  • TN Supreme Court Rule 31 Domestic Violence Listed Mediator
  • American Health Lawyers Association Mediator
  • Settlement Solutions, LLC Independent Contract Mediator
  • Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, Division of Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities, Protection from Harm Mediator
  • Chattanooga Bar Association Fee Dispute Resolution Arbitrator & Chairperson
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Lookout Mountain Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Chattanooga Trial Lawyers Association
  • House of Delegates, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, Executive Council
  • Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association, Greater Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, President - Elect
  • ProLex, LLC Advisory Board, Chair

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