W. Tyler Chastain

W. Tyler Chastain


Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Human Resources & Employment Law Consulting
  • Insurance Law
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Tyler attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN where he graduated cum laude and received his Bachelor of Arts. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1993 where he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta. In 1993, he was admitted to the State Bar of Tennessee. Formerly with Hodges, Doherty & Carson, Tyler joined Bernstein, Stair & McAdams in 1997. With 27 years of experience practicing law, Tyler practices in the areas of bankruptcy, civil litigation, insurance law, business & corporate law, employment law, probate, and construction law. Tyler has tried a multitude of bench and jury trials throughout the state of Tennessee.

Tyler is a member of the Knoxville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations; Defense Research Institute, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. In addition, Tyler spends his free time coaching the middle school baseball team at the Christian Academy of Knoxville, which he has done for over a decade.


B.A., Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University

J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law


United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

United States District Court, Eastern District Court of Tennessee

United States District Court, Tennessee Supreme Court

Tennessee State Courts

Awards & Honors

Tennessee Bar Foundation, Fellow (2020)

Knoxville Bar Foundation, Fellow (2017)

Peer-review recognition by Cityview Magazine as Top Attorney in Bankruptcy (2020)

AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence by Martindale-Hubbell