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"I am so glad you represent me, as you have a feel for the family dynamics and, importantly, the decedent's wishes."

Private Wealth Client


Samantha is a trusted counselor who helps individual and corporate clients navigate complex financial matters.

Her goal is to find efficient, practical strategies and solutions so that clients can focus on their wealth, business and finance goals. She works hand in hand with investment managers, accountants and back office teams to provide seamless support for tailored strategies. Her experience covers the full life cycle of planning and execution for privately held businesses and high-wealth individuals and families.

However, when situations get heated, Samantha stands ready as an accomplished litigator. She regularly represents clients in fiduciary litigation, trust and estate disputes, and insurance controversies. She is trial-tested, having obtained first-chair favorable verdicts representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Samantha has also handled state and federal appeals in Tennessee and Texas.

When she’s not elbow deep in planning and litigation work for clients, Samantha is active in the community supporting the next generation of female leadership. She is a leader for the firm’s True North women’s initiative; a member of the Southeast Tennessee Lawyers Association of Women, the Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute and the Junior League of Chattanooga; and a community fundraiser for juvenile literacy.

"I am so glad you represent me, as you have a feel for the family dynamics and, importantly, the decedent's wishes."

Private Wealth Client





  • J.D., Duke University School of Law
    • cum laude
  • B.S., Pepperdine University
    • Accounting


  • Texas
  • Tennessee
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Rule 31 General Civil Mediator, Tennessee
  • Southeast Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women

Private Wealth

  • Advised individuals and couples in wealth-building stage on strategies and planning.
  • Advised high-net-worth individuals, families and companies on wealth preservation, intra-family transfers and business succession plans.
  • Provided guidance on charitable giving arrangements to maximize tax benefits.
  • Designed and drafted trust and estate planning documents, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, financial and medical durable powers of attorney, living wills, healthcare declarations, life insurance trusts, gift trusts, family trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, asset protection trusts and family LLCs.
  • Designed and implemented prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
  • Represented executors in probate of wills and other estate administration.
  • Represented contestants in will contests.

Fiduciary Litigation

  • Represented trustees and beneficiaries in disputes regarding multi-million dollar trusts and estates.
  • Represented underwriters, issuers, executives and auditors in Section 11 and Section 10(b) class actions; Section 16(b) actions; and derivative actions in state, federal and appellate courts.

Advice & Counseling – Privately Held Businesses

  • Advised manufacturing and technology companies in employment, workers' compensation, contract, trade secret and patent disputes.

Pro Bono

  • Resolved estate dispute involving lost will and residential property, thus restoring power for pro bono client who had been without electricity for nearly two months.
  • Prepared wills for teachers and low-income clients.
  • Assisted with probate of wills and affidavits of heirships for low-income clients.
  • Represented indigent client in partition action.
  • Completed documentation for over 25 adoptions for families in Texas and Tennessee, and created adoption pro bono legal program in Chattanooga office.
News Releases | December 20, 2019
Samantha Lunn Selected for Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program

The TBA Leadership Law program equips Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities.

Outside the Office

Samantha spends her free time keeping up with her young daughter, Olivia; laughing with her husband, Matt; and getting just good enough in her golf game to contribute to a scramble.

Community Leadership

Samantha relishes her time as a Girl Scout leader.

Samantha believes that teaching girls to stand up for themselves and make a difference in the world can influence their future. As a former resident camp counselor in the redwoods of Santa Cruz, California, she is always ready to dig out her tie-dye, tuck her hair into a ball cap and get her troop outdoors.

Samantha also is a member of the Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute, the Junior League of Chattanooga and the Kosmos Club.

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