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BTI Consulting Group has recognized attorneys William P. Aiken and William H. Pickering of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. as Client Service All-Stars for 2017.

The annual ranking reviews outstanding lawyers nominated by corporate counsel of Fortune 1000 companies and other major businesses. Aiken and Pickering are among an exclusive group of 319 attorneys selected nationwide for providing exceptional service and value to the firm’s clients.
Mr. Aiken was recognized as a Super All-Star for 2017 and has been a four-year Client Service MVP, while Mr.

Pickering has been a Client Service All Star for six years and has been a five-year Client Service MVP.

“We value client feedback and are fortunate to be recognized by our clients for this level of service,” said Mike St. Charles, managing shareholder of Chambliss. “Bill Aiken and Bill Pickering are uniquely talented lawyers, and it is fitting for each of them to be recognized for the exceptional advice and results they consistently provide to our clients.”

Mr. Aiken was recognized for his work in commercial contracts and business transactions, and his practice also includes corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. His clients include several large manufacturers and other significant businesses. Aiken is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for corporate law, health care law, and mergers and acquisitions. He has been honored by Best Lawyers three times as the Chattanooga Corporate Lawyer of the Year and twice as the Chattanooga Health Care Lawyer of the Year.

Mr. Pickering was recognized for his work in labor and employment law. He serves as labor counsel for some of the Chattanooga area's largest companies and has successfully defended complex business and employment cases in multiple states. Mr Pickering is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and litigation and was named Chattanooga Labor and Employment Litigation Lawyer of the Year in 2015 and Chattanooga Employment Law-Management Lawyer of the Year in 2016. In recognition of his work as a litigator, Mr. Pickering has been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Derived from in-depth, independent interviews with hundreds of corporate counsel and executives at Global 500 and Fortune 1000 organizations, the BTI Client Service All-Stars list is the only continuous, independently researched benchmark study of client expectations and needs in the legal industry. Attorneys are nominated exclusively by unprompted client submissions, and All-Star finalists are selected for their exceptional commitment to client service, including their focus on client needs, innovation, understanding of a client's business, exceptional legal skills, value, and outstanding results.