Samuel J. Gowin practices in Chattanooga and is a cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law. Mr. Gowin previously worked as an electrical engineer in the nuclear power and custom machinery fields after graduating from the Georgia Tech in 1999.

Sam primarily represents parties in real estate and business matters. Sam is a member of the Tennessee and Georgia Bars. He is the former Section Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association's General and Solo Practice Section.

He enjoys exploring new places and ideas, accomplishing tasks and promoting hospitality and pursuing other adventures with his wonderful wife, Sarah and three children. Sam works with Bridge Refugee Services in Chattanooga, Tennessee providing legal orientation for new arrivals and legal counseling. Sam attends Mission Chattanooga in Chattanooga.

Sam is an adjunct professor Belhaven University's Chattanooga campus where he teaches Business Law, Business Ethics and Law of Healthcare Administration.


My hourly rate is $250.00 per hour.  I am happy to provide a one half hour consultation for $60.  My practice areas include the following:


Business law - Business disputes, Contract law, Fraud, Garnishments and debt, Leases, Entity creation and termination

Real Estate - preparation of deeds/easements, quiet title actions, tax sale issues

Probate and Conservatorships 

Publications and Speaking 

Real Estate Law for the General Practitioner, November, 3, 2017, TBA 2017 Fall Annual Review in Nashville

Law Office Hacks:Twenty-five or sol little ways to make your law office leaner, meaner, cleaner and just better, August 15, 2015, Nashville, TN, Tennessee Bar Association 

Gowin, Sam, Pet or Pro: Service Animals, Therapy Animals and Pets Are Not the Same, Tennessee Bar Journal, February, 2014.

Collections: Seeking and Collecting a Judgment, Nov. 18, 2013, Knoxville, TN, National Business Institute.

Working with Refugee Communities and their Special Legal Issues, Oct. 11, 2013, Nashville, TN, Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services.

Starting a Law Practice, Aug. 23, 2013, Knoxville, TN, Tennessee Bar Association.

Books I'm currently reading:

Autobiography of Ms. Jane Pittman - Earnest Gaines' fictional account of ex-slave

Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders story of Lincoln visiting his son from the grave

Office Hours:

Monday 9AM-5PM

Tuesday 9AM-5PM

Wednesday 9AM-Noon

Thursday 9AM-5PM

Friday 9AM-Noon

I have young children, other business interests and teaching obligations. I use Wednesday and Friday afternoons to focus on these things. If my law office schedule does not work for you, I will work to accommodate you, even in the evenings or on weekends.