Experienced professionals continuing our proud tradition of providing legal services to meet each client’s needs.

About Us

Robinson, Smith & Wells, PLLC has a rich heritage with Chattanooga roots dating back to 1920 when Attorney John Clement Goins began his law practice. Joined by Landon Haynes Gammon in 1925 and his brother, Charles Daniel Goins in 1932, the firm operated as Goins & Gammon until 1958. While the firm’s name has continued to evolve over the years as some of the area’s finest attorneys joined t…Learn More

Primary Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Defense

For more than thirty years, the defense of physicians in medical malpractice lawsuits has been a significant portion of the firm’s practice. Attorneys Laura Beth Rufolo, Stacy Lynn Archer, and Keith Grant represent physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, and hospitals in cases involving claims of medical malpractice, including medical negligence, medical battery, lack of informed consent, and other claims involving medical care. The firm routinely handles cases involving all medical specialties. In addition, the firm assists providers on health board reviews and hearings.

Peer Review

Related to the firm’s work representing medical professionals, the lawyers frequently assist doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses in responding to complaints and investigations initiated by their respective medical boards.

Personal Injury Defense

The firm has a considerable personal injury defense practice, representing persons involved in car accidents, as well as businesses in general tort claims, including premise liability and product liability cases.

Employee Benefits Litigation

Attorney Marcie Kiggans Bradley specializes in employee benefits litigation primarily assisting clients with disability, life, health, and accidental insurance claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”). She also has significant experience handling non-ERISA employee benefits litigation. Ms. Bradley represents national insurers, employers, and plan administrators.

Governmental Tort Liability Defense

The firm handles numerous cases for law enforcement agencies, municipalities, and other governmental entities involving civil rights claims, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and general governmental tort liability claims. These cases include employment liability involving any form of discrimination, as well as claims against municipalities and police officers for various issues, including excessive force cases.


Attorney Ron Wells offers mediation services as part of his practice. The firm has four rooms dedicated to his mediation practice and additional rooms can be secured for larger mediations. For assistance with scheduling, please contact Attorney Wells or his Legal Assistant, Debbi Wilkey.

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Meet Our Attorneys

Stacy Lynn Archer

Stacy Lynn Archer

Marcie Kiggans Bradley

Marcie Kiggans Bradley

Keith H. Grant

Keith H. Grant

Laura Beth Rufolo

Laura Beth Rufolo

P. Aaron Wells

P. Aaron Wells

Ronald D. Wells

Ronald D. Wells

Our Staff

Teresa Whiteside

Office Administrator


Beth Long

Assistant to Rufolo & Grant


Debbi Wilkey

Assistant to R.Wells


Kim Clay

Assistant to Archer & A.Wells


Michelle O’Shea



Nathan Ridley

Legal Assistant


Contact Us


633 Chestnut Street, Suite 700

Chattanooga,TN 37450

(423) 756-5051

(423) 266-0474 Fax


Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 5:00 pm



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