Robert E. Carden

SMRW: 423.756.7000
DIRECT: 423.757.0419
FAX: 423.756.4801



  • Construction Law

  • Insurance Defense Law

  • Labor and Employment Law

  • Railroad Litigation

  • Workers Compensation



Rob Carden has focused his practice on representing insureds and self-insureds. Over time, his practice and expertise have developed into one involving construction claims, personal injury, labor and employment, railroad litigation, and workers compensation. He has used his experience to represent his clients successfully in the resolution of multi-million dollar claims, direct crisis management teams, oversee Federal investigations, and provide counsel to his clients concerning risk management unique to their industry.



  • Tennessee

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit



  • King College, B.A., cum laude

  • University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D.

Professional Affiliations

  • Tennessee Bar Association

  • Chattanooga Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division (Vice President/President Elect)

  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (Board Member)

  • Defense Research Institute

  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel


Community Involvement

  • CHI Memorial Foundation (Board Member)

  • Lookout Mountain Conservancy (Vice President)


Practice Areas

  • Litigation


  • Rob and his wife, Suzanne, welcomed their first child (Walter) in 2018. Rob is active in the community and he and his wife enjoy trail running, mountain biking, and exploring the outdoors with their son in their free time.