Sharel VanSandt Hooper

SMRW: 423.756.7000
DIRECT: 423.757.0494
FAX: 423.756.4801



Medical Malpractice Defense
Nursing Home Malpractice Defense
Professional Liability
Insurance Defense
Civil Litigation



Sharel Hooper has over 25 years of experience primarily in medical malpractice defense. Her representation includes physicians, certified nurse anesthetists, registered nurses, and healthcare facilities. She has an extensive background representing nursing homes. Ms. Hooper’s nursing training provides her with additional insight when it comes to the often complex and difficult concepts of medical malpractice.    



  • Tennessee, 1989; Georgia, 1990; Alabama, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia


Education/Academic Honors

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • University of North Alabama, B.S. in Nursing, 1986
  • Alabama Professional Registered Nursing License (inactive) 


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association; Alabama Bar Association
  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute



  • Junior League of Chattanooga, Board of Officers
  • PTA Board Member
  • Baylor School Celebrations, Committee Chair
  • Medical-Legal Seminars


Practice Area

  • Litigation