Our Team

4.6 / 5.0
Peer Rating
Independently conducted by Martindale

Cara J. Alday


Cara’s practice concentrates on bankruptcy law, commercial litigation and commercial transactions. Cara handles complex commercial litigation cases and complex multi-million dollar commercial transactions for financial institutions, corporate and individual clients. In her bankruptcy practice, Cara has represented corporate debtors, bankruptcy trustees and creditors, has handled a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme case and several complex business reorganizations. She practices in both state and federal courts and is licensed in both Tennessee and Georgia. She has served two terms as a member of the Board of Directors for the MidSouth Commercial Law Institute and previously served on the Hearing Panel of Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.

Practice Areas

Commercial law and transactions
Business and Commercial litigation
Employment law
Bankruptcy law
Construction litigation


Tennessee, 1988
Georgia, 1991


J.D., University of Tennessee, 1988
B.S., University of Tennessee, 1985

Professional Associations

Chattanooga Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
American Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia
AV Martindale Hubbell Peer Rating
AV Martindale Hubbell Judicial
Named Mid-South Super Lawyer, 2022

Civic and Charitable Activities

Cara has served as a Board Member of
Chattanooga’s Women’s Leadership Institute,
American Heart Association,
Chattanooga Area Urban League,
Orange Grove Center, Inc.,
MidSouth Commercial Law Institute,
Chattanooga Bar Association Young Lawyers
Former Board Member and President
of Friends of the Festival, Inc.