Bob Cheeley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Alpharetta, GA

Cheeley Law Group, LLC
 | 2500 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 200
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Phone: 770-814-7001
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founding member of the Cheeley Law Group, LLC, Bob Cheeley focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firm's office in Alpharetta, Georgia, he provides representation to clients throughout the state. Admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts, Mr. Cheeley is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Mr. Cheeley's personal injury client base consists of people who have been harmed due to the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that he has handled have included defective automobile parts, premises liability, medical malpractice, and truck and other motor vehicle crashes. Mr. Cheeley has also represented women who have developed cancer after using talcum powder manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, and he has been able to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in jury verdicts and negotiated settlements during the course of his career. Some of Mr. Cheeley's notable cases have included the representation of the surviving family members of some of the nursing students who were killed when a truck smashed into their car in Savannah in 2015. He has also prevailed against General Motors in cases involving defective auto parts, obtaining an award of $150 million in one case and a $105 million jury verdict in another.

Mr. Cheeley's colleagues have taken note of his successful track record, and they have awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. A native of Georgia, he received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia in 1979 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1982. Mr. Cheeley's professional memberships include the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (90%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Products (10%)

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2020

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About Bob Cheeley

Admitted: 1982, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.cheeleylawgroup.com/bob-cheeley/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Former Board Member.
  • Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. (Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation Board of Trustees, 1997 – 2005; President and Chairman of the Board from 2003-2005).
  • American Association for Justice, Member.
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member.
  • Finalist, National Trial Lawyer of the Year, Public Citizen, 1993.
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle District of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Georgia, 1982
  • All Superior and State Courts of Georgia

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $1,575,000 Settlement in Alderson v. Con-Way Southern Express (Wrongful Death).
  • $3,000,000 Confidential Settlement (Defective SUV).
  • $14,000,000 Settlement in Baggett v U.S. Xpress (Georgia Southern Nurses Trucking Collision).
  • $6,600,000 Confidential Settlement (Defective Automobile Door Latch).
  • $9,800,000 Settlement in Wall v. Gwinnett County (Civil Rights Violation).
  • $14,000,000 Settlement in Clark v U.S. Xpress (Georgia Southern Nurses Trucking Collision).
  • $20,000,000 Confidential Settlement (Defective SUV).
  • $15,000,000 Jury Verdict in Richards v. U.S. Xpress (Georgia Southern Nurses Trucking Collision).
  • $15,500,000 Jury Verdict in Bagley v. Shortt (Road Wreck).
  • $17,000,000 Settlement in DeLoach v. U.S. Xpress (Georgia Southern Nurses Trucking Collision).
  • $46,000,000 Jury Verdict in Bibbs v. Toyota Motor Company (Defective Seatbelt).
  • $90,000,000 Jury Verdict in Rodriguez v. Suzuki Motor Company (Defective SUV).
  • $150,000,000 Jury Verdict in Hardy vs. General Motors (Defective Automobile Door Latch).
  • $105,000,000 Jury Verdict in Mosley vs. General Motors (Defective Automobile Fuel Tanks).
  • Megan Richards v. U.S. Xpress, et al, was tried in 2017 in Bryan County, Georgia and resulted in a $15 million verdict. , 2017

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • VerdictSearch named Bob Cheeley's verdict in the 2017 case, Megan Richards v. U.S. Xpress et al, as the highest motor vehicle verdict in Georgia in 2017., 2017

Educational Background:

  • B.A., University of Georgia, 1979
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2500 Old Milton Parkway
Suite 200
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Phone: 770-814-7001

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Last Updated: 10/26/2019

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