Douglas Chandler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Alpharetta, GA

Chandler Law, LLC
4080 McGinnis Ferry Rd, Building 500, Suite 502
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Phone: 404-593-2670
Fax: 404-593-2671
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Professional Liability: Defense (30%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%), Professional Liability: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Douglas Chandler, a partner at Chandler Law, LLC, is a professional liability and legal malpractice attorney in Alpharetta, Georgia. Mr. Chandler has over 20 years of legal experience advising and litigating on behalf of attorneys, accountants or other professionals. 

Raised in LaFayette, Georgia, Mr. Chandler received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Auburn University. He then joined the U.S. Navy and went on to earn his law degree from Samford University Cumberland School of Law. Earlier in his legal career, he developed his legal skills and experience by clerking for a private firm and an Alabama state judge.

As a malpractice attorney, Mr. Chandler has been involved in many significant cases and received recognition for his accomplishments. He is board-certified in legal malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, and Georgia Trend magazine included him on its “Legal Elite” list in 2012 and 2014.

Mr. Chandler holds a license to practice law before all Georgia state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia. He is a former speaker at continuing legal education seminars and educational institutions, and a contributor to the Georgia Education Law Consortium.

Additionally, Mr. Chandler is a co-founder of the State Bar of Georgia Professional Liability Section, and belongs to the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the American Association for Justice and the Alliance Defending Freedom. Serving the Atlanta community, he is involved in his local church and sits on the Fernbank Natural History Museum’s Artemis Guild Board of Directors.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Professional Liability: Defense
  • 50%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 20%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Arbitration, Mediation

Selections

9 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2010

White Papers

  • How to Deal with State Bar Disciplinary Matters - Receiving a Bar complaint can be one of the most traumatic experiences in an attorney’s professional career. I’ve spent a lot of time writing about how to avoid Georgia State Bar complaints, but what do you do if you receive one? How you respond, and the type of assistance you seek, is absolutely critical in minimizing the disruption as well as disposition.

About Douglas Chandler

Admitted: 1999, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://chandler-law.net/partners-douglas-chandler/

Representative Clients

  • Representative clients include lawyers, law firms, certified public accountants, clients of professionals, and those injured or killed by the negligence of others.

Honors/Awards

  • , State Bar of Georgia – Inaugural Young Lawyer Ethics & Professionalism Award – 2005
  • , Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010
  • , Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite – 2012, 2014
  • , Georgia Super Lawyers – 2012, 2014, 2015 (Top 100)

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chairman, Board of Directors, The Preschool at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
  • Member, Steering Committee, Foxhall Cup
  • Board of Directors, Fernbank Natural History Museum’s Artemis Young Professionals’ Guild

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure — a primer in risk management, ethics, and professional liability,” Nuts and Bolts of Family Law, Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Annual Seminar, Savannah, GA
  • Lecturer, Mercer University’s Senior University
  • Lecturer, People’s Law School at Emory University
  • Speaker, Author “The Inside Mentoring Experience,” State Bar of Georgia Mentor Orientation Program
  • Speaker, ICLE in Georgia, Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Whiteside v. Decker, Hallman, Barber & Briggs, P.C., et al., 310 Ga.App. 16, 712 S.E.2d 87 (2011)
  • Szurovy v. Olderman, 243 Ga.App. 449, 530 S.E.2d 783 (2000)
  • Karpowicz v. Hyles, 247 Ga.App. 292, 543 S.E.2d 51 (2000)
  • Kennestone Hosp. v. Hopson, 273 Ga. 145, 538 S.E.2d 742 (2000)
  • Dyer v. Souther, 272 Ga. 263, 528 S.E.2d 242 (2000)
  • Dyer v. Souther, 274 Ga. 61, 548 S.E.2d 1 (2001)
  • Goodman v. Glover, 247 Ga.App. 829, 544 S.E.2d 214 (2001)
  • Kennestone Hosp. v. Hopson, 264 Ga.App. 123, 589 S.E.2d 696 (2003)
  • Paul v. Smith, Gambrell & Russell, 267 Ga.App. 107, 599 S.E.2d 206 (2004)
  • Graivier v. Dreger & McClelland, 280 Ga.App. 74, 633 S.E.2d 406 (2006)
  • Oehlerich v. Llewellyn, 285 Ga.App. 738, 647 S.E.2d 399 (2007)
  • Paul v. Smith, Gambrell & Russell, 283 Ga.App. 584, 642 S.E.2d 217 (2007)
  • City of Atlanta v. WH Smith Airport Services, Inc., 290 Ga. App. 206, 659 S.E.2d 426 (2008)
  • Farley v. Bothwell, 306 Ga.App. 801, 703 S.E.2d 397 (2010)

Educational Background

  • Auburn University, Bachelor of Science in Finance, 1992

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Georgia, 1999
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2001
  • Georgia Supreme Court, 2000
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2000
  • Co-Founder and Executive Committee Member of the Professional Liability Section of the State Bar of Georgia

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Legal Malpractice Attorney – American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
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Office Location for Douglas Chandler

4080 McGinnis Ferry Rd
Building 500, Suite 502
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Phone: 404-593-2670

Fax: 404-593-2671

Last Updated: 7/14/2021

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