Douglas Chanco

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

ChancoSchiffer P.C.
 | 3355 Lenox Road, Suite 750
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-842-0909
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

The co-founder of Atlanta, Georgia-based Chanco Schiffer, Douglas Chanco focuses his practice exclusively on plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He places a special emphasis on assisting clients throughout the state who have been harmed in motor vehicle, boating or pedestrian accidents caused by people who have been impaired by alcohol or drugs. Mr. Chanco also represents victims of domestic abuse and other violent crimes.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Chanco earned a Bachelor of Science in criminology and criminal justice from Florida State University in 2001. Remaining in the state, he then attended Florida Coastal School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 2006. While in law school, he served an internship with the 4th Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office.

After receiving his Juris Doctor in 2006, Mr. Chanco spent two years as an assistant solicitor general with the Office of the Solicitor General of the State Court of Fulton County, where he prosecuted people who had been charged with driving under the influence. He then joined a DUI defense firm prior to his co-founding Chanco Schiffer in 2010. Admitted to practice in Georgia and New York, Mr. Chanco is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Mr. Chanco's field sobriety testing certification from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration enables him to interpret those tests that are administered by law enforcement officers and to explain them to the juries during his personal injury trials. He also possesses training in the recognition of illegal and prescription drugs. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Chanco has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

*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%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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About Douglas Chanco

Admitted: 2006, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.chancoschiffer.com/about-us/douglas-chanco/

Honors/Awards:

  • AV Preeminent, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitiioner, NHTSA
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor, NHTSA
  • Georgia Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial program
  • Top 40 Under 40, Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 15% of class, Deans Scholar, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Top 15% of class, Deans List, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Top 10% of class, Deans Scholar, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Top 10% of law school class, Deans Scholar, Florida Coastal School of Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Instructor for Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Forsyth County Criminal Defense Bar, Past President
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association for Justice
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • New York, 2012
  • Georgia, 2006

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Boy Scouts of America, Member
  • Ranch Club Member, Trial Lawyers College

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Defense of Your Georgia DUI Case: What to Know, What to Do

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Veasley v. Veasley, Cobb Superior Court Action 16-1-7702-53.     Brought an action on behalf of a victim of assault, battery, false imprisonment, kidnapping.  In this case Defendant restrained and tortured Plaintiff over seven hour period before letting her go. Defendant denied responsibility even though a criminal plea was previously entered.   An award of $5,000,000 was returned in Plaintiff's favor as a result of enduring this ordeal.    , 2017
  • $700,000 settlement in trucking accidentPrice v. H&W Transfer, 2012cv-1450-S, 2013

Educational Background:

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming
  • The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, B.S., Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice
Office Location for Douglas Chanco

3355 Lenox Road
Suite 750
Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: 404-842-0909

 

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Last Updated: 10/3/2018

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