Stephen R. Chance

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, PC
Stephen R. Chance
Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, PC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1995

Education: Georgia State University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2005
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Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, PC

5607 Glenridge Drive, NE
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30342 Visit website


With an in-depth understanding of how high-level businesses operate, Stephen R. Chance is an important part of the law firm of Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC. A former representative for medical professionals facing charges of malpractice, Mr. Chance now represents those in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee who have been hurt in cases of severe personal injury or death, including trucking accidents, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, and products liability.  A growing area of Mr. Chance's law practice is whistleblower actions exposing fraud on taxpayers.

Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia since 1995, Mr. Chance has served as a member of the State Bar of Georgia Advisory Committee on Legislation, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Executive Committee of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Chance began his education at Washington and Lee University, graduating in 1989, before moving on to Georgia State University to earn a Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor in 1995. Graduating magna cum laude from Georgia State, he was also co-editor of Legislation for the Georgia State University Law Review during his time in law school.

Passionate about giving back to the community, Mr. Chance was awarded a Community Service Award by the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association in 2008.  Mr. Chance is a founder of Press On, a field of interest fund dedicated to finding less toxic, more effective treatments for childhood cancer.  Mr. Chance and his wife, Erin, are also ardent supporters of Intown Collaborative Ministries, which is an organization dedicated to providing "housing first" for the homeless in intown Atlanta.

* 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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1995, Georgia

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2020
  • Member North Carolina State Bar, 2020
  • Member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice, 2016
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia Advisory Committee, 1999
Educational Background:
  • Georgia State University, M.B.A.
  • Washington and Lee University in Virginia
  • Community Service Award, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2000
  • Rising Star by SuperLawyers, 2005
  • Super Lawyer by SuperLawyers, 2009-2019
Industry Groups:
  • American Association For Justice
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Office location for Stephen R. Chance

5607 Glenridge Drive, NE
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30342

Phone: 404-760-7400


16 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2005

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