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Douglas B. Chanco

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Bio

Litigator with record results. Legal commentator. Legal author. National legal education presenter. Elected bar association president. Civically minded citizen. This is Douglas Chanco.

Douglas Chanco is a second-generation litigation attorney who devotes his career to the pursuit of one goal: Helping people when they need it the most. To achieve this goal, Douglas chose to limit his practice to only representing individuals who were hurt by other people.

To him, the only case that matters is your individual case.

Whether you need help after a car accident, trucking wreck, defective product injury or a premise injury (slip and falls, trip and falls, negligent/inadequate security) matter, Mr. Chanco fights to get the best possible results for your case. Douglas’ distinguished legal work includes:

  • Securing a $5,000,000 verdict compensating a domestic violence victim
  • Representing victims in high-profile litigation involving Jeffery Epstein’s estate
  • Obtaining record outcomes for clients that other lawyers said could not prevail

Douglas graduated from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice in merely two and a half years. He received his Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law, in Jacksonville, Florida and was selected as a Dean’s Scholar twice.

Douglas began his legal career by serving as an assistant solicitor general in the Fulton County State Court in Atlanta, Georgia. In this position, Douglas tried and successfully prosecuted numerous DUI and other criminal and traffic cases. After prosecuting people on behalf of Fulton County, Douglas worked as a criminal defense attorney to help those in need.

Douglas successfully defended people charged with criminal offenses in courts throughout Georgia and was elected to serve as president of the Forsyth County criminal defense bar. Further, he spent 3 years on the committee involved in overseeing indigent criminal representations to ensure justice was afforded to all citizens in the community.

In 2013, Douglas was admitted to the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. This process involved a large pool of applicants and he was one of only fifty attorneys around the country selected. This program specializes in trial advocacy work and is attended and taught by the nation’s most successful trial lawyers.

Douglas’ legal work for people injured by no fault of their own is recognized in the community, as he is rated a SuperLawyer and AV status by Martindale Hubble. While litigation work is the majority of his practice, he's also won appellate issues on behalf of clients, overturning trial court rules.

Douglas is admitted to the practice of law in Georgia, New York, and the territory of the United States Virgin Islands. He is also admitted before the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court.

Areas of Practice

Doug handles the following cases in both state and federal courts:

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Education
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida - J.D. - Honors: Dean's Scholar College
  • The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida - B.S. - Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice College
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming - Graduate College
Licenses
  • Georgia, 2006
  • New York, 2012
  • U.S. Virgin Islands, 2018
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
Memberships
  • American Association for Justice
  • SuperLawyers Rated
  • Martindale Hubble AV Rated
  • Association for Justice
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Forsyth County Criminal Defense Bar- Past President
  • Ranch Club Member, Trial Lawyers College
Publications
  • Owensby v. Williams
  • Representing victims of Jeffrey Epstein
  • CLE presenter at National Consumer Law CLE, Las Vegas NV Feb. 2020
Community Involvement
  • Mock trial team coach for the Georgia Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial program
  • Eagle Scout member of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Cubmaster for an elementary school cub scout pack
  • Guest lecturer on topics presented at Atlanta law schools
  • Featured on legal radio shows discussing the rights of injury victims
  • Ran for Georgia House of Representatives
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyers
  • ASLA
  • AV Preeminent
  • AVVO Rating 10 Top Attorney
  • AVVO client choice award 2016
  • GACDL
  • GTLA
  • LC Rated
  • Multi-Million Dollars ADvocates Forum
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Trial Lawyer College
  • Expertise Best Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Lawyer Legion

Committed to Each & Every Case

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