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GEORGIA PERSONAL INJURY AND CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS

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Douglas B. Chanco

Founding Partner

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Phone

(404) 842-0909

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(404) 719-4273

Douglas B. Chanco

Founding Partner

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. In order to achieve this goal Douglas chose to limit his practice to only representing individuals who were hurt by other people.

Whether he is helping a person get the best outcome after a car accident, trucking wreck, when they are injured by a dangerous product, or a premise injury (slip and falls, trip and falls, negligent/inadequate security) matter, Mr. Chanco fights for you to get the best possible results for your case. Douglas’ legal work includes seven figure verdicts compensating victims of crime as well as obtaining record outcomes for clients’ other lawyers said could not prevail. 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/traffic cases.

After prosecuting people on behalf of the State of Georgia, Douglas worked as a criminal defense attorney to help those in need. Douglas successfully defended people charged criminal offenses in courts throughout Georgia. Douglas was elected to serve as president of the Forsyth County criminal defense bar.

Douglas graduated from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida with a Bachelors 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.

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.

Douglas is an active member of his community both as a mock trial team coach for the Georgia Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial program and also achieving the rank of Eagle Scout while a member of the Boy Scouts of America. He serves as a cubmaster for an elementary school cub scout pack. His legal insight is requested, as he’s served as a guest lecturer on topics presented at Atlanta law schools and featured on legal radio shows discussing the rights of injury victims.

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

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Negligent Security Injuries
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs Injuries
  • Boating Under the Influence Injuries
  • Injured Pedestrians
  • Victims of Violent Crime
  • Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

 Bar Admissions

  • 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

Education

Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida

  • J.D.
  • Honors: Dean’s Scholar

The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

  • B.S.
  • Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice

Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming

  • Graduate

Professional Associations and 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:

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

 

Awards & Memberships