Douglas Chandler grew up in the Northwest corner of Georgia in LaFayette, Walker County. Upon graduation from Auburn University he was commissioned as a reserve officer in the United States Navy. As a Lieutenant and Naval Flight Officer, Douglas was assigned to the Grumman E-2C "Hawkeye" Aircraft.
While on reserve status, Douglas attended Samford University's Cumberland School of Law where he served on the Board of Directors of the Cordell Hull Speakers Forum. Before entering private practice, he was the law clerk to the Honorable D. Al Crowson, State Court of Alabama, and a Law Clerk at Ferguson & Saunders, LLP of Atlanta.
Douglas is a Board Certified Legal Malpractice Attorney, Co-Founder and Executive Committee Member of the State Bar of Georgia Professional Liability Section, and an active lecturer and panelist on the topics of Law Firm Risk Management, Legal Professional Ethics, and Malpractice Prevention. He has been recognized multiple times by his peers and Atlanta Magazine as a Super Lawyer and Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine.
Highly active in the Atlanta community, Douglas has served or currently serves in leadership roles at his church, with his children's school, and with local organizations such as the Fernbank Natural History Museum's Lost Oasis fundraising event. When not practicing law, Douglas enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, fishing, hunting, and playing tennis.
Georgia, 1999 Georgia Supreme Court, 2000 Georgia Court of Appeals, 2000 U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2001 U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2003
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law Birmingham, AL Juris Doctor, 1999
Auburn University Auburn, AL Bachelor of Science in Finance, 1992
Whiteside v. Decker, Hallman, Barber & Briggs, P.C., et al., 310 Ga.App. 16, 712 S.E.2d 87 (2011) Farley v. Bothwell, 306 Ga.App. 801, 703 S.E.2d 397 (2010) In re Joshi, Case Number S09Y0429 (unreported opinion) (2009) In re R.E.J., 285 Ga. 813, 683 S.E.2d 597 (2009) City of Atlanta v. WH Smith Airport Services, Inc., 290 Ga. App. 206, 659 S.E.2d 426 (2008) Paul v. Smith, Gambrell & Russell, 283 Ga.App. 584, 642 S.E.2d 217 (2007) Oehlerich v. Llewellyn, 285 Ga.App. 738, 647 S.E.2d 399 (2007) Graivier v. Dreger & McClelland, 280 Ga.App. 74, 633 S.E.2d 406 (2006) In re Jones, 280 Ga. 302, 627 S.E.2d 24 (2006) In re Maxwell, 280 Ga. 304, 627 S.E.2d 16 (2006) In re Glass, 279 Ga. 666, 619 S.E.2d 677 (2005) Paul v. Smith, Gambrell & Russell, 267 Ga.App. 107, 599 S.E.2d 206 (2004) Kennestone Hosp. v. Hopson, 264 Ga.App. 123, 589 S.E.2d 696 (2003) In re Rechtman, 276 Ga. 757, 583 S.E.2d 868 (2003) In re Friedberg, 277 Ga. 141, 586 S.E.2d 305 (2003) In re Porges-Dodson, 274 Ga. 764, 558 S.E.2d 721 (2002) In re Vaughn, 275 Ga. 295, 565 S.E.2d 463 (2002) In re Wallace, 275 Ga. 629, 571 S.E.2d 388 (2002) Goodman v. Glover, 247 Ga.App. 829, 544 S.E.2d 214 (2001) Dyer v. Souther, 274 Ga. 61, 548 S.E.2d 1 (2001) Dyer v. Souther, 272 Ga. 263, 528 S.E.2d 242 (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) Szurovy v. Olderman, 243 Ga.App. 449, 530 S.E.2d 783 (2000)
Co-Founder, Professional Liability Section, State Bar of Georgia Association of Trial Lawyers of America Georgia Trial Lawyers' Association Georgia Law Related Education Consortium, Member-Contributor Lawyers Club of Atlanta Attorney Alliance
Classes And Seminars
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 Speaker, ICLE in Georgia, Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation Speaker, Author "The Inside Mentoring Experience," State Bar of Georgia Mentor Orientation Program Lecturer, People's Law School at Emory University Lecturer, Mercer University's Senior University
Chairman, Board of Directors, The Preschool at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church Board of Directors, Fernbank Natural History Museum's Artemis Young Professionals' Guild Member, Steering Committee, Foxhall Cup
Certifications And Awards
State Bar of Georgia - Inaugural Young Lawyer Ethics & Professionalism Award - 2005 Georgia Super Lawyers - 2012, 2014, 2015 (Top 100) Georgia Trend Magazine's Legal Elite - 2012, 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 Certified Legal Malpractice Attorney - American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys