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Kevin Chandler Ford

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accident, Workers Compensation

About Me

Attorney Kevin Chandler Ford founded The Law Offices of Kevin C. Ford in 1999. Prior to, Mr. Ford initially earned his litigation experience in medical malpractice and insurance defense in the early nineties. In 1995, he began focusing his work on plaintiffs’ cases for personal injury. He has a keen expertise in helping plaintiffs navigate the complex legal scenarios associated with auto collision cases. He also routinely helps clients with cases in the following areas: truck accidents, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, social security disability, nursing home negligence, premises liability and dog bites, among others.


In 1990, Mr. Ford won the American Jurisprudence Award for legal research, writing and appellate advocacy and in 1992 won the American Jurisprudence Award for Sports Law. In addition, Mr. Ford has been certified as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum—an exclusive forum that extends membership only to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict award or settlement in the amount of $1 million or more. Moreover, in 1999, Mr. Ford was recognized as a diplomat of the American Trial Lawyers Association.


In 2000, Mr. Ford became the first attorney in the state of Georgia to win punitive damages for a client who was involved in an auto collision case where the defendant was distracted by a cellular phone while driving. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution interviewed Mr. Ford in March of 2007 for a front page article regarding the then new county law in DeKalb County, Georgia regarding improper use of a mobile telephone and auto collisions. Mr. Ford provided his insight on how to structure traffic citations under this law involving cellular phone usage. Since this time, Georgia has adopted legislation targeting drivers who get distracted when using their cellular phones while behind the wheel.


In 2001, Mr. Ford secured another client victory milestone where he helped overturn a 30-year-old ordinance in the City of Marietta that prevented mobile ice cream vendors from selling products to businesses and residents living within the city limits. The case garnered local media attention from the Marietta Daily Journal; the newspaper quoted Mr. Ford during the City Council proceedings regarding the ordinance and the paper also profiled him after the landmark win.


In 2007, Mr. Ford earned the prestigious “Super Lawyers” honor, which is a peer-driven award that selects the top attorneys in Georgia. Administered by industry publication Law & Politics, only the top 5 percent of attorneys in Georgia are named “Super Lawyers.” Atlanta Magazine included Mr. Ford in a feature on the state’s “Super Lawyers” that same year. Super Lawyers is a rating service involving outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.


Attorney Ford is admitted before the Supreme Court of Georgia, Appeals Court of Georgia, all State and Superior Courts in Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the State of Wisconsin. He frequently works in the city of Atlanta, as well as Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Henry, Gwinnett and Paulding counties. However, Mr. Ford has handled cases throughout the State of Georgia, including Savannah. To date, Mr. Ford has been published numerous times in the Georgia Trial Reporter regarding settlements and jury verdicts. He has also appeared as an invited speaker at several legal seminars in Georgia.


Mr. Ford received a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in business administration from Marquette University in 1989 and earned his juris doctorate in his hometown at the University of Toledo Law School in 1992 where he was awarded both the Student Bar Association and Alumni scholarships. Mr. Ford is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.


The sole member of The Law Offices of Kevin C. Ford, Mr. Ford gives each client personal attention and he handles every aspect of their cases. His deep expertise in personal injury cases, paired with his individual focus on every client, distinguishes Mr. Ford from other attorneys in his field.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Car Accidents: 55%
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
  3. Workers Compensation: 10%
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
  5. Wrongful Death: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

23 total 

  • Howard E. Spiva

    Kevin exhibits a determined prowess in helping plaintiffs traverse their complex legal situations. In 2007, Mr. Ford joined the top 5 percent of Georgia attorneys when he earned the prestigious “Super Lawyers” honor, which is a peer-driven award that selects the top attorneys in Georgia. Administered by industry publication Law & Politics. He takes a hands-on approach, focusing on each client’s individual needs.

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    Howard Spiva Personal Injury Attorney
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  • Jonathan Peter Hayes

    Kevin is an excellent lawyer who pays attention to detail and gets results for his clients! I endorse this lawyer.

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    Jonathan Hayes Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact Info

Law Offices Of Kevin C. Ford

2894 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA, 30305

Law Offices of Kevin C. Ford

Savannah Office
215 W. York Street
Savannah, GA, 31412

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199406/07/2015
WIGood Standing199203/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Georgia Super LawyerGeorgia Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2007
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2000
DiplomatAmerican Trial Lawyers Association1999
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum1999
American Jurisprudence Award for Sports LawWest Law1992

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Moot Court JudgeUniversity of Georgia2009 - 2010
AttorneyLaw Office of Kevin C. Ford1994 - 2012
AttorneySchellinger & Doyle1992 - 1993

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Friends of The Developmentally Disabled of North FultonBoard of Directors2000 - 2003
Atlanta Housing AuthorityLandlord Advisory Board2000 - 2001
American Trial Lawyers AssociationDiplomat1999 - 1999
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
N/AMemberN/A
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Thompson v. SmithConfidential amount in the seven figures

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionDekalk Law on Cell Phones Hailed, Ignored2007
The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionJudge Awards Couple $2.2 Million in DUI Case2005

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Marquette UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
University of Georgia School of LawJudge - Moot Court Competition2010
How to Try and Win a Soft Tissue Injury CaseHow to Try and Win a Soft Tissue Injury Case2004
Mexican Consulate-General of AtlantaWorkers Compensation2000