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Stephen R. Chance was born in Augusta, Georgia on February 20, 1968. Stephen graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1989. Upon graduation, he worked for his father, Kenneth R. Chance, who was a sole practitioner in Augusta, Georgia. Stephen then began pursuit of his M.B.A. and J.D. at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Stephen also served as Co-Editor of Legislation for the Georgia State University Law Review. Stephen graduated from Georgia State in 1995 with a M.B.A. and a J.D., magna cum laude. Stephen began working for a medium-sized defense firm as a summer associate in May of 1994 and continued with that firm until July 1999. Stephen concentrated on the defense of doctors and hospitals in professional negligence cases and other health care matters.


In August of 1999, Stephen joined Watkins, Lourie & Roll, LLP, where he concentrates on plaintiff's medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and motor vehicle accident cases. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American and Atlanta Bar Associations, the American Association for Justice, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Stephen has also served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Legislation of the State Bar of Georgia and has lectured on medical malpractice issues at Continuing Legal Education seminars.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 20%
  2. Nursing Home Abuse: 20%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
  5. Trucking Accident: 20%



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  • Steven James Estep

    Stephen Chance is a top-notch lawyer and a great human being. If I had a case in his practice area, I would go to him first.


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    I endorse this lawyer. Stephen is extremely smart and passionate about his clients. He will fight hard for the right result. He is very honest and upholds the highest ethical standards.


    Erin Chance
    Relationship: Family member

Contact info

Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC

3348 Peachtree Rd NE Ste 1050
Tower Place 200
Atlanta, GA, 30326-1446


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199501/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
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Rising StarSuperLawyers2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWatkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC1999 - Present
AssociateLong, Weinberg, Ansley & Wheeler1995 - 1999
Law ClerkBird, Ballard & Still, LLP1993 - 1994
LawyerKenneth R. Chance1989 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember1999 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Advisory CommitteeMember1999 - Present
U.S. District Court, Northern District of GeorgiaBar Admission1995 - Present
U.S. District Court, Middle District of GeorgiaBar Admission1995 - Present
U.S. District Court, Southern District of GeorgiaBar Admission1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1995 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th CircuitBar Admission1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brogdon v. National Healthcare CorporationMotion to Dismiss grnt'd in part denied in part
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Georgia State UniversityN/AMBA - Master of Business Administration1995
Washington and Lee UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989