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Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys Award, 2016

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Preeminent Rated 2013, 2014, 2015

Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers, Personal Injury, 2013, 2014, 2015


11 years experience as an insurance defense lawyer. Routinely facilitated and negotiated settlements. Accomplished trial attorney.  Handled numerous car and truck accidents including catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims; premises liability cases such as slip and falls and negligent security; products liability; dog bites; dram shop/DUI liability; commercial carrier liability; and general commercial and business-related litigation.

Having spent the past 11 years representing the interests of insurance companies and their insureds, I look forward to using that knowledge and experience to benefit, and protect the rights of, individuals injured by the negligence of others.



United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
Court of Appeals for the State of Georgia
Superior and State Courts for the State of Georgia


Languages spoken: English, Japanese

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    15 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 15%
    15 years
  3. Car Accident: 15%
    15 years
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
    15 years
  5. Slip and Fall: 10%
    15 years



Hourly ($225-250/hour), contingent (35-45%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • Roger J Ermola II

    I endorse this lawyer. His breath of experience speaks for itself. I highly recommend him to any potential clients looking for a proven and battle tested professional.


    Roger Ermola Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John M O'Brien

    I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community.


    John O'Brien Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Falanga &Chalker

11200 Atlantis Place
Suite C
Alpharetta, GA, 30022


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200108/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Georgia Top Rated Lawyer, Personal InjuryALM2015
AV Peer Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Georgia Top Rater Lawyer, Personal InjuryALM2014
AV Peer Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Georgia Top Rated Lawyer, Personal InjuryALM2013
Georgia Civil Justice Foundation ScholarEmory University School of Law2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselLaw Offices of Falanga & Chalker2016 - Present
AssociateFain, Major & Brennan, P.C.2015 - 2016
Principal/Owner/Trial AttorneyThe Law Office of Philip W. Lorenz, P.C.2013 - 2015
Senior AssociateGoodman McGuffey Lindsey & Johnson,LLP2007 - 2012
AssociateHawkins & Parnell, LLP2005 - 2007
AssociateWeinstock & Scavo, PC2002 - 2005
AssociateSwift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2001 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - 2015
Chebar Ministries Inc.Board of Directors2013 - 2015
Forsyth County Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association JournalRecent Updates in Georgia Premises Liability Law2012
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association JournalRecent Updates in Georgia Products Liability Law2012
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association LawRecent Updates in Georgia Products Liability Law2008
Defense Research Institute (DRI)The Daubert Compendium 20022002
The Verdict Magazine (ASCDC)Legal Malpractice: Determining Statutes of Limitation2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Old Dominion UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Evaluating Liability Damages and Jury Verdict UpdateContinuing Education Seminar for Insurance Claims Adjusters, May 9, 2008, Atlanta, Georgia2008