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Herbert Joseph Chestnut

Workers compensation Attorney at Marietta, GA

4.7   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1982
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Herbert

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Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    State Workers' Compensation (Ga.); Defense Base Act; NAF; Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.

    42 years

  2. Personal injury
    Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Auto Accidents

    42 years

Mr. Chestnut received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Georgia Southern University and his law degree from Mercer University School of Law. After law school, Mr. Chestnut worked on a variety of legal cases. In the early 90s, he decided to concentrate on helping injured employees fight for workers’ compensations. Mr. Chestnut is one of the few attorneys in the nation who is qualified to handle nearly all types of workers’ compensation claims, including claims for longshore and harbor workers, federal employees, and maritime claims. He is dedicated to serving his clients with his depth of experience and knowledge.


Herbert Chestnut & Associates
328 SE Alexander Street
Suite 9
Marietta, GA, 30060

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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2023
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Best Attorney
Mr. Chestnut is awesome! i have been fighting a DBA case for 15 years, finally called Herb, and wow.!! immediately put me at ease and took over and has just been exceptional for my family and I.. need more lawyers like him! SO glad we hired him, our case is in the final stages ,after 15+ years!!! Thanks Herb!
Posted by The Butler's | January 26, 2022
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Phenomenal Attorney
My husband and I met Mr. Chestnut two years ago, he was a referral from a friend. Over the two years with him handling my husband case Mr. Chestnut been a outstanding attorney, honestly and concern through out the whole process, he returns calls, texts and emails. We would recommend anyone to him. Thank you so much for everything that you have done for my husband and I.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2009
workers compensation
I am very pleased with Mr. Chestnut. He truly understands the law and can bring the best results. The experiance and honesty he has is a plus.
Posted by Wiley | October 23, 2009
Always Truthful Even when it hurts.
I have never worked with any lawyer before. I was nervous and didn't know what to do for me and my family. Herbert Chestnut gave us a comforting avenue to go down. He never misled or told us anything to get our hopes up. He was always very professional and always was ready when it came to preperation in my case. Herbert Chestnut isn't just my one and only lawyer my family will ever use, he is my friend. He made us feel like we were people and not just a job he had to do. I HIGHLY recomend Herbert Chestnut and his office to anyone who want to be repersented by a (believe it or not) honest lawyer. Thank you Herbert for all you did for me and my family. I can never repay you for your hard work.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2009
Looking for an attorney you can really trust
To Whom It May Concern Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of lawyers for a number of different issues or concerns. I think that you begin to develop a sense for how you feel each attorney measures up in terns of their realistic optimism, dedicated, honesty, and straight forward approach in his client/attorney interacting. I have found attorney Chestnut is one that I feel fall within the top tier of attorneys practicing in today’s market. He offers a realistic sense of optimism and he will always "push the envelop" in fighting for benefits on your behalf, even when you might feel like throwing in the towel. He is committed and dedication to getting the best results for your specific needs or concerns and I have no reservation with recommending him as a highly confident professional that will not stop until he has exhausted all means or approaching in getting the best results on your behalf.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2009
Charles Dreher
MR. Chestnut is the best. I have used alot of different lawyers for different reasons over the years. His staff is the best. They always return calls, and more than anything they listen to what is said. When i was in the hospital i was scared to death. I have a daughter that is almost 8 . When they started talking about doing 2 lumbar punctures i was scared because of my daughter. Knowing i had him I knew everything was going to be ok. When i was scared and just needed a friend. He was there. He treats me like im a person and more than that a friend. His staff is so kind and careing. If i only could get Joann to remeber my number. You tell Herb what is going on he gets on it and doesnt let it sit like sum and from what i have most lawyers. Herb runs his firm like a family. WORLDS GREATEST LAWYER
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2009
herbert j chestnut
Herbert is verry informative and always let me know what was going on in my case as he was informed
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2009
Great Service
Well I'm going through a whole lot with my injuries after being rear ended by a tractor trailor while on my job. And Mr. Chestnut has fought workers comp the entire way. It's still very early in my situtation but so far this law firm have been excellent with keeping me informed etc. I would totally recommend Mr. Chestnut to anyone because he will get the job done.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2008
The best in Atlanta
I would refer anyone to Chestnut & Assoc.for a workers compensation case! He was always there for me through all the problems that I faced in my case.When I called on Herb Chestnut he always had time to talk me! Every time I called! If he was not in office,he would return my calls in minutes! He found me doctors that would help me when I could not work and had no insurance.It was because of him that the insurance company was not able to take advantage of me! Herb Chestnut and his staff will go above the call of duty to make sure you get the help you have a right too. Chad
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Posted by clarence little | December 22, 2012
in the begining, contact with mr. walter was great . for the last 2 years, i have called and e-mailed both mr. walter and mr. chestnut, and am not getting any returned call or answer's for my e-mail, in reference to my case as an injured worker in iraq. i have no idea if my case was ever settled, or is still on going. i am sure they are both very busy, but an answer is not asking to much.
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Herbert Chestnut & Associates
  • 1995 - Present


  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Georgia Southern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979


  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia - Workers Compensation Section
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 25 Blogs for Workers' Compensation- Defense Base Act
  • LexisNexis
  • 2008
  • Workers' Compensation Attorney of the year
  • Consumer Business Review
  • 1999
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbel
  • N/A

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Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Herb Chestnut is a very knowledgeable attorney. We have opposed each other on numerous workers' compensation cases over the years. I have always found him to have a very realistic assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of his cases. He will fight very hard for a client in whom he believes. Most importantly, Herb is a man of his word. If he says that he will do something, you can count on it."
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Marietta Workers compensation Lawyer Herbert Joseph Chestnut
Herbert Joseph Chestnut
Workers compensation Attorney
Marietta, GA
Licensed for 41 years