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Derek Chad Nuce

Personal injury Attorney at Thomaston, GA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as D. Chad Nuce

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2002
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Derek

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Mr. Nuce obtained his BA in Finance from the University of South Florida's School of Business. He continued on at USF and obtained his Masters of Business Administration with specialties in Finance, International Finance and International Business. While at USF, Mr. Nuce was the President of the Student Finance Association. After Graduating and working as a financial analyst for a major telecom company, Mr. Nuce moved to Macon, Georgia to attend Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law. At Mercer, Mr. Nuce was a member of Mercer's prestigious Moot Court and competed in Albany, New York. Mr. Nuce was also a "Hugh Lawson Editor" for the Hugh Lawson Moot Court Competition at Mercer and was a member of Mercer's prestigious Inn of Court program. After obtaining his law degree from Mercer University, Mr. Nuce worked for Richard H. Bishoff, P.C. in Thomaston, Georgia before founding his own law firm, later co-founding Pasley & Nuce, LLC.

Mr. Nuce represents clients in many areas of the law, but dedicates a substantial amount of his time to representing injured or killed persons and their families. He has extensive trial experience and has been instrumental in the trial and recovery of several large verdicts and settlements, including a record jury verdict of over $1.7 million in Taylor County Georgia and a $3 million verdict in Meriwether County, Georgia.

Mr. Nuce is a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar advocates Forum because he has demonstrated an ability to achieve results for his clients in excess of $1M and $2M respectively. Mr. Nuce has also been recognized as one of the “10 Best” by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, an invitation only professional organization of trial lawyers who exemplify superior qualifications. Mr. Nuce was designated by peer review as one of Georgia's "Legal Elite" in 2008 as published in Georgia Trend Magazine. In 2005, Mr. Nuce was designated in Atlanta Magazine's Super Lawyers edition as a "rising Star" in Plaintiff's Personal Injury Practice by peer review. He is a Member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and has held offices as President and Treasurer of the Thomaston Bar Association.

Mr. Nuce enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and traveling and is married with two children. He would love to put his experience and dedication to work for you.

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Pasley & Nuce LLC
103 N Center St
PO Box 1168
Thomaston, GA, 30286-4160
Pasley & Nuce LLC
25 Market Street
Barnesville, GA, 30204
Pasley & Nuce LLC
101 South Hill Street
Griffin, GA, 30223
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by joshua | September 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
from the very beginning chad took care of my family. I am so blessed to have been referred to Mr.Nuce. I have found my lawyer for life.chad and his team never once took a short cut we our case and took all of our stress of worrying about legal stuff out of our hands.
Posted by Kim | May 12, 2015
I was kept well informed, answered any questions I had. Was very pleased with Mr. Nuce and his ability as my lawyer. I was very pleased.
Posted by Derrick | May 7, 2015
Great representation!
When my wife and I decided that divorce was our only option...I literally didn't know what to do. I hired Chad Nuce...honestly that was the best decision I've ever made. Especially for something so important. He was extremely careful to make sure that everything he did was in my best interest. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Pasley & Nuce, LLC
  • 2005 - Present


  • Mercer University-W. George L.S.
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of South Florida
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Personal Injury Auto Wreck Verdict
  • $200,000
  • Tractor Trailer Wreck Settlement
  • $1.95 million
  • Tractor Trailer Wreck Settlement
  • $2.6 million
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  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Thomaston Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Thomaston Bar Association
  • President
  • N/A
  • Thomaston Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • N/A
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Derek
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Chad is extremely dedicated to each of his clients, and he always strives to get the best result for each and every person he represents. His skills in the court room are second to none, providing a valuable asset to his clients in their personal injury litigation experience."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Chad Nuce is tireless in his pursuit of excellence as a personal injury lawyer. He will stop at nothing to find a way to win his client's case, something he does more often than any other lawyer in Thomaston Georgia I know. Chad combines this skill and knowledge of the law and medicine with an equally zealous commitment to service, making client satisfaction at all levels a top priority of his firm. This is no question that Chad Nuce is a true professional in everything he does. If you are working on a case with Chad as co-counsel then be excited to have him on your side. If he is your opposing counsel then I would be very concerned for my client, my case and the amount of money that you will need to pay Chad’s clients when the verdict is returned."
Personal injury
Divorce and separation

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Thomaston Personal injury Lawyer Derek Chad Nuce
Derek Chad Nuce
Personal injury Attorney
Thomaston, GA
Licensed for 21 years
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