More Than $100 Million In Verdicts & Settlements!I have handled complex medical malpractice cases for over 21 years.I have a general personal injury practice representing the severely injured.I have handled numerous trucking cases during my career with some eight figure results.
I am a third generation lawyer from Augusta, Georgia. I graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1989. Upon graduation, I worked for my father, Kenneth R. Chance, who was a sole practitioner in Augusta. I then began pursuit of my M.B.A. and J.D. at Georgia State University in Atlanta. I served as Co-Editor of Legislation for the Georgia State University Law Review. I graduated from Georgia State in 1995 with a M.B.A. and a J.D., magna cum laude. I began working for a medium-sized defense firm as a summer associate in May of 1994 and continued with that firm until July 1999. I concentrated on the defense of doctors and hospitals in professional negligence cases and other health care matters.
In August of 1999, I joined Watkins, Lourie & Roll, LLP, where I handle plaintiff's medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and motor vehicle accident cases. I am a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Association for Justice, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. I am a member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice and a member of the Executive Committee of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. I have also served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Legislation of the State Bar of Georgia.
I have personally experienced the loss of a parent and the loss of a child. My law practice has become focused on cases involving the elderly and children - the most vulnerable members of our society. I an actively involved in philanthropic efforts to cure childhood cancer, and I advocate for the elderly during the Georgia General Assembly.
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Stephen Chance is an extraordinarily effective trial lawyer who personally dedicates himself to each of his clients and their cases. In addition to his top-shelf judgment and inherent pragmatism, Stephen's success stems from his talent for listening to each of his clients (a valuable and regrettably rare skill for busy lawyers) to recognize and address the goals and concerns at the heart of their cases.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1995||08/30/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Community Service Award||Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||2008|
|Partner||Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC||1999 - Present|
|Associate||Long, Weinberg, Ansley & Wheeler||1995 - 1999|
|Law Clerk||Bird, Ballard & Still, LLP||1993 - 1994|
|Lawyer||Kenneth R. Chance||1989 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1999 - Present|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||1995 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia||Bar Admission||1995 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia||Bar Admission||1995 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia||Bar Admission||1995 - Present|
|U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit||Bar Admission||1995 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia, Advisory Committee||Member||1999 - 1999|
|Brogdon v. National Healthcare Corporation||Motion to Dismiss grnt'd in part denied in part|
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|Georgia State University Law Review||Stephen R. Chance & F. Faison Middleton, IV, Insurance Generally: Provide for Limited Release of Settling Insurance Carrier and Insured Tortfeasor for Claims Arising Out of Motor Vehicle Accidents Covered by Two of More Insurance Carriers, 11 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 200 (1994)||1994|
|Georgia State University Law Review||Stephen R. Chance, Landlord and Tenant: Amend Dispossessory Proceedings, 11 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 246 (1994)||1994|
|Georgia State University Law Review||Karin L. Allen & Stephen R. Chance, Review of Selected 1994 Georgia Legislation, 11 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 23 (1994)||1994|
|Georgia State University Law Review||Stephen R. Chance, Verdict and Judgment: Provide for Discharge of Liens Against Real and Personal Property, 11 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 62 (1994)||1994|
|Georgia State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Georgia State University||N/A||MBA - Master of Business Administration||1995|
|Washington and Lee University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|