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Chad Christopher Hastings

Car accident Attorney at Boca Raton, FL

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 21 years
    Georgia - GA 22 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Chad

Learn Chad’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%
    Car accidents, motorcyle accidents and any accident involving motor vehicles.

  2. Personal injury
    29%
    Premises liability, slips and falls and accidents involving injuries.

    13 years

  3. Brain injury
    15%

  4. Insurance
    5%
    This includes declaratory actions and actions involving an insurance companies failure to pay benefits from an insurance policy.

  5. Workers compensation
    1%

Chad Hastings was born in Teaneck, New Jersey and raised in Port St. Lucie, Florida, where he graduated from Port St. Lucie High School. Chad attended the University of Central Florida, where he received his B.S. in Finance in 1997. While at UCF, Chad was actively involved in Student Government as the Comptroller, served his fraternity Alpha Tau Omega as the Treasurer, and worked with Habitat for Humanity. Chad attended law school at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University where he earned his J.D. in 2001.

Chad joined the Firm in 2007, having previously worked at a North Miami Beach firm where he developed the firm’s personal injury department. While working in North Miami Beach, Chad had significant jury trial experience, handled many bench trials and argued cases before the First District Court of Appeal. Prior to that, Chad was an associate with a prominent state-wide personal injury law firm, and he represented plaintiffs in personal injury and commercial litigation cases. Chad had significant jury trial exposure and actively participated in securing significant settlements, punitive damage claims, and jury awards for his clients.

Chad has brought his commitment, experience, and passion for helping injured clients and their families. Since joining the Firm, Chad has been inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a national forum for lawyers who have won million and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements. Recently, Chad has also been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Trend Legal Elite.

Today, Chad continues to work hard for his clients and gives back to the community by taking leadership roles to help those in need. Consistent with the Firm’s mission of service to our community, Chad now serves as the Chairman of the Board for Surfer’s For Autism II, he served as the Martin County Bar Association President, Treasure Coast Justice Association President and as the Board Chair of the United Way of Martin County.

Location

Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC
4800 N Federal Highway
Suite 205B
Boca Raton, FL, 33431
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC
The Geary Law Building
27 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL, 34994
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC
420 Columbia Drive
Suite 110
West Palm Beach, FL, 33409
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Posted by Wesley | September 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional caring attorney
Working with Chad Hastings at Lesser, Lesser, Landy and Smith was a positive and smart decision for me. When I got hurt on the job I knew very little about the insurance and workers compensation insurance industry. Fortunately for me, Chad and the entire firm do know about all these matters. Chad helped me make the right decisions for me by being courteous, helpful, knowledgeable, and caring. He explained the many things that I did not understand. He was always very responsive during the whole process. I appreciate Chad and and everyone at the firm for all their hard work. I highly recommend Chad Hastings and Lesser, Lesser, Landy and Smith to anyone who needs assistance with an injury of any kind.
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Posted by Danuta Rothschild | January 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Thank you very much to Chad Hastings for handling my case. Mr. Hastings is a professional, knowledgeable and considerate personal injury attorney. He is very honest and personable, and I felt comfortable and stress free during the entire process. I will highly recommend Mr. Hastings to all my friends and family.
Posted by PaulGreenwood | August 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney, Great Service, Quick and Efficient!
Chad was excellent. I had a personal injury case(auto accident) that was originally with another attorney. That attorney wasted two years before telling me that he could do nothing for me. Original attorney didn't even bother looking at my auto insurance policy to see my coverages. I went to Chad for a second opinion. Chad said he could get me some compensation, and probably quickly. Within two months or so, Chad had successfully resolved this case and gotten me compensation. I cannot say enough good things about Chad. He was very efficient, got things done quickly, and was a nice guy to boot! Thanks Chad for everything!
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Posted by Amy | September 12, 2014
Ever need a successful hand holding Attorney that cares?
I was a nervous wreck after my accident. I was T-boned at an intersection where a young girl ran a red light. She was looking down as she did so. I can only assume she was texting. I went to the Hospital by Ambulance with severe back pain, knee pain, head tingling, etc. When I was released I called Mr. Chad Hastings with Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith. When he came to the phone, I was rattling things off and he said. 'excuse me, but just take a deep breath'. He asked questions like; are you hurt? Are you OK? Are you in a safe place? Do you need anything that I can get you? And on and on with such a wonderful personal caring tone. After we got beyond that, we started discussing the accident. After that he suggested let's meet and get eveything written down, also he suggested I write down evey little thing that came to me as I remembered. As time went by and as he worked hard on my case still hand holding we were both very pleased with the outcome. If and when you need someone for Legal representation, Chad Hastings would be by far the Attorney I will be calling on next!
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2009
Excellent Experience
I lived in Port St. Lucie, and this attorney met me at a Stuart office. The office was not so nice so I was not that impressed. I did not think I had a good case because a speeder hit my car when i was driving across a street in PSL. But he was really agressive about getting witnesses takin photos and was able to convice state farm that they had to tender the $50,000 policy limits. He was pretty quick in my case too. fro a smal lawyer and a smal firm he works with I got a big result.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2009
Was his client
I had him as my lawyer. He always called me back, signed my case up at my house, was able to settle my case very quickly. I was always informed. Plus, in the end somehow, despite very low coverage, he got me a ton of money. I was very very pleased with him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith PLLC
  • 2007 - 2014

Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2001

Associations

  • Martin County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - Present
  • Whole Child Connection Martin County
  • Vice Chair and Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United Way of Martin County
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Justice Major B. Harding American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Martin County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Martin County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Treasure Coast Justice Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Martin County Bar Association
  • Social Chairman
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Martin County Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers Committee Chairman
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • The Hastings Award - Dedication To The Pursuit Of Justice
  • Treasure Coast Justice Association
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Member since 2009
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Employee Pillar of Character
  • United Way Character Counts
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Building Your Civil Trial Skills
  • How to Avoid Common Ethical Pitfalls
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Endorse Chad
Car accident Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chad Hastings is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad is aggressive. He aggressively represents his clients and doesn't stop advocating for them until they are satisfied. He has commented that personal injury isn't about settling cases, it is about helping and guiding people in need through a maze with which they are unfamilar. Chad isn't your average personal injury lawyer. The respect he earns from his peers and his opposition translates into better results for his clients. He is well above the average personal injury lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Chad as an attorney in this community for several years and am proud to endorse him!"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad is extremely knowledgeable with regard to the issues in personal injury matters. He has strong work ethic and is empathetic to his clients' circumstances. I highly recommend Chad."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad has received excellent settlements for his clients. His clients have spoken highly about him and his work product."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chad has appeared before me many times for mediations over the years, and he is a well prepared, professional and skilled trial advocate. He is well respected by his opponents,a hallmark of a true professional. He is also a leader in the legal community and the Martin County Bar Association."
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