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Lawyer in Atlanta, GA

Martin Chitwood

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Chitwood is a Lawyer with Chitwood Harley Harnes LLP
Law Firm In Atlanta, Georgia.
Martin Chitwood is one of the nation’s leading securities class action litigators, and his firm Chitwood Harley Harnes, LLP, is one of the nation’s leading securities class action firms. Mr. Chitwood has conducted more than twenty-five jury trials. Further, he has participated as a panelist in many professional seminars, and authored papers on various aspects of securities and antitrust litigation. Additionally, he has authored multiple articles published by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (“ICLE”) in Georgia and has presented these articles at ICLE seminars. Previously, Mr. Chitwood wrote the story for and co-produced the made for television movie, “Unconquered,” which originally aired on CBS in January 1989. During the Vietnam War, he served as a commanding officer of a Special Forces A-team, and earned awards for valor from both the U.S. Department of the Army and the government of South Vietnam.
Bio
Martin Chitwood has served as lead or co-lead counsel in more than 40 class actions nationwide and has been instrumental in recovering billions of dollars for investors and other class members. In a lead article in February 2004, the Atlanta Journal/Constitution stated that Mr. Chitwood "is considered the plaintiffs’ lawyer in the state of Georgia." He has also been recognized as a Georgia “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics each year since the inception of the award.

Recently, Mr. Chitwood served as co-lead counsel in both the BankAmerica securities litigation in the Eastern District of Missouri, in which $490 million was recovered for investors, and in the Oxford Health securities litigation in the Southern District of New York, which resulted in a $300 million recovery for investors. When these cases were resolved in 2003, they were the second and fifth largest recoveries, respectively, since the enactment of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "PSLRA"). Mr. Chitwood has also served as lead trial counsel in approximately 25 jury trials and has written and argued numerous appeals.
Practice Areas
 Legal Services  Injuries & Accidents
 Abuse (Child, Domestic, Sexual)  Insurance
 Agencies & Administration  Investments (Securities, IPOs)
 Auto (Speeding, Traffic)  Juveniles
 Auto (Accidents, Insurance)  Landlord/Tenant
 Banking (Business, Mortgage)  Medical Malpractice
 Bankruptcy  Motor Vehicle Accidents
 Business Law  Negligence
 Children (Custody, Support)  Malpractice - Professional
 Class Actions (Drugs, Products)  Mediation
 Commercial Law and Contracts  Online / Video Legal Consultation
 Commercial Real Estate  Parents (Elder Law, Medicare, SSI)
 Commerical Litigation  Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks
 Construction (Accidents, Disputes)  Pay and Benefits
 Contract Disputes  Personal Injury
 COVID-19-Related Legal Help  Probate & Contested Wills
 Credit (Collections, Rights)  Product Liability
 Criminal Law  Real Estate/Property
 Discrimination/Harassment  Social Security
 Divorce  Taxes
 Eminent Domain/Condemnation  Transportation
 Employment Law  Unions
 Entertainment & Media  Immigration, Visas, Citizenship, Deportation
 Environmental Law/Zoning  White Collar Crime
 Family Law  Workers' Compensation
 Financing & Taxes  Wrongful Death
 Health Care & Insurance  Wrongful Termination
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Location
1230 Peachtree St NE
Ste 1900
AtlantaGA 30309
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