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Martin Chitwood
Chitwood is a Lawyer with Chitwood Harley Harnes LLP
Law Firm In Atlanta, Georgia.
1230 Peachtree St NE   
Ste 1900   
AtlantaGA 30309
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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
 Abuse (Child, Domestic, Sexual)
 Agencies & Administration
 Auto (Speeding, Traffic)
 Auto (Accidents, Insurance)
 Banking (Business, Mortgage)
 Bankruptcy
 Business Law
 Children (Custody, Support)
 Class Actions (Drugs, Products)
 Commercial Law and Contracts
 Commercial Real Estate
 Commerical Litigation
 Construction (Accidents, Disputes)
 Contract Disputes
 COVID-19-Related Legal Help
 Credit (Collections, Rights)
 Criminal Law
 Discrimination/Harassment
 Divorce
 Eminent Domain/Condemnation
 Employment Law
 Entertainment & Media
 Environmental Law/Zoning
 Family Law
 Financing & Taxes
 Health Care & Insurance
 Injuries & Accidents
 Insurance
 Investments (Securities, IPOs)
 Juveniles
 Landlord/Tenant
 Medical Malpractice
 Motor Vehicle Accidents
 Negligence
 Malpractice - Professional
 Mediation
 Online / Video Legal Consultation
 Parents (Elder Law, Medicare, SSI)
 Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks
 Pay and Benefits
 Personal Injury
 Probate & Contested Wills
 Product Liability
 Real Estate/Property
 Social Security
 Taxes
 Transportation
 Unions
 Immigration, Visas, Citizenship, Deportation
 White Collar Crime
 Workers' Compensation
 Wrongful Death
 Wrongful Termination
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