John A. Chandler

John Chandler

tries business cases. He is a senior litigation partner in King & Spalding’s Atlanta office with more than 40 years of trial experience and a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been lead trial counsel for all of the Big Four accounting firms and a number of prominent national law firms in addition to insurance companies, healthcare providers, individuals and partnerships.

Mr. Chandler has served as President of the Atlanta Bar Association, the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Travelers Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta, Chair of the Fulton County Ethics Board, Chair of the City of Atlanta Board of Ethics and Co-Chair of the Southeastern Region of the Anti-Defamation League. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia for 20 years. He is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, Past President of the Bleckley American Inn of Court, a Master of the Lumpkin American Inn of Court, The American Law Institute, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and has been a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences and the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia. Mr. Chandler is the recipient of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Charles E. Watkins, Jr., Distinguished and Sustained Service Award; the Atlanta Bar Association’s Leadership Award and the Anti-Defamation League’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr. Chandler has been recognized in Chambers USA each year since 2003, Chambers Global: Litigation: Trial Lawyers(2010), The Best Lawyers in America and the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. He is listed as a “Georgia Super Lawyer” by Atlanta magazine in the area of Litigation and has been named to Georgia Trend’s “Legal Elite” in each of their publications. He has been chosen as a “Bet the Company Litigator” by the American Lawyer.

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Areas of Practice 1) Contracts and Business Torts , 2) Class Action , 3) Healthcare Industry , 4) Financial Institutions , 5) ERISA Litigation , 6) First Amendment/Defamation , 7) Healthcare Litigation , 8) Professional Liability Litigation and 9) Shareholder and Securities Litigation
Law School J.D., Vanderbilt University
Admitted Year 1972
Education B.S., The University of Tennessee
Bar Member / Association State bar of District of Columbia,State bar of Georgia
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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