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John Chandler specializes in trying business cases. A partner in our Contracts and Business Torts practice, John defends professional services firms, insurance companies, healthcare providers, individuals, partnerships and others.

A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, John has tried cases, many as lead counsel, for all of the Big Four accounting firms, as well as a number of prominent national law firms and others for more than 40 years.

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

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Credentials

B.S., The University of Tennessee

J.D., Vanderbilt University

District of Columbia

Georgia

Matters

Department of Financial Services of Florida v. Deloitte. DFS sued Deloitte in state court in Tallahassee for $1 billion growing out of losses by insurance companies audited by Deloitte. The case was tried to a jury for five weeks. The jury returned a defense verdict.

Insurance Commissioner of Kentucky v. Ernst & Young. Plaintiff sued EY for $375 million in Frankfort, Kentucky, for losses arising from AIK, which was audited by EY. After two months of trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of EY.

Aegis Ins Company v. State Farm. A class of insurance companies sued State Farm and others for breach of fiduciary duty concerning reinsurance carried by the Mississippi Wind Pool. Hurricane Katrina cost more than the Wind Pool's coverage and other insurance companies were assessed. After 13 trial days in the Southern District of Mississippi, the Court directed a verdict in favor of State Farm.

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Department of Financial Services of Florida v. Deloitte. DFS sued Deloitte in state court in Tallahassee for $1 billion growing out of losses by insurance companies audited by Deloitte. The case was tried to a jury for five weeks. The jury returned a defense verdict.

Insurance Commissioner of Kentucky v. Ernst & Young. Plaintiff sued EY for $375 million in Frankfort, Kentucky, for losses arising from AIK, which was audited by EY. After two months of trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of EY.

Aegis Ins Company v. State Farm. A class of insurance companies sued State Farm and others for breach of fiduciary duty concerning reinsurance carried by the Mississippi Wind Pool. Hurricane Katrina cost more than the Wind Pool's coverage and other insurance companies were assessed. After 13 trial days in the Southern District of Mississippi, the Court directed a verdict in favor of State Farm.

Al Adahi v. Obama. We tried and won a habeas corpus case for this Guantanamo detainee in a five-day non-jury proceeding. The Court ordered his release, but the Court of Appeals overturned all such cases on appeal.

Matters

Department of Financial Services of Florida v. Deloitte. DFS sued Deloitte in state court in Tallahassee for $1 billion growing out of losses by insurance companies audited by Deloitte. The case was tried to a jury for five weeks. The jury returned a defense verdict.

Insurance Commissioner of Kentucky v. Ernst & Young. Plaintiff sued EY for $375 million in Frankfort, Kentucky, for losses arising from AIK, which was audited by EY. After two months of trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of EY.

Aegis Ins Company v. State Farm. A class of insurance companies sued State Farm and others for breach of fiduciary duty concerning reinsurance carried by the Mississippi Wind Pool. Hurricane Katrina cost more than the Wind Pool's coverage and other insurance companies were assessed. After 13 trial days in the Southern District of Mississippi, the Court directed a verdict in favor of State Farm.

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Matters

Department of Financial Services of Florida v. Deloitte. DFS sued Deloitte in state court in Tallahassee for $1 billion growing out of losses by insurance companies audited by Deloitte. The case was tried to a jury for five weeks. The jury returned a defense verdict.

Insurance Commissioner of Kentucky v. Ernst & Young. Plaintiff sued EY for $375 million in Frankfort, Kentucky, for losses arising from AIK, which was audited by EY. After two months of trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of EY.

Aegis Ins Company v. State Farm. A class of insurance companies sued State Farm and others for breach of fiduciary duty concerning reinsurance carried by the Mississippi Wind Pool. Hurricane Katrina cost more than the Wind Pool's coverage and other insurance companies were assessed. After 13 trial days in the Southern District of Mississippi, the Court directed a verdict in favor of State Farm.

Al Adahi v. Obama. We tried and won a habeas corpus case for this Guantanamo detainee in a five-day non-jury proceeding. The Court ordered his release, but the Court of Appeals overturned all such cases on appeal.

Credentials

B.S., The University of Tennessee

J.D., Vanderbilt University

District of Columbia

Georgia