Stephen Chance has been practicing law in Atlanta since 1995. He was born in Augusta and lived there through high school. He then attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Stephen then returned to Augusta to work in his father’s law firm in preparation for becoming a third-generation trial lawyer. Stephen attended Georgia State University from 1990-1995 where he earned a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude.
Stephen began the practice of law primarily defending medical professionals and hospitals in malpractice cases. In 1999, Stephen returned to the plaintiff’s bar and has represented families devastated by tragedy ever since.
Stephen’s practice areas include:
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
- Trucking and Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Automobile Accidents
- Industrial Fires and Explosions
- Products Liability
- Whistleblower or qui tam actions
Stephen has a passion for representing children and the elderly.
Stephen has been recognized by his peers for his excellent and ethical representation of his clients. He enjoys the highest rating possible – AV Preeminent – from Martindale-Hubbell. He was selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2005 and has been selected as a Super Lawyer every year from 2009-2018.
Stephen is also active in his community. He received the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Community Service Award in 2008 for his efforts to raise and direct millions of dollars to less toxic, more effective treatments of childhood cancer through Press On, a Field of Interest Fund administered by the Community Foundation of the CSRA. Stephen and his wife, Erin Chance, founded Press On after their son, Patrick, was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma at the age of three.
Erin Chance is the founder of Chance Law, LLC, a law firm that focuses on corporate law, including general legal counsel, contract review and negotiation, and legal analysis for both businesses and law firms. Stephen and Erin were members of the Leadership Georgia class of 2015 – the Best Class Ever.
Stephen is active at the national and state level securing the right to jury trial. Stephen has served on the Board of Governors of the American Association of Justice since 2016 and has served on the Executive Committee of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association since 2016.
In his recreational time, Stephen enjoys golf, fly fishing, boating, and music.
Awards & Recognition
|AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2021|
||Super Lawyer by SuperLawyers, 2009-2018|
||AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2015|
||Community Service Award by Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2008|
||Rising Star by SuperLawyers, 2005|
If you're an Atlanta, Georgia resident looking for a personal injury attorney, please contact Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today for a free consultation.