Christopher Chestnut is driven by dual
passions. He aims to advocate fiercely for
his clients’ rights after a personal injury
or wrongful death, while also striving to
improve the community. He won the largest
verdict in the United States last year with
co-counsel Willie Gray—a $23.6 billion
wrongful death case against R.J. Reynolds
Tobacco Company on behalf of a 38-year-
old smoker who died of cancer.
Chestnut and his team at The Chestnut
Firm represent people nationwide in a
variety of catastrophic injury and wrongful
death cases. From trucking and products
liability to construction and motor vehicle
accidents, as well as commercial litigation,
the firm’s lawyers fight aggressively and
relentlessly to maximize case value for
injured clients and their families.
Chestnut has been victorious in many
other high-profile cases. To help clients
while improving urban communities, The
Chestnut Firm is pursuing and winning
cases of negligent security against
private owners of low-income housing,
where residents have been injured or
killed because of a lack of security.
In today’s tort reform environment,
Chestnut advocates effectively with his
unique approach before millennial jurors.
A Florida native, Chestnut has been
recognized numerous times to the Rising
Stars list. In addition, legal organizations
have repeatedly named him as a Top 40
Under 40 attorney, including the National
Black Lawyers Association in 2015 and
the National Bar Association in 2010.
Chestnut was also honored by President
Obama as a national emerging leader.
841 Prudential Drive, Suite 1220, Jacksonville, FL 32207
303 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 4150, Atlanta, GA 30308
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Chosen to 2015 Rising Stars