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About Attorney Jeff Chandler

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Mr. Chandler is an accomplished litigation attorney with over ten years of experience including first chair experience in numerous trials.

Jeff grew up in San Angelo, Texas and began his legal career as a felony prosecutor with the Tom Green County District Attorney’s Office. Shortly thereafter, he joined a large Texas civil firm and handled primarily insurance defense cases, before opening his own law firm. In 2014, he also had the opportunity to work with one of the Nation’s top personal injury law firm, Thomas J. Henry, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Having practiced law on both sides of the docket, Mr. Chandler has a unique perspective on how to effectively litigate in both civil and criminal matters. And whether advocating before a judge, trying a case to a jury, negotiating with opposing council or drafting legal memoranda, Mr. Chandler’s diligence and determination ensure that clients receive the representation they deserve.

STATE AND NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2016)
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 (2016)

State Bar of Texas Board of Directors (District 15) – Elected in March 2016 to the governing board of the State Bar of Texas representing the following counties: Bandera, Blanco, Burnet, Coke, Comal, Concho, Crane, Crockett, Ector, Edwards, Gillespie, Glasscock, Hays, Irion, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Lampasas, Llano, Loving, Mason, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Mills, Pecos, Reagan, Real, Reeves, San Saba, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Ward, and Winkler

State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section Council, 2012-2014

  • Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) Liaison
  • Website and Social Media Committees
  • Guest Speaker, State Bar Section Series, Texas Tech School of Law

Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member 2012-Present

State Bar of Texas, Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA), 2003-2014

2010 TYLA President Elect Candidate – One of two young lawyers chosen by other young lawyers across the State as most qualified to lead TYLA

  • Executive Committee 2009-10
  • Treasurer, 2009-10
  • Director District 15, 2007-10
  • Long-Range Planning Committee 2009-10
  • Chair: Low-Income Texans, Family Law/Children’s Rights/Seniors and Member Services Committees
  • President’s Award of Merit 2008-09
  • Produced/Implemented TYLA/ProBar: Know Your Rights/Conoce Tus Derechos video
  • Presenter, How To Jump Start a Local Affiliate, Texas Bar Leaders Conference, 2006-08

American Bar Association, 2003-Present

  • Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
  • Young Lawyer Division Leader, 2009-10
  • Texas Delegate, Mid-Year Meeting 2010

LOCAL PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP

Tom Green County Bar Association, 2003-Present

  • President, 2007-08
  • Vice President, 2006-07
  • Secretary/Treasurer, 2004-05
  • Director, 2008-10

Tom Green County Young Lawyers Association, 2003-2014

  • President, 2005-06

Concho Valley Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2007-present

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP & INVOLVEMENT

  • Director, San Angelo Chamber of Commerce
  • San Angelo Standard Times “Top 20 Under 40” award, 2013
  • Legal Aid of Northwest Texas Pro Bono Advisory Board
  • Project Janus Board of Directors
  • Leadership San Angelo Graduate 2007
  • John Ben Sheppard Leadership Forum Sponsor
  • San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Premium Sale Committee
  • Concho Country Emmaus Community
  • Guest Lecturer, Government 2306, Howard College, San Angelo
  • Presenter of TYLA’s Vote America to local high school students
  • Presenter of TYLA’s They Had A Dream Too to local high school students
  • Presenter of TYLA’s R U Safe? to local elementary students
  • Past Board Member, YMCA of San Angelo
  • Past Chair, Concho Valley School-To-Work/Tech Prep

EDUCATION

Doctor of Jurisprudence, May 2003

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

  • Student Bar Association, Litigation Section Member
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Criminal Law Students Association
  • Volunteer Law Students Association
  • Tax Law Society
  • Texas Mediation Training Course

B.B.A. Management, August 2000

Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX

  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society
  • Study Abroad Program, earned credits from University of London and Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Epsilon Delta (Texas Tech University)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • United States Federal District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States Federal District Court, Western District of Texas
  • All Texas State Courts