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Herbert J Chestnut

Herbert J Chestnut

Helping Georgia for over 40 years. Personal Injury, Workers' Comp, Longshore
  • Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Maritime Law ...
  • Defense Base Act, Division of Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation, Georgia
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Martindale Hubbell Peer-Reviewed - Highest possible rating
AV-Preeminent 1997- 2022

Celebrating 40 Years of Service

B.S. Political Science, Georgia Southern University, 1979
J.D. Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, 1982

Taggart & Drake, Associate 1982-1983
Taggart Mixson Granoff & Chestnut, Partner 1983
Jones Boykin & Associates, Associate 1983 -1989
Herndon Chestnut Rosenblum & Ashby. Partner 1989 -1991
Chestnut & Ashby, Partner 1992-1995
Herbert Chestnut & Associates, Senior & Managing Partner 1995-present.

At Herbert Chestnut & Associates, we have a combined 78 years of experience in helping clients successfully navigate through the complex legal process. We primarily assist injured workers from the State of Georgia, longshoremen, checkers, and deck and dockworkers at ports nationwide, and defense contractors injured overseas and in war zones worldwide. We also represent injured seamen with claims for Maintenence & Cure and Jones Act relief. We have a network of associated law firms which allows the firm to evaluate serious personal injuries, medical malpractice involving serious injury or death, personal injury claims involving motorcyclists, and those injured by tractor-trailers.

Our practice is not limited to the State of Georgia. As one of the few firms that handle cases involving all federal compensation programs, we are allowed to take claims arising from the ports of California to the battlefields of Iraq or Afghanistan under the Defense Base Act and War Hazards Act.

The firm takes great pride in offering one on one assistance, with each client having the opportunity to communicate openly and as often as is necessary for us to fully understand the intricacies of the client's claim. Only then can we effectively represent a client in any proceeding, by knowing the client, the facts, and the law.

Practice Areas
Workers' Compensation
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Maritime Law
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Nursing Home Abuse
Social Security Disability
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Mortgages, Residential Real Estate
Military Law
Veteran's Benefits
Additional Practice Area
  • Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Defense Base Act
ID Number: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
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Division of Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation
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State Bar of Georgia
ID Number: 123826
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U.S. Supreme Court
ID Number: United States Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia
- Current
Activities: Workers Compensation Section; Board of Director, Younger Lawyers Section, Savannah 1993-1995; Cobb County Bar Association 1995-2010; Savannah Bar Association 1982-1996, 2020-present; Speaker, Independent Medical Examinations, Loyola Longshore Conference, 2012; Martindale Hubbell Peer Reviewed - AV rating - 1997-2022
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Bar of the Supreme Court of the United State
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Savannah Bar Association
Activities: Board Member, YLS 1993-1995
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American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Recipient - Best Law Firms in Georgia
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The Legal Network
Recipient - Top Lawyers in Georgia
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Cobb County Bar Association
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Consumer Business Review
Recipient - Workers' Comp Attorney of the Year
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Contact & Map
Herbert J Chestnut PC
413 West Montgomery Crossroads
Suite 206
Savannah, GA 31406
Telephone: (912) 777-3744
Cell: (770) 861-7990
Fax: (912) 387-4154
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: While someone is generally available during business hours, please check with the front desk or call me on my cell phone to assure your needs will be met.