Since joining Beasley Allen Consumer Fraud Section in 2011, Chad has focused primarily on Medicaid Fraud Litigation, and he has been involved in several multi-million dollar settlements, as well as a $38.2 million verdict. Chad also works on a number of other commercial fraud cases and class actions protecting the rights of fraud victims. Chad has successfully litigated on the state and federal levels, both in trial and on appeal, for more than 10 years.
Chad attended Troy University on academic scholarship where he served as SGA Chief Justice and graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Kappa Phi in 1995. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1999, graduating Magna Cum Laude in the Top 10 of his class. At Cumberland, Chad was selected to Curia Honoris, Cumberland’s Highest Honor Society; Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; National Dean’s List, and Cumberland Dean’s List. He also received the Legal Research & Writing Award, Federal Bar Association Award, and the Judge H.H. Grooms Academic Scholarship.
His professional affiliations and activities include service as Chairman of the Middle District of Alabama Court Advisory Committee; Graduate of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum; Board of Editors of The Alabama Lawyer, where he chaired a committee and published an article about one of his mentors, Judge John Godbold, titled The Finest Man I’ve Ever Known, 70 Ala. Law 273 (2009); Board of Directors for the Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys; Hugh Maddox Inn of Court; Alabama Association for Justice; and extensive pro bono work through the Alabama, Montgomery and Coffee County Bar Associations. Chad is currently serving as co-chair of the Alabama State Bar’s 2012 Law Day Committee.
Chad continues to be an active community servant, donating his time to missions and charitable projects. He served on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Montgomery, Enterprise YMCA, and the Wiregrass United Way. Chad was Founder and Director of the Bo Harrell Christian Athletics Award, as well as serving with the Enterprise Lions Club, Coffee County Youth Leadership Program, Jimmy Hitchcock Christian Athletics Selection Committee, Children’s Hospital Committee for the Future, Wounded Warrior Project, and Hope for the Warriors Project.
He and his wife Becky have three children, Cate, Ann Presley and Bo. They attend First Baptist in Montgomery.