Principal, Managing Attorney (Atlanta)
Chris Glover is the Managing Attorney for Beasley Allen Law Firm’s Atlanta office. He has dedicated his practice to protecting the rights of survivors of catastrophic personal injury and victims of wrongful death. He graduated from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law and practiced law in Birmingham, Alabama, for several years before joining Beasley Allen Law Firm in 2008.
Chris has represented injured individuals and their families in a wide range of serious injury and death claims, including those resulting from defective products, car accidents, commercial truck accidents, workplace accidents and aviation accidents. To date, his clients have received verdicts and settlements totaling over $300 million.
Recent Motor Vehicle Settlements
In 2021 and 2022 alone, Chris has resolved motor vehicle cases in excess of $75,000,000.00. In fact, he obtained three of the top ten motor vehicle settlements in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina for 2021. Those settlements totaled $34.5 million and consisted of a $19,500,000.00 automotive product liability settlement, a $9,000,000.00 automotive product liability settlement and a $6,000,000.00 truck wreck settlement.
Chris also secured more than $45 million in settlements in a 2021 product liability case involving a defective lift kit that left a young child paralyzed.
Truck Driver Injured by Improperly Secured Ladder
In 2019, Chris and his law partners, Rob Register and Dan Philyaw, represented a truck driver injured in an accident caused by an improperly secured ladder on a Charter Communications, LLC, truck. The driver’s injuries in the accident forced him to endure several surgical procedures. He is also facing a lifetime of pain and will never be able to return to his job as a truck driver. An investigation by the firm’s attorneys revealed that, despite its own published safety policies, Charter failed to properly train its driver in how to secure the ladder to the truck. A Gwinnett County, Georgia, jury awarded the plaintiff a $2.83 million verdict, sending a message that companies must act responsibly to ensure the safety of their employees and that the public is safe on the roadways they share.
Toyota 4Runner – Defective Rear Axle Death
In 2018, Chris and his law partner, Ben Baker, obtained a $12 million verdict against Toyota Motor Corp. and Toyota Motor Sales USA in an Anderson, South Carolina state court while representing the family of a high school senior who lost her life as a result of a defective rear axle in a Toyota 4Runner. The defect in the axle caused it to fracture. The vehicle suddenly became uncontrollable and rolled into a power pole.
Defective Takata Airbags
Chris was also the firm’s lead attorney litigating numerous cases involving the Takata airbag defect. Tokyo-based Takata manufactured and sold defective airbag inflator systems, which can shoot metal fragments from the devices into the car like shrapnel. Airbags on both the driver’s and passenger’s sides can explode even due to a minor accident. The defective airbags prompted the largest automotive recall in American history. As a result of settlements with vehicle manufacturers Honda, BMW, Nissan, Subaru, Mazda and Toyota ranging from $68.2 million to $605 million, those affected by the defect are able to seek compensation.
Michelin Pilot Tire Failure Death
Chris was a member of the 2017 trial team in Dekalb County, Georgia that received a $2.6 million jury verdict in favor of the family of Alfred Holt. Mr. Holt was killed after a Michelin Pilot tire failed on the recreational vehicle he was driving and the RV crashed into a tree. The case was brought against Southland Motor Home Center, which provided maintenance and service on the RV and had refused to take any responsibility for his death.
High Impact Cases
Chris is particularly proud when his cases make profound impacts. For example, litigation against Sikorsky Aircraft and a component manufacturer resulted in two product design changes that made air travel safer.
Chris was also lead counsel on a $4.7 million trial verdict in Gwinnett County, Georgia against seat belt manufacturer Key Safety Systems. The verdict was significant because it is one of the only verdicts of its type against an automobile component manufacturer.
In a similar case, he helped secure a $1 million trial verdict in Oklahoma for a drunk driving accident victim. The case included product liability claims due to seatbelt failure in a Ford vehicle.
One of Chris’s first trial verdicts involved a log truck accident, and he has continued working truck accidents throughout his career. Recently, he resolved significant truck wreck cases in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Chris has been elected as an officer of numerous professional associations. He has served as Chairman of the American Association for Justice New Lawyers Division and the Emerging Leaders Division. He has also served as President of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.
He currently serves on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Executive Committee and is past Chairman of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Education Committee. Additionally, he serves on the Attorney Information Exchange Group (AIEG) Trucking Committee and is a member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys.
In 2018, Chris was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Georgia Chapter. Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only, following a rigorous nomination and voting process. Criteria evaluated include exceptional jury trial skills, civility, professionalism and integrity.
Awards & Recognitions
In 2022, Chris was nominated for Daily Report’s Georgia Legal Awards Attorney of the Year, which is presented annually to the top attorney in the State of Georgia. Chris says it is a huge honor to be nominated, as only three attorneys are considered for the distinction each year. Daily Report is the leading legal publication of metro Atlanta and Georgia.
Chris was also selected as a Distinguished Leader in the 2019 Georgia Legal Awards. The Distinguished Leader award is presented to lawyers who achieved impressive results in the previous year and demonstrated clear leadership skills to help them achieve those results.
Chris has been named to the LawDragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list, which includes the 500 best attorneys across the nation in this category. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent attorney and was named to the Best Lawyers list and Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list (2011 through 2014). Chris has been named to the Super Lawyers list for both the Mid-South Region and Georgia since 2015.
In 2018, Chris was selected as Beasley Allen’s Litigator of the Year. He was also selected as Lawyer of the Year for the Personal Injury Section in 2015 and 2016. In 2011 and 2013, he was chosen as the firm’s Lawyer of the Year for the Products Liability Section.
Chris’s contributions to the legal profession and his community were recognized when he was honored as the Jacksonville State University 2005 Young Alumni of the Year.
Chris is married to the former Erin Henley, and they have two children, Kaitlyn and Andrew. They attend Christ Covenant Church in Buckhead where Chris serves as an Elder and Community Group Leader. The family is active in their children’s school, Whitefield Academy.
Chris is a former adult Sunday school teacher and a former Deacon at Montgomery First Baptist Church. He is a board member for Urban TREC Homeless Ministry and TREC India Orphanage and a member of Jacksonville State University Alumni Association’s Atlanta Chapter. In addition, Chris is a former baseball coach for Dixie Youth Baseball and a former YMCA football coach.
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