Chris GloverAtlanta, GA
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 a number of years prior to 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 that were the result of defective products, car accidents, commercial truck accidents, workplace accidents and aviation accidents. His clients have received verdicts and settlements in the course of his career totaling over $100 million.
Truck Driver Injured by Improperly Secured Ladder
Most recently, Chris and his law partners, Rob Register and Dan Philyaw, represented a truck driver injured in accident caused by an improperly secured ladder on a Charter Communications, LLC, truck. Injuries the driver sustained as a result of 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. The Gwinnett County, Georgia, jury awarded Brandon a $2.83 million verdict, sending a message that companies must act responsibly to ensure the safety of their employees as well as to ensure 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 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 allowing the vehicle to become uncontrollable and roll 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 air bag inflator systems, which can shoot metal fragments from the devices into the car like shrapnel. Airbags on both the driver’s and passenger’s side can explode even due to a minor accident, launching 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 a 2017 trial team in Dekalb County Georgia that received a $2.6 million jury verdict in favor of the family of Alfred Holt, who 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 of the positive changes caused by his cases. For example, litigation against Sikorsky Aircraft and a component manufacturer resulted in two product design changes that prevented the use of dangerous designs from being used on aircraft in the future.
He also was 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 the victim of a drunk driving accident where there were product liability claims that a seatbelt failed in a Ford vehicle.
One of Chris’s first trial verdicts as a lawyer involved a log truck accident, and he has continued that work throughout his career. Recently, he has resolved significant truck wreck cases in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee and the United States Virgin Islands.
Chris has been recognized as a leader by his peers through being elected as an officer to numerous professional associations, including chair of the American Association for Justice New Lawyer’s Division, president of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and chair of the Emerging Leader’s Division of the Alabama Association for Justice.
He is currently the chair of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s Education Committee and serves on the Trucking Committee of the Attorney Information Exchange Group (AIEG) and is a member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys.
In 2018, Chris was inducted into membership for the Georgia Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Membership into 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 2019, Chris was selected as a Distinguished Leader in the Georgia Legal Awards, presented by The Daily Report. Distinguished Leader awards go to lawyers who achieved impressive results in the previous year and demonstrated clear leadership skills that helped them achieve those results. The Daily Report is the leading legal publication of metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia, providing vigorously researched and purposefully presented news and intelligence that has wide-ranging implications for legal practice in the South.
Chris was named to the LawDragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, which is the 500 best attorneys across the nation in this category. In 2018, he was selected as Beasley Allen’s Litigator of the Year. In 2011 and again in 2013, he was selected as the firm’s Lawyer of the Year for the Products Liability Section and was selected as Lawyer of the Year for the Personal Injury Section in 2015 and 2016. He is a Martindale Hubbell AV Rated attorney and was named to the Best Lawyers list as well as the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list (2011 through 2014), which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys. Chris has been named to the Super Lawyers, for both Mid-South Region and Georgia, annually since 2015.
His contributions to his profession and 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 is also 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.
Chris Glover: Why I Practice LawBeasley Allen lawyer Chris Glover, who works in our Atlanta office, discusses how a defective seat belt case helped ease the grief of a daughter who blamed herself for her mother’s death and removed a dangerous product from the market—epitomizing why he practices law at Beasley Allen. The case involved a manufacturer opting to use cheaper, defective seatbelts in vehicle passenger seats, resulting in the death of a mother in Gwinnett County, Georgia, after she was thrown from the car her daughter was driving as the result of a crash. A jury found the defective seat belt caused the woman’s death, easing her daughter’s guilt and prompting the manufacturer to change its practices. Chris says the case, and other cases like it, are the reason he loves practicing law.
A passion for more than the lawLawyers’ passion for the law is often fueled by more than just their love of the law. Beasley Allen’s Atlanta Managing Attorney Chris Glover explains that his fascination with engineering and auto mechanics in addition to his love for the law has been the motivation behind his law practice for two decades. He explains that the combination of these two passions truly saves lives. Helping clients determine the why behind a tragedy can help prevent others in the future.
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Chris Glover: Truck accident damagesBeasley Allen lawyer Chris Glover explains the types of damages available to truck accident victims. In addition to compensation for the loss of a loved one or any immediate medical costs, Chris further details one of the major aspects of his job: identifying how an accident could affect you into the future and what compensation is needed to make sure you are covered. This can include compensation for property damage, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Chris Glover: Sharing Trucking KnowledgeBeasley Allen lawyer Chris Glover explains how his truck accident litigation practice grew from the realization that to properly represent his clients, who were increasingly being harmed by large trucks, he would need to understand trucking regulations, trucking-related engineering principals, truck driving and the myriad other industry aspects that can impact a case. In an effort to pass on the knowledge he has learned to others, Chris authored “An Introduction to Truck Accident Claims: A Guide to Getting Started” for lawyers to use in their own practices and better represent their clients. The book is available free to lawyers at www.chrisglover-law.com/book.
Chris Glover: Finding the why in a trucking accidentAttorney Chris Glover discusses what it takes to successfully handle 18-wheeler and other large truck accident cases by stressing the importance of looking beyond the wreck to determine why it originally occurred. Chris explains that his job is to dig into the details of these crashes and hold the appropriate party or parties responsible.
Lawyer Chris Glover discusses AtlantaChris primarily handles heavy truck crash and automotive product liability cases for the firm from our Atlanta office. A husband and father, he discusses how his family enjoys spending time together. He says they are enjoying the community they are continuously building in the Peach State.