- Georgia (2008)
- Florida (2004)
- Alabama (2001)
- U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama (2002)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (2001)
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama (2001)
- United States Supreme Court (2006)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2012)
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida (2016)
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida (2012)
- Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia (2015)
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia (2012)
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia (2009)
- Supreme Court of Georgia (2015)
- Samford University Cumberland School of Law (J.D., 2001)
- Jacksonville State University (B.S., 1998)
- Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
- American Association for Justice (Former Member of Executive Committee, Board of Governors and Chair of New Lawyers Division)
- American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA, Georgia Chapter)
- Attorneys Information Exchange Group (Interstate Trucking Litigation Group)
- Public Justice
- Southern Trial Lawyer’s Association (Board of Governors, Past President)
- Alabama State Bar
- Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee and Former Chair of Emerging Leaders Division
- Alabama Association for Justice (Executive Committee)
- Montgomery Country (Alabama) Association for Justice
- Florida Bar Association
- Florida Justice Association
- Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers
- Georgia Bar Association
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Executive Committee, Chair of Membership Eligibility Committee and Directed Giving Committee Champion Level Member)
- Dekalb (Georgia) Bar Association
- Lawyers Club of Atlanta
- North Fulton (Georgia) Bar Association
Recognitions & Awards
- AV Rated
- Distinguished Leader (Georgia Legal Awards 2019)
- Best Lawyers
- Super Lawyers (Georgia and Mid-South Region)
- LawDragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers
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 and is one of the Beasley Allen attorneys working from the firm’s Atlanta office.
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.
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.
Verdicts like this are so important in keeping our family, loved ones, friends and our communities safe. Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
A frequent lecturer, Chris has spoken across the country on issues concerning commercial truck litigation, defective products, trial skills and effective leadership. He has authored more than 50 papers for publication and presentation to various lawyer organizations.
In 2015, Chris authored a book, “An Introduction to Truck Accident Claims: A Guide to Getting Started.” The book is a primer for lawyers interested in trucking litigation, covering topics including the basics of trucking regulations and requirements, and how to prepare for a case involving commercial vehicles, including issues such as Hours of Service regulations, fatigue, maintenance and products liability. The book is available free to attorneys. To get your copy, click here.
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.
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.