Lawyers

Chad Lennon, Associate

Chad Lennon handles complex litigation. He specializes in high-stakes cases: nationwide class actions; business disputes, torts, fraud, and fiduciary litigation; breaches of contract; and professional negligence. Chad has represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants: his clients run the gamut from individuals to high-net-worth families to major law firms to Fortune 50 companies. Chad has successfully litigated cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts in Georgia, Florida, New York, California, New Jersey, and Ohio.

Before joining Bondurant Mixson & Elmore, Chad served as a law clerk for Judge Beverly B. Martin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Judge Timothy C. Batten of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Chad received his law degree, with highest honors, from Emory University School of Law, where he was valedictorian. Before law school, Chad worked as a forensic accounting and litigation consultant for FTI Consulting in New York City. Chad received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Economics and History from Vanderbilt University. A native of Atlanta, Chad lives in Brookhaven with his wife, Samantha, and their two children.

Representative Work

Defense cases

Defeated class certification in a nationwide consumer class action against billion-dollar private retailer.

Won summary judgment on behalf of a Fortune 50 company facing a nationwide class action under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Won dismissal of multimillion-dollar class action alleging breach of contract and deceptive trade practices against national electronic-medical-records provider.

Successfully mediated dispute between high-net-worth individual and creditors in post-judgment collection and fraudulent transfer action.

Represented an international business against confidentiality, trade secret and inventorship claims related to automotive technology in lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Successfully defended against multimillion-dollar claims for unpaid commissions by former sales representative of foreign exchange trading company.

Plaintiff cases

Defeated an interlocutory appeal in a psychiatric-malpractice case, representing a plaintiff adverse to the State of Georgia in the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Represented a plaintiff in post-trial and appellate proceedings to protect a multimillion dollar medical-device verdict. Briefed and orally argued post-trial motions in multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia and on appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Prosecuted breach of fiduciary duty claims on behalf of a high-net-worth family in a trust dispute involving over a billion dollars, including multiple appeals in the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.

Represented voting-rights groups in litigation related to Georgia’s voter-purge statute, including orally arguing dispositive motions in U.S. District Court and filing amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Successfully resolved multimillion-dollar professional negligence claim, representing major international law firm against former private equity client.

Professional Activities

Member, Georgia Bar Association – Access to Justice Committee

Advisory Board Member, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts

Barrister, Lamar Inn of Court

Member, Atlanta Bar Association

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Atlanta
1201 West Peachtree Street NW
Suite 3900
Atlanta, GA 30309

Education

Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2013, with High Honors

  • First Honor Graduate
  • Managing Editor, Emory Law Journal

Vanderbilt University, B.A., 2008, magna cum laude

Previous Experience

Law Clerk, Judge Beverly B. Martin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2014-2015

Law Clerk, Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2013-2014 

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