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About Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP

Just a few decades old, Drew Eckl & Farnham is an Atlanta-based firm with strengths in litigation and insurance-related matters. With four offices in Georgia and more than 100 attorneys, the firm counsels financial institutions, workers compensation groups, restaurants and, of course, insurance companies.

Hotlanta Mess

Drew Eckl was founded in 1983 in Atlanta, and since then nearly quadrupled in size. Insurance-related litigation is Drew Eckl's bread and butter, but the firm also offers a wide variety of other practice areas such as workers' compensation and a significant tort practice which defends manufacturers, retailers and hospitals. The firm's main departments include commercial law, construction litigation, employment law, insurance matters, workers' compensation and malpractice and healthcare litigation.

One of the more lucrative, and nauseating, cases the firm has handled in recent years was representing plaintiff property owners after a raw sewage leak in Atlanta contaminated residents' land. The firm obtained a whopping $7.3 million jury verdict for their clients. Hopefully after that the city kept a closer eye on its sewer lines. In another sample victory, the firm cleared a roofing contractor of liability after the house he had been working on burned to the ground an hour after he left.

Coaching Client Coaches

In addition to unlucky roofers and grossed-out homeowners, Drew Eckl's client roster includes companies like Hanover Insurance Co., Hartford Insurance Co., AT&T, Church Mutual Insurance Co., Speedway Motorsports, Swift Trucking, Emory University, Tyson Foods and Ford Motor Company. Oh, and we can't forget Chick-fil-A, also headquartered in Atlanta. The firm's professional athletes and entertainment law department also represents coaching clients in matters like job placement, negotiation, employment contracts and commercial endorsements. Those services have benefited an NFL Coach of the Year, several NCAA coaches of the year and Super Bowl coaches, according to the firm.

Harmonious Harmonie

Drew Eckl is also the only Georgia firm to have membership in the Harmonie Group, a national association of law firms which do work for the insurance industry, or, in alternative corporate speak, the "risk industry." The Harmonie Group is invitation only.

Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP

303 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (404) (404) 885-1400

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Joseph C. Chancey
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
100 - 150

Employment Contact

General Recruiting Email: careers@deflaw.com

No. of U.S. Offices: 4

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Albany, GA
Augusta, GA
Atlanta, GA (HQ)
St. Simons Island, GA

Major Departments

Appellate Law
Collections Law
Commercial Law
Commercial Real Estate Law
Commercial Transportation Law
Construction Litigation
Employment Law
Financial Services
First Party Insurance Matters
General Liability
Insurance Coverage
Professional Malpractice & Healthcare Litigation
Sports Law
Subrogation
Trucking & Transportation
Workers' Compensation
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.