Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP

Just a few decades old, Drew Eckle & Farnham is an Atlanta-based firm with strengths in litigation and insurance-related matters. With an outpost in Brunswick, Georgia and more than 75 attorneys, the firm counsels financial institutions, workers compensation groups, restaurants and, of course, insurance companies.

Hotlanta Mess

Drew Eckle was founded in 1983 in Atlanta, and since then has retained all of its name partners and nearly quadrupled in size. Insurance-related litigation is the Drew Eckle'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 Eckle'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 Eckle 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. 

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Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP


880 West Peachtree Street
P.O. Box 7600
Atlanta, GA 30357
Phone: (404) 885-1400
Fax: (404) 876-0992
www.deflaw.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chairman: John P. Reale
  • Total No. Attorneys 2014: 78

  • Employment Contact

    Email: careers@deflaw.com


  • Major Departments & Practices

    Commercial Collections Law
    Commercial Law
    Commercial Real Estate Law
    Commercial Transportation Law
    Construction Litigation
    Employment Law
    First Party Insurance Matters
    General Casualty Law
    Insurance and Reinsurance Coverage
    Major Subrugation
    Professional Athletes & Entertainment Law
    Professional Malpractice & Healthcare Litigation
    Workers' Compensation

Major Office Locations

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Brunswick, GA

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