Just a few decades old, Drew Eckl & 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.
Drew Eckl 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 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.
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.
880 W. Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) (404) 885-1400
Employer Type: Private
Managing Partner: Joseph C. Chancey
Total No. Attorneys 2018: 100
Commercial Real Estate Law
Commercial Transportation Law
First Party Insurance Matters
Professional Malpractice & Healthcare Litigation
Trucking & Transportation