Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos was re-elected to the Board of Governors for the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA, and formerly known as Tennessee Association for Justice) during their recent annual conference. Mr. Chalos was also re-appointed to the TTLA Executive Committee.
TTLA is a professional organization of member attorneys dedicated to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitutions of the United States and of the State of Tennessee by way of trial by jury; advancing the science of the legal system; supporting advocacy and justice of the public good; and advancing the cause of those who experience personal harm or property damage.
About Mark Chalos
The Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office, Mr. Chalos is a top litigator working on complex civil cases in federal courts in Tennessee and across the United States. He represents individuals who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries and families whose loved ones died because of the negligence or misconduct of others.
Over the past 18 years in practice, Mr. Chalos has obtained millions of dollars in settlements for families who have been harmed by wrongful conduct, including the representation of 32 school children who were videotaped undressing in their school locker room (achieving a $1.28 million jury verdict) and of a young woman who suffered a severe brain injury in a car wreck (nearly $4 million jury verdict). He also obtained an $8 million arbitration award on behalf of a business client whose company was ruined by the wrongful conduct of a key supplier.
Mr. Chalos currently serves in a court-appointed national leadership role on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee on behalf of Tennessee patients killed or left permanently injured following epidural steroid injections administered from contaminated medication manufactured by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in 2012. More than 14,000 patients across the U.S. were injected with the contaminated medication, a treatment designed to relieve back pain, which led to a widespread outbreak of potentially fatal fungal meningitis. Multiple lawsuits against NECC and other defendants are ongoing in federal court in Boston and trials are scheduled throughout 2016. In addition to serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the NECC multidistrict litigation, he serves as the Federal/State Litigation Liaison for the Plaintiffs.
He is a frequent speaker at legal seminars nationwide on a variety of civil litigation topics. He has also been cited by top-tier media outlets including the New York Times, The Associated Press, CNN, Fox News, CBS This Morning, and MSNBC. Recently, Mr. Chalos acted as legal analyst for a series of articles in The Tennessean regarding a nationally-significant privacy trial based on illegal videos taken of a woman in a Nashville hotel by another hotel guest and distributed on the internet, leading to a $55 million jury verdict for the plaintiff.
Mr. Chalos has been named among The Best Lawyers in America, “Mid-South Super Lawyers,” “Nashville’s Best Lawyers,” and Nashville Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar.” Recently, he was named to the “Top 100: 2015 Tennessee Super Lawyers,” a distinction for attorneys with the highest evaluations statewide. He was listed as one of Nashville Post’s lawyers “In Charge” in 2016. Mr. Chalos was also named to the 2016 Outstanding Lawyers list in the category of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions by The Best Lawyers in America, a legal peer-review publication which rates lawyers nationwide.
In 2016, he was named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The organization is dedicated to advancing justice through rigorous research on the law and membership is limited to 1% of attorneys in each state.