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George Chandler, founder of Chandler Mathis & Zivley, P.C., has routinely proved to be a fierce advocate for his clients and a respected litigator by his peers over the course of his distinguished legal career. He and his partners have represented clients in high stakes litigation in both state and federal court resulting in numerous verdicts and settlements that have frequently garnered nationwide attention. He is a familiar speaker on trial tactics and strategies in Texas and throughout the country.


In addition to individuals and families, the firm has represented a number of major corporations in commercial litigation, and has served as lead plaintiff’s trial counsel in separate lawsuits representing Samsung Electronics Corporation, Hillwood Development Corporation, and DPSolutions, Inc.


Certified Legal Specialties
Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Bar Admissions
Texas, 1963 Colorado, 1993


Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas

  • LL.B. – 1962
  • Honors: Author – “Exhibition of Injuries of a Plaintiff in a Civil Case,” Baylor Law Review, Vol. XIII, No. 3, P. 273, 1961
  • Honors: Editor – Baylor Student Newspaper
  • Honors: Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities
  • Honors: Director – Ex-Students Association, 1974-76
  • Honors: Director – Baylor Law Alumni Association, Lifetime member
  • Honors: Director – Baylor “B” Association
  • Law Review: Baylor Law Review


Baylor University

  • B.A. – 1960
  • Honors: Received Athletic Scholarship; voted one of the outstanding athletes at Baylor – 1960
  • Honors: Three year letterman: 1957, 1958 & 1959


Published Works

  • Preparing Impaired Earning Capacity, The Personal Injury Law Reporter, Vol. 5, No. 1, May, 1987
  • Memories of Patriots from Texas to Washington, Voir Dire Magazine, Vol. 10, Issue 4, Winter, 2003


Honors and Awards

  • Most Outstanding Member award – Phi Alpha Delta
  • Law School Representative to Baylor Student Congress
  • Recognized by National Law Journal for having top verdicts in America for Plaintiffs
  • TMA – Texas Medicine’s Best Award for trial against HMOs for TMA in San Antonio Federal Court, 2001
  • Selected as one of Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas by Thomson Reuters, 2003 – 2012
  • Ranked AV by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory (highest ranking that can be achieved)
  • Listed by Martindale-Hubbell in their Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2002 – 2009
  • Selected as Top 100 Attorneys in Houston, Super Lawyer, A Thomson Reuters Company, 2009
  • Texas Bar Foundation’s Ronald D. Secrest Award for Outstanding Trial Lawyer, 2009
  • Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009
  • Baylor Lawyer of the Year, 2009
  • John Hannah, Jr. Award for Public Service by the Bar Association of the Eastern District of Texas, 2011
  • Jaworski Scholar by Baylor School of LawTexas Legal Legends, Litigation Section State Bar of Texas, 2014
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Angelina County Bar Association , Member (President, 1984)
  • State Bar of Texas (Committee Member, Trial Specialization, 1980; Committee Member, Pattern Jury Charge, 1990-1991; Administration of Justice Committee, 1990-1992; Council: Litigation Section; State Bar College Committee, 1990–1992), Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association (President, 2003; Director, 1974–Present; Chairman, Consumer Law Committee, 1986-1990; Executive Committee, 1996–present), Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (State Committeeman, 1976-1980; Chairman, Continuing Legal Education, 1976-1978), Sustaining Member
  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee , 2004 – 2009
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Senior Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Diplomat
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers– (membership by invitation only and limited to 500 members worldwide) International Relations Committee; International Democracy Committee; Board of Directors 2006–2009, Fellow
  • American College of Trial Lawyers



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