Chad J. Ethridge
Mr. Ethridge is a native of Macon, Georgia and was admitted to the practice of law in 2013 when he began his career as a lawyer specializing in personal injury and domestic relations cases. He quickly realized that he wanted to focus his practice exclusively in the area of serious personal injury cases representing individuals against large insurance companies, who may not otherwise have a voice of their own. He joined Buzzell, Welsh & Hill in April of 2015 in order to do just that.
Mr. Ethridge is admitted to practice before all state and superior courts in Georgia, and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia. Mr. Ethridge specializes in serious personal injury cases, including cases involving automobile accidents, trucking accidents, workplace injuries, wrongful death claims, insurance coverage disputes, and nursing home neglect.
In addition to being a member of the State Bar of Georgia, and both the Macon and Houston County Bar Associations, Mr. Ethridge is an active member of the William Augustus Bootle American Inn of Court, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Civil Justice Political Action Committee. In August 2018, he was selected to be a member of the 2018-2019 Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) LEAD Program, a program that identifies and trains young, promising trial lawyers for future leadership roles in GTLA and their communities. Mr. Ethridge also devotes a portion of his professional time to pro bono legal services with the Georgia Legal Service Program.
Mr. Ethridge enjoys spending time with his wife, Shannon, who works as a family nurse practitioner in Fort Valley, Georgia. Mr. Ethridge and his wife are involved in a number of local charitable organizations in Macon, giving back to their community. In his spare time, Mr. Ethridge enjoys playing golf, reading, and fishing. He closely follows UGA and Mercer football, as well as the Braves, Hawks, and Falcons.
- State Bar of Georgia
- Houston County Bar Association
- Macon Bar Association
- Macon Trial Lawyers Association – Current President
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- All Superior Courts of Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- US District Court, Middle District of Georgia
- William A. Bootle American Inn of Court
- Macon Young Lawyers
- B.A., Political Science, University of Georgia (2008, cum laude)
- J.D., Mercer University (2013)
- Altamaha Riverkeeper, Board of Directors