Savannah personal injury Attorney Chadrick Mance is the founder of The Mance Law Firm. Chadrick graduated cum laude from Morehouse College with a degree in Business Administration. He subsequently earned his Juris Doctor from The University of Georgia School of Law.
Achievements in Academics While at Morehouse College, he received several academic and leadership honors. Chadrick was on the National Dean's List and in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He served as the college's Student Government Association President, served on 3 of the college's Board of Trustee committees, served as Junior Class Vice President, and was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity and Adams Community Service Scholar Programs.
During his college career, Chadrick received a variety of other honors and awards. He was awarded the Villanova University Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Best Summation Award, selected as an Otis Moss Jr. Oratorical Contest Finalist, and featured in panel discussions with Judge Glenda Hatchett, commentator Jeff Johnson, and actor Emmanuel Lewis.
While a student at the University of Georgia's Lumpkin School of Law, he served as co-founder and executive chairman of the Georgia Association of Law and Politics, executive secretary of the Georgia Mock Trial Board, and pupil of the Chattahoochee Inn of Court.
In law school, Chadrick became one of the most decorated advocates in his class. He was a member of the first Southern Mock Trial Team to win the Buffalo-Niagara National Mock Trial Tournament (the largest invitational Mock Trial Tournament in 2011). He was awarded the Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Dial and Gunn Outstanding Mock Trial Advocate Award. He was a member of the Frederick Douglas Moot Court Team and completed a scholarly article on the changes in Georgia's Evidence Code.
Chadrick also began a law school conference on law and politics designed to further academic discussion and form solutions about the impact of legislation on Georgia's citizens. The conference featured several influential politicos, lawyers and jurists: Chief Justice Carole Hunstein of the Georgia Supreme Court, Chief Judge John Ellington of the Georgia Court of Appeals, President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams of the Georgia Senate, and U.S. Attorney Ed Tarver of the Southern District of Georgia.
After graduating law school, Chadrick made history becoming the second African American born since Reconstruction to serve as an attorney in his hometown, Toccoa, Georgia. He went on to start a partnership and later began his firm, The Mance Law Firm in the fall of 2014.
Also in fall 2014, Chadrick served as a visiting professor at Morehouse College. There he taught business law and lectured on topics such as negligence, products liability, business torts, legislation, corporate ethics, and litigation. While a Professor at Morehouse, it is believed that Chadrick was the youngest adjunct Professor at the time. Later that year, Morehouse College honored Chadrick by creating a mentoring group in his namesake, "The Mance Mentoring Group".
Public Speaking Appearances & Lectures Savannah personal injury lawyer Chadrick Mance has given lectures on several legal topics.
He has served as the keynote speaker or guest lecturer in the following capacities:
Push it to the limit: 21st Century Leadership and Civil Rights Reform, City of Savannah's NAACP Section 1983 Litigation: A vehicle for social change in police misconduct cases, guest lecture at Savannah State University Know Your Rights Lecturer, Savannah State University Know Your Rights Lecturer, Armstrong Atlantic University Black Executive Exchange Program Law Lecturer, Savannah State University Workers' Comp From A to Z, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Mass Torts Made Perfect (April 2017): Expanding Your Single Event Practice Into a Mass Torts Practice Mass Torts Made Perfect (October 2017): Finding Mass Torts in Your Backyard GTLA Lead Savannah Panel Discussion (2017): Building a Personal Injury Law Practice GTLA Lead Savannah Panel Discussion (2018): Building a Personal Injury Law Practice National Trial Lawyers' Summit (January 2019): The Power of a Dynamic Re-Direct Examination Connectionology Seminars of America (Charleston) (2018): Effective Settlement Negotiations Connectionology Seminars of America (Charlotte) (2018): Negligent Security Cases Savannah Hungry Club Forum (October 2018): Safety and Civil Justice Issues Affecting the Minority Community. In each capacity, Chadrick has lectured on topics related to tort law, social justice, and/or leadership. Chadrick envisions The Mance Law Firm as becoming one of the most accomplished litigation firms in the United States. He hopes that his firm will continue to vindicate the rights of its clients by using the law to achieve a desirable and just outcome for the injured, downtrodden, and neglected.