About Our Firm

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We are a multidisciplinary law firm with attorneys specializing in Maritime Law and Worker's Compensation. We represent individuals, small- to mid-sized companies, and organizations. We are a bilingual law firm offering services in both English and Spanish.

Our focus is on providing client-oriented, efficient, effective, and results-oriented legal services.

Every client relationship starts with a free consultation so we can better understand your situation and discover how we can help. Contact us today to get started.

 
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We are highly experienced in Maritime Law and Workers' Compensation. Proudly serving Savannah, Georgia since 1982.

Our Team

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Herbert Chestnut, Senior Managing Partner

Herbert Chestnut received his undergraduate degree from Georgia Southern University in 1979. He received his doctorate degree in 1982 from the Walter F. George school of law at Mercer University, graduating in the top 20% of his class. He is a three-time winner of Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorney of the Year and received the AV Preeminent rating. This rating is based on peer reviews from other attorneys, with only 10% of all attorneys holding this rating. He was admitted to the Savannah Bar Association in 1982 and the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 1987. Mr. Chestnut moved his practice from Atlanta to Savannah in 2021 to concentrate on longshore claims and Georgia workers' compensation claims. He has expanded his practice to include social security, consumer protection, and fair debt collection.
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Derrell Dehart, Senior Case Consultant

Derrell Dehart was born in Port Arthur, Texas where he graduated from Port-Neches Groves high school and later entered the Biology program at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.  After two years in college, Derrell joined the U.S. Navy, where he served from 1969-to 1972, including a tour of duty in Vietnam.  After an Honorable Discharge in 1972, Derrell returned to school, completing his degree in Biology in 1974.  For the next 20 years, he worked as a Laboratory Analyst for Texaco in the Oil & Gas industry.  After that, he began a new career in the Insurance industry, leading Derrell into Maritime Law. He has over 30 years of experience handling cases filed under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the Defense Base Act, the Jones Act, and state workers’ compensation acts.
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Jessica Sarinana, Paralegal

Jessica Sarinana was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, and has an associate degree in paralegal studies at Savannah Technical College.  Jessica is now obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Georgia Southern University and anticipates graduating in early 2023.  After graduation, Jessica hopes to attend Law School and, upon completion, will return to Savannah to practice Immigration and Maritime Law.
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Diana Cobos, Legal Assistant

Diana Cobos was born in Northbridge, California, and joined the U.S. Army in 2015, serving as a Behavioral Specialist.  She was Honorably Discharged in 2017 and moved to Savannah in 2018.  Diana joined the firm in 2021 and is currently assisting with legal matters in Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury. 
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Michael Chestnut, Law Clerk

Michael Chestnut was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, in 1991. He attended Catholic School at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School and continued his education at Savannah Arts Academy, where he graduated in 2009 with a focus in visual arts.  Afterward, he attended Georgia Southern University, where he graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Creative Writing. Following his father’s footsteps, he attended the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University School and joined the practice in 2020.  Michael’s legal interests include Contact law and Business litigation.

Our mission is to provide client-oriented, efficient, effective, and results-driven legal services.

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