Martin Chitwood has served as lead or co-lead counsel in more than 40 class actions nationwide and has been instrumental in recovering billions of dollars for investors and other class members. In a lead article in February 2004, the Atlanta Journal/Constitution stated that Mr. Chitwood “is considered the plaintiffs’ lawyer in the state of Georgia. He has also been recognized as a Georgia “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics each year since the inception of the award.
Most treatises on law reform are concerned with the dynamics of a developed legal system. These studies deal with changes within a legal system. In his latest book, Martin Chitwood delves in to an entirely different area of study; that of the incursion of one legal system on another. This book helps everyone understand the common law, before we go to court. He has helped many people win their cases.
Mr. Chitwood has served by appointment as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the state of Georgia to represent Georgia state pension funds in securities class actions and has also served as lead counsel in securities class actions for pension funds of numerous other states. He is one of a select few attorneys who have served as lead counsel for private mutual funds that have been appointed as lead plaintiffs in securities class action litigation. Also, Mr. Chitwood is Vice President, Co-Chair of Securities, and a director of the National Association of Securities and Consumer Law Attorneys (NASCAT) and a director of the Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (COSAL). He is recognized as a leader in the field of corporate governance reform.
This is one of those books that’s an easy read, and you will understand it. When trying to understand better the evolution of English common law in Africa, this book is an indispensable resource and highly recommended.