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First in Law Class at University of Georgia School of Law to secure:
• Jury verdict over $100,000.00 as lead counsel
• Jury verdict over $1,000,000.00 as lead counsel
• Jury verdict over $5,000,000.00 as lead counsel
“On the Rise,” Top 30 under 40 in Georgia, The Daily Report—largest lawyer newspaper in Georgia.
Super Lawyer Rising Star—2018, 2019, 2020, 2021—Top 2.5% of lawyers under 40 in Georgia
7th largest Jury Verdict in Georgia (2016)
Largest non-death personal injury jury verdict in Columbus, GA history (2016)
Largest False Arrest and Imprisonment Jury Verdict in Georgia (2015)
$300 million—Verdicts and Settlements as Trial Consultant (2015-2020)
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Attorney Chris Breault was born and raised off Buena Vista Road on the southside of Columbus, Georgia. “It takes a village to raise a child”—and it was no different with Chris. He was raised by his mother—a single mother with three children by age 22—and also his maternal grandparents. His grandmother worked at K-Mart on Macon Road in Columbus for 34 years and his grandfather was a Federal Firefighter on base at Fort Benning.
Chris never went to any private school of any sort. He was educated in the Muscogee County public school system, starting at Georgetown Elementary and ending at Jordan High School where he dropped out in the 10th grade. Chris went to work immediately after dropping out of high school. For years he worked as a laborer for a commercial concrete construction company. Eventually, he went back to school after getting his G.E.D.—taking night classes at Chattahoochee Valley Community College after working during the day. After a year of taking night classes after work, Chris earned enough credits to transfer to Columbus State University. While at CSU, Chris earned near-perfect grades and applied to the University of Georgia. UGA accepted Chris and awarded him a merit-based scholarship. Chris self-funded his entire education through PELL Grant, gainful employment, scholarships and student loans. He received no monies whatsoever from family, friends or any other source except those mentioned above.
During his time at UGA, Chris excelled academically on the way to earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Theory. After completing his undergraduate education, Chris applied to the PhD program in Philosophy at the University of Georgia. Because of his academic track-record—including making perfect grades in graduate-level Philosophy classes as an undergrad—the PhD program accepted Chris and awarded him full funding, including free tuition and living expenses for five years. After much thought and consideration, Chris decided that his “heart” was in a life of action and advocacy, so he applied to the top-ranked University of Georgia School of Law. Within 48 hours of submitting his application, Georgia Law extended Chris an offer of admission.
While at Georgia Law, Chris worked in the Athens District Attorney’s Office as a felony prosecutor and was President and founding-officer of the Georgia Trial Lawyer Association Student Chapter. Chris was first (1st) in his law class to (1) secure a jury verdict over $100,000 as lead counsel, (2) secure a jury verdict over $1 million as lead counsel, (3) secure a jury verdict over $5 million as lead counsel, and (4) be named “On the Rise,” top 30 under 40 in Georgia, by The Daily Report—the largest lawyer newspaper in America.
During his last year of law school, Chris was personally recruited by a number of the top trial lawyers in America. He chose to work for Don Keenan of The Keenan Law Firm in Downtown Atlanta. Mr. Keenan has received 381 verdicts and settlements over $1 million, 15 over $10 million, and one over $100 million. While there, Chris worked directly under Mr. Keenan himself, traveling the United States teaching other lawyers the trial and communication techniques that Mr. Keenan pioneered. One of the most important—and useful—things Chris learned from Mr. Keenan was how to conduct focus groups. Mr. Keenan was one of the first lawyers in America to use focus groups to discover “the heart of the case.”
In 2014, Chris took what he learned from doing focus groups for The Keenan Law Firm and started Focus Jury Research, LLC—a trial and jury consulting company. While getting his focus group company off the ground, he worked for renowned Atlanta criminal defense lawyer William C. “Bubba” Head. Mr. Head is known for representing celebrity clients including many Braves players, NFL players, the rappers T.I. and Lil Wayne etc. Through assisting Mr. Head at trial, Chris learned the nuts and bolts of successfully presenting a case to the jury. Within a year of starting Focus Jury Research, Chris became a sought-after “focus group guru” for plaintiffs’ lawyers. From 2015-2020, Attorney Chris assisted with focus groups for plaintiffs’ lawyers that resulted in over $300 million in verdicts and settlements, including the $26 million jury verdict in 2017 in Muscogee County State Court against St. Francis Hospital.
In 2016, one year prior to the $26 million jury verdict against St. Francis Hospital, Chris—as sole trial counsel—secured the largest jury verdict in 27 years in Muscogee County State Court (and, at the time, the second largest ever in Muscogee State Court). Chris’ client in that case was fired by a well-known TV lawyer after the worked her case for two years, after the insurance company would only offer $110,000 to settle. After firing her, the lawyer filed a $44,000 lien for attorney’s fees. After searching and not being able to find a “reputable” lawyer to take her case, she found Attorney Chris who took her case to trial and secured a $7,049,000.00 ($7 million) jury verdict. Within two weeks of trial, the insurance company wrote a very large check and the client became a millionaire.
In addition to acting as lead counsel in civil cases and jury consulting, Attorney Chris also serves as a political consultant and strategist. In 2020, Chris consulted with multiple candidates for district attorney all across the State of Georgia. Every one of those candidates unseated their incumbent rival and became District Attorney for their respective judicial circuits.
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