Burr & Forman

John R. Chiles

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  • University of Alabama School of Law (1978)
  • Johns Hopkins University (1973)

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia

  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • American Bar Association, Appointee to National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Study Committee on Transfer and Recording of Consumer Debt; Consumer Financial Services Committee, Conference on Consumer Finance Law, Vice-President Meetings (2015)
  • Mortgage Bankers Association, Member
  • Conference on Consumer Finance Law, President of the Governing Committee
  • Uniform Law Committee Transfer & Recording of Consumer Debt Study Committee, ABA Representative
  • American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, Fellow (2011), Board of Regents (2015)
  • Best Lawyers in America, "Lawyer of the Year," in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action-Defendants (2015)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2007-2019), Financial Services Regulation Law (2011-2019), Litigation-Banking & Finance (200-2019), Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants (2011-2019)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Class Action/Mass Tort (2008-2011), Consumer Law (2011-2013)
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Consumer Law (2014-2019)

Retired Partner | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance Financial Institution Disputes


Financial Institutions

John Chiles is a partner at Burr & Forman LLP, where he practices in the Financial Services Litigation group. His practice features a concentration on consumer financial services, class actions, and commercial issues.

John has served as lead counsel in over 100 class action lawsuits and thousands of mass actions brought under an array of state law theories and federal consumer protection statutes, including TILA, RESPA, HOEPA, TCPA, FDCPA, FCRA. Since moving his practice to Florida, John has also handled escalated contested judicial foreclosures along with defensive litigation for the past few years.

John is active in ABA matters, most recently serving as Chair of the Programs Committee of the Consumer Financial Services Committee of the Business Law Section. He is a member of the Banking Law Committee of American Bar Association Business Section.

To view John’s full list of publications and presentations, please click here.