R. Aaron Chastain represents financial services institutions, healthcare companies, and other businesses in a broad range of litigation and compliance-related matters. He also represents healthcare companies in a variety of litigated matters, ranging from state-court interpleader actions to large-scale False Claims Act cases.
Aaron has advised mortgage servicers and other financial institutions in complying with the complex universe of federal regulation and state lien laws, as well as in handling mortgage and finance-related litigation, such as claims for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), wrongful foreclosure, violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).
Aaron has litigated cases in both federal and state courts in a wide range of venues, including courts in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Utah, and Virginia and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits.
He has tried multiple cases to a verdict as lead counsel and has had primary responsibility for drafting his clients’ appellate briefs in over 75 cases. In working with his clients, Aaron strives to provide sensible and practical litigation and compliance advice from a business standpoint.
He understands that litigating requires perspective: Some cases are worth fighting for every square inch of ground, while others are not. Aaron always tries to work with his clients to understand the broader context for each issue and come to an understanding about the best approach to resolving it.
- Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2010, Order of the Coif; Senior Notes Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2009-2010; Managing Associate Justice, Moot Court Board, 2009-2010
- Auburn University, B.A., 2007, summa cum laude, University Honors Scholar
- UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS, 11TH CIRCUIT, CHIEF JUDGE JOEL F. DUBINA, 2010 – 2011
Professional & Community Activities:
- American Bar Association
- Alabama State Bar
- Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
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