When the unthinkable happens, we’re the law firm people call. CMZ became a nationally renowned firm for doing the most important thing a lawyer can do: make sure our clients get what they need after a serious accident. We’ve helped our clients recover billions in successful cases against trucking companies, oil drilling corporations, global manufacturers, maritime shipping companies, and other defendants that've acted recklessly and negligently. Our case record includes hundreds of results of $1 million or more and dozens of results worth $10 million or more. Every result has helped our clients get medical care, keep a roof over their heads, change careers, or provide for their children. At the end of the day, that’s our goal: make sure you have what you need to move forward.
In recent years, an over-pressurized valve exploded at a plant. Ignited by a welder’s torch, caused by rushed workflows and ignoring safety rules, the explosion scarred a community and harmed nearly two dozen workers.
The company’s response was the same as many other companies’:
“Get back to work, or you’re fired.”
A group of courageous but injured and traumatized workers did their best to go back to normal life—only to find that their normal lives were behind them. There was no going back. The question they had now was, “What do we do next?”
In our newest film, Arnold & Itkin recorded the stories of a handful of remarkable workers, all of whom found themselves risking their lives for a company that didn’t return the favor when they needed help most.
At CMZ, we are known for being skilled trial attorneys who achieve record-setting results. While we are honored by the awards we have received, what we truly care about is what we have accomplished on behalf of our clients. We are proud to say we have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we have been involved in cases with very real and very applicable results—such as the nationwide recall of a dangerous product.Get to Know Us
"George Chandler, founder of Chandler Mathis & Zivley, P.C., has routinely proved to be a fierce advocate for his clients and a respected litigator by his peersover the course of his distinguished legal career. He and his partners have represented clients in high stakes litigation in both state and federal court resultingin numerous verdicts and settlements that have frequently garnered nationwide attention. ." - George Chandler
"Kirk Mathis is a native of Lufkin, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1994 earning a B.B.A. in Accounting and from Texas Tech School of Law earning a J.D. in 1998. He went to work for George and Reich Chandler in Lufkin immediately after graduating from law school and has specialized since that time in Plaintiff’s personal injury and commercial litigation." - Kirk Mathis
W. Perry Zivley Jr.
Perry Zivley was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After completing his undergraduate degree at Southwestern University, he came back to Houston to get hislaw degree and start his practice. Mr. Zivley’s legal practice has always focused on litigation and trying cases. He is very comfortable in the courtroom having won many major victories against large corporations, including multi-national entities. Representing plaintiffs against corporate giants is his passion. - W. Perry Zivley Jr.