Copeland, Stair, Valz & Lovell  

Copeland, Stair, Valz & Lovell , a civil litigation firm, has a reputation for forceful, creative and cost-effective advocacy on behalf of its clients. Formed in 1970 with five attorneys operating out of a downtown Atlanta office, we now have approximately 75 civil litigation attorneys handling legal matters across the Southeast from offices in Atlanta, GA, Charleston, SC and Chattanooga, TN.

Our Firm focuses on civil litigation and dispute resolution.

We have organized our work in the following practice areas:

As we grow, we continue to stress the importance of our founding principles:

Legal Excellence and Forceful Advocacy

The hallmark of our Firm is the depth and breadth of our attorneys’ experience. This experience allows our clients to fully understand potential risks and rewards.

Cost-Effective Representation

We do not recreate the wheel but instead utilize our experience and ingenuity to achieve cost-effective results.

Focus on Clients’ Needs

At every opportunity, our attorneys take the time to listen and anticipate the goals and objectives of our clients. We respond promptly so our clients can make timely business decisions. We understand our mission is to serve our clients and we make their experience as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Professional Resources

In addition to our extensive experience, we employ full-time experts and nurse consultants to analyze claims during the defense process. Our multi-state practice provides us with a vast pool of industry specialists.


The Firm advocates diversity in the workplace, recognizing its importance to our success and to the success of our clients. Understanding that diversity encompasses race, gender, ethnicity, individual characteristics, geographic differences, and varying experiences, we are committed to the goal of strengthening our diversity through recruiting and retaining quality personnel from all backgrounds.