Originating attorney and later as co-lead counsel in one of the largest race based unlawful employment discrimination settlements in the United States in over 30 years; Courtney Davis, et. al. v. Eastman Kodak Co., 04-CV-6098Fe (WDNY Sept. 3), and Gladys Alston, et. al. v. Eastman Kodak Co., 07-CV-6512L (WDNY Sept. 3).
Attorney Clayborne E. Chavers, Sr. is the Chair and founder of The Chavers Firm, LLC.
Early in Attorney Chavers career, he served as director of civil rights compliance at the National Endowment for the Arts, where he authored and established its civil rights compliance program throughout the United States.
Attorney Chavers was one of the first lawyers in the greater Washington, D.C., area to develop an arts and entertainment law practice in DC. This practice is a highly specialized area of the law and is rarely found in law firms.
Attorney Chavers is also the founder and first chairman of the Entertainment, Sports, and Art Law Section of the National Bar Association and the Washington Area Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. He was the first general counsel and charter member of the Association of American Cultures.
He was also elected and served for many terms on The D.C. Bar's Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Section. He represents numerous award winning writers, directors and talent of TV, theater, radio and screen.
Attorney Chavers has over twenty five years of experience in representing employees in key civil rights cases. Cases like the landmark civil rights suit against Eastman Kodak resulting in a settlement of $21.4 million dollars.
Attorney Chavers is a frequent speaker at professional and educational forums, including the National Association of Broadcasters, Women in Film and Video, Congressional Black Caucus of the United States Congress, Public Broadcasting Service, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Georgetown University Law Center, District of Columbia Bar Association, Washington Lawyers for The Arts, The National Bar Association, The College of William and Mary Law School, Temple University School of Law, Howard University School of Law, The University of the District of Columbia school of Law and The American University.
Attorney Chavers has been featured in many publications including, the Washington Lawyer magazine, The Legal Times newspaper, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Who's Who in the law, Who's Who in the arts, Who's Who among international intellectuals, outstanding young men in America and several others.
The Chavers Firm, LLC.'s experience spans many fields from contract negotiations and commercial real estate development to litigation, mergers and acquisitions as well as economic development and corporate governance.
Attorney Chavers and the attorneys in The Chavers Firm, LLC. successfully close complex business deals, manage litigation and negotiations at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels in state courts and federal courts. The Chavers Firm, LLC. is a pioneer in the fields of government contracts, business, and arts and entertainment.
The Chavers Firm, LLC. has also developed corporate diversity plans designed to assist Fortune 1000 companies in taking a prospective approach to avoid potential civil rights violations. Attorney Chavers and The Chavers Firm, LLC. have been designated with the highest recognition for an attorney by Martindale-Hubbell as a Preeminent A/V rated attorney.
The Chavers Firm, LLC. has shown extensive insight, experience, capabilities coupled with its reach and affiliations with law firms and organizations nationally and worldwide.