Our mission at the law office of Chowning & Edgar is to help people suffering from work accidents or personal injuries get the medical and financial help they need as quickly as possible. We understand that this is personal, very personal and and that it deeply affects your life and family. That is why we treat every case as if it was our own, providing personal and caring guidance every step of the way.
John C. Chowning
Attorney John C. Chowning obtained his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in 1982 and his Juris Doctor (law degree) from Wayne State University in 1985. He started representing insurance companies for the first three years of his practice, and has represented injured workers over the next 30 years. This has allowed him to understand how insurance companies approach settlements and he has obtained millions in benefits for his clients. He is also not averse to trying cases if a settlement is not adequate, and has tried hundreds of cases.
Mr. Chowning has a special capacity to listen and understand the needs of all individuals represented by him. His knowledge of medical issues and decades of dealing with difficult types of injuries has made him very efficient in helping clients get the aid they need in Workers' Compensation, Social Security, and personal injury cases. He also handles all his clients' legal needs which includes the drafting of wills and Power of Attorney.
As a Michigan Workers' Compensation attorney, Mr. Chowning has worked on thousands of Workers' Compensation claims, handling each case personally as if it was his own.
As a friend of labor, Mr. Chowning has weekly office hours at four UAW locals. He has given lectures for various groups on the rights of injured workers. Many attorneys throughout the state of Michigan refer their Workers' Compensation cases to him because of his expertise.
Mr. Chowning has been married for 27 years and he has been living in Linden for the past 26 years. He has two children. In the summer, you may find him on Lobdell Lake, and in the winter at local hockey arenas where his son plays hockey.
Of Counsel: Darrin J Andrus
Darrin J. Andrus represents injured and disabled individuals in matters involving Social Security disability, workers' compensation and personal injury claims. Mr. Andrus has devoted his professional career to assisting individuals with disabilities improve their quality of life through the receipt of disability benefits. He is a hands-on individual who works in his community and is a devoted family man.
Mr. Andrus received his law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and he received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Western Michigan University. He was formerly an attorney at Davidson, Breen & Doud, P.C.
Mr. Andrus is an active member of the following groups and associations:
- National Organization for Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR)
- American Association for Justice (AAJ)
- American Bar Association (ABA)
- Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ)
- Genesee County Bar Association (GCBA)
As a Michigan disability attorney who has handled over a thousand Social Security disability claims in the last twelve years, Mr. Andrus has learned that his most important job is providing personal attention to each of his clients.