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Our Mission

Our mission 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

Workers Comp Attorney John Chowning

Attorney John C. Chowning has been working workers' compensation cases since 1985. He 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 since 1988. His insurance company experience enables him to understand their motives and how they work. His background in insurance and workmans' comp has helped him obtain millions in benefits for his clients. He has tried hundred of cases and is not averse to taking on cases where the settlement just wasn't adequate.

Mr. Chowning has a special capacity to listen and understand the needs of his clients, handling each case personally as if it was his own. His knowledge of medical issues and decades of experience dealing with difficult injuries has made him very efficient in getting his clients the aid they need in Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability cases. He also handles his clients' legal needs including the drafting of wills and Power of Attorney documents.

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

Workers Comp Attorney John Chowning

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.

Why Choose Chowning & Edgar

The Leading Workers Comp and Social Security Lawyers in Michigan

  • FREE Consultation
  • No Fees Until We Win
  • Years of Success
  • Winning Workmans' Comp Cases Since 1985
  • Flexible Appointments - In Person or Virtual
  • Handling Cases from Work Injury to SS Disability
  • Local, Personal Representation
  • We Take the Time to Educate You on Your Rights
  • Focus on Workmans' Compensation & Disability
  • To Get The Benefits You Deserve

No matter where you are in the process, we've got the time to discuss your case with you. The call is free and there is absolutely no-obligation. So click the button and fill out our contact form or call us at (810) 695-2110
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536 Perry Rd, Suite 5
Grand Blanc, MI 48439

(810) 695-2110 or (810) 221-1471

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Chowning & Edgar PLLC is located in Grand Blanc, MI and serves clients in Flint, Saginaw, Detroit, Lansing, Pontiac, Lapeer, Birch Run, Burton, Clarkston, Clio, Corunna, Davison, Durand, Fenton, Flushing, Frankenmuth, Goodrich, Holly, Linden, Montrose, Mount Morris, Lake Orion, Swartz Creek and Waterford. We also handle cases for clients throughout the State of Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula.

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