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Jeffrey E. Chod grew up in Denver, Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in May, 1994 with a B.A. in Psychology.  After college, Jeffrey moved to San Francisco, California and worked as a clerk for a reputable law firm in preparation of attending law school in August 1995.  Since graduating from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 1998, Jeffrey has represented the rights of injured individuals from over 30 states, has first and second chaired jury trials to verdict in 7 states, and has extensive litigation and trial experience in both state and federal courts throughout the country.  Jeffrey has been a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) since 1999 and the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA) since 2007.  Since 2012 Jeffrey has served as an ARLA Board member, Executive Board member, and was elevated to the President of ARLA for the 2019-2020 term.


  • Missouri (1998)
  • Illinois (2006)
  • Montana (2006)
  • Florida (2006)
  • Colorado (2016)
  • U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Missouri (1998)
  • U.S.D.C. Central District of Illinois (2009)
  • U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Oklahoma (2010)
  • U.S.D.C. District of Colorado (2011)
  • U.S.D.C. District of Nebraska (2012)
  • U.S.D.C. Western District of Missouri (2014)
  • U.S.D.C. District of Kansas (2014)
  • U.S.D.C. Northern District of Illinois (2024)
  • U.S.C.A. Tenth Circuit (2010)

Has appeared pro hac vice in state or federal courts in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri – 1998
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado – 1994  
    • Major: B.A., Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • The Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA)
  • Missouri Bar
  • Florida Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • Montana Bar
  • Colorado Bar
Great Lawyer!

Jeff Chod was my lawyer in a suit against MRL in Missoula Montana.He
distinguished himself in a very professional manner. His hard work,
extensive knowledge and attention to detail enabled me to get a
satisfactorysettlement. He was easily accessible and quickly attended to all my
questions and worries. I highly recommend Jeff to anyone due to his work
ethic and willingness to go that extra mile to insure his client gets the best
possible results.

~ Brian, Victor, MT
Changed my life

I met Mr. Chod in 2007. It was the best decision I have ever made to
hire him. I was injured and scared, and he did not know me, but gave
me confidence, told me to focus on getting better and he would take
care of the rest. Amazingly he did and I made also a friend for life.

~ Tony, Amelia, OH
My experience was outstanding

As a former MOW employee for Wisconsin Central Railroad in need of an
injury attorney, it has been my experience that good FELA attorneys are hard
to find. After having to fire my first attorney due to a very frustrating
experience, I found attorney Chod and from that point on, my experience
was nothing short of outstanding. Jeff treated me personally with
compassion as if I were his only client and understood completely
the seriousness of my injury. He fought a very long and
tough battle against a team of very high powered attorneys
with due diligence...

~ Todd, Wausau, WI
Railroad Incident

I hired Mr. Chod after I had an incident at a mine here in
Wyoming when I worked for the Union Pacific Railroad
and he did an excellent job of settling my case. Mr. Chod
worked well with myself and the doctors he talked to and
other railroad employees.

~ Connie, Douglas, WY
When you need a winner, he is your guy...

In September of 2014 I suffered a career ending injury at BNSF Railway. The RR choose to not do the right thing even though I continued to have faith in them. I talked to Jeff on a recommendation of a friend after many broken promises by BNSF. I had only done one thing wrong that night, and that was trusting BNSF to accurately train, and prepare a operator to safely work along side me. I talked with Jeff and he helped ease my mind and finally realize that the RR was not conducting themselves in my best interest or livelihood. My injuries physically were were permanent and the PTSD was overwhelming and learning to deal with it was life altering. Jeff worked tirelessly for me and my future well-being. He fought them like David and Goliath and we won.

~ Lisa, Memphis, TN
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