“Several years ago, Robert Chiles represented me in a case brought by my brother. My brother, acting as the executor of my father’s estate, sued me, claiming that I owed the estate a substantial sum of money based on a gift my father had made to me many years before.  Although I had executed a note for the money given to me several years thereafter, Mr. Chiles argued that the gift remained a gift.  He brought a motion for summary judgment that resulted in the suit being dismissed.

I am very grateful to Mr. Chiles for the high quality of work he provided and the fact that the cost of the litigation was so reasonable in light of the size of the claim that was being presented against me.  I recommend Robert Chiles and Chiles and Prochnow LLP without reservation.”

- Chiles and Prochnow, LLP client


“Our company utilized the services of Kenneth Prochnow in a complicated case involving collection of a long delinquent five-figure account receivable. The case eventually required arbitration hearings at a site located in the East Bay. Ken handled the arbitration in a graciously polite but firm, no-nonsense way that resulted in a favorable resolution.”

 Chiles and Prochnow, LLP client


“I feel privileged to write a reference letter for Robert Chiles.

I met Robert in 1988 when I was the Subrogation Manager at CIGNA Corporation. His knowledge, professionalism and diligence in the area of Motor Truck Tariff, Carmac Amendment, Warsaw and Montreal Conventions, as well as COGSA, impressed me very much. Because of Robert’s ability and sound understanding of the marine industry as a whole, I continued to use his services in 1998 when CIGNA Property & Casualty was bought by ACE USA. Under ACE USA, my department handled both cargo and subrogation claims with emphasis in the interpretation and implementation of policies. Robert handled and successfully defended many of my high-profile clients for 19-1/2 years. In 2005, I was hired by AIG as a VP Claims and once again Robert’s many years of industry experience and expertise was invaluable.

I fully endorse Robert Chiles, and I would like to say thank you again for the friendship and all your good work. I wish you well.”

Chiles and Prochnow, LLP client