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Robert W. Chestney

Robert W. Chestney

also known as Bob Chestney, Robert Chestney

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Contact me for a free consultation about your DUI case anywhere in North Georgia, including the metropolitan Atlanta area. Vigorously contesting DUI and serious traffic charges is all we do, and we have over 85 years of combined experience.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. DUI & DWI: 99%
    39 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 1%
    39 years



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

44 total 

  • Gregory Allen Willis

    I endorse this lawyer. Bob is an excellent choice for DUI defense. I've learned a ton from Bob and still do when I see him in court. He is considered one of the gurus in our DUI group. He is one of the best DUI lawyers in the country.


    Gregory Willis DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lance Christian Williams

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Lance Williams DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Chestney Law Firm

448 E Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA, 30305



GAActive Member in Good Standing 197608/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer - DUI/DWIGeorgia Super Lawyers2012
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
SuperLawyer - DUI/DWIGeorgia SuperLawyers2011
SuperLawyer - DUI/DWIGeorgia SuperLawyers2010
Georgia SuperLawyer - DUI/DWISuper Lawyers2009
Georgia SuperLawyer - DUI/DWISuper Lawyers2008
Georgia SuperLawyer - DUI/DWISuperLawyer2007
Georgia Super LawyerN/A2006
Georgia Super LawyerN/A2005
Georgia Super LawyerN/A2004
DUI Lawyer of the YearGeorgia Defense of Drinking Drivers Group2001
Lifetime Achievement AwardGeorgia Defense of Drinking Drivers Group2000
Dean's CommendationNational College for DUI Defense2000
Board Certification in DUI DefenseNational College for DUI Defense1999
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerChestney Law Firm2008 - Present
Senior PartnerChestney-Hawkins Law Firm1991 - 2008
N/ASelf-employed1982 - 1990
PartnerFishman, Chestney & Freeman1976 - 1981


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1996 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseRegent1996 - 2003
National College of DUI DefenseFounding Member1995 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1991 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1976 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Cooper v. State, 277 Ga. 282 (2003)conviction reversed
Price v. State, 269 Ga.222 (1998)conviction reversed
Morgan v. State, 267 Ga. 203 (1996)conviction reversed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Field Sobriety TestsCross-Examination of the Field Sobriety Tests2000


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Woodrow Wilson College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Florida State UniversityN/AMS1970
University of West GeorgiaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Defense Never Rests -Techniques in TusconCross of the Cop - Making Them Work for You2007
Duty, Honor & SucccessClosing Arguments: North vs. South2005
DUI Defense: Don't Blow ItClosing Time2005
Washington Annual DUI Defense SeminarCross-Exam of the Cop2004
Superheroes of DUI DefenseCross-Examining the Officer on FST's2003
Defense of Drinking DriversRaising Issues By Motions2001
Georgia State Court Judges' Fall SeminarCurrent Issues in Handling DUI Cases2000