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Mr. Atcachunas was born and raised in South Plainfield, New Jersey. As a child and through his high school years, Mr. Atcachunas was an avid baseball player. Upon his graduation from South Plainfield High School in 1999, he earned the distinction of All-County, and All-Area Honorable Mention as a pitcher/designated hitter.

After high school, Mr. Atcachunas was accepted to The University of Tampa. While at UT, Mr. Atcachunas “walked-on” to the Spartan baseball team and played from 1999-2001. After two years of playing NCAA baseball, Mr. Atcachunas decided to become an attorney.

Mr. Atcachunas graduated from The University of Tampa with a degree in Criminology and from there was accepted to Barry University School of Law. At Barry, Mr. Atcachunas was very enthusiastic about his legal career. Mr. Atcachunas was accepted to the Barry Law Review where he authored an article entitled, ”What Makes the Roulette Wheel Spin?: A Comparison of Nevada and New Jersey’s Gaming Statutes and Regulatory Systems.”

In addition to Law Review, Mr. Atcachunas was also the founding president of the Barry University School of Law Federalist Society. As a member of the Federalist Society, Mr. Atcachunas had the opportunity and the privilege to meet with such dignitaries as United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Former Solicitor General Theodore Olson, United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Justice Frank Easterbrook, and the Senior Speechwriter for President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney, John P. McConnell.

Prior to forming the firm, Mr. Atcachunas was an Assistant State Attorney (Prosecutor) in Orlando, Florida. He then became an associate at a private criminal defense firm in Orlando from 2006-2011 where he mastered his trial skills and handled thousands of cases ranging from Attempted Murder to Petit Theft.

Aside from the legal aspect of his life, Mr. Atcachunas enjoys weightlifting, playing golf and various spectator sports.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
  2. Construction: 5%
  3. Corporate: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Atcachunas Law Firm, P.A.

215 E. Livingston Street
Orlando, FL, 32801

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200601/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Orlando's Legal Elite Top Criminal Defense AttorneyOrlando Style Magazine2015
Orlando's Legal EliteOrlando Style Magazine2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateThe Law Office of Blair T. Jackson, P.A.2006 - 2011
Assistant State AttorneyOffice Of The State Attorney, 9th Judicial Circuit2005 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federalist SocietyN/A2003 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of TampaCriminologyBS - Bachelor of Science2003