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Walter Marshall Sanchez

Walter Marshall Sanchez

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, Juvenile, Administrative Law

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Family: 45%
    31 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
    31 years
  3. Administrative Law: 5%
    31 years
  4. Juvenile: 5%
    31 years



Hourly ($275-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Herbert Ira Ellis

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Herbert Ellis Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Outstanding lawyer.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Sanchez Law Firm, L.L.C.

901 Lakeshore Drive
Suite 1050
Lake Charles, LA, 70601

The Sanchez Law Firm, LLC
901 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 1050
Lake Charles, LA, 70601




LAEligible to practice law198408/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Justice Albert Tate, Jr. AwardLouisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2007
First Place, Flory Trial Moot Court CompetitionPaul M. Hebert Law Center1984
Listed in Best Lawyers in America®, 2007 – 09; Family LawWoodward/White, Inc.N/A
Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers®, Criminal Law, 2007 – 12Key Professional MediaN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ManagerThe Sanchez Law Firm, L.L.C.2008 - Present
PartnerLorenzi, Sanchez & Barnatt, L.L.P.2006 - 2008
PartnerLorenzi & Sanchez, L.L.P.2004 - 2005
PartnerLorenzi, Sanchez & Palay, L.L.P.2003 - 2005
PartnerLorenzi, Sanchez, Rosteet & Palay, L.L.P.2001 - 2003
PartnerLorenzi, Sanchez & Rosteet, L.L.P.1993 - 2001
PartnerLorenzi & Sanchez, L.L.P.1990 - 1993
PartnerGodwin, Painter, Roddy, Lorenzi, Watson & Sanchez1985 - 1989
AssociateNewman, Thibodeaux & Marshall1984 - 1985


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Louisiana State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2006 - 2008
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1985 - Present
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPast President1985 - Present
Southwest Louisiana Bar AssociationPresident, 20091984 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. CrossReversal of capital conviction and death sentence

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State UniversityLawJ.D.1984
Louisiana State University, Baton RougeManagement and AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
LSU Law School Trial Advocacy Training ProgramTrial Advocacy [Annually, 1993 - Present]2009
LSU Annual Family Law ConferenceLaw Practice Technology Issues2009
LSBA Annual MeetingLa. Criminal Justice in Crisis - Danger and Opportunity2009
La. Judicial Council Spring ConferenceHB435, the Louisiana Public Defender Board and the New Structure of Indigent Defense2008
La. City & Juvenile Court Judges Annual MeetingThe Louisiana Public Defender Board - Implementation of the New Statutory Scheme for the Delivery of Indigent Defense Services2008
LSBA Sentencing SeminarEmerging Ethics Issues in Sentencing2007
LACDL Nuts & Bolts SeminarProfessionalism2007
La. Judicial Council Spring ConferenceCapital Litigation - Experts and Compensation2006
LSU Law School Criminal Law SeminarWho Pays for the Defense? Compensation for Private Counsel in Appointed Cases and The Right to the Assistance of Experts2005
LSU 9th Annual Family Law ConferenceProtective Orders2005
LSU Annual Family Law ConferenceRecent Developments in Family Law2003
Southwest Louisiana Bar Association Capital Certification SeminarMental Health Issues in Capital Litigation2001
LACDL Nuts & Bolts SeminarMobile Technology for the Criminal Defense Lawyer2001
La. Judicial Council Spring ConferenceThe Right to the Assistance of Experts - Ex Parte Hearings and Cost Issues2001
Loyola University Annual Family Law ConferenceSelected Evidence Issues in Family Law2000