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About me

Throughout my career, I have always helped those who are the victim of a crime or have been injuried by another. I have prosecuted criminals on behalf of the State as well as sued to bring justice to the victims who are injured. My practice is exclusively dedicated to helping those people in need of legal representation who are seriously injured or the victim of crime.


Please visit my website for more information about Atlanta DUI Victims of Crime.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 80%
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
  3. Slip and Fall: 5%
  4. Wrongful Death: 5%



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (90 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kimberly Keheley Frye

    Doug Chanco is a very experienced attorney who is extremely passionate about his work. We share the same past experience of being prosecutors which is excellent trial and litigation experience. Doug goes the extra mile of making sure he is completely well versed in his subject areas, and he will always fight for his clients. Dough Chanco would be an excellent choice for you.


    Kimberly Frye DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Charles T. Magarahan

    Doug is no small presence, neither physically nor intellectually. He is an up and coming young criminal defense lawyer who loves the combat of trial. He was trained as a prosecutor, and knows the good parts and the bad parts of a criminal case. Lots of times, knowing the relative value of a defense will lead a good lawyer to make the correct decisions for the defendant. Doug has this knowledge. He's not been in the fray as long as others, but he is getting very valuable experience in Forsyth County, and can stand toe to toe with the best of them. Charlie Magarahan


    Charles Magarahan DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

Douglas B. Chanco

3355 Lenox Rd. NE,
Suite 600
Atlanta, GA, 30326



NYCurrently registered 201207/10/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200608/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
ExecutiveWho's Who In American Law2013
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2012
Summer SessionNational College for DUI Defense2011
Mastering Scientific Evidence Certificate of CompletionNCDD/TCDLA2011
Defending High Profile Drug/Drug Trafficking CasesICLE and Georgia NORML2010
NCDD Winter SessionNational Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys/ National College for DUI Defense2010
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing InstructorNHTSA/IACP2010
Standardized Field Sobriety TestingNHTSA/IACP2009
Drug RecognitionNHTSA/IACP2009
Dean's ScholarFlorida Coastal School of Law2006
Dean's ListFlorida Coastal School of Law2005
Dean's ListFlorida Coastal School of Law2005
Dean's ScholarFlorida Coastal School of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/ AttorneyChanco Schiffer, P.C.2010 - Present
Attorney at LawThe Hamilton Law Firm, P.C.2008 - 2010
Assistant Solicitor GeneralFulton County Solicitor General2007 - 2008
Certified Legal InternOffice of the Public Defender2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeRanch Club2013 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2009 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of GeorgiaN/A2009 - Present
Forsyth County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident for 20112008 - Present
Georgia Supreme CourtN/A2007 - Present
Georgia Court of AppealN/A2007 - Present
Georgia High School Mock TrialAttorney Coach2007 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2007 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaN/A2006 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Forsyth County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$100,000 policy limits paid to client after being hit by DUI driver$100,000 policy limits paid 30 days after injury
Policy limits of auto insurance paid to wife beaten by former professional football playerPolicy limits of auto insurance paid to wife beaten by former professional football player
Policy Limits Paid to victims of DUI accidentPolicy Limits Paid to victim of DUI accident
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Publication nameTitleDate
LuLu PublishingDefense of Your Georgia DUI: What to Know, What to Do2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/ACertificate of Completion2013
National College for DUI DefenseN/ASummer Session at Harvard Law2011
NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing InstructorDUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing InstructorCertificate of Completion2010
NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety TestingDUI Detection and SFST Certification CourseCertificate of Completion2009
NHTSA/IACP Drug Recognition ExpertDrug Recognition Expert Certification CourseCertificate of Completion2009
Florida Coastal School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Florida State UniversityCriminologyOther - Bachelors2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
John Marshall Law School Criminal Law SocietyGeorgia DUI Defense Featured Speaker2012
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsSociology and the Theories Behind Crime2012
Gwinnett County School SystemCrime in the 21st Century2011
Gwinnett County Public School SystemGeorgia Juvenile Law2011
NHTSA/IACP DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor TrainingPhase Two of a Possible DUI Stop, Personal Contact with a Driver2010
Fulton County Public SchoolsGeorgia Juvenile Justice System: An Overview2010
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsLaw and Government in the 21st Century2008