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Christopher Michael Upshaw

Criminal defense Attorney at Tyrone, GA

4.9   9 reviews

also known as Doc

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2015
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    DUI, Drugs, Marijuana, Shoplifting/Theft, Domestic, Property Crimes, Juvenile, Assault/Battery

  2. DUI and DWI

  3. Civil rights

Christopher “Doc” Upshaw is an Associate at Sanchez Hayes & Associates, LLC, where he assists with the firm’s criminal, civil litigation, and employment practice. The bulk of Mr. Upshaw’s practice is devoted to criminal defense, where he defends the rights of the accused in municipal, state, superior, and federal courts throughout Georgia. In addition, Mr. Upshaw devotes substantial time to state and federal civil litigation such as contract disputes, police brutality, false arrest, excessive force, and various employment matters. 


Mr. Upshaw received his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. While at Tulane, Mr. Upshaw was the Director of the Criminal Division of the Tulane University Legal Assistance Program. In that capacity, Mr. Upshaw provided free and low cost legal services to criminal defendants in and around New Orleans. During that time, Mr. Upshaw also practiced with the Tulane Civil Litigation Clinic where he represented plaintiffs in need of affordable housing. Mr. Upshaw received his B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Alabama. At Alabama, Mr. Upshaw was a member of the University Honors Program and the Blount Undergraduate Initiative.


In his free time, Doc enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, and watching Alabama Football


Sanchez Hayes & Associates
1015 Tyrone Rd Ste 620
Tyrone, GA, 30290-2407

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Posted by Kyle | September 20, 2019
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Hands down the best lawyer you can have.
Doc is the most professional and personal lawyer you'll ever have. He goes above and beyond every standard there is by miles. From offering rides on lunch breaks at court, to checking in on you after and fighting tooth and nail for you the entire time. Absolutely worth every single penny, he's was much more than just representation during the whole process, he was a friend. 5 stars is not enough.
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Posted by Bryan | May 14, 2019
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One thing I can say is a first impression is a lasting impression; Doc was very thorough with me letting me know everything that I needed to know. He also made me feel comfortable. One thing I really can say is that he’s a man of his word and stands on it which made me comfortable with him. I’d recommend this lawyer to anyone in need .
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Posted by Dennis | November 20, 2018
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Excellent professional service
Christopher “Doc” Upshaw did an outstanding job representing my daughter. Throughout the entire process he provided excellent service and kept us constantly informed. I highly recommend Doc Upshaw and the law firm he represents (Sanchez Hayes and Associates). He delivered what he promised.
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2018
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Using any other representative would be a mistake
I give Doc Upshaw my highest recommendation. From our first meeting to our last, he was professional, prompt, and gave great advice. He did everything possible to make sure I got the best outcome. He is an expert at maneuvering the legal system and minimizing the impact of whatever consequences you may be facing. Using any other representative be a mistake. 10/10
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Posted by Jenifer | June 19, 2018
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Doc Upshaw is THE BEST!!!!
I researched and spoke to several different attorney’s in my area for some pretty serious traffic citations my daughter received after 3 months of having her license. Doc was the only attorney who insisted on speaking with her in person. After meeting with him, my husband and I quickly decided we would put our faith in him to aid my daughter through this life lesson. He was very sympathetic but clear, that this was serious and she could lose her license for the next year of her life. After just graduating HS and college on the horizon she was devastated. After months of hard work, she was able to keep her license and pay her debt to society in fines and community service. He did an amazing job. He was in constant communication with us throughout the entire process. Thankful we found him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2018
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Very Pleased
My lawyer (s) did a way better job than I expected I was very pleased with ending and all thanks to them. I couldn't of gotten out of my mess without their help and I can't thank them enough for everything. They made a promise to me and my family and they kept it through out the process. That is why they are the best. I would definitely recommend them.
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Posted by Gail | April 19, 2018
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Satisfied Mom
We contacted Sanchez Hayes & Associates in November 2017 to help with a VOP case regarding our son. Christopher Upshaw was the lawyer assigned to our case. From the start to finish he was informative and honest. Our son was stopped for texting and driving. He was arrested for a violation of probation on a domestic violence charge. We were told there were no guarantees but he would do his best to get our son released. Mr. Upshaw, in my opinion, went above and beyond for us. He was able to find a discrepancy in the tolling order and our son was released after 6 months. If we had not gone to SH&A, our son would have been in jail for 20 months. I hope we never need a lawyer again but if we do we will definitely call Christopher Upshaw.
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Posted by Jacqueline | November 16, 2017
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Absolutely The Best!!
Attorney Upshaw “Doc” is an amazing attorney who truly goes beyond the call of duty. He did all he said he would and then some. He knows the law and did an awesome job representing my fiancé. When I came to Doc it was looking really grim and I was feeling hopeless and Doc gave me back hope. He fought for my fiancé and deleivered. My fiancé is now home with me where he belongs and I give all credit to Doc for the amazing fight he gave. He did not back down and he made sure justice was served. Thank you Doc for everything you truly are the greatest attorney I’ve ever known.
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Posted by Jeraud | October 19, 2018
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Highly Recommended
Christopher "Doc" Upshaw did a great job of handling my criminal case. I was able to retain Doc at very short notice and he was able to work with me to get my issue resolved. I knew I was not guilty against the charges filed against me and "Doc" made sure that the courts knew it too. I highly recommend Doc Upshaw for any DUI criminal and traffic cases.
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AVVO RATING 6.5 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Sanchez Hayes & Associates
  • 2015 - Present


  • Tulane University-LA
  • N/A


  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015 - Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ambitious, impressive and dedicated to his clients - Doc is an excellent addition to the Fayette Criminal Defense Bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend Doc. He genuinely cares about his clients and fights on their behalf to obtain the best possible outcome for their criminal cases. Doc is very knowledgeable regarding the current legal issues in criminal law. He maintains great communication with his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Doc is a conscientious and passionate attorney who works tirelessly to defend his clients. He has produced phenomenal results in some very difficult cases. You will be glad you hired him!"
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Tyrone Criminal defense Lawyer Christopher Michael Upshaw
Christopher Michael Upshaw
Criminal defense Attorney
Tyrone, GA
Licensed for 8 years
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