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Please contact me about your DUI accusation.  We can discuss your case privately and determine how to best defend you.


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  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    16 years, 1.2 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Allison Elizabeth McCarthy

    Rebecca is a true fighter! She is the attorney that other attorneys stick around to watch. She is always prepared and ready to battle. Rebecca is a true criminal litigator.


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  • Michael Denis Murphy

    Rebecca is one of the best DUI lawyers in Atlanta. I highly recommend this lawyer.


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Contact info

Chestney Law Firm

448 E Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA, 30305


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200108/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2016
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2015
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2014
Georgia Top 50 WomenAtlanta Magazine2013
Trial Attorney of the YearGeorgia Defense of Drinking Drivers2013
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2013
Outstanding New Attorney of the YearGeorgia Defense of Drinking Drivers2010
Epiphany AwardAlterna Organization2008
American Jurisprudence Award in Moot CourtUniversity of Baltimore Law School1995
Captain, International Jessup Moot Court TeamUniversity of Baltimore Law School1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyChestney Law Firm2009 - Present
Member, Board of DirectorsTroup County Boys & Girls Club2007 - Present
Legal LiasonWalt's World, Inc. Foundation2008 - 2009
Public DefenderTroup County Public Defenders Office2002 - 2009
Staff AttorneyTroup County Superior Court2001 - 2002
Teaching Assistant, Legal Analysis and WritingUniversity of Baltimore Law School1994 - 1994
Research AnalystElectromagnetic Analysis Center1981 - 1990
Assistant Professor, Military ScienceJohns Hopkins University1978 - 1980
Captain, Signal CorpsUnited States Army1976 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Atlanta Bar Association, Criminal Law Sectionmember2014 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2014 - Present
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationLawyers Assistance Strike Force2013 - Present
National Hispanic Bar AssociationMoot Court Competition Judge2013 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCo-Chair, Judicial Nomination Committee2011 - Present
Georgia Association of Women LawyersMember2011 - Present
Cobb County Bar Associationmember2009 - Present
Georgia Defense of Drinking Driversmember2009 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2008 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember2006 - Present
Troup County Bar Associationmember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. xyzNot Guilty
Roadblock DUINot Guilty
accident- blood .198Not guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College for DUI Defense, New OrleansScientific Evidence in DUIN/A2010
National College for DUI Defense2009 Summer SessionCambridge, Massachusettes2009
Platt and Walden DUI Field Sobriety TrainingN/ASFST Certificate2006
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of LouisvilleN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975
National College for DUI DefenseN/ACertification, Standardized Field Sobriety TestingN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Georgia DUI UpdateSimilar Transaction Evidence2015
Law Review CLEDiscovery and Motions in a DUI Case2011
Handling First DUI CaseThe DUI Trial: Fear Not2011
GaGeorgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFrom Public Defender to Private Practice2010
Administrative License Hearing SeminarWhat You Always Wanted To Know About ALS Hearings2009
Public Law SeminarKnow Your Rights2008