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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1976||03/25/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer - DUI/DWI||Georgia Super Lawyers||2012|
|Legal Elite||Georgia Trend Magazine||2012|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|SuperLawyer - DUI/DWI||Georgia SuperLawyers||2011|
|SuperLawyer - DUI/DWI||Georgia SuperLawyers||2010|
|Georgia SuperLawyer - DUI/DWI||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Georgia SuperLawyer - DUI/DWI||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Georgia SuperLawyer - DUI/DWI||SuperLawyer||2007|
|Georgia Super Lawyer||N/A||2006|
|Georgia Super Lawyer||N/A||2005|
|Georgia Super Lawyer||N/A||2004|
|DUI Lawyer of the Year||Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers Group||2001|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers Group||2000|
|Dean's Commendation||National College for DUI Defense||2000|
|Board Certification in DUI Defense||National College for DUI Defense||1999|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||1995|
|Partner||Chestney Law Firm||2008 - Present|
|Senior Partner||Chestney-Hawkins Law Firm||1991 - 2008|
|N/A||Self-employed||1982 - 1990|
|Partner||Fishman, Chestney & Freeman||1976 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1996 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Founding Member||1995 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1991 - Present|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||1976 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Regent||1996 - 2003|
|Cooper v. State, 277 Ga. 282 (2003)||conviction reversed|
|Baker v. State, 252 Ga.App. 695 (2001)||conviction reversed|
|Price v. State, 269 Ga.222 (1998)||conviction reversed|
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|Field Sobriety Tests||Cross-Examination of the Field Sobriety Tests||2000|
|Woodrow Wilson College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Florida State University||N/A||MS||1970|
|University of West Georgia||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1969|
|The Defense Never Rests -Techniques in Tuscon||Cross of the Cop - Making Them Work for You||2007|
|Duty, Honor & Succcess||Closing Arguments: North vs. South||2005|
|DUI Defense: Don't Blow It||Closing Time||2005|
|Washington Annual DUI Defense Seminar||Cross-Exam of the Cop||2004|
|Superheroes of DUI Defense||Cross-Examining the Officer on FST's||2003|
|Defense of Drinking Drivers||Raising Issues By Motions||2001|
|Georgia State Court Judges' Fall Seminar||Current Issues in Handling DUI Cases||2000|
Posted by anonymous
Seeing as I was only in Georgia for a limited amount of time, and had to relocate up north once my business was completed in Georgia, I needed a lawyer that was considered an expert when it came to DUI convictions. As a DUI defense attorney, Mr. Chestney was able to successfully reduce my potential SECOND (out of state) DUI charge to a reckless charge. It took time (almost three years) and patience, but I knew that it would be well worth the time spent and the money spent for his services. Mr. Chestney handled my case flawlessly. He was able to answer any question I came up with effortlessly and if he was not able to recall an answer immediately, he would then seek out help to find the appropriate answer to provide me with. I recommend him to anyone trying to fight a DUI charge in the Atlanta area.
Posted by anonymous
DUI Charges are one of the most complicated scenarios to face in the legal system; you can find countless videos and articles on how to "beat" a DUI and there are numerous websites and marketing schemes on where to find help. Imagine yourself waiting until the last minute to complete a project for your job, a presentation for your performance review or even study for a final exam in which you have not looked over since the first day of class….this is all part of the DUI experience.
Personal Story – I had made a trip down to Alabama, from Ohio, for a friend’s wedding. On Sunday, heading back to the Atlanta Airport, I was pulled over on I-85 for speeding. The weekend was spent in the south for a friend’s wedding and according to the officer there was a need to investigate further. There is no stronger feeling of uncertainty then a police officer asking you to step out of the car…so after running through the gamut of FST the officer decided to book me for a DUI.
Now, I am business professional and travel extensively for work, both driving and flying around the intercontinental United States. Not only my job, but my career was in jeopardy. When beginning my search through Atlanta Lawyers I can remember some of them asking me “how much are you willing to spend”, “how are you going to pay”, etc. The numerous ads and marketing schemes through google soon became overwhelming.
A referral then came from a friend, which turned out to be one of the best decisions in my life. Mr. Bob Chestney and the Chestney Law Firm had been suggested. Speaking with Bob over the phone, I immediately knew that this was an individual who was ‘genuinely’ ready to provide his assistance. Bob held top level professionalism, with consistent updates, detailed direction and continual reassurance in how to handle my case. Bob and his team are looking after your best interest and will do everything they can to help find a favorable outcome. Bob saved my job and more importantly my career, I cannot thank him enough for his support. It was a true pleasure to have met Bob and his team at the Chestney Law Firm, even though it was through an unfortunate circumstance.
Being able to let another individual have control in your life, such as a DUI Lawyer, takes a tremendous amount of trust and can induce a strong feeling of uncertainty. Bob Chestney is one that I trusted, one who restored certainty and one who was going to make sure that all options were looked at during the case. The outcome was successful at the end of the day! And this all started with a referral from a friend.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Robert Chestney to represent me for two DUI arrests, which were handled very smoothly on both ends. While both cases had a variety of variables involved, Mr. Chestney advised me on the best route to take, which ultimately played out in my favor for both situations. Mr. Chestney goes above and beyond compared to other attorneys I have hired in the past. I would recommend him to anyone that has been arrested for a DUI, or any other serious charge for that matter.
Gregory Willis, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Bob is an excellent choice for DUI defense. I've learned a ton from Bob and still do when I see him in court. He is considered one of the gurus in our DUI group. He is one of the best DUI lawyers in the country.
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