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About me

After several years as a USAF JAG attorney, Chris resigned a position as Chief of Claims for all of Europe, in order to move to Thomasville, Georgia to join Doug Silvis in 1991. He is now co-owner and partner in the firm. Chris specializes in DUI defense, personal injury cases, adoptions, criminal cases, and civil litigation. He is licensed to practice law in both Georgia and Florida.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    32 years
  2. Adoption: 30%
    32 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    32 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Malia Phillips-Lee

    I have worked with Chris Ambrose on several legal matters. He is always professional and knowledgeable. If I ever had an adoption question, he was my go-to and never hesitated to answer my questions and give me excellent advice. Plus, he is one of the nicest people you will ever meet.


    Malia Phillips-Lee Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Eric Landon Gay

    I have witnessed the vigorous and focused defense that Chris brings to his clients. He is one of the most knowledgeable DUI attorneys that I know. I would not hesitate to refer Chris to any potential client that I find myself unable to represent, and have referred clients to Chris on several occasions. I rank Chris at the top of the list among colleagues practicing in the DUI/DWI defense area.


    Eric Gay DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Silvis, Ambrose, Lindquist & Coch,P.C.

220 S. Hansell Street
P.O. Box 1557
Thomasville, GA, 31799-1557

Po Box 1557
Thomasville, GA, 317991557



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199107/15/2016
FLMember in Good Standing198406/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
NHTSA'S ARIDE COURSERon Lloyd Enterprises, LLC2015
Defense of Drinking Drivers InstituteInstitute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia2014
DUI Super SymposiumImpaired Driving Specialists, LLC2014
Best Law Firm in Thomas CountyThomasville Times Enterprise Reader's Choice2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Best Law Firm in Thomas CountyThomasville Times Enterprise Reader's Choice2013
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing CertificationRon Lloyd Enterprise, LLC2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Best Law Firm in Thomas CountyThomasville Times Enterprise Reader's Choice2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Breath Alcohol Testing Multi-Device CertificationJan Semenoff2010
Effective Defense of Drinking Drivers CertificationInstitution of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Blood and Urine Forensic Seminar CertificationHeadlines Marketing Corporation2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSilvis, Ambrose & Lindquist, P.C.1991 - Present
Chief of Claims for EuropeU.S. Air Force1988 - 1991
JAGU.S. Air Force1984 - 1988
National Security AgencyUnited States Army1972 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2015 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1991 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1991 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMember1991 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1991 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1991 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1991 - Present
Florida BarMember1984 - Present
Defense of Drinking DriversMemberN/A
Thomas County Bar AssociationPast TreasurerN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Rollins CollegeAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Brevard Community CollegeN/AA.S.1977