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Walter Marshall Sanchez

Criminal defense Attorney at Lake Charles, LA

  • Licensed for 39 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Walter

Learn Walter’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Administrative law
    14%
    Walt Sanchez represents licensed professionals and individuals (Doctors, Nurses, Chiropractors, Gaming License Holders, etc.) before their Regulatory Boards. He currently does not represent Attorneys because of his service as a Hearing Committee Chair in the Attorney Disciplinary system administered by the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, under the auspices of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

    40 years

  2. Child custody
    14%

  3. Criminal defense
    14%
    Walt Sanchez regularly represents persons and entities who are either under investigation or are the subject of criminal prosecution in both state and federal courts in Louisiana. His practice includes cases involving allegations of homicide, other violent offenses, child sexual abuse, internet misconduct, embezzlement, drug and white collar issues.

    40 years

  4. Family
    14%
    Walt Sanchez is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist as certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. He has been Board Certified since that specialty was first recognized in Louisiana in 1995. His practice involves cases addressing complex issues of community property, custody and support issues.

    40 years

  5. Juvenile law
    14%
    Given his focus on Criminal and Family Law cases, Walt Sanchez has also represented juveniles in delinquency matters involving homicide, aggravated rape, drug and alcohol related offenses and property crimes. He also represents parents in Child in Need of Care (CINC) cases as well as Families in Need of Services (FINS) matters.

    40 years

  6. Litigation
    14%

  7. White collar crime
    14%

  8. Other
    2%

Selected by his peers for inclusion in La. Super Lawyers®, 2007 – 2018 Editions, in Criminal Defense ; The Best Lawyers in America ®, 2007 – 2018 Editions, in Family Law and 2011 – 2018 Editions, in DW...

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

The Sanchez Law Firm, L.L.C.

Reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Manager
  • The Sanchez Law Firm, L.L.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Managing Counsel
  • Sanchez Burke, L.L.C.
  • 1900 - Present
  • Partner
  • Lorenzi, Sanchez & Barnatt, L.L.P.
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Lorenzi & Sanchez, L.L.P.
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Lorenzi, Sanchez & Palay, L.L.P.
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Lorenzi, Sanchez, Rosteet & Palay, L.L.P.
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Partner
  • Lorenzi, Sanchez & Rosteet, L.L.P.
  • 1993 - 2001
  • Partner
  • Lorenzi & Sanchez, L.L.P.
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Partner
  • Godwin, Painter, Roddy, Lorenzi, Watson & Sanchez
  • 1985 - 1989
  • Associate
  • Newman, Thibodeaux & Marshall
  • 1984 - 1985
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Education

  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
  • J.D.
  • 1984
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Cross
  • Reversal of capital conviction and death sentence

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past President
  • 1985 - Present
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
  • President, 2009
  • 1984 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Justice Albert Tate, Jr. Award
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2007
  • First Place, Flory Trial Moot Court Competition
  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • 1984
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®, 2007 – 09; Family Law
  • Woodward/White, Inc.
  • N/A
  • Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers®, Criminal Law, 2007 – 12
  • Key Professional Media
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • LSU Law School Trial Advocacy Training Program
  • Trial Advocacy [Annually, 1993 - Present]
  • 2009
  • LSU Annual Family Law Conference
  • Law Practice Technology Issues
  • 2009
  • LSBA Annual Meeting
  • La. Criminal Justice in Crisis - Danger and Opportunity
  • 2009
  • La. Judicial Council Spring Conference
  • HB435, the Louisiana Public Defender Board and the New Structure of Indigent Defense
  • 2008
  • La. City & Juvenile Court Judges Annual Meeting
  • The Louisiana Public Defender Board - Implementation of the New Statutory Scheme for the Delivery of Indigent Defense Services
  • 2008
  • LSBA Sentencing Seminar
  • Emerging Ethics Issues in Sentencing
  • 2007
  • LACDL Nuts & Bolts Seminar
  • Professionalism
  • 2007
  • La. Judicial Council Spring Conference
  • Capital Litigation - Experts and Compensation
  • 2006
  • LSU Law School Criminal Law Seminar
  • Who Pays for the Defense? Compensation for Private Counsel in Appointed Cases and The Right to the Assistance of Experts
  • 2005
  • LSU 9th Annual Family Law Conference
  • Protective Orders
  • 2005
  • LSU Annual Family Law Conference
  • Recent Developments in Family Law
  • 2003
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association Capital Certification Seminar
  • Mental Health Issues in Capital Litigation
  • 2001
  • LACDL Nuts & Bolts Seminar
  • Mobile Technology for the Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • 2001
  • La. Judicial Council Spring Conference
  • The Right to the Assistance of Experts - Ex Parte Hearings and Cost Issues
  • 2001
  • Loyola University Annual Family Law Conference
  • Selected Evidence Issues in Family Law
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Outstanding lawyer."
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Lake Charles Criminal defense Lawyer Walter Marshall Sanchez
Walter Marshall Sanchez
Criminal defense Attorney
Lake Charles, LA
Licensed for 39 years