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Kevin Aaron Chastine

Criminal defense Attorney

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Kevin Chastain

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Kevin

Learn Kevin’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
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    DUI, Federal defense, violent crimes, traffic violations, drug charges, and probation violations--all misdemeanors and felonies.

    16 years, 500 cases

As a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, Kevin possesses a very thorough knowledge of the law. Kevin’s experience includes representing prominent business clients at a prestigious international law firm.

 

In addition to his business law experience, Kevin has litigated numerous criminal misdemeanor and felony cases, including DUI, drugs, domestic violence and traffic cases. As a trial lawyer, Kevin has successfully attained “Not Guilty” jury verdicts and reductions to lesser charges in front of some of the toughest judges in Georgia.

Kevin is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. While in law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Board Managing Counsel and the Mock Trial Board. Kevin’s talents as a litigator in training earned him a trip to the finals of the Vanderbilt Mock Trial Competition and the opportunity to represent Vanderbilt University at the regional intercollegiate mock trial competition. Prior to law school, Kevin earned a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Political Science and Youth & Family Ministry from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. Kevin is also an Eagle Scout.

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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2015
Outstanding Attorney!!...
Kevin is fantastic... His knowledge and ability to represent another is like no other attorney I've met. The things that stuck out to me was his personal touch to each case and carefully reviewed all details and searched for ways that the law was fair to me. The other thing is, he listened and kept me at ease. He's a wonderful man!!..
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Posted by Stephen | June 3, 2015
Would use Kevin again
I always received timely responses and he was available when needed. Hope I never need him again lol but I wouldn't have a problem recommending him to anyone
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2013
Excellent Lawyer
Helped us successfully get through a difficult situation in a timely fashion. Educated us on the process and met our expectations. A pleasure to work with.
Posted by Anita | October 17, 2013
An Dependable /Knowledgeable/ Effective Attorney
Attorney Chastine handled my son’s case in a very efficient and professional manner. My first thought was to use an public offender due to the financial burden this case has placed upon the family but my son took full responsibility of his alleged charges and found an attorney to place his best interest at hand though out the entire process. I thank God that my son was referred to Attorney Chastine. He is an exemplary attorney who really cares about the welfare of his clients. He worked with me and my son until the debit was paid. You do not find many attorneys willing to take an case based on trust and the client’s verbal contact to complete the final payments. I will continue to refer Attorney Chastine services to others. He will be my first choice of seeking legal consultations when I need legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2013
Review for Kevin Chastine
We will and do keep-Mr. CHastine's phone number handy. He has proven to be an excellent resource for our family on more than one occasion. Would not hesitate to call him or seek advice on many different aspects of the law.
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2013
Great Lawyer
Kevin handled my case in a very discreet and professional manner. I was very distraught upon receiving my ticket and throughout the ensuing court case, but Kevin did an excellent job of keeping me well informed and helping me through every step of the process. During my court appearance, individuals from my professional life were present; Kevin had the prosecutor move back my court time until after these individuals were no longer in the court room. He then impressed me further when I found my picture on an arrest publicity site and he had it removed for me without any cost or effort on my part. While I cannot bring myself to say this was a pleasurable experience, without Kevin's expertise and guidance I am sure it would have been unbearable. He is an exemplary lawyer who really cares about the welfare of his clients and it shows both in his work and his demeanor. If I was ever in need of a lawyer again Kevin would be my first choice.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2013
Reduced Charge
Kevin was able to get my charged reduced with only a small fine and 24 hrs community service. He is extremely responsive! I could call, text or email him and almost immediately get a response. I have already contacted him again for legal advise and would recommend his services.
Posted by David | December 21, 2012
Reduced to Reckless
Hired Mr. Chastine on the adivce of another attorney. He was always professional, courteous, and very knowledgeable. Charges were reduced to reckless, and allowed to plead nolo. Mr. Chastine advised me to start my sentence requirements early, and it certainly helped. Mr. Chastine helped me decide what course of action to take in the case, and was always very responsive to all my requests. If i need help again, he will be my first choice.
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Posted by Thomas | August 21, 2012
Great Lawyer
Kevin was a great lawyer. Hopefully I do not need his services ever again, but if I do I will certainly be coming back to Kevin. As a lawyer he makes you feel comfortable in every way. He is always available to answer questions, and he understood my worry and concerns. He lays out a series of options, tells you his suggestion, and then lets you decide what course of action you would like to take. It is great. He will fight for you and push the envelope for the best possible result. And most of all, he got me the result I was hoping for
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2012
Awesome Attorney
I first worked with Attorney Chastine in 2010 when I had a domestic disput and needed to take legal action to protect myself. He was ver courteous and professional through the entire process. From our initial interview through the hearing he was very reassuring and caring which made me feel at ease and comfortable. There where never any surprises because he always briefed me on what would happen next. I could not have asked for a better person to help me through such a difficult event.
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Posted by Beth | January 11, 2012
Great Attorney!
Kevin did a phenomenal job with my case. Not only was he extremely well prepared, but he has that "je ne sais quoi" in the courtroom. His closing argument was well-thought-out, powerful, charismatic and won over the jurors. He did a great job in proving my innocence and I am so thankful to have had him defending me.
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2011
Excellent Attorney!
Last year I got a speeding ticket going 27 mph over the speed limit. After getting quite a few speeding tickets, I panicked thinking about this going on my record and how much it would increase my insurance. Kevin went into court for me and handled the situation with ease and confidence. The ticket was completely removed from my record and my fine was cut in half! He acted in a very professional manner, and I would definitely use him again.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2011
Kevin helped in a time of need!
Last summer, I was arrested for a bogus charge. I have a perfect record and have never done anything illegal in my life. I was very stressed and worried about the situation, and Kevin assured me everything would be all right. On the day of my court date, Kevin went in there and got all the charges dropped. I am very grateful to have had him there and on my side!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Chastine Defense Firm, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Arora & LaScala, LLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate
  • DLA Piper, LLP (US)
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Stoll Keenon & Ogden, PLLC
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Greenebaum Doll & McDonald, PLLC
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • Federal Defender Program
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • 2012
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Professionalism & Trial Tactics
  • 2011
  • Federal Defender Program
  • Spring Seminar
  • 2011
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DUI Boot Camp
  • 2011
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Harding University
  • B.A.
  • 2005
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. K.A.
  • No Jail Time for Arrest While On DUI Probation
  • State v. C.H.
  • Not Guilty at Bench Trial
  • State v. A.R.
  • Not Guilty by Jury Verdict
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Associations

  • Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Attorney Panel
  • Northern District of Georgia
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2009 - Present
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • 2008 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • 2009 - 2011
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2008 - 2010
  • DLA Piper Pro Bono Committee
  • 2008 - 2009
  • DLA Piper Diversity Committee
  • 2008 - 2009
  • American Bar Association
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Vanderbilt Moot Court Board
  • Managing Council
  • 2007 - 2008
  • National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
  • Secretary
  • 2005 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Appointment to the CJA Attorney Panel
  • Northern District of Georgia
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Vanderbilt Mock Trial Finalist
  • Vanderbilt University
  • 2008
  • Chancellor's Law Scholar
  • Vanderbilt University
  • 2008
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Outstanding Political Science Major
  • Harding University
  • 2005
  • Award of Excellence in Youth & Family Ministry
  • Harding University
  • 2005
  • Honor's College Graduate with Distiction
  • Harding University
  • 2005
  • National Merit Finalist
  • National Merit
  • 2001
  • Eagle Scout
  • BSA
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Arora & LaScala Newsletter
  • Guide to Atlanta Municipal Court
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia Tech Greek Chapter Meetings
  • A Legal Primer for College Students
  • 2012
  • Georgia State University
  • DUI: Costs, Consequences, and Prevention
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (43)
Given (49)
Endorse Kevin
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Kevin in law school, and we have both practiced in Atlanta our entire careers. Kevin is an excellent lawyer who focuses exclusively on criminal law, and I have routinely recommended him to individuals facing criminal prosecution. I encourage anyone in need of a criminal lawyer to give Kevin a call."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is a honest, hardworking advocate who works tirelessly to protect the interests of his clients. I endorse Kevin!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is a great individual to work with. Both very experienced and personable, I would be happy endorsing Kevin to any individual with a need for legal counsel on a criminal law issue."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Kevin Chastine on a criminal case in federal court. I was impressed with Kevin's zealous representation of his client--he achieved an outstandign result. Kevin is definitely a young attorney to watch. I endorse Kevin Chastine."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Chastine. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse this lawyer. The willingness to help others says something powerful about character and that's what this attorney's volunteer participation in AVVO communicates."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Chastine. From his involvement with Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Chastine is a knowledgeable and effective advocate for those facing the long arm of the law. Any person facing a criminal charge, DUI ticket or federal investigation would be well served by consulting with and hiring Attorney Chastine. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of spending time in court with Kevin on several occassions and he is nothing less than impressive. He displays courtesy, professionalism, and diligence in all of his cases. His knowledge of the law and compassion for his clients is always evident. I highly recommend his services."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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