Robert W. Chestney

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Chestney & Sullivan Law Firm
 | 3110 Maple Drive, Suite 103
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-816-8777
Fax: 404-816-6777
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

Robert W. Chestney has been practicing criminal defense law since being awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law in 1976. At Atlanta, Georgia-based Chestney & Sullivan, he focuses his practice on the representation of clients throughout the state who have been charged with driving under the influence or vehicular homicide.

The National College for DUI Defense, Inc., for which Mr. Chestney has served as a faculty member for several years, granted him board certification in 1999. The Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute, part of the State Bar of Georgia's Institute of Continuing Legal Education, gave Mr. Chestney its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 and in 2002 named him the DUI Lawyer of the Year. 

Prior to law school, Mr. Chestney received a Bachelor of Science in physics and mathematics from what is now known as the University of West Georgia and then a Master of Science in mathematics from Florida State University. Admitted to practice in Georgia, Mr. Chestney is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th, 6th and 11th Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, he has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Chestney has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Chestney served as the chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. His professional memberships also include the Cobb County Bar Association, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
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Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (100%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

DUI/DWI

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019

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About Robert Chestney

Admitted: 1976, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.dui-lawyer.com/robert-w-chestney/

Honors/Awards:

  • DUI Lawyer of the Year, Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers Group, 2002
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers Group, 2000
  • Highest Rating, 10.0/10.0, Avvo.com, 1995-2014
  • Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Georgia's Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine
  • DUI/DWI Defense, Super Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America® for DUI/DWI Defense
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers Group, 2002

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified by the National College for DUI Defense, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National College for DUI Defense, Founding Member
  • Criminal Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1999 - 2003
  • National College for DUI Defense, Board of Regents, 1995 - 2002
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Member
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association, Member
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Criminal Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association, Former Chair, 2001
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • National “Getting Tough on DWI” seminar, Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, 2004
  • Chaired the Georgia “Defense of Drinking Driver” programs for ICLE of Georgia, 1995-1997
  • National NACDL DUI seminar, 2000, 2003
  • National College for DUI Defense, held at the Harvard Law School each summer, Faculty, 1995 – Present

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Co-Wrote the winning brief in Cooper v. State, 277 Ga. 282 (2003)
  • Baker v. State
  • Jorgensen v. State

Educational Background:

  • West Georgia College, B.S., Physics/Mathematics, 1969
  • Florida State University, M.S., Mathematics, 1970
Office Location for Robert W. Chestney

3110 Maple Drive
Suite 103
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 404-816-8777

Fax: 404-816-6777

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Last Updated: 9/27/2018

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