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Walker L Chandler

Walker L Chandler


Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense Lawyer
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Chandler and Chandler Law Group
Peachtree City, GA

About Walker L Chandler

Attorney Biography

Walker grew up in Atlanta where he was active in Boy Scouts and church activities. He attended Georgia Military Academy ( now Woodward Academy) from which he graduated in 1966. He attended the University of Virginia, graduating in 1970 with a BA degree in Foreign Affairs. He obtained his law degree from Mercer University in Macon in 1975, then hung out his shingle in Zebulon in Pike county. He has been a memeber of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers since 1977.

Long an advocate of decriminalization and other liberty-related causes, Walker joined the Libertarian Party in 1983 and began representing it in a series of cases in the federal courts. the most notable of those case was that in which he challenged a Georgia law that required drug-testing of political candidates. Walker fought the case up through the U.S. Supreme Court where he won an 8-1 decision that declared the law to be unconstitutional. A liink to that case, Chandler v. Miller (1997), can be found at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandler_v._Miller

After years of maintaining an office in Zebulon, Georgia, Mr. Chandler now practices law with his son, Zebulon K. Chandler. Their website is found at chandlerandchandlerlaw.com,

Mr. Chandler has written and published a novel, The Evangeline Manuscript and a book of poetry. He was recently granted a patent on a sectional boat design [ US 8,474,393 B 1 ]. He speaks Spanish and some Swedish. He has also studied Russian. An active sportsman, he regularly plays soccer and Ultimate and is an avid skier.


Practice Areas

 
Marijuana Law (50%)
 
Criminal Defense (50%)

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Bar Licenses

Georgia State Bar
Georgia
Member in Good Standing
1975

Education

Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
J.D.
1975

University of Virginia
B.A.
1970

Georgia Military Academy ( now Woodward Academy)
1966

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Associations

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
2000

Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lifetime Member
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Libertarian Party of Georgia

Candidate of Attorney General of Georgia, 1998

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Awards & Recognitions

Liberty Bell Award
Libertarian Party of Georgia
1998

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Contact Walker L Chandler

Walker L Chandler
Chandler and Chandler Law Group
101 Gleneagle Point
Peachtree City, GA 30269
www.walkerchandler.com
Office: 770-468-6538

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Bar Membership Information

Georgia Bar Membership -

Walker L Chandler - Profile information with the State Bar of Georgia - Find more information about Walker L Chandler on the State Bar of Georgia website, including: current status, actions affecting eligibility to practice law and disciplinary history.


Nonprofit Organizations

Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

GACDL advocates for the rights of the accused, adequate funding for the defense of the indigent, and a fair criminal justice system.


National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.


NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.



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