Senior Partner Walker L. Chandler is a Georgia attorney with over 35 years experience in a variety of fields. Mr. Chandler has represented clients in hundreds of jury trials, and practiced in both state and federal court including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Chandler has represented people in many high profile civil and criminal cases. His ability and experience have led him to be highly rated among his peers as a principled compassionate advocate for the injured.
Supreme Court Appearance
Walker was the Libertarian Party of Georgia’s candidate for Lt. Governor in 1994. He and another LP candidate, Sharon Harris, filed suit in United States District Court in Atlanta challenging a 1990 law that required drug testing of candidates for political office in Georgia. Zell Miller was Governor at that time. That’s why the case is known as Chandler v. Miller. Walker created the pleadings, argued in the District court, appealed its erroneous decision to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals where he lost on a 2-1 decision. Mr. Chandler reasoned that the law was a violation of the 4th amendments prohibition of warantless search and seizures.
He then filed a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. He personally argued his own case in that court in January of 1997. You can hear that argument–and the laughter it elicited–at : http://www.oyez.org/cases/
Only a few men in the history of our country have brought, shepherded, argued and won their own cases all the way up to the Supreme Court.
The case’s legal elements are summarized in the article below: