DAVID LEE WINDECHER

From Defendant to Defense Attorney

David Lee Windecher was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2012 and the Florida Bar in 2014. David is a member of the Georgia and Florida Court of Appeals, the Georgia and Florida Supreme Court, the Northern District of Georgia United States District Court and the American Bar Association. David graduated Summa Cum Laude from American Intercontinental University in 2005 and received his Juris Doctorate degree from John Marshall Law School in 2012.

David started his career as an intern with the Dekalb County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases under the Third-Year Practice Act from May 2011 thru May 2012. Prior to establishing the Windecher Firm, David was an Associate Attorney at the esteemed criminal defense firm of Arora & LaScala from November 2012 thru June 2015.

David is the Author of The AmerIcan Dream | HisStory In The Making. He published the autobiography in May of 2015 to portray the difficulty of obtaining the American dream as an impoverished minority.

David founded RED Inc. in March 2015. RED (Rehabilitation Enables Dreams) is a non-profit organization which sponsors GED (General Education Diploma or Graduate Equivalent Diploma) programs for impoverished individuals and juveniles facing non-violent criminal charges. RED’s mission is to increase literacy, reduce poverty and stop recidivism amongst America’s youth.

David is a recipient of Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Distinction Award in 2013 and 2014. He is a frequent guest on HLN’s Nancy Grace and NPR Radio as a legal expert. David specializes in criminal defense, juvenile law and expungement procedures. Click here if you would like to learn more about David Windecher.

David Lee Windecher is a trailblazing criminal defense attorney, author, and orator in the growing movement to end mass incarceration and redress racial inequity in the criminal justice system. David began his path to self-rehabilitation when he earned his GED in March of 1998 and took his first academic steps toward his childhood dream of becoming a lawyer. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from American Intercontinental University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2005 and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia in 2012. David was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2012 and the Florida Bar in 2014.

David is a member of the Georgia and Florida Court of Appeals, the Georgia and Florida Supreme Court, the Northern District of Georgia United States District Court and the American Bar Association. David specializes in criminal defense, juvenile law, and expungement procedures. Davidʼs transformation from the defendant to defense attorney boldly challenges our historical definition of justice and exposes our deeply flawed ideas about criminality. His story compels us to acknowledge the loss of our humanity within the legal system and reconsider how our punitive approach damages people and our community at large. David is a recipient of Martindale-Hubbellʼs Client Distinction Award in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2015, David was named “40 Under 40” by Atlanta Business Chronicle and Georgia Trend Magazine. David is a frequent guest on local and national television and radio shows as an expert legal analyst.

BAR ADMISSIONS

EDUCATION

  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, GA, Juris Doctor, 2012
  • American Intercontinental University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Bachelor of Arts, 2005

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 2013-Present
  • General Mediator, State of Georgia

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

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