Orlando Style September 2015

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ORLANDO’S NO. 1 LEGAL ELITE Special Promotional Feature

CHRISTOPHER ATCACHUNAS THE ATCACHUNAS LAW FIRM, P.A. School of Law in Orlando. Upon entry into law school, Mr. Atcachunas was very enthusiastic about his legal career. Upon completion of his first year at Barry, he was accepted to the Barry Law Review (top 10% of class) where he authored an article entitled, “What Makes the Roulette Wheel Spin?: A Comparison of Nevada and New Jersey’s Gaming Statutes and Regulatory Systems.” In addition to Law Review, Mr. Atcachunas was also the founding president of the Barry University School of Law Federalist Society. The Federalist Society is an organization of conservatives and libertarians seeking reform of the current American legal system in accordance with a textualist or originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. After law school and passing the Florida Bar Exam, he accepted employment at the Office of the State Attorney in Orlando, Florida. As a State Attorney, Mr. Atcachunas was assigned to and prosecuted misdemeanor and traffic offenses. Prior to forming his own practice, Mr. Atcachunas was an associate at a private criminal defense firm in Orlando from 2006-2011 where he mastered his trial skills and handled thousands of cases ranging from Attempted Murder to Driving Under the Influence. The Atcachunas Law Firm has been in existence since 2011 and prides itself on being a boutique criminal defense firm. He handles all aspects of criminal law including all state offenses and federal offenses. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. Mr. Atcachunas has also been involved in the local community by handling expungements and sealings for the citizens of Orange County through the Orange County Legal Aid program. In addition, he has been a member of the George C. Young, First Central Florida Inns of Court, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Orange County Bar Association.

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Aside from the legal aspect of his life, Mr. Atcachunas enjoys weightlifting, playing golf and various spectator sports, which translates to being a faithful New York Mets and New York Jets fan.

Mr. Atcachunas was born and raised in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Growing

up, Mr. Atcachunas was an avid baseball player. Upon his graduation from South Plainfield High School, he earned the distinction of All-County and All-Area Honorable Mention as a pitcher and designated hitter. Mr. Atcachunas attended the University of Tampa. While at UT, Mr. Atcachunas “walked-on” to the Spartan baseball team and played from 1999-2001. After two years of playing NCAA baseball Mr. Atcachunas’ focus turned to academia and decided to become an attorney. Mr. Atcachunas graduated from The University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and from there was accepted to Barry University

The Atcachunas Law Firm, P.A. 215 E. Livingston St. Orlando, FL 32801 P: 407-896-4994 F: 407-896-4943 E: chris@usechris.com www.usechris.com


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