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CHRISTOPHER ATCACHUNAS The Atcachunas Law Firm, P.A.
> Mr. Atcachunas was born and
law school and passing the Florida Bar
raised in South Plainfield, New Jersey.
Exam, he accepted employment at the
Growing up, Mr. Atcachunas was an avid
Office of the State Attorney in Orlando,
baseball player. Upon his graduation
Florida. As a State Attorney, Mr. Atcac-
from South Plainfield High School, he
hunas was assigned to and prosecuted
earned the distinction of All-County and
misdemeanor and traffic offenses.
All-Area Honorable Mention as a pitcher and designated hitter.
Prior to forming his own practice, Mr. Atcachunas was an associate at a
Mr. Atcachunas attended the University
private criminal defense firm in Orlando
of Tampa. While at UT, Mr. Atcachunas
from 2006-2011 where he mastered
“walked-on” to the Spartan baseball
his trial skills and handled thousands
team and played from 1999-2001. After
two years of playing NCAA baseball Mr.
Murder to Driving Under the Influence.
Atcachunas’ focus turned to academia
The Atcachunas Law Firm has been in
and decided to become an attorney.
existence since 2011 and prides itself on
being a boutique criminal defense firm.
Photo by Steven Miller Photography
Mr. Atcachunas graduated from The
He handles all aspects of criminal law
University of Tampa with a Bachelor of
including all state offenses and federal
Science in Criminology and from there
offenses. He is a member of the Florida
was accepted to Barry University School
Bar and the U.S. District Court, Middle
of Law in Orlando. Upon entry into
law school, Mr. Atcachunas was very
has also been involved in the local
enthusiastic about his legal career. Upon
community by handling expungements
completion of his first year at Barry, he
and sealings for the citizens of Orange
was accepted to the Barry Law Review
County through the Orange County
(top 10% of class) where he authored
Legal Aid program. In addition, he has
an article entitled, “What Makes the
been a member of the George C. Young,
Roulette Wheel Spin?: A Comparison
First Central Florida Inns of Court, the
of Nevada and New Jersey’s Gaming
Florida Association of Criminal Defense
Statutes and Regulatory Systems.”
Lawyers and the Orange County Bar
ATCACHUNAS law firm Christopher J. Atcachunas, Esquire The Atcachunas Law Firm, P.A. 1520 East Amelia Street Orlando, FL 32803 P: 407-896-4994 F: 407-896-4943 C: 321-328-0986 www.usechris.com
In addition to Law Review, Mr. Atcachunas was also the founding president of
Aside from the legal aspect of his life, Mr.
the Barry University School of Law Fed-
Atcachunas enjoys weightlifting, playing
eralist Society. The Federalist Society is
golf and various spectator sports, which
an organization of conservatives and lib-
translates to being a faithful New York
ertarians seeking reform of the current
Mets and New York Jets fan. <
American legal system in accordance with a textualist or originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. After
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