Walter Marshall Sanchez

Walter Marshall Sanchez: Attorney with The Sanchez Law Firm, LLC
Attorney Awards


Selected by his peers for inclusion in La. Super Lawyers®, 2007 – 2018 Editions, in Criminal Defense ; The Best Lawyers in America ®, 2007 – 2018 Editions, in Family Law and 2011 – 2018 Editions, in DWI Defense; Selected Best Lawyers’ Lake Charles Family Attorney of the Year, 2015; Top Lawyers in Acadiana, Acadiana Profile Magazine , White Collar Criminal Law (2014 – 18), Family Law (2014 – 17), Non-White Collar (2018); Justice Albert Tate, Jr. Award, La. Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2007; Phi Delta Phi. First Place, Flory Trial Moot Court Competition, 1984. Faculty Member & Section Leader, LSU School of Law Trial Advocacy Training Program, 1993 –. Chair, Indigent Defender Bd., 14th Judicial District Court, 1988-1996. Appointed by Supreme Court, La. Indigent Defender Bd. (Vice-Chair, 1994-1996). Member, La. Indigent Defense Assistance Bd., 2004 – 2007; La. Public Defender Bd., 2007 – 2009. Appointed as needed by Supreme Court, Judge Pro Tempore, Sulphur City Court, 1999 –; Lake Charles City Court, 2013–. Member, La. Law Institute Comm. on Fault in Divorce, 1998–2001. Member, La. Judicial Council, Family Court Rules Comm., 2009 –. Commissioner, Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District (2009 – 17; Vice-President 2010 – 2011; President 2011 – 12). Member, La. Bd. of Intn’l Commerce, 2013 – 16. Member, American Mensa, Ltd., 1976 –.

Louisiana Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Professional Discipline
  • Sex Crimes
  • Homicide
  • Child Custody
  • Felonies
  • Professional Licensing
  • Interstate Child Custody
  • Drug Crimes
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
877-249-8021  Phone
337-433-4405  Phone
337-433-4430  Fax
University Attended:
Louisiana State University, B.S., 1981
Law School Attended:
Louisiana State University, J.D., 1984
Year of First Admission:
2017, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1984, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana; 2018, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; 1984, Louisiana; 1989, U.S. Supreme Court
Louisiana State (Assistant Examiner, Committee on Bar Admissions, 1992-2004, Family Law Advisory Commission, 2003-2006; Board of Governors, 2006-2008), Southwest Louisiana (President, 2009) and American Bar Associations; Hearing Committee Chair, Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (2004-2009), National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Legislative Chair, 1990-1995, 2002-2008; President, 1998).
Birth Information:
Lake Charles, Louisiana, July 3, 1959
Reported Cases:
Jones v. Jones, 99-35 (La. App. 3rd Cir., 1999), 747 So.2d 94; State v. Cross, 93-KA-1189 (La. 6/30/95), 658 So.2d 683. Fastabend v. Fastabend, 606 So.2d 794 (La. App. 3rd Cir., 1992); Hernandez v. Hernandez, 640 So. 2d 818 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 1994); State in the Interest of D.W., 865 So. 2d 25 (La. 2004); Black v. Simms, 12 So. 3d 1140 (La. App. 3rd Cir., 2009).
( Board Certified Family Law Specialist, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, 1995 - . )
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

Lake Charles, Louisiana

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