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Lake Charles Family Law Firm
Walt Sanchez understands the importance of your case and the difference a successful outcome can make in your life. You can depend on Sanchez Burke, L.L.C. to represent you with energy, skill and determination.
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About Sanchez Burke, L.L.C.
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
- Professional Disciplinary Actions
- Personal Injury
- Recipient, Judge Albert Tate Award, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2007
- Listed in "Louisiana Super Lawyers", Criminal Law, 2007 - 2009
- Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America", Family Law, 2007 - 2009
- Recipient, Pro Bono Publico Award, Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, 2004
- Recipient, Philanthropist Day Award, Family Foundation of Southwest Louisiana, 2003
- Citizen of the Year Award, Southwest Louisiana Chapter, National Association of Social Workers, 1995
- Member, Order of St. Charles, Diocese of Lake Charles, June 3, 1990
- Selected, "Best Aggressive Attorney", Times of Southwest Louisiana, Reader's Poll, 2003
- Member, American Mensa, Ltd., 1977
- Fellow, Louisiana Bar Foundation, 1999 - Present
Classes and Seminars
- Faculty Member, Trial Advocacy Training Program, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 1993 - Present
- Speaker, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
- Speaker, Loyola University School of Law
- Speaker, Louisiana Judicial College
- Speaker, Louisiana Association of City and Juvenile Judges
- Speaker, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Speaker, American Civil Liberties Union
- Speaker, National Legal Aid and Defenders Association
- Speaker, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Speaker, Louisiana Public Defenders Association
- Speaker, Southern University School of Law
- Speaker, Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
Pro Bono Activities
- Hearing Committee Chair, Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, 2003 - 2009
- Member, Louisiana State Bar Association Board of Governors, 2006 - 2008
- Right to Counsel Committee, 2005 - 2009
- Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: President, 1998
- Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: Board Member, 1990 - 2008
- Member, Joint Legislative Committee for the Study of the Indigent Defense System (Appointed by the Chief Justice), 1996 - 1997
- Member, Committee on Family Court Rules of the Judicial Counsel of Louisiana (Appointed by the Supreme Court), 2009
- Vice-Chairman, Louisiana Indigent Defender Board (Appointed by the Chief Justice), 1994 - 1996
- Member, Louisiana Public Defender Board, (Appointed by the Speaker of the House), 2004 - 2006
- Member, Louisiana Public Defender Board (LSBA President), 2007
- Member, Louisiana Task Force on Indigent Defense Services (Appointed by the President, Conference of Court of Appeals Judges), 2004 - 2007
- Member, Louisiana State Law Institute, Special Committee to Study Reinstatement of Fault in Divorce, 1998 - 2001
- Member, Louisiana State Bar Association Family Law Advisory Commission (Secretary), 2003 - 2004
- Chairman, Indigent Defender Board, 14th Judicial District, 1988 - 1996
- Assistant Examiner, Committee on Bar Admissions, 1992 - 2004
- President, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana, Inc., 1989 - 1992
- Board Member, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana, Inc., 1987 - 2006
- Member, Board of Trustees, LifeShare Blood Centers, 2003 - Present
- Trustee, Finance Council, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, 2002 - Present
- Past President, Southwest Louisiana State Fair and Trade Exposition, Inc.
- Past Member, Board of Directors, Lake Charles Symphony
- Past Chair, Professional Division, United Way of Southwest Louisiana, Inc., 1992 - 1993
- President, Advisory Board, Lake Charles Seafarer's Center, Port of Lake Charles, 1986 - 1999
- Appointed by LA Supreme Ct., Judge Pro Tempore, Sulphur City Ct. 1999-
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1200 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA 70601
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