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Mr. Upshaw received his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law. While at Tulane, Mr. Upshaw was the Director of the Criminal Division of the Tulane University Legal Assistance Program. In that capacity, Mr. Upshaw provided free and low cost legal services to criminal defendants in and around New Orleans, Louisiana. During that time, Mr. Upshaw also practiced with the Tulane Civil Litigation Clinic where he represented plaintiffs in need of affordable housing. Mr. Upshaw received his B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Alabama. At Alabama, Mr. Upshaw was a member of the University Honors Program and the Blount Undergraduate Initiative.

Mr. Upshaw was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2015.

Christopher “Doc” Upshaw is an Associate at Sanchez Hayes & Associates, LLC, where he assists with the firm’s criminal, civil litigation, and employment practice. A large part of Mr. Upshaw’s practice is devoted to criminal defense, where he represents and defends the rights of the accused in municipal, state, superior, and federal courts throughout Georgia. In addition, Mr. Upshaw devotes substantial time to state and federal civil litigation such as contract disputes, police brutality, false arrest, excessive force, and various employment matters. 


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