W. Lamar Fields has lived in Savannah all of his life except while attending the University of Georgia where he graduated in 1975. As a Savannah native he has developed extensive relationships within the community and especially the legal community. He has over 37 years of experience.
He received his law degree from John Marshall Law school and began practicing in June of 1980. He was a general practitioner for the first 20 years of his practice and gained extensive experience in a wide variety of matters.
Over the past 10 years he has been focusing in developing a specialized practice in DUI defense. To that end he began extensive training by taking specialized courses in DUI defense. He became a member of the National College of DUI Defense which is the preeminent organization for serious DUI defense lawyers. There are over 700 members in this organization who maintain an internet listserve where information is exchanged on a daily basis. They conduct seminars which draw experts from all over the world who have helped him understand the flawed “science” which the government uses to convict innocent people.
He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a certified operator and maintenance technician of the Intoxilyzer which is the breath testing device used by the State of Georgia.
His experience with the Intoxilyzer is why he became dedicated to DUI defense. While at a training course several of these machines were tested by swishing vodka in our mouths, spitting it out, and testing at various time intervals. With no alcohol in Mr. Fields system he tested at .035 forty five minutes after he had spit out the vodka. Right then he became convinced that the use of these machines was causing innocent people to go to jail and resolved to do his best to prevent that from happening. We are happy to say that by dedication and training we’ve been able to do just that.