Experience, Knowledge & Dedication
In a relatively short time, Prince Chestnut has made his mark within the legal community. He has represented clients in the criminal and civil courts. He has written articles for The Selma Post Herald concerning legal issues in his column entitled “Laying Down The Law”. He has spoken and lectured at various institutions. Chestnut has nearly fifteen years of legal experience and has represented judges, county commissions, water boards, head start, industrial boards, personnel boards, school boards, etc. He practices primarily in the areas of government, business, nonprofit and personal injury. His representative client list includes major nonprofits in Central Alabama, rural water authorities and other local governmental entities. He has served as an Appraisal Umpire to resolve insurance appraisal disputes between insurance carriers and their insured. He has also served as a mediator. Chestnut was appointed as an inaugural member of the Indigent Defense Review Panel, which considers the delivery of indigent defense services in the State of Alabama. In addition, he served on the board of directors for the Alabama Lawyers Association, United Way of Selma & Dallas County and the Selma & Dallas County Chamber of Commerce, respectively; he is a member of the Five Star Black Belt Alliance (a collaborative economic development initiative in West Alabama); the Alabama Municipal Judges Association and is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. For years, Chestnut has participated in the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program and been recognized on the Pro Bono Honor Roll. Chestnut is featured in the June 2013 edition of Selma The Magazine “Top 20 under 40”. In 2016, Chestnut was selected for membership into "The National Black Lawyers Top 100" for his reputation as a highly skilled attorney in the area of government and business transactions.