David Windecher is a criminal defense attorney licensed to practice in Georgia and Florida. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from American Intercontinental University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2005 and received his Juris Doctorate degree from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia in 2012. David is also on the Board of Advisors for the GA Justice Project.
Prior to being sworn into the Georgia and Florida Bar, Windecher was an impoverished minority who was arrested 13 times and spent over 7 months incarcerated as a juvenile. He dropped out of high school and joined a criminal street gang in an attempt to overcome a poverty stricken life. Windecher began his path to rehabilitation when he received his GED in March of 1998 and took his first academic step toward becoming a dual-licensed practitioner. He understands the empowering effects of obtaining an education in order to facilitate upward social mobility.
Windecher chronicled his life’s journey of transitioning from defendant to defense attorney in an inspirational autobiography — The AmerIcan Dream | HisStory In The Making. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each copy of The AmerIcan Dream is donated to RED.
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David Lee Windecher founded RED in March of 2015. RED (Rehabilitation Enables Dreams, Inc.) is a domestic non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. RED engineers and administers rehabilitation programs for pre and post adjudication first time nonviolent offenders. RED’s mission is to increase literacy, reduce poverty and stop recidivism amongst America’s youthful offenders.
David Lee Windecher is truly an inspiration to anyone facing serious life challenges. The AmerIcan Dream | HisStory in the Making is a piercing account of life on the streets and the frustrations facing today's impoverished youth. This book is a celebration of beating the odds and taking charge of one's destiny.
David Lee Windecher's rise from the gangs of Miami to the courtrooms of Atlanta provides a powerful argument for better rehabilitation efforts in our criminal justice system. As I read his memoir, I found myself cringing at times, tearing up at others, but always pulling for this underdog to make it. It is a timeless American story.
It's a coming of age story about perseverance and survival in the face of abject adversity and poverty. It's a story of redemption and salvation. It's a story of hope.