Chisolm's prior legal experience spans across academic and public sectors, from serving as University Counsel in the Office of the President at Savannah State University; to private practice in Savannah, and 19 years as an assistant district attorney in Chatham County. While at Savannah State, he served in the president's cabinet, which provided administrative leadership for a university, which at the time, was composed of over 3,000 students, maintained a multimillion dollar budget and employed over three hundred employees. He began his career as an attorney at the Savannah-based law practice of Bonzo Reddick.
Larry Chisolm has extensive ties to the local community through various initiatives and organizations. Formerly, he served as chairman of the Board of Directors of the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation for more than 11 years, which owns and operates the Beach Institute, the King-Tisdell Cottage and, the renowned, Ulysses Davis Folk Art Collection. While leading this organization, he oversaw two capital improvement/restoration projects of over a million dollars each and helped to retire several hundred thousands of dollars in debt, created prior to his leadership.
Chisolm has also served on the State Disciplinary Review Panel of the State Bar of Georgia as vice chairman. Currently, he is a member of the District Attorney's Association of Georgia, which meets quarterly to address issues facing DA's around the state. He is also a member of the Chatham County Democratic Committee.
Larry Chisolm was born and raised in Savannah, where he attended local public schools. He graduated from Windsor Forest High School and received his bachelor's and law degrees from Duke University. He is running for office as a Democrat.