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Philip Paul Pilgrim Jr.
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Philip Paul Pilgrim Jr.

also known as Phil Pilgrim

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

I come from a working class family and the first adult male not to swing a hammer to make money.  My job is easy compared to what my father, uncles and grandparents do for a living.  Knowing that, I have a tremendous amout of respect for what they do and take great pride that I am in a privileged position to help people through this line of work.  


 


I am a devoted husband and father.  When not working, I spend all my free time with my family and friends.  I am a member of The Vine United Methodist Church where I volunteer every Sunday.  My Faith, Family and Friendships are the most important things in my life.  I am confident that fervor for those three components in my life further my abilities in representing my clients.


 


I am militant about my fitness.  I work out 6-7 days a week and participate regularly in 5k's, 10k's, and half marathons.  Having played baseball for 14 years, I love all outdoor sports and, when I get the time, love being on the golf course.


 


I am very active in pro bono projects to help the homless and needy and work hard to promote my own charity established along with 5 other church friends called The Big Give Golf Tournament (www.biggivegolf.com).  


 


Everything I do in life, I do with 100% commitment.  There is no reason to do it if you are not going to do it well.  I live by that mantra.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
    9 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    9 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Gregory Allen Willis

    I endorse this lawyer. Phil is a fighter with experience prosecuting and defending DUI cases. His experience translates into an excellent DUI defense for his clients. I recommend Phil for DUI defense and any other criminal case.

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    Gregory Willis DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • James Emmit Hardy II

    I endorse this lawyer. Phil Pilgrim is a gentleman, a professional, a warrior and a winner. He was a great prosecutor and is now an even better defense attorney. He is always prepared and his knowledge of evidence and the criminal code is excellent. As for the courtroom, Phil has the "X" factor. You can't teach it -- although you may be able to refine it. Phil knows how to pick and engage a jury -- they love him at trial. His courtroom techniques and professionalism mix nicely with the "nasty dog" attitude you have to muster up from time to time to be a warrior for your client. Phil is a master in all areas of criminal law, especially DUI defense. Phil has had several very nice strings of "Not Guilty" jury verdicts since he became a defense attorney. In conclusion, Phil Pilgrim is the kind of attorney you want defending your criminal case.

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    James Hardy Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

Carter ♦ Pilgrim

3725 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road
Suite A-4
Suwanee, GA, 30024

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200508/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
House Resolution 1996Georgia House of Representatives2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerCarter ♦ Pilgrim2013 - Present
PartnerThe Law Offices of Epps and Pilgrim2007 - 2013
Assistant District AttorneyForsyth County Solicitor General's Office2005 - 2007
DUI Court RepresentativeForsyth County State Court2005 - 2007
ClerkThe Honorable Steve Jones, Western Judicial Circuit2002 - 2003

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2013 - Present
Forsyth County Chamber of CommerceMember2013 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2007 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. JFNot guilty on both counts
State v. TABNot Guilty on all counts.
State v. AWJust before motions and trial, DUI was dismissed outright and client paid fine on the failure to maintain lane.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Carter Pilgrim BlogWhen Should I Hire a Lawyer2014
Carter Pilgrim BlogWhat Happens to My Bond Money?2014
Carter Pilgrim BlogHiring Local Counsel2014
Carter Pilgrim BlogAny Lawyer can do the Job, Right?2014
Carter Pilgrim BlogCan my Conviction be Expunged?2014
Carter Pilgrim BlogWhat if I am Stopped for a DUI?2013
Carter Pilgrim BlogCharged with a Drug Offense?2013
Carter Pilgrim BogCan I Post Bond if I have been Arrested for New Charges While On Probation?2013
Carter Pilgrim BlogWhat are Standardized Field Sobriety Tests?2013
Carter Pilgrim BlogThe HGN Evaluation2013
Carter Pilgrim BlogThe Walk and Turn and One Leg Stand Evaluation2013
Carter Pilgrim BlogNon-Standardized Evaluations used by Standard Officers2013
Carter Pilgrim BlogShould I submit to Field Sobriety Evaluations2013
Forsyth News2.5 Week Murder Trial2012
Cumming PatchForsyth Murder Case2011
Aspen News PaperMurder Preliminary Hearing2011
Main Street NewsJackson Manslaughter Sentencing2010
Jackson HeraldJackson County Manslaughter2008

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of GeorgiaPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2002
University of GeorgiaCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
TrainingDUI Detection and Enforcement Case Law Update2007
Compliance With Truancy LawsTruancy in Forsyth County School District2007
Compliance With Truancy LawsTruancy in Forsyth County School District2007
Compliance With Truancy LawsTruancy in Forsyth County School District2007
TrainingCourtroom Testimony and Demeanor2006
Report Writing and Courtroom TestimonyEffective Trial Preparation for Law Enforcement2006
Compliance With Truancy LawsTruancy in Forsyth County School District2006
Compliance With Truancy LawsTruancy in Forsyth County School District2006
Compliance With Truancy LawsTruancy in Forsyth County School District2006
Compliance With Truancy LawsTruancy in Forsyth County School District2005
Compliance With Truancy LawsTruancy in Forsyth County School District2005
Compliance With Truancy LawsTruancy in Forsyth County School District2005