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Cary Stephen Wiggins

Cary Stephen Wiggins

Practice areas:

Civil Rights, Constitutional, Administrative Law, Business

About Me

     Joined by a fabulous legal team, I represent a variety of entertainment industry clients, including restaurants, nightclubs and retail venues. It’s challenging work at times, especially when it comes to repesenting those who offer adult entertainment. Best I can tell, only WalMart and land fills generate more controversy when they come to town. The ensuing debates raise issues that are both age-old and cutting-edge. I enjoy the challenge.

     My passion for representing the underdog has lead us to broaden our practice niche slightly: For the past several years, in addition to representing businesses, we have represented individuals who have suffered civil rights violations. The cases are hard. But that aspect only makes winning (i.e., achieving client satisfaction) that much more meaningful.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Civil Rights: 75%
    18 years
  2. Administrative Law: 10%
  3. Constitutional: 10%
  4. Business: 5%



Hourly ($245-265/hour), Contingent (35-45%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Joseph Sam Habachy

    I strongly endorse Cary Wiggins. He is a talented civil rights attorney and advocate. He has a strong understanding of the law and genuinely cares for his clients.


    Joseph Habachy Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew Robert Fiddes

    Cary is an extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


    Andrew Fiddes Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Wiggins Law Group

260 Peachtree Street, N.W., Suite 401
Atlanta, GA, 30303-1253



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199708/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
ABA Journal Blawg 100American Bar Association2007
14 Under 40 On The RiseFulton County Daily Report2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerCook Youngelson & Wiggins2001 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember2011 - Present
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMember2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Administrative Law and Regulatory Section, Beverage Alcohol Practice CommitteeChairperson2006 - 2010
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
First Amendment Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Central Avenue, Inc. v. City of Charlotte, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68074, (W.D. N.C. Sept. 6, 2006)N/A
For Your Eyes Alone, Inc. v. City of Columbus, 281 F.3d 1209 (11th Cir. 2002)Appeal won
Freese v. Regions Bank, N.A., 284 Ga. App. 717 (2007)Appeal lost

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Publication NameTitleDate
Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory PracticeContributing Writer - Beverage Alcohol Practice2009
Encyclopedia of the First AmendmentContributing Essayist2008
e-Commerce Law & Strategy NewsletterWine Online2008
Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory PracticeContributing Writer - Beverage Alcohol Practice2007
Mother JonesDead as a Dildo2006
Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory PracticeContributing Writer - Beverage Alcohol Practice2005
Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory PracticeContributing Writer - Beverage Alcohol Practice2003


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mississippi College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of FloridaBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
First Amendment Lawyers AssociationPrior Restraints -- An Update2011
First Amendment Lawyers AssociationPrior Restraints -- An Update2010
First Amendment Lawyers AssociationPrior Restraints -- An Update2009
Adult Entertainment ExpoEmerging Issues in Adult Entertainment Law2009
CLE LuncheonThe Other Side of Entertainment2005