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Matthew Wayne Kilgo

Matthew Wayne Kilgo

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Intellectual Property

About Me

A 1996 graduate of Auburn University, that same year I began law school at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating in 1999.  I worked as a prosecutor in Cherokee, Cobb, and Fulton counties, briefly served in the United States Marine Corps, assisted in the investigation and prosecution of copyright infringement cases for the music industry, and now represent those charged with crimes and drunk driving in Atlanta, Dunwoody, Marietta, Roswell, Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Altharetta, and Lawrenceville.  I live in Marietta with my wife and son:  we are expecting a second son any day now.  I'm a huge college football fan and enjoy game day Saturdays, whomever's playing.  War Eagle!


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. DUI & DWI: 65%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Frank Thomas Gomez

    Matt is very knowledgeable about misdemeanors and felonies based on his years of experience as a prosecutor in the Cherokee County, Cobb County and City of Atlanta Office of the Solicitor General and as Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County District Attorney's office. He also served as General Counsel in the Office of the Recording Industry Association of America. Matt has a presence that translates well with judges, prosecutors and juries and he is very successful in getting the best outcomes/results for his clients. As a fellow colleague, I strongly endorse Matt Kilgo's work and his contribution to the legal profession here in the State of Georgia.


    Frank Gomez Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Edward Dangerfield

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I can state without exception that there's no lawyer I know who does more for his clients than Matt Kilgo. He makes himself available at all hours to his clients and I know from talking with him at 11:30 PM that he's thinking about clients even when they're not thinking of him! None of this is to say that he's not well-qualified and competent to handle any criminal matter. With experience as solicitor, district attorney and defense lawyer, Mr Kilgo brings much and varied experience to all his cases. Anybody would do well to retain him.


    James Dangerfield Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1535 Mount Vernon Rd
Atlanta, GA, 30338-4149


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199905/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Charles A. Wofford Academic ScholarshipScottish Rite Foundation of Georgia1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateHawkins Law Firm2009 - Present
Associate/PartnerLaw Offices of Donald C. Turner and Associates2009 - 2009
Regional Counsel, Anti-Piracy Legal AffairsRecording Industry Association of America2006 - 2009
Assistant District AttorneyFulton County District Attorney's Office: Atlanta, Georgia2004 - 2006
Assistant Solicitor GeneralCobb County Solicitor General's Office: Marietta, Georgia2002 - 2004
Assistant Solicitor GeneralCity of Atlanta Solicitor's Office: Atlanta, Georgia2000 - 2002

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2010 - Present
Georgia Defense of Drinking DriversMember2009 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1999 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. M.G., Clayton County State CourtAs a result of our strong case preparation and argument, the judge granted all our motions and suppressed (threw out) all the evidence of DUI.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College for DUI DefenseSummer Session Conducted at Harvard Law SchoolCertificate of Completion2010
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Auburn University, AuburnPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Prosecuting Attorney's Council of Georgia Winter Conference, 2008Copyright/Trademark Infringement Investigation and Prosecution2008
National District Attorneys Association Summer Conference 2008, Tucson, ArizonaCopyright/Trademark Infringement Investigation and Prosecution2008
National Computer Forensics Institute Law Enforcement Training, 2008Copyright/Trademark Infringement Investigation and Prosecution2008
Georgia Public Safety Training CenterCopyright/Trademark Infringement Investigation and Prosecution2008
Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Orleans, LouisianaCopyright/Trademark Infringement Investigation and Prosecution2008
National District Attorneys Association Summer Conference 2007, Portland, OregonCopyright/Trademark Infringement Investigation and Prosecution2007