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Kim Thomas Stephens

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI, General Practice

About Me

Professional Advice.  Powerful Defense.  Call 706-548-3933 if you have been charged with DUI, MIP or serious felony crimes.


Kim Stephens aggressively defends people accused of crimes. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S.Ed. in Mathematics and a Master’s Degree in Sport Management. While attending UGA, Kim started 46 games (a Bulldog record at the time) and lettered for four years on the Bulldogs’ football team receiving numerous academic and athletic honors including: team captain; NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship; Region III GTE Academic All American; Toyota Leadership Award; Football News All American; Academic All Southeastern Conference; and All Southeastern Conference.


Kim completed his law degree at the Georgia State University College of Law and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1993. He worked with the largest law firm in Northeast Georgia as a litigator handling personal injury cases, civil matters, UGA Student cases, NCAA investigations, and criminal cases in Athens, around the State of Georgia, and in the Southeastern United States. He opened his own law office in 1998 and honed his craft as a trial lawyer becoming by reputation and performance one of the top criminal and civil trial attorneys in Athens and Northeast Georgia.


Kim has more than 20 years of experience and knowledge in the areas of criminal law, personal injury, business and contract litigation, and probate law in the Athens and around the State of Georgia. He practices in all courts including federal courts, superior and state courts, local municipal courts, probate courts, recorders courts, UGA student hearings, administrative hearings, and appellate courts. Kim gets the best possible outcome for each of his clients by working intelligently and doggedly throughout his clients’ cases aggressively negotiating and, when necessary, aggressively litigating until optimum results are reached.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. General Practice: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Page Anthony Pate

    I have known Kim for many years. He is an outstanding lawyer. I have worked with him on several cases and have always been very impressed with his legal knowledge, hard work, and compassion for his clients. But Kim's best quality is his judgement. He knows what to do to and when to do it. Whether it's a negotiated settlement or a trial, Kim gets results in cases that other lawyers only wish for. I have referred many clients to Kim over the years and they have all been very impressed with his work and pleased with the outcome. Hire Kim and you will not be disappointed.

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    Page Pate Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Morris Hugh Wiltshire Jr.

    Kim Stephens is an outstanding trial lawyer. Kim is smart, tough and personable. He has the skills and experience in high profile cases to effectively represent people in real trouble. Kim has a special ability to connect with jurors in a way they can appreciate. He knows what it takes to build a compelling case and is excellent at spotting weakness in the government's arguments. All of these talents benefit his clients. Last but not least, Kim Stephens is a Georgia football legend and is well known by everyone in North Georgia.

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    Morris Wiltshire Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kim T. Stephens

1551 Jennings Mill Road
Suite 400B (Bogart)
Athens, GA, 30677

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199307/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Best Attorney - Athens Readers' Choice AwardAthens Banner Herald/Online Athens2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Best Attorney - Athens Readers' Choice AwardAthens Banner Herald/Online Athens2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Sphinx Honor SocietyUniversity of Georgia1987
Jenkins Award - Offensive MVPUGA1987
All Conference - FootballSoutheastern Confernce1987
All American - FootballFootball News1987
Academic All AmericanGTE1987
Post Graduate ScholarshipNCAA1987
Permanent Team Captain - FootballUGA1987
Hugh Hendrix AwardUniversity of GeorgiaN/A
Master 4-H Club MemberGeorgia 4-HN/A
Academic All SECSoutheastern ConferenceN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyStephens & Brown, LLC1998 - Present
Specially Appointed Attorney GeneralAttorney General's Office1997 - 1997
AttorneyBlasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, PC1993 - 1998

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 Trial Lawyers2015 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1998 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers DivisionDirector1996 - 1998
Western Circuit Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1993 - 1998
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. C.M.Case resolved via a "global settlement" through negotiations in a manner that kept client out of prison and without a felony conviction on his record.
State v. L.L.Case dismissed.
State v. P.M.Case resolved via negotiated plea to misdemeanor charge allowing client to avoid going to jail or have a felony conviction on his record. No fine or community service.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
ESPNState v. HumphreyN/A
USA TodayState v. WilliamsN/A
Times HeraldKim Stephens - Life after FootballN/A
georgiadogs.comCatching up with Kim StephensN/A
ESPN.comState v. BoldenN/A
Athens Banner Herald/Onlineathens.comMock Trial Team Wins ChampionshipN/A
georgia.scout.comHigh Profile Attorney to Defend CrowellN/A
Red & BlackUGA Denies Due ProcessN/A
CBS College Sports/cstv.comState v. HumphreyN/A
Athens Banner Herald/onlineathens.comState v. McCraryN/A
Athens Banner Herald/onlineathens.comState v. VealN/A
APNCAA accuses OrgelN/A
SI.comGeorgia Football - A Lasting Bulldog RecordN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of Georgia, AthensManagementM.Ed.1992
University of Georgia, AthensMathematicsBS - Bachelor of Science1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Caribbean SeminarHigh Profile Cases1997