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Kirk Emerson Gilliard

Kirk Emerson Gilliard

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Family

About Me

Kirk E. Gilliard has served the citizens of Augusta, Georgia and the surrounding area for two decades. During this time we have achieved a reputation for excellence that is widely recognized and respected throughout the legal community. 


Mr. Gilliard is experienced in representing clients in the areas of criminal law, personal injury and family law.

Mr. Gilliard is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law where he was named the 1992 University of Georgia Mock Trial Champion.  He is also a graduate of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. He served as Vice President of Phi Kappa Theta and was a member of Phi Delta Phi.

Mr. Gilliard is licensed to practice in the Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, United States District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Georgia, and all Superior and State Courts throughout the State of Georgia.

Mr. Gilliard is the regional Vice President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  He has served on the State Bar Young Lawyers Division Ethics and Criminal Law Committees.  He served as Treasurer of the Augusta Criminal Defense Lawyers and Treasurer of the Young Lawyers of Augusta.  He is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Gilliard has completed the Trial Practice Institute of the National Criminal Defense College. He has served as a guest seminar lecturer on various topics in criminal and civil law.

Mr. Gilliard is a member of the Columbia County Rotary Club.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Criminal Defense: 34%
  2. Family: 33%
  3. Personal Injury: 33%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Christopher James Hudson

    Kirk has my unqualified endorsement as a criminal defense attorney. Kirk is very well respected among his peers as well as the bench.


    Christopher Hudson Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Alexandra Gonzalez-Waddington

    I endorse this lawyer's work. He is extremely well prepared for all his cases, and is very professional. He is a well respected member of the community and an excellent attorney!


    Alexandra Gonzalez-Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kirk E. Gilliard, PC

601 North Belair Square, Suite 12
Post Office Drawer 210
Evans, GA, 30809



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199308/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Mock Trial ChampionUniversity of Georgia1992

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKirk Emerson Gilliard, PC1993 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Augusta RegionVice President2008 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Ethics CommitteeMemberN/A
State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Criminal Law CommitteeMemberN/A
Augusta Criminal Defense LawyersTreasurerN/A
Young Lawyers of AugustaTreasurerN/A
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Augusta Family Law AssociationMemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Georgia, Terry College of BusinessBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A