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The Law Firm of Garrett, Gilliard & Saul has served the citizens of Augusta, Georgia and the surrounding area for over three decades. During this time we have achieved a reputation for excellence that is widely recognized and respected throughout the legal community. Our firm's high professional legal standards and ethics have earned it a place in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, a list which is limited to only the most distinguished law practices.


Mr. Garrett is experienced in representing clients in the areas of
general criminal and white collar defense in both state and federal

Mr. Garrett founded the law
practice which became Garrett, Gilliard & Saul in the early 1970s.
He is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law where he
served as Articles Editor while a member of the University of Georgia
Law Review. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill where he graduated with Honors in Psychology

Garrett is licensed to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the
Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, United States
District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, the Eleventh
Circuit Court of Appeals, and all Superior and State Courts throughout
the State of Georgia.

He is a former
President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense lawyers and
also has served two terms as the Chairman of the Criminal Law Section
of the Georgia State Bar. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics in
criminal law to various legal organizations, seminars and judiciary

Mr. Garrett is one of eleven
Georgia lawyers who are listed annually in “The Best Lawyers in
America” for his work as a criminal lawyer.  He is AV rated (the
highest rating possible) by Martindale-Hubbell. He is widely recognized
as an expert in the area of death penalty cases. In 1993 the results of
a confidential survey of local bar members and judges determined that
Mr. Garrett is considered the top-rated criminal defense attorney in
the Augusta, Georgia area.


Practice areas


  1. White Collar Crime: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%

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  • Charles Hackney Rollins

    Mike is a legend in this town. If you're in serious trouble, he's definitely someone to call.


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Contact info

Garrett, Gilliard & Saul

699 Broad Street, Suite 1010
Augusta, GA, 30901-1461


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197310/28/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Case of the YearGeorgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2003
Recognition, Criminal LawBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresidentN/A
State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law SectionChairN/A
State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law SectionChairN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPsychologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A