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James Wrixam McIlvaine

also known as Wrix McIlvaine, J. Wrix McIlvaine

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. Family: 5%
  3. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 5%
  4. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 5%
  5. Other: 15%
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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Clark Jones

    James is an excellent attorney with years of experience in helping criminal defendants fight the government machine. If you are facing criminal charges in Georgia, James is a great attorney to have on your side.


    David Jones Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Snehal Patel

    I endorse this lawyer. James is a tough knowledgeable and dedicated defense attorney. He is someone I absolutely endorse to have on your side when things get tough and you are facing criminal charges.


    Snehal Patel DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


10610 Ford Avenue
Suite C
Richmond Hill, GA, 31324


Savannah, GA, 31401


1709 Reynolds Street
Brunswick, GA, 31520



GAActive Member in Good Standing 200611/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers: Criminal DefenseThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers: Criminal DefenseThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40The National Trial Lawyers2013
Award of AchievementState Bar of Georgia/Young Lawyers Division2009
Graduate Research FellowshipMax Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Tax and Competition Law2006
The Jefferson MedalThomas Jefferson School of Law2005
Named Delegate to the EIPIN CongressMunich Intellectual Property Law Center2005
Academic Excellence Award for Music Law and LicensingCenter for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction2005
Pro Bono HonorsThomas Jefferson School of Law2005
Dean Selection CommitteeOutgoing Dean of Students (TJSL)2005
National Deans ListTJSL2005
Witkin AwardN/A2005
Pro Bono HonorsThomas Jefferson School of Law2004
National Deans ListTJSL2004
Certificate of Achievement in Pro Bono ServiceVietnam Veterans of San Diego2004
The Lee Memorial ScholarshipBoard of Trustees (TJSL)2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMcILVAINE LAW GROUP2009 - Present
Supervising AttorneyAtlantic Judicial Circuit Defender2008 - 2009
Supervising AttorneyBrunswick Judicial Circuit Defender2008 - 2008
Assistant Circuit DefenderBrunswick Judicial Circuit Defender2006 - 2008
N/AThe Law Firm of Boehmert & Boehmert2006 - 2006
N/AThe Law Firm of Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff2006 - 2006
N/ASuperior Court of the State of California2004 - 2004
N/AThe Law Offices of the Public Defender of San Diego County2004 - 2004
N/AThe Law Firm of Spinola & Miller2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
McIntosh County Board of ElectionsBoard Member2010 - 2012
Atlantic Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Georgia Lawyers for the ArtsVolunteer Attorney2008 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
Student Bar Association (MIPLC)Vice President2005 - 2006
Just DemocracyTreasurer2004 - 2005
The InformerEditor-in-Chief2004 - 2005
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Student Chapter)President2004 - 2005
Student Bar Association (TJSL)Vice President2004 - 2005
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - Present
The ReviewStaff Reporter2001 - 2002
Sigma Chi FraternityMagister (2000), Social Chair (1999, 2001, 2002), Editor (1999)1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. CummingsNot Guilty of Felony Possession.
State v. KempNot Guilty on All Counts.
State v. MangramNot Guilty on All Felony Counts.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Augsburg, Munich Intellectual Property Law CenterIntellectual PropertyMaster in Intellectual Property Law (LL.M.)2006
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of San Francisco School of LawIntensive Advocacy ProgramN/A2004
University of DelawareJournalism/ English LiteratureOther - Bachelors2002
Trinity College Dublin Faculty of LawStudy AbroadN/AN/A
Univerzita Karlova v Praze (Prague, Czech Republic)Study AbroadN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Second Annual Munich Intellectual Property Law Center Alumni CongressPresentation of the Alumni Charter2006
Sigma Chi Grand ChapterPraetor Election2001