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Charles Kelly Kilgore

Charles Kelly Kilgore

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Litigation, Federal Crime

About Me

I am Charles Kelly Kilgore, an experienced trial attorney, with an excellent trial side manner.


This month Tom Kielty and I opened the 11th Hour Trial Lawyers Group in Los Angeles. We will parlay our vast trial experience into helping Business Litigators and Civil Litigators that have never tried a case, or are too busy in their practice to take a week or two off to try a case. We can be reached at, or 424 235 7928.


Retaining my Southern roots,and accent, insures a great rapport with juries, judges and even opponents. 


I grew up in Kentucky, and have lived in Los Angeles, Miami, London, and Moscow. This wealth of experience allows me to draw upon vast reservoirs of information and to use that effectively in my representation. 


I am the past President of the Malibu Bar Association, and am a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, and am here to serve. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    22 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    3 years
  3. Federal Crime: 15%
    22 years



Hourly ($250-425/hour), Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Charles. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Nicholas Richard Andrea

    Mr. Kilgore is a season, skilled zealous advocate and someone you want on your side at trial.


    Nicholas Andrea Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Law Offices: Charles Kelly Kilgore, LLC

Penthouse Suite
9025 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

Law Offices Charles Kelly Kilgore

Courthouse Square Building
269 West Main Street, Suite 600
Lexington, KY, 40507




KYAuthorized to practice law200610/17/2013

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Award for Service as PresidentMalibu Bar Association1998

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Lead AttorneyLaw Offices of Charles Kelly Kilgore1994 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kentuckians for the CommonwealthAssociate Member2010 - 2012
Malibu Bar AssociationPresident 1999, Treasurer 19981997 - 2000

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People of California v Dan HustwitVictory, hung jury 8 to 4 in favor of acquittal
Representation of RDNot Charged
People of California v Gina LynnProsecution win

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Publication NameTitleDate
California Defender Magazine (CPDA)Check your Vocabulary at the Door2005
California Defender Magazine (CPDA)Wild on Havana2003
California Litigation Magazine3 Strikes or 5 Fouls1995


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of KentuckyN/AundergraduateN/A
Pepperdine Univ SOLN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Pepperdine Criminal Law AssociationCriminal Law Panel2013