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Kevin Matthew Marcilliat

Criminal defense Attorney at Wilmington, NC

4.9   57 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kevin

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I joined Roberts Law Group as an associate in 2014 and was made a partner in the firm in 2016.  Presently, I am the partner in charge of the firm's Wilmington office, where I focus on defending state and federal felony charges all across Eastern NC.  Since being employed with Roberts Law Group, I have focused my practice on serious felony cases in both state and federal courts across North Carolina and selectively in other jurisdictions. To date, I have handled criminal cases in 63 of North Carolina's 100 counties, as well as all three of its federal districts. Just a few examples of my recent success include:

(1) Securing the outright dismissal of a charge of First Degree Murder in a self defense shooting in Eastern North Carolina (which received national attention in a feature article in Concealed Carry Magazine);

(2)  Apearing as counsel pro hac vice in a federal fraud case in the Southern District of Florida, where I ultimately secured the release of my client from federal prison after his sentence was cut in half; 

(3) Clearing a client from a false rape accusation in New Hanover Couny;

(3) Earning a jury verdict of not guilty in a felony drug trafficking case in Wake County Superior Court, ;

(4) Securing the dismissal of a Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon charge in Richmond County Superior Court, and

(5) Avoiding charges for a client in a federal fraud probe.   

During my time in law school, I developed a passion for zealously advocacting for the rights of those accused with crimes while serving as an intern at both the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office and the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of North Carolina in Raleigh.  Immediately following law school, I enhanced my experience and advocacy skills during my time as an associate with a small firm in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where I defended over 200 misdemeanor and felony cases in both District and Superior Court over the course of  only 18 months.         

I firmly believe that, regardless of whether someone is charged with a minor misdemeanor or a serious felony, each client deserves to be treated with the utmost respect and an unwavering commitment to the protection of their Constitutional rights.  Whether it is by avoidance, acquittal, or plea negotiation, I will continue to seek the best possible outcome in each case.    

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Location

Marcilliat & Mills, PLLC
272 N. FRONT ST.
Suite 330
Wilmington, NC, 28401
Marcilliat & Mills, PLLC, Raleigh Office
203 W. Millbrook Road
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC, 27609
Marcilliat & Mills, PLLC, Charlotte Office
112 S. Tryon Street
Suite 720
Charlotte, NC, 28284
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  57 customer reviews
Posted by Jason | June 4, 2024
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Top Notch Criminal Defense Attorney.
I hired Mr. Marcilliat on 09 NOV 2023. My charges were (M) DWI x2 and (M) Careless and Reckless Driving by Manner x2. I did my research and I found that he, as well as his law firm, were the most highly rated attorney/law firm equipped to handle my charges. He showed up at my arraignment on 23 NOV 2023. I was immediately pleased with how professional and personal he was. Additionally, I was impressed by the fact that the other lawyers seemed to know who he was and wanted to either speak with him or shake his hand. The arraignment went quickly. He shot me to the top of the line and I was out of there in less than 20 minutes. My next court date didn't happen until 13 MAY 2024. During this time he listed what documentation could be helpful to facilitate resolution. I obtained the documentation he requested and at our 13 MAY 2024 court date I was informed that the charges may be dismissed. On 31 MAY 2024, I was informed that all charges were in fact dismissed. Mr. Marcilliat was a seasoned, well weathered professional that speaks to his clients with respect and dignity. I could not recommend him more. Additionally, I would be remiss if I did not mention the professionalisms of his paralegal Muriel D. Kimbrough. Mrs. Kimbrough was very polite, patient and courteous. She promptly returned emails, as well as phone calls. She proved herself to be knowledgeable on many aspects of the law and I can honestly say she made the entire experience very pleasant. Thank you, Mr. Marcilliat. And, thank you Mrs. Kimbrough. I will always be very thankful for everything you have done for me, and of course, I will recommend you to anyone needing top notch legal assistance.
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Posted by Mayra | August 28, 2023
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Straight forward honest lawyer!
Kevin is professional and he worked diligently on our case. He was straight forward with all outcomes and most importantly kept us informed of any new updates and he educated me on the law. This was an extremely tough case & the results were better than what we expected. I couldn't have picked a better lawyer. Wish we could've met under different circumstance but if you need an honest lawyer that will fight for you then you found your atty with Kevin M Marcilliat.
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Posted by Casey Covington | March 27, 2023
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Great lawyer
Kevin was honest and gave real answers and kept me informed and never gave me false hope. I plead guilty but never falsed me me to do anything I didn't want. To do great lawyer and firm
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2022
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Highly recommended!!!
Kevin did an outstanding job with my case, he was great at communicating and explaining everything that was going to happen. He was always there when I needed him and alway returned my calls or emails in a timely manner. He will have your back and give you the best result in my opinion. When I was arrested my bond was outrageous but Kevin was able to get it SIGNIFICANTLY lowered. When Kevin get his hands on the “discovery” of the case he reviews it very closely and WILL find any discrepancies. It was truly a honor to have Kevin as my lawyer, it is because of him I am here to write this review as a free man. Thank you Kevin Marcilliat for all you have done!
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2021
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Carrying a Concealed Weapon in an Airport
In September I forgot I had a .380 in my backpack when going through security at the Wilmington airport. The DA has also recently taken a tougher stance on any gun charges due to a spike in gun violence in New Hanover County. Kevin was able to get my charge dropped at the first court date. He has been great with communication & with guidance in terms of what to prepare to make a strong case. I appreciate your help Kevin!!
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Posted by Arnica | August 20, 2021
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Best Criminal Defense Attorney!
I HIGHLY recommend Roberts Law Group! I came to them scared out of my mind because I had been arrested on a warrant, and charged with a felony regarding a crime that I did not commit. Unfortunately, we live in a time where you are guilty until proven innocent, and as person of color, it's even more terrifying especially when you didn't commit the crime., Anyway, Kevin and his paralegal Cailin were absolutely AMAZING from start to finish. They were great with communication and expectations. Kevin made sure that everything was taken care of in a timely manner and Cailin updated me every step of the way. She was always so polite and professional. The outcome was exactly what we had hoped for and I am so grateful to have been able to work with them. If you are looking for a great criminal attorney, Kevin is the right one for you.
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Response from Kevin Marcilliat August 20, 2021
It was an absolute pleasure defending you on these bogus charges! Thank you for your kind words.
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2021
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Dismissed and Expunged Charges
Kevin did a great job assisting with a situation that put my professional license and career at risk. Kevin not only was able to get the charges dismissed but an expunction granted (when typically not allowed) which allowed me to maintain my career and my professional license.
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2021
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got the job done
our family ran into a first time scary situation we luckily found Roberts Law Firm and Matthew Marcilliat was assigned to work our case. It was a painless process. He was able to put our minds at ease and gave us instructions and explain the process so that we were able to understand each step. He was always there with us throughout the entire process. Sabina the paralegal assistant was wonderful as well. She went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. We are very grateful with the service we received and recommend them if you ever need a professional friendly group to assist you.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2021
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Checks and balances, I did not do it.
Long story short. I moved away to Greensboro to attend college after high school in 2000. Around 2003/04 my childhood home became vacant, however my mail was still going there. Someone obtained blank checks that were mailed there and used them without my knowledge. I moved to Maryland after college in 2004. Fast forward 16 years later, I ran a background check on myself and discovered these fraudulent checks and cases against me in New Hanover County dating back to 2004. I contacted Kevin and the firm. I explained everything I knew and didn't know. Kevin sounded confident that he would be able to assist. I hired Kevin. I flew down in Feb of 2020 and appeared before the sheriff to be served on these charges. Once I left Kevin and his team handled everything. They got these charges dismissed and I also re-hired them to get them expunged. I feel they were affordable and efficient. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
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Posted by Price | February 10, 2021
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Federal charges were able to be dismissed!
Kevin did an outstanding job with my case! He made me feel comfortable with what was going on in a very uncomfortable situation. Kevin would answer all my questions for the case and could explain everything to my understanding. His Paralegal, Cailin, was very persistent in getting documents and helping with the case. Kevin fought hard in defending me and was able to get my federal charges dismissed.
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Posted by Paul Limone | November 10, 2020
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Nothing but positive things to say!
Kevin helped me get my sentence reduced greatly after meeting with the DA. He was very transparent from the beginning and ended up under promising and over delivering. Much appreciated!
Posted by Aaron | November 4, 2020
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Carpenter
Excellent staff !! Cailin and Kevin worked real hard quickly to get pertinent information for my case. I would always recommend Kevin for any law problems should they arise. Aaron
Posted by Randy | August 8, 2020
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Wilmy top Lawyer
If I were able to rate Kevin and his team more than a 5 Star i would. I got into some legal issues in varies counties and Kevin was able to get the results that i needed. Being that this was my first time dealing with the law. Kevin made me feel at ease in times where i felt stressed. Let me not forget about Cailin the office paralegal. She made sure i was up to date with everything that was going on in my case. And made sure i understood everything. If you want your case resolved with the best results you better call Kevin.
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2020
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Great and Respectful
I wish my case turned out even better. But there was no way out of it completely. However, Kevin did what he could and was a great help and respectful all the way through. I would have preferred a better outcome; but understand that it was almost impossible, if not impossible. However, the final results were still superb. And I am free.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2020
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Kevin Marcilliat
I was accused of a very serious and disgusting crime. In my search of a criminal defense attorney I came across Kevin of Roberts Law, I sent him an email and he promptly got back to me and arranged a meeting. We had a long Q&A session, Kevin listened intently while taking notes, he is a straight shooter, he doesn't sugarcoat anything. He believed in me and promised to fight on my behalf all the way. He had a plan, he kept to his plan, and his plan paid off. I was never charged and the case is closed.... Thank you Kevin!
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2020
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Top quality legal professional!
We have nothing but respect and appreciation for Kevin who successfully achieved the dismissal of charges against our son for a false accusation. His professional caliber was demonstrated through his measured and systematic approach to investigation, consultation and advocacy. The situation was extremely stressful and required placing our full trust in the quality of service of Kevin and his team which did not disappoint.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2018
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Excellent!!! Highly recommend
I cannot say enough great things about Kevin Marcilliat. He made me feel at peace during a very stressful situation. Top notch. He explained all my option thoroughly and insightfully. Defended me aggressively with great success. Highly recommend. Very attentive staff as well!
Response from Kevin Marcilliat November 8, 2018
It was my pleasure to defend you! We had the truth on our side, and I was so happy to help you get through this tough situation.
Posted by Erica | September 22, 2018
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Outstanding Service with Excellent Results!!
Attorney Kevin is very knowledgeable, and competent. He also showed compassion through the whole case. He was always accessible and open for any queries during the process. I was facing Forgery charges. He was straightforward and very clear. He did not sell me false dreams but instead he was 100 percent honest. He worked very hard for me and was able to resolve my case; No Charges. I cannot thank him enough for all he has done for me. I definitely recommend Kevin, he's an excellent lawyer and keeps it very professional.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2018
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Outstanding! Went Above and Beyond! Highly Recommend!
Kevin was incredibly personable, friendly, and explained what was going on every step of the way. I accidentally had my concealed carry go through TSA security and though I was told I was initially facing potential jail time and hefty criminal and civil fines, Kevin was able to quickly and successfully close my civil case without me having to fly out of state to appear in court and reduce my TSA penalty to just a couple hundred dollars! Even though we received the TSA letter telling us we had to pay a hefty fine weeks after and Kevin did not have to help us out with that, he DID, and he saved us thousands of dollars ... all for free! Kevin cares and made a stressful, terrible situation so much better! I would highly, highly recommend Kevin! We need more attorneys like him!
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2018
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Dismissal. Dismissal. Not Responsible. An amazing attorney and person.
Dismissal. Dismissal. Not Responsible. These three outcomes are due to the extraordinary work of Kevin Marcilliat, a lawyer that took my case and helped me at my time of need. As a college student thrust into the legal world due to false allegations, Mr. Marcilliat understood my position and worked with tenacity to protect me from further harm. His representation allowed me to stay focused on school and maintain excellent grades, despite the stress I endured daily. During a Title IX hearing, his questioning of a witness revealed key details of a traumatic experience I had suffered due to the false allegations, and as a result I believe I can move forward and heal from such a terrible situation. For this I am forever grateful. I thank God for my decision to call the Roberts Law Group, and I thank Kevin for taking my phone call and every day after that he fought for me.
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Response from Kevin Marcilliat November 8, 2018
You deserved every bit of effort we put into winning your case! I know you are going to do big things in the future, and I was so happy to advocate on your behalf.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Roberts Law Group, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Roberts Law Group, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Heather R. Klein
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Federal Public Defenders Office EDNC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Mecklenburg County Public Defender's Office
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • North Carolina Attorney General's Office
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson Law School
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2017
  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Auburn University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Attempted Robbery w/ Dangerous Weapon - Richmond County
  • ALL CHARGES DISMISSED
  • DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED - WAKE COUNTY
  • Jury Verdict of Not Guilty
  • COMMON LAW ROBBERY; ASSAULT ON A FEMALE -WAKE COUNTY
  • Verdict of Not Guilty
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • 10th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2016 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean

Honors and Awards

  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • NHTSA DWI Detection and Field Sobriety Testing
  • Drugs & Alcohol Risk Management
  • 2014
  • Felony Defender Training
  • UNC School of Government
  • 2014
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Misdemeanor Defender Training
  • UNC School of Government
  • 2013
  • Best Advocate, 10th Place - New York Regional
  • ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • 2012
  • Order of Old Kivett
  • Campbell Law School
  • 2012
  • Book Award - Criminal Trial Practice
  • Campbell Law School
  • 2011
  • Finalist and Best Brief
  • Richard A. Lord Moot Court Competition
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (34)
Endorse Kevin
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is a smart and effective lawyer, dedicated to his work and to representing his clients to the best of his ability. I highly recommend Kevin."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Friend
"Having studied and worked alongside Mr. Marcilliat, I can vouch for his tremendous competence and work ethic. He cares about your case and will go the extra mile for you. Hire this guy."
Federal crime Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A true professional. Incredibly knowledgeable, and result driven. Highly recommended. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Kevin is by far one of the most gifted young attorneys I have encountered in my years of practice. He is insightful, analytical and capable. It is a privilege to count him among my colleagues."
Federal crime Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Compassionate attorney who cares about his clients. Super nice guy. Hard worker. I endorse Kevin Marcilliat for Federal Criminal Defense work in the Raleigh-Metro region. Bill Powers @BillPowersNC www.PowersMcCartan.com"
Domestic violence Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer...very professional and always well studied. I found him to be "worthy opposing counsel.""
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kevin is one of the most professional and well spoken attorneys I know. I would not hesitate to recommend Kevin to anyone facing criminal charges in North Carolina. I am particularly impressed with his federal criminal practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kevin Marcilliat as a criminal defense attorney. He is knowledgeable of the law and skilled in his representation of clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Marcilliat is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He zealously represents the rights and interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kevin is an excellent and tenacious attorney who zealously advocates for his clients. Based on my experience working with Kevin, I am sure that any person who uses his services will be greatly pleased by his representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kevin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Marcilliat has a reputation for being a true professional and a zealous advocate for his clients. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He works hard for his clients and has a really positive attitude!"
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Kevin when he interned in my former office, the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of NC. He is very sharp and works tirelessly on complicated matters."
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Wilmington Criminal defense Lawyer Kevin Matthew Marcilliat
Kevin Matthew Marcilliat
Criminal defense Attorney
Wilmington, NC
Licensed for 11 years