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Carlos Javier Rodriguez

also known as Carlos J. Rodriguez, Carlos Rodriguez

About me

Carlos contributes his intelligence, talent, and skill defending those charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses to the Atlanta-area criminal defense firm of Kilgore & Rodriguez. He has investigated, prepared, and successfully defended those accused of murder, aggravated assault, possession & the sale drugs, DUI, and many other criminal cases.


Carlos’ interest in criminal law began as a student at Marietta High School, when he interned for Superior Court Judge Adele Grubbs of the Cobb Judicial Circuit. This gave him the opportunity to see good and bad lawyering and encouraged him to be the kind of advocate that clients would be proud to say that “Carlos is my attorney.” Prior to graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law, Carlos competed on two Mock Trial tournament teams, and was selected as a National Member of the Order of Barristers, which honors those that exhibit excellence in the art of courtroom advocacy.


Carlos has been called upon by his clients to defend at trial very serious charges such as murder, kidnapping, drug trafficking, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. But make no mistake, Carlos understands that your case - misdemeanor or felony - is the most important case in the world to you. He is humbled and honored to defend those facing criminal charges, which is a sentiment that is central to the firm’s philosophy at Kilgore & Rodriguez. 


Practice Areas

Felony Offenses


Adult Sexual Offenses

Child Molestation


Drug Charges

Domestic Violence

Driving Under the Influence

Misdemeanor Offenses

Probation Revocations


Appellate Practice

Motion for New Trial

State & Federal Appeals

Habeas Corpus

Post-Convcition Relief



National Order of Barristers

Lumpkin Inn of Court



University of Georgia, B.S. Sociology / B.A. Spanish, 2007

University of Gerogia, J.D., 2010



Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    6 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    6 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    6 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Gordon Thomas Nicol

    A true professional. Incredibly knowledgeable, and result driven. Highly recommended. I endorse this lawyer.


    Gordon Nicol Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lawrence Jason Zimmerman

    Carlos is a fantastic young attorney. He is aggressive in his defense of his clients. He sees the big picture quickly, and is great on his feet. He is an exceptional talent at such a young age. I see big big things in his future.


    Lawrence Zimmerman Federal crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


GAActive Member in Good Standing 201007/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
National Member of The Order of BarristersThe Order of Barristers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKilgore & Rodriguez2012 - Present
AttorneyCarlos J. Rodriguez, P.C.2010 - Present
Legal InternDekalb County Public Defender's Office2009 - 2009
AdvocateUGA Family Violence Clinic2008 - 2008
Legal/Medical ClerkBlasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, PC2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rotary Club of MariettaMember2014 - Present
Marietta Schools FoundationBoard Member2012 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersArea Vice-President2011 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Cobb County Bar Association, Criminal Defense SectionPresident2014 - 2015
Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of CourtBarrister2013 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. C.L.Dismissal of All Charges
State v. L.B.Not Guilty Verdict After Jury Trial
State v. A.T.Motion to Dismiss Granted by Trial Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Association of Legal ProfessionalArticle2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of Georgia School of LawN/ABS - Sociology; BA - Spanish2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Life of a TrialJury Instructions2012