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Herman Maddox Kilgore

Criminal defense Attorney at Marietta, GA

5.0   38 reviews

also known as Maddox Kilgore


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About Herman

Learn Herman’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    75%
    Former Assistant Attorney General and Assistant District Attorney for more than a decade before defending people in crisis. Now, I bring the fight to the State. The goal in every case the same: NO PRISON and NO CONVICTION.

    18 years

  2. Appeals
    25%
    Former law clerk on the Georgia Supreme Court and former Assistant Attorney General handling murder cases before the Georgia Supreme Court. Now, I use that experience to fight for the wrongly convicted. Goal: NEW TRIAL.

    27 years

Licensed for 28 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/03/2022
State AL
Status Special Member
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/11/2022

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

Contact Herman

Herman Maddox Kilgore
36 Ayers Avenue
Marietta, GA, 30060

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Forever Grateful
We found ourselves in a nightmare situation with a case that was dragged out for 2 years with our teenage son. 2 weeks before our trial our original lawyer quit due to personal health issues. We met with several new attorneys and left Maddox feeling hopeful and truly secure they he could help us. He was thorough, detailed and extremely professional. He came up with an amazing strategy and was effective in the courtroom. Thanks to him our son's case will be dismissed and his future is brighter than ever. I highly recommend Maddox, hiring him is the best thing we did in this 2 year of crazy.
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Posted by Lisa | September 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Need a miracle? Just call Maddox! 770-693-4349
Maddox Kilgore is top of the line, the best of the best!! We hired Maddox to represent our son in a felony criminal case and he went above and beyond our expectations in every aspect. His negotiation skills were amazing. He had the prosecutors eating out of his hand. We just got the order of discharge in the mail today. No felony left on my son’s record! What a relief. If you need a lawyer to work miracles, he is the perfect match! DO NOT HESITATE TO REACH OUT TO MADDOX and his team!
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2021
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Excellent Experience in every way
I reached out to Maddox originally for an assist on getting an order to travel outside the country while on probation. I was referred to him by an attorney I know personally and trust. Maddox was professional, detailed, efficient, and most importantly ASKED QUESTIONS about me. This made it feel personal and not just like another transaction. I had originally used a different law firm on my case when it went to court. That was a very bad and impersonal experience. This is what led me to seek a different counsel. Maddox from the start was very helpful in explaining things to me and helping me understand what I could or couldn't do, and options. Shortly after hiring Maddox for a simple task my company offered me a job overseas. Still being on probation and under a court sentence this required seeking the help of Maddox again. Wow, am I glad I did! Maddox once again was professional, efficient, detailed, and ASKED QUESTIONS! I keep shouting that because it's such an important part of the equation. He let me know not to stress and that I'd be able to take the job, and that we'd just need to get some things taken care of with the courts. we had a hearing setup in a timely fashion. However, Maddox is so good that we didn't even have to get to that point. He worked with the court, judge, and my SEU officer prior to the hearing to get everything sorted! I don't review anything...ever! It doesn't matter how much I like something or dislike something. In this case I had to leave a review. This was the smoothest experience in any capacity of my life. What could have been a very stressful and potentially devastating situation was made seemless and peaceful by Maddox. If you need a Criminal Defense lawyer make your first call Maddox Kilgore. He'll be the first to tell you if he's not a good fir for you, but you'd be making a mistake if you don't give him a first pass at your case!! Thanks so much Maddox for everything!!
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Posted by Priscilla | June 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer We Could Have Ever Had
I am not a resident of the state of Georgia; however, I was told Maddox Kilgore was the best lawyer in Cobb County, and if we were to use his services, we would not be disappointed. Needless to say, Mr. Kilgore was the defense attorney for my daughter, who was living in Cobb County at the time, and throughout the painful ordeal, I held on to those comforting words. I am happy to report they certainly rang true as we were not disappointed in any way. Because of his diligence and extensive knowledge of the law, Maddox was able to get all of my daughter's charges dismissed, including a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon, all of which was accomplished without my daughter ever having to appear in court. From beginning to end, Maddox communicated with us on a regular basis, kept us informed and updated. He was persistent in his actions and truly advocated for my daughter in every way possible. He was available to us and very responsive to any questions we had along the way, while also advising and guiding us through the entire process. Maddox Kilgore is truly "the best lawyer we could ever had" for this case. He is well known and highly respected in the area. If you ever have the unfortunate need for a defense attorney in Cobb County, I highly recommend that you hire him. Speaking from my own experience, I know you will truly be glad you did.
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Posted by William | February 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nothing less than the best
Anyone with a criminal case in Cobb County would be foolish not to seek Maddox Kilgore's representation. He's not only experienced, knowledgeable, and connected: he's extremely pro-active and effective. He knows what to do and what to say in every situation. He's worked multiple miracles in my case, and even kept in touch with me over almost a decade until he got my probation terminated early. I'm afraid to even imagine what my life would be like had I not found Maddox.
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Posted by Emily | June 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Exactly the caliber of Attorney you want on your team
Mr. Kilgore was an absolute bulldog for us in the courtroom. It was very obvious at each stage of our case that he has a reputation for professionalism and is taken seriously by all parties. I felt very proud to have such quality representation, and know without a doubt that our outcome would've been drastically less favorable had we employed a different attorney. From the start, we felt that we were heard, understood, respected, and believed- which allowed us to see Mr. Kilgore use his expertise for true advocacy in our defense. Due to his diligence and persistence, our case was wrapped up more swiftly than we ever could've expected. You can be comfortable knowing that you're in excellent hands with Mr. Kilgore at your table. He's truly a force.
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Posted by Jim | June 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Jim
I reached out to Maddox Kilgore and in about 5 minutes i was speaking with him about my case. Maddox provided a clear path to a quick resolution as i received the benefit of his deep and knowledgeable understanding of the law. I would not hesitate one second to recommend him or reach out to him if I ever require his services again. Thank you Maddox!
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Posted by Drew | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney Obtained Great Result
A friend recommend Maddox Kilgore to me, and I am very happy that I hired him. He did a wonderful job on my case, which was dismissed. He and his partner, Carlos Rodriguez, were proactive, responsive, and very conscientious. They did a great job of obtaining all of the relevant evidence and then giving good advice on the best course of action. Maddox and Carlos also went beyond the scope of their duties to rectify issues outside of the legal system caused by the false accusations made against me. Their fee was reasonable and they never tried to "nickle and dime" me. I would strongly recommend hiring Maddox Kilgore.
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Posted by James | April 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
James E. Ciccolilli
I am very grateful to Maddox Kilgore whom l consulted for his effective and skillful representation of me before the superior court in Douglas County, Georgia. Right from when l hired him as my attorney, Maddox knew exactly how to present all the overwhelming mitigation in my case and to marshal them before the court to gain my complete relief from the 7.5 years remaining of my probated sentence. Moreover, the order in my case went further to granted me retroactive first offender treatment with my "instant discharge" that completely exonerated me of "any criminal purpose". Additionlly, Maddox also requested and secured my removal from the state sex-offender registry where l will no longer have abide by "any conditions or restrictions thereof" I would not hesitate to recommend Maddox to any defendant, be it in a criminal proceeding, or, in my case, the appropriate post conviction remedy such as that which he pursued that got me cleared.
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Posted by Gabriel | April 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
My lawyer Herman Maddox Kilgore got my midameanor marijuana case it really changed my life in a big way I had this hanging over me for a few months but I went to court to date with a clean drug screan like I told him I would have and he got my cases disamissed and anybody with a case I will always refer them to him he is a great person and a man of his word so I give him 5 stars thanks
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Posted by Annette | February 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Cobb County's best
Mr Kilgore is an excellent attorney. We hired Maddox to represent our son in a felony criminal case and he went above and beyond our expectations in every aspect. He kept us informed and told us the truth the whole way. He was always ready and better prepared than the defense in almost every hearing & motion we had and the deal that he was able to negotiate for my son was better than we ever expected.
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Posted by Charles | December 23, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer
He helped our family on two different occasions and was very successful both times. He helped make a scary situation, understandable. He guided us through all procedures and explained the process. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has a legal problem you are not sure how to proceed. He gets great results!!!
Posted by Mike | July 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Get's things done
Mr. Kilgore represented me and from the start he told me exactly what I needed to do to get my case dismissed. I followed his advice and the case never even made it to court before the charge was dropped.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2015
Strong, confident, and knowledgable. Choose him for your defense.
I am very pleased with my relationship with Mr Kilgore. He came highly recommended to me by means of my appellate lawyer. He never failed to follow through with anything. He will not sugar coat anything which is what you want in a defense attorney. I was grateful for his candor and competency. His knowledge and expertise helped me immensely from taking a bad plea offer. I was under an immense amount of stress and almost took an offer just to end my troubles. His level headed approach acknowledged that he would follow through with my decision but strongly urged against taking the plea. Thanks to his clear thinking and tactful professionalism he negotiated an even better settlement than I could have hoped for. He is very accessible and takes phone calls promptly. He is also on the spot with making sure all your paperwork is accurate with no discrepancies. Do not forget this detail. So many individuals end their duties after court or sentencing. He makes sure your GCIC record accurately reflects the reality you should expect moving forward in life. He will even work with the court clerk or GBI on this if needs be. The face to face time is invaluable and he makes time available for this. All in all I highly recommend this lawyer if you find yourself looking for one.
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Response from Herman Kilgore June 16, 2015
Rare is the man with the courage and character to stand up to the government when falsely accused. This client was such a man....and his courage was justly rewarded. It was an immense honor to represent such a man.
Posted by Carol | February 20, 2015
THE Perfect Choice
From the moment I called on the phone to the moment our case was dismissed, I had confidence that we had the BEST representation available. I will make sure to spread the word to other parents of children with special needs!
Posted by Jean | January 31, 2015
Outstanding Job !! Trustworthy, and knowledgeable.
Dear Mr. Maddox: Thank you for the time you have taken to help my son and my family during this difficult time. I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how satisfy and grateful I am for your stellar service and professionalism. Mr. Maddox, there is no word to express my gratitude and satisfaction for the help you have provided to my family. I will genuinely recommend you to anyone who may have any legal issues. Again, thank you for your time and consideration. Respectfully, Jean
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Posted by marsha | December 30, 2014
performance review
Maddox did a great job the whole family thanks him very much.I would highly recommend him to anyone. He was very good at explaing what was going on he kept us well informed of his progress and considering the problems he encounter from the probation department he was able to get my daughter released in good time. I do hope I don't need his services again but I would not hesitate to hire him again if I did. Thank you
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Posted by Mark | October 10, 2014
Lucky we found him
Maddox helped me get my family back. He always told me what could happen, and always made sure to have me expect the worst. Fortunately for me and my wife, he was able to pull through with the best every time. Maddox kept us informed, always. He spent a lot of time with us, and made sure he told us everything he could use to make our situation better. Would definitely recommend him to anyone. Will always be the first person I call if I need legal counsel.
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Posted by A Grateful Parent | September 5, 2014
Knowledgeable, Compassionate, Highly Recommended Attorney
I received a recommendation for Mr. Kilgore from a highly respected individual in Atlanta with the hopes that he could help my son with some serious legal issues. During the first conversation, and subsequent meeting, I was quite impressed with the knowledge he shared. While talking to him, you could tell he cares and is very passionate about what he does. He listened intently to the situation and shared his views on all possible scenarios, not just what you wanted to hear. He then went to work to provide the best possible outcome. Mr. Kilgore stayed in contact with us even if there was no new information, often calling when you would think an attorney would not be working. I felt very comfortable putting my son in his capable hands. He took charge of my son’s case and with his knowledge, diligence and hard work, obtained a favorable outcome. For this, I will be forever grateful and highly recommend Mr. Kilgore to anyone that requires legal expertise - especially if a situation feels like no one cares and there is no way out.
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Posted by Dustin | August 23, 2014
Great, professional service. Worth every penny.
Mr. Kilgore was a great attourney to work with. He kept me well informed on the progress of my case, and never failed to promptly return my phone calls or e-mails. He's very knowledgable, and the attention to detail he had to win my case was impeccable. Overall he was very professional, and I'd recommend him any time.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • KILGORE & RODRIGUEZ LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Maddox Kilgore P. C.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Cobb County District Attorney Office
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Georgia Attorney General
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Lawyer
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • 1995 - 1996
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Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Emory University
  • B.A.
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • State v. Mario Dorce
  • Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
  • State of Georgia vs. J.W.
  • Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

Associations

  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2017 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2006 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Marietta Schools Foundation
  • President
  • 2012 - 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Kennesaw State University
  • Criminal Law
  • 2017
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Defending the Damned
  • 2017
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Criminal Law
  • 2016
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Criminal Law
  • 2015
  • KSU Paralegal Certification Program
  • Criminal Law
  • 2014
  • Cobb Criminal Defense CLE
  • Ethics
  • 2014
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Criminal Law
  • 2013
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Criminal Law
  • 2012
  • GACDL Winter Conference
  • Mental Health Defenses
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (14)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maddox was literally one of the first" lawyers I ever watched actually "practice law (he was the lead DA during my clerkship), and very few advocate across the nation have ever compared. I do not say this lightly, I WOULD PERSONALLY HIRE HIM TO DEFEND ME. Not to be a jerk, but I know hundreds and hundreds of lawyers from across the nation, and Maddox is the real deal. He is that good."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Maddox Kilgore. Maddox is a passionate advocate that will work tirelessly to protect the interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Maddox since he worked at the Attorney General's Office several years ago. I have always been impressed with his professionalism and courtroom demeanor. He is an excellent attorney who has my respect."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Maddox whole-heartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Maddox Kilgore both personally and professionally for over ten (10) years. He is a very sharp, intelligent and knowledgeable attorney with experience in all areas of criminal law and appeals. I wholeheartedly endorse him as an attorney and as a person."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maddox has an excellent reputation in the Cobb legal community. I highly recommend Maddox for anyone that needs criminal legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. When he was a District Attorney, we opposed each other in a murder trial. Maddox won. He did a great job. Now that he is in private practice, he has the benefit of his experience as a prosecutor when representing his clients. He'll do a great job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Maddox is a very seasoned, experienced and skilled trial lawyer and advocate. He is able to analyze and research legal issues thoroughly and apply that effort to excellent case resolutions. He also has an excellent reputation with the prosecutors and Judges he appears before. I would recommend him highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Maddox is an outstanding attorney who has handled a variety of misdemeanor and serious criminal cases. We worked together on a few cases, and I was extremely impressed with his preparation, ability to connect with the jury, discernment, thoroughness, and tenacity. He knows how to get the most out of his witnesses and his cross-examination techniques are very effective. Although I handle some criminal matters, when someone asks me for a referral for a good criminal attorney in this area, Maddox Kilgore is the first attorney I send them to."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I knew Maddox when he was a prosecuting attorney, and he was then an excellent advocate for the State. However, since he became a criminal defense lawyer, he outshines every prosecutor he has a case against. From litigating motions, trials and handling appeals, Maddox has one of the sharpest legal minds around and will defend his clients vigorously. He is not afraid to represent those who are unpopular, and in every case he handles his preparation is meticulous. He is very good in front of a jury, and he has all the makings of a phenomenal lawyer. If I were arrested (let's hope not), he would be the first person I would call to defend me."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse H. Maddox Kilgore. He is one of the top attorneys in North Georgia. His reputation in the legal community is as one of the most tenacious advocates."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kilgore is a rare combination of intellect and common sense. With his experience in all levels of court he provides valuable insight to his clients and his fellow attorneys. If I were in trouble with the law the first person I would call would be Mr. Kilgore."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maddox Kilgore is a great criminal defense attorney who I have known for years. He is dedicated, hard-working and gets results. I happily endorse Maddox as someone who you can trust to do a great job in any criminal case he handles."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kilgore is a former prosecutor who is very well experienced in all criminal matters. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and extremely competent and is familiar with all the metro Atlanta courts."
Appeals Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Maddox Kilgore is an excellent appellate attorney. His trial skills are legion and form the basis for his stellar appellate work. Maddox Kilgore is a tireless advocate for his clients and always works to achieve a just result. He is well versed in both felonies and misdemeanors. You will be well served having Maddox Kilgore as your attorney."
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