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Maurice H. Hilliard Jr.

DUI and DWI Attorney at Roswell, GA

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also known as Maurice Hilliard

  • Licensed for 66 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1958
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Maurice

Learn Maurice’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    61%

    66 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Car accident
    12%

    66 years, 280 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    12%

    66 years, 1,200 cases

  4. Personal injury
    9%

    66 years, 195 cases

  5. Litigation
    5%

    66 years, 205 cases

  6. Administrative law
    1%

    66 years, 25 cases

Maurice is a graduate of Bass High School (1952) in Atlanta, where he played Varsity Football, and Basketball, and served as the charter President of the Block “B” Athletic Letterman’s Club. He graduated from Mercer University (1956) with a major in law. While there he was selected by Phi Delta Theta Fraternity as the “Outstanding Freshman” and “Outstanding Senior”. After attending Emory University School of Law he received his LLB Degree from Atlanta Law School (1958). He was commissioned, and served, as a 2ndLieutenant in the U.S. Army.

 

He and his Wife, Joan, a nationally recognized artist, and their four children settled in Roswell in 1961, where he became Roswell’s first full-time lawyer. He served as a co-founder of the North Fulton Bar Association, and was its charter president in 1980-81.

 

Maurice received his certificate from the State Bar of Georgia for 50 years of service in 2008, and in the same year was recognized by the membership of the North Fulton Bar Association by being the first recipient of that Association’s annual presidential award for outstanding service to the bar and to the community.

 

He was appointed by the Mayor and Council to the newly created post of Solicitor of the Municipal Court of Roswell, and served as such from July 1, 1979 until he resigned to run for Judge in August of 1980.  He was elected by an overwhelming majority, and was reelected for 33 years before resigning Augst 5, 2013. He is now "Of Counsel" to Georgia's largest DUI-Criminal Defense Law Firm, Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis, LLC.

 

Maurice has previously served as a part-time State Court Judge in Forsyth, and Cherokee Counties since 1983, and as a part-time Superior Court Judge in the Appalachian, and Northeastern Judicial Circuits during the period from 1996 through 2000.

 

He served as the first vice president (1995-96), and third president of the Council of Municipal Court Judges Council for the 1997-98 term, having been elected by the general membership. He has remained active in the organization and, until his retirement on August 5 2013,served as one of the two elected representatives from the Atlanta Judicial District to the executive committee of the Georgia Council of Municipal Court the end of June 2013 he served as one of five elected members of the Municipal Court Judges Training Council, and remained an active member of the faculty of the University of Georgia’s Institute for Continuing Judicial Education (ICJE).He was the Municipal Court Judges Councils' first (though non-voting) member of the Judicial Council, and served two terms (the maximum allowed) as the Municipal Court Judges first representative on the ICJE Board of Trustees.

 

Judge Hilliard has received recognition as mentor of the Chattahoochee High School Mock Trial regional champions for the year 2000, the ICJE medallion as the outstanding instructor in judicial education programs, and is the recipient of a Governor’s Office of Highway Safety award for his work on the “Operation Zero Tolerance” Task Force.

 

In September of 2010 Judge Hilliard received recognition from the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia by being one of two annual recipients of their “Lifetime Achievement Award” which was presented at the annual“Urgent Legal Matters” seminar and conference at Saint Simons Island, Georgia.

 

In 1993 the Georgia Council of State Court Judges recognized the legendary Ogden Doremus, long-time Judge of the State Court of Candler County, as an “Institution and Mentor”. He was presented with the award, which now bears his name, and is presented annually to a State Court Judge selected by his, or her, peers. Maurice Hilliard was the eighteenth person to be so honored as the Ogden Doremus achievement award recipient in November 2010 at Jekyll Island, Georgia. Judge Hilliard is the only Municipal Court Judge ever to be the recipient of this award that has always been given to State Court Judges. There are approximately one hundred and twenty elected State Court Judges in Georgia .

 

Maurice Hilliard wasthe 2011 recipient of the Judge Frost Ward lifetime achievement award, which is presented at the annual June conference of Municipal and Traffic Court judges in Savannah, Georgia. There are over four hundred Municipal Court Judges in Georgia.

  

Judge Hilliard is a past president of theNorth Fulton Bar Association, the Georgia Council of Municipal Court Judges, the Roswell Jaycees, and the Rotary Club of has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Greater Roswell Jaycees as Roswell's Outstanding Young Man of the Year, and has been selected by the Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau at its annual awards dinner as "History Maker of the Year."

Photos and videos

Maurice Hilliard, Jr. receives the State Bar of Georgia Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 at St. Simons Island, GA. Bobby Lee Cook introduced Judge Hilliard to the audience.
Starting September of 2013, I entered private practice with Georgia's best known criminal defense law firm, lead bu DUI guru, William C. (BUbba) Head.
Recent article discussing my resignation from Roswell Municipal Court and the Prosecutor's actions at "selecting" her judge for court, in contravention of the Rules of Court.
Maurice Hilliard, Jr., and retired Fulton State Court Chief Judge Charlie Carnes 2007, Landmark Diner, Atlanta (Buckhead), GA.
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Location

Head Thomas Webb & Willis, LLC
PO Box 687
Roswell, GA, 30076
Head, Thomas, Webb, & Willis, LLC
5 Concourse Parkway
Suite 2340
Atlanta, GA, 30328
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Cost

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

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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Head Thomas Webb & Willis, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Judge
  • Roswell, GA - Judge of Municipal Court
  • 1980 - 2013
  • Prosecutor
  • City Of Roswell, Georgia
  • 1977 - 1980

Education

  • Atlanta Law School
  • LLB
  • 1958
  • Mercer University
  • A,B.
  • 1956

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Nelson v. Fulton County Bank 147 Ga.App. 98, 248 S.E.2d 173 Ga.App.,1978.
  • Hilliard represented bank successfully against debtor.
  • Roswell Bank v. Ideal Pool Corp. 145 Ga.App. 359, 243 S.E.2d 744 Ga.App.,1978.
  • Hilliard represented bank of appeal and won case
  • Sarno v. Hoffman 110 Ga.App. 164, 138 S.E.2d 96 Ga.App. 1964
  • Demurrer granted

Associations

  • Council of Municipal Court Judges Council
  • President
  • 1997 - 1998
  • North Fulton Bar Association
  • Co-Founder and Member
  • 1981 - 2013
  • North Fulton Bar Association
  • Founding President
  • 1981 - 1982
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1958 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Annual Frost Ward Trophy
  • Georgia Council of Municipal Court JudgesJudges
  • 2012
  • Ogden Doremus Award
  • Georgia Council of State Court Judges
  • 2010
  • Annual Lifetime Achievement Award
  • General Practice (Urgent Legal Matters)
  • 2010
  • Recipient of 1st Presidential Award
  • North Fulton Bar Association
  • 2008
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Publications

  • ICLEGA.org
  • Ethical Observations from my FIRST 56 Year of Law Practice
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Sandy Springs Bar Association
  • Projecting an Image
  • N/A
  • North Fulton Bar Association Meeting
  • Public Image/1st Impressions
  • N/A
  • Municipal Court Judges Seminar
  • Handling Local Ordinance Cases
  • N/A
  • Municipal Court Annual Traffic Seminar
  • Speed Detection Devices
  • N/A
  • Magistrate Court Seminar
  • Handling Local Ordinance Cases
  • N/A
  • Limited Jurisdiction Court Clerks Conference
  • DDS Updates
  • N/A
  • Georgia Court Administrator's Conference
  • Reporting Requirements & Problems
  • N/A
  • Georgia Council of Probate Court Judges
  • Handling Major Traffic Cases
  • N/A
  • Council of Superior Court Judges
  • Teen Age Driver's Act
  • N/A
  • Council of State Court Judges
  • Teen Age Driver's Act
  • N/A
  • Annual Traffic Seminar
  • DDS Updates
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Maurice. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Judge Maurice Hilliard was one of the finest judges I have appeared before. He was tough, fair, and knowledgeable. He knows the ins and outs of the judicial system and has contacts in nearly every jurisdiction. If there is a serious problem, in either criminal or civil litigation, Maurice is a lawyer's lawyer who can help with the problem."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Friend
"Judge Maurice Hilliard was known as one of the most professional, knowledgeable, and fair judges in the entire State of Georgia. It was always a pleasure to appear in his court. For example, he understands the limitations of standardized field sobriety tests having presided over hundreds of contested DUI cases as a judge. I highly endorse Judge Hilliard now that he is back in private practice. Parker McFarland"
Litigation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Judge Hilliard both as a lawyer and a Judge for over thirty years . He knows the law, the lawyers and judges. A true asset to the Bar. He does a great job for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of knowing Maurice Hilliard for many years. He is an upstanding member of the State Bar and one of the finest gentleman I have ever met. Maurice served for many years as the Chief Judge in one of Georgia's busiest Courts. He has decades of experience and a keen knowledge of the law to offer his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Maurice Hilliard. He is an excellent attorney and goes above and beyond for his clients. He has many years experience as a lawyer and it reflects in the results he is able to get for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Other
"Maurice H. Hilliard, Jr. is one of the notable legal leaders of the Georgia Bar in the past 50 years. No one has made a greater impact in the field of judicial education and training that Maurice. Beyond that sterling record, he served as a Municipal Court judge for 33 years. Many times during those years --- well over 200 times --- he has been called upon to sit in place of a State Court or other Municipal Court judge. He is held in high esteem by attorneys of all ages in the State of Georgia. Additionally, he is also a community leader in his town, Roswell, GA. No one in the State knows more about traffic laws that Maurice Hilliard."
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