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I have worked primarily with Criminal Law since passing the bar (both as prosecutor and defense attorney).  While in my private practice I have worked as well in business development and Landlord-Tenant law.  In addition to working hard to help achieve my clients' goals, I am a business owner, which gives me a broader perspective helps me see cases from different angles, including cost mitigation.

I pride myself on being up front and drect with my clients in helping them choose whether purusing legal action is the best approach considering likely outcomes, overall cost, and likely benefits.  This is true for my criminal cases as well as civil.  I first make sure my clients are well informed about their options, and then help them choose the path that best meets their goals.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    10 years
  2. Real Estate: 35%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    10 years



Hourly ($115-250/hour), contingent (20-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark Andrew Begnaud

    Sam is a very skilled lawyer and a hardworking advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Mark Begnaud Wrongful death Attorney
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  • Ryan Michael Reid

    Sam is always on my referral list. He does excellent work, and works hard for his clients.


    Ryan Reid Real estate Attorney
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Contact info

Kim & Bagwell, LLC

368 West Pike Street
Suite 203
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046



GAActive Member in Good Standing 200607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKim & Bagwell, LLC2010 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyNortheastern Circuit District Attorney's Office2008 - 2009
PartnerKaila Bagwell, LLP2007 - 2008
AssociateBagwell & Associates2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2007 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of GeorgiaReal Estate/BusinessB.B.A2003