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Practice areas


  1. Family: 25%
    9 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    12 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    12 years
  4. Civil Rights: 25%
    7 years



Hourly ($300/hour), contingent (33-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

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Contact info

Horsley Begnaud LLC

32 Jack Heard Dr.
Suite 120
Dawsonville, GA, 30534


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200408/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2013
Best Brief-Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition World FinalsInternational Institute of Space Law2004
Champion-Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition World FinalsInternational Institute of Space Law2004
Top Speaker-Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition European RoundInternational Institute of Space Law2004
Champion-Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition European RoundInternational Institute of Space Law2004
Frank G. Constangy Academic ScholarshipUniversity of Georgia School of Law2003
Graduted cum laudeUniversity of Georgia School of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHorsley Begnaud LLC2014 - Present
PartnerKimmey, Murphy & Horsley, P.C.2010 - 2014
AssociateKimmey & Associates, P.C.2007 - 2010
N/ANortheastern Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender2005 - 2007
N/ANASA2004 - 2004
N/ALaw Office of David W. Griffith2003 - 2003
N/AAthens Legal Aid and Defender Clinic2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2014 - Present
National Police Accountability ProjectMember2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Chattahoochee Inn of CourtMember2007 - Present
Gainesville-Northeastern Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2004 - Present
Order of BarristersMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hargis v. State, 735 S.E.2d 91 (2012)reversed all convictions
Nicely v. State, 305 Ga.App. 387 (2010)convictions reversed
Grissom v. State, 300 Ga.App. 593 (2009)All convictions overturned.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Air & Space LawyerThe Arianespace Monopoly, EU Competition Law, and the Structure of Future European Launch Markets.2005
The Space ReviewThe Costs and Benefits of Less Than Perfect Legislation2004
International Institute of Air and Space LawSo You Want to Launch a Rocket? An Analysis of FAA Licensing Requirements with a Focus on the Legal and Regulatory Issues Created by the New Generation of Launch Vehicle2004
Proceedings of the 47th Colloquium on the Law of Outer SpaceJustifying the Arianespace Monopoly: The Role of Consolidation, Subsidies, and Preferences in the Evolving Global Launch Industry2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Leiden University, Leiden Law SchoolLawLL.M - Master of Laws2004
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Georgia State UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WInning with Words: Persuasive Appellate Brief WritingWriting a Winning, Thoughtful Conclusion2015
2015 Diabetes Alert Day for Law EnforcementDiscrimination and Equal Rights2015
GACDL Spring SeminarProtecting Privacy Outside the Home: The Evolution of 4th Amendment Law in Light of U.S. v. Jones2012
55th International Astronautical CongressAntitrust law and European launch markets2004