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Morton M. Wiggins III

DUI and DWI Attorney at Athens, GA

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Mark M. Wiggins

  • Licensed for 38 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1985
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Morton

Learn Morton’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    Evaluation and representation in Court and in administrative matters to eliminate or reduce driver's license suspension, criminal penalties, driving and criminal records protection.

    38 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    All felony and misdemeanor cases in all Courts in Western Judicial Circuit and surrounding counties.

    38 years, 1,000 cases

I have over 30 years experience applying common sense to complex legal issues.  The goal is always to get my clients back to living their lives and out of a legal morass. Call me when it's time to get out of the storm. 

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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional, Practical, Caring and Effective
I have known Mark and his family for most of my adult life. I played baseball in high school with his son, attended community events together through Rotary Club and have a relationship outside of the courtroom and office with Mark. He is a 'real' person and always puts 110% into every case he tries. I highly recommend this attorney for anyone who wants to better themselves and have the best shot at winning in a court of law.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
I've known Mark all his life , Watched him play Football,Basketball and Baseball in High School in Dawson,GA. I knew his father, Motie, also, an Attorney and the Mayor of Albany,GA. . Mark has always been aggressive with anything he does and works hard to make sure the job gets done. Mr.Wiggins has saved my backside many times and I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal help.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2015
Great attorney Great man
When my child made a mistake as a college student I needed the best attorney in Athens to represent us. I started by checking with a lot of folks about who'd they recommend and Mark Wiggins name came up nearly every time. So I contacted him and met with him the day I called. I knew from the moment I met him that he was the right person to help us through this difficult situation. Mark is extremely smart, compassionate, faithful and competent. He just kept reassuring us that things were going to be ok. It was a long process but without him I truly feel the results would have been different. If you are in need of good representation I 100% recommend Mark Wiggins.
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Posted by Hampton | May 29, 2015
I am truly blessed I have had the opportunity to hire Mark Wiggins to represent me. I made a mistake, broke the law, and he got me the absolute best deal, best outcome I could have possibly gotten. He was worth every penny. Saved me a lot of money in the long run.
Posted by Kelsey | September 12, 2014
Positive experience with Morton M. Wiggins III
Working with Mr. Wiggins made what could have been a nightmare into a manageable situation with as little stress as possible, given the circumstances. He did a great job with my case, and if I had it to do over I would not change my choice in representation. He is a genuinely good man, with your best intentions at heart. I absolutely recommend Mr. Wiggins to anyone in need of a good lawyer.
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Posted by Will | January 13, 2014
DUI Lawyer who gets things done!
I found Mark via the helpful reviews here on Once I reached out to him about my case, he scheduled a same day sit down to go over the details and then explained how he would handle my case. After I retained him, he was aggressive with getting all motions filed and then, later in the process, he put consistent pressure on the prosecutor to get my charges reduced and partially eliminated. At all times he and his staff were professional and respectful to me and my situation. I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2013
Best lawyer represtation in Athens
We spoke with many lawyers before we decided on Mark Wiggins. Mark came highly recommended by a neighbor who was extremely impressed with his services from a few years back. Once we spoke with him, it was clear that he was the best. We felt comfortable that he would do his best to get the charge of underage consumption dismissed. It was a stressful time as there was so much at stake with our son's full ride scholarship out of state. His school has a zero tolerance policy. In less than 3 weeks the charge was dismissed by the judge due to evidentiary issues.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2013
Very satisfied
Mr. Wiggins made sure that I understood that my case was important to him. He fought long and hard to make sure my case was settled legally and appropriately. Overall, I was very impressed with the results he brought forth. He's a very busy man but will always return phone calls or let you know when he can return them. It was a great decision choosing Mr. Wiggins to represent me and I would highly reccomend his services.
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Posted by Julie | August 16, 2013
Excellent attorney and paralegal!
Mark represented my son on felony drug possession along with a DUI and several other charges. He came highly recommended from a friend whose son had experienced very similar circumstances. I knew that Mark’s reputation and respect within the legal community was also a valuable asset. Needless to say as a mother I was a nervous wreck and full of anxiety with the thoughts of dealing with this situation. Mark was great from day one. When we met with him he listened with genuine concern, understood what was important to us, and provided us with realistic expectations. His calm demeanor and confidence was reassuring during such a stressful time. He was responsive to our questions, kept us abreast of matters in our case and always kept us informed of what had transpired and what to expect next. His paralegal Karen was always helpful and a pleasure to deal with as well. We felt confident in Mark and he did not disappoint us!
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Posted by Rachel | July 19, 2013
When you need help, this is the man you want fighting in your corner!!
Mr. Wiggins is one of the most decent men I have ever met. Mr. Wiggins dropped everything he was doing after receiving my first call and immediately began working to help me. He kept in constant contact with me and continued to keep me updated mostly because he knew how upset I was and actually cared and wanted to ease my anguish. He worked tirelessly for days and was determined that justice be done. And he managed to have my very complicated case dismissed. There is much more to this story, but figuratively speaking...I feel that he saved my life.
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Posted by Douglas | June 24, 2013
Mark Wiggins Review
Mark has helped a few members of my family. I'm very impressed with his candor and responsiveness. Mark is everything you'd expect from an attorney when you have issues. Mark recognizes that sometimes bad things happen to good people. I'd recmend him in a second. He's a good man.
Posted by David | June 17, 2013
Review of Mark Wiggins
Mark Wiggins reviewed charges and advised me on a plan that would help me get thru this process. He was professional and sincerely cared about helping me. I believe I was fortunate to have him as my attorney..
Posted by Dirk | June 5, 2013
Well worth the money
Mr. Wiggins was recommended to me by one of the largest and most successful law firms in the Athens, Ga area. They told me that he was "the expert in cases dealing with DUI". Well, I must say that they were proven to be right. He spent a lot of time getting the information about my case but more importantly, he spent more time just getting to know me personally and professionally. He said it was important for him to "know me" well in order to know how to best represent me.... I think that makes perfect sense! But here's where he really earns his fee....he not only knew the drill through his many years of experience, but he knew all the important players. He knows everybody involved in the process and it is obvious that there is a real mutual respect between him, law enforcement, the prosecuting attorneys and the court. It's obvious that he is well plugged in and respected. When he talks, people listen .....and now, that includes me. I'm glad that I had him on my team. Thanks Mr. Wiggins! Money well spent!
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2013
Excellent Practitioner of Law
After meeting with several lawyers to handle my case, I finally found one that I trusted in Mr. Wiggins. From the beginning, he approached my case with more care than anyone else I dealt with. He also came up with a strategy that no other attorney I spoke with even mentioned. He was very accessible and communicated with me throughout the process. He did everything I asked of him and did it with expediency. I recommend Mr. Wiggins wholeheartedly.
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Posted by Bo | May 30, 2013
Mr. Wiggins
He's very good. Quite kknowledgeable and professional and every step of the way there was no doubt in my mind that he knew exactly what he was doing.
Posted by Rick | May 30, 2013
Great, trustworthy attorney!
Mr. Wiggins has been an attorney for me and my family for years. He is the most knowledgeable attorney and trustworthy attorney i have ever met. He works with you in ways to help you and your situation. He will work with you financially aswell. He is an all around good man and great attorney. i highly recommend him.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Lawyer
  • Wiggins Casto Barrow PA
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Wiggins Norris Coffey PA
  • 1998 - 2018
  • Partner
  • Cook, Noell, Tolley and Wiggins
  • 1987 - 1998
  • Instructor
  • Athens Technical College
  • 1987 - 1990
  • Associate Attorney
  • Cook, Noell, Tolley and Aldridge
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Law Clerk
  • Cook, Noell, Tolley and Aldridge
  • 1983 - 1985
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  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Georgia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980


  • Rotary Club of Oconee County
  • Past President
  • 1988 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past Vice President
  • 1985 - Present
  • Western Circuit Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1985 - Present
  • Athens Technical College Paralegal Advisory Board
  • Member
  • 1988 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Georgia Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Winter Meeting
  • Attacking Intoximeter Results in DUI cases
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Other
"Highly respected and overall a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wiggins is a well respected attorney and is always willing to fight a case. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Morton. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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