Posted by Ann Marie
I cannot express enough what an excellent lawyer and individual Mr. Gilliard is. My son was referred to Mr. Gilliard for a DUI charge. Before Mr. Gilliard could even address these charges my son received another DUI charge. At this time, my son had not finished paying Mr. Gilliard’s retention for the first charge. When I contacted Mr. Gilliard to see what needed to be done he met with me immediately and showed true compassion for our situation. Thankfully, my son was able to be enrolled in a treatment facility and things have totally turned around. Mr. Gilliard kept in contact throughout this process with the courthouse, the treatment facility and myself. Thanks to Mr. Gilliard my son was just accepted into Richmond County’s Accountability Program. Without Mr. Gilliard I do not believe any of this would have been possible. His fees are very reasonable and he truly cares about his clients. I would refer him to anyone in need of legal assistance. He is my hero.
Posted by Jessie
Kirk is a well respected and professional attorney. Kirk helped me obtain my right to bare arms and he was knowledgeable and swift in his actions and everything went well.
Posted by Sarah
I became acquainted with Attorney Gilliard (Kirk) after being indicted on 16 felony charges - Yes 16! 1 count of conspiracy to commit medicaid fraud and 15 counts of medicaid fraud. You can imagine (or not) what I was about to endure at the moment of finding out this horrible news while experiencing defamation of my very being and the constant “what’s next.”
For over a year, I learned Kirk. I found him to be of candid character with remarkable knowledge of the laws, my rights as a person and my options for each step of the process. For every conversation that we had, it seemed that I often had several questions (being new to all of this); Kirk was always patient with me and took time to answer and explain in laymen terms and even provide resources to me to assist in my understanding. Along with his high level of integrity, I found his perseverance and analytical skills to be of great value for my defense, having a sharp mind and capable of making quick judgments - thinking at all times and great at tying things together to then communicate in a manner that was precise, clear and even theatrical at times. His dedication and devotion to his work was moving! In choosing an attorney, I never thought about the importance of the legal counsels heart. I’ve always thought of situations as such to be very political; but Kirk showed me that he actually cared. I learned that he not only cared about me, but about my family. He represented me for over a year and of that time, we spent two entire weeks in jury trial; two long weeks might I add. Everyday of my jury trial, Kirk represented me with great profession ensuring that I was provided with a fair trial and that I was heard. In closing, he told the jurors that they should find me not guilty of all 16 charges and at the end of the trail he would walk me to my car to send me home to my children - and he did just that! After his hard work and dedication, I was acquitted on all charges! He walked me to my vehicle and sent me home to my family. These several words that I have shared cannot express everything I could share, but I must say that I am very grateful to have had Kirk as my legal counsel!
Posted by anonymous
I obtained Mr. Gilliard for legal representation about 15 years ago, and he has been a staple in our family every since. We have used his services, and made many referrals over the years- all with the most optimal outcome. Mr. Gilliard pays careful attention to detail, keeps his clients informed, he is prompt, precise, and affordable. If you're in need of legal representation, I urge you to put your trust in Kirk Gilliard- you won't be disappointed.
Posted by anonymous
I recently sought a second opinion from the well-respected attorney Kirk Gilliard as I was facing some major consequences in jail or prison and financial fines. I contacted Mr. Gilliard first for a consultation as my then retained and very high-paid attorney said there was “no hope.” After giving him some info he offered to first look in to my case, which was in a major time crunch. Before I even agreed to utilize him, he made greater progress on my criminal case than my retained lawyer was able to in a six-month period. I am not even sure how he did it expect that he is very intelligent, a great negotiator and knows how to navigate the complicated (and often political) legal environment in Augusta, Georgia. My case was complicated and he made immediate progress and calmed me. I quickly hired him and discharged my previous attorney.
Mr. Gilliard handled a rather difficult case that included multiple charges and a second DUI. I knew I was guilty and was expecting about a year in jail. As a professional and family man I was not happy with my potential consequences but my previous attorney assured me there was no hope for my case and that a year in jail was a “gift from the courts.” Well, after hiring Kirk Gilliard that greatly changed. Although I still pled guilty, my jail was reduced to a weekend scheduled around my work. He was patient with my fears of great retribution never promising me something he couldn’t give yet constantly assuring me it was going to be better than expected. And, it was! Much better.
He has positive professional relationships with many local lawyers and judges and can call them or meet personally with them. He can do more for you out of the courtroom than most attorneys can do with a large team inside and outside of the courtroom combined. Thanks to Mr. Gillard I am a free man that maintained my employment and professional standing. He careful weighed my options and let me know the positive and negatives of each potential solution—and they were all solutions, not guesswork. I believe that he is the best you can find in the Georgia / South Carolina area—and likely beyond. I hope I never need such an attorney again, but if a loved one or I needs representation in the future, I know he is worth much more than he charges and will hire him immediately.
My criminal case could have negatively harmed a civil issue as well. After the progress he made on my criminal case, I retained him for a civil issue as well. Again, before even hiring him, he made great progress. He worked magic in this scenario where several other attorneys said I had no hope.
My life is back on track—mostly because Kirk Gillard made it so. He was a blessing to me. I have only accolades for his legal advice and representation.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Gilliard went the extra mile when defending my son in Columbia County for criminal charges. He explained the entire process and kept everyone up to date on information pertaining to the case. At court Mr Gilliard was prepared and represented my son well. We received a very favorable result in having the case put on a dead docket. Due to this fact, my young son will not have to worry about ruining his record for a small mistake at such a young age.
Posted by Rachel
Kirk handled my divorce and kept me informed every step of the way. He was reassuring and professional. Mr. Gilliard is an excellent attorney and I would recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance.
Posted by Susan
For over 19 years I have used Kirk as my attorney for several different reasons, all regarding family issues. He has always been amazing at assisting me, knowing the laws, and helping me achieve my desired results. I would not go elsewhere for legal help.
Posted by KEVIN
When I initially called Mr. Gilliard I had a felony charge and a divorce pending. The first 4 lawyers I called simply told me to turn myself in and that they couldnt help me to much. I called Mr. Gilliard and told him my situation. He told me to come in the next day and we could talk. Once I arrived at his office, he had already done his research about my charges and case. The most important thing was he listened to my story and you could tell the man was a bulldog and was going to battle for me. You could tell he really cares for all of his clients and their situations.
Where ever I go, whatever I do in my life Mr. Gilliard is a huge reason why. This man saved my life, my 20 year career in emergency service, and my name.
I never saw the inside of a courtroom nor went before a judge. He got me joint custody of my little girl and spoke for me. The man is nothing less than a true hero. And a good man.
I will recommend him to any and everybody I ever encounter that needs an attorney.
Thank you Mr. Gilliard.
Posted by juan
Mr.Kirk E. Gilliard is an excellent attorney. He has been my family attorney for almos 15 years because of his professionalism and expertise in the law. He is hard working, honest, and I always feel comfortable trusting he will do his best to meet my legal needs. I highly recommend his services to anyone seeking high quality service and successful representation. thank you Kirk for your heip .. Juan Vargas