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Robert Thomas Homlar

Criminal defense Attorney at Augusta, GA

5.0   19 reviews
  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 20 years
    Georgia - GA 21 years
    Tennessee - TN 18 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    We handle a diverse criminal practice and can handle cases anywhere in Georgia or South Carolina State or Federal court. Over ten years of experience as a state prosecutor. We routinely go to trial in cases where in the client's interest.

    22 years

  2. Civil rights
    10%
    We represent people who have been wrongfully arrested or abused by police.

    22 years

  3. Defective and dangerous products
    10%
    We represent clients harmed by defective and dangerous products.

    22 years

  4. Personal injury
    10%

    22 years

  5. Wrongful death
    10%

    22 years

  6. Car accident
    5%

  7. Trucking accident
    5%

    20 years

Robert Homlar has spent his nearly twenty-year career focused on going to court on behalf of clients and causes.  Robert graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 1999 and from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2002, spending the last year of law school at the University of Georgia School of Law.  He is Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rated and listed among the National Trial Lawyers Top 100.

 

In criminal practice, Robert has gotten not-guilty jury verdicts for clients in the face of overwhelming evidence. He was a state prosecutor for more than ten years in Augusta, Georgia and Nashville, Tennessee handling over 3,000 criminal cases including several murders and large financial fraud cases down to simple possession and misdemeanor cases.  He handled several large-scale significant cases including prosecuting members of one of the most powerful and violent criminal drug syndicates in Mexico, transnational central American criminal gangs, and was responsible for the largest methamphetamine manufacturing conspiracy prosecution in Tennessee history.

  

In civil practice, he has both represented and fought against some of the largest consumer goods corporations, trucking manufacturers, and shipping companies in the world.  He has successfully represented clients with claims against state and local government agencies recovering millions for wronged people. Focusing on “whistleblower,” wrongful death, products liability, tractor-trailer (logging trucks and commercial trucks) and civil rights (including wrongful arrest, malicious prosecution, and violation of Federal rights) litigation, Robert has the background in these areas to get results for clients.  

 

 He is licensed to practice in every state court in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee as well as the Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, Middle District of Georgia, Northern District of Georgia, Middle District of Tennessee, Eastern District of Tennessee and District of South Carolina. In addition, he is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits and the United States Supreme Court having been sponsored by noted attorney Bobby Lee Cook, the inspiration for Matlock.  In 2017 he became one of approximately forty American attorneys admitted to practice before the International Criminal Court at the Hague.

 

He is an experienced trial attorney and has handled thousands of cases, scores of jury trials and hundreds of hearings across the southeast.  With a depth of real-world litigation experience at the highest level he is an accomplished and driven trial lawyer. Ready to help clients get the best possible result.

 

By staying focused on our core mission and areas of practice outlined below the firm is able to effectively represent the best interests of clients. If you need assistance with an area of law not within my practice areas (such as divorce, child custody, wills, bankruptcy, immigration, and the like), please still do consider contacting us. Whatever your legal need may be, Robert T. Homlar's office welcomes any potential client contact. If we cannot help, we are committed to pointing people in the direction of someone who can.

 

 

Location

Robert T. Homlar P.C.
P.O. Box 1187
Augusta, GA, 30903
Robert T. Homlar P.C.
601 N. Belair Square
Suite 14
Evans, GA, 30809
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Reviews

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Posted by Jason | May 18, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Such a hunk
Seriously helpful man. Called in reference to a few incidents and got my answer, easy peasy. 10/10 service. Would recommend you, at bare minimum, give him a call....he will show you the way.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Helpful
He is the most helpful and nicest lawyer I have met. He helped me out in a tough situation and was able to resolve it without any issues. He was readily available at all times.
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best attorney in Georgia
Mr.Holmer helped me out tremendously. He was quick to call back even when not in the office and extremely knowledgeable on all subjects we discussed. I know in the future if ever need be I can return and know I'll get the best service possible. Thank you Sir.
Posted by LaDontay | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Robert Homlar was awesome with my case. Answered every phone call or text regardless of what time or day it was help me get through a tough time while I was facing to felony charges he came through and got the case dismissed If you are looking for a lawyer that’s honest and treats you like family then i would highly recommend Robert Homlar he will do his best to get your legal matter handled the right way.
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Posted by Makka | September 14, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and wonderful Lawyer
If there were a million stars to rate Mr. Homlar, I would have given it to him. I rarely post online reviews but in this case I had to make an exception to thank Mr. Homlar and acknowledge what a wonderful job he did in resolving an almost year-long issue. I had written a 50% down check to a contractor for some work I needed done. The work was never started yet alone completed and after nine months and numerous emails and phone calls the work was not started and my deposit had not been returned. Well I contacted Mr. Homlar and within TWO DAYS time the contractor returned my money. If you need help contact Mr. Homlar he is professional and courteous and fill work hard to help you !
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Robert was very professional. He always kept in touch to let us know what was going on with the case. We highly recommend him.Great results !
Posted by Julie | September 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Full Pardon
I had an almost 30 yr old drug felony in Georgia($10 worth of cocaine, they don't play in Ga.) that never really kept from from living my life but I had lost my 2nd Amendment Rights . I have been clean & sober for 23 yrs now & own my own business but didn't have the right to defend myself if need be as I go in very early. I was seeking a Pardon & Restoration of my Fire Arms Rights. I know I didn't really "need" an attorney for this process but I wanted someone to help navigate me through the process. Robert came recommended by attorney, George Bush who was recommended by another friend. Mr. Bush's plate was overflowing but not too much to return my call with Robert on the line. Robert & I corresponded via email, phone & text. He treated this as important as any other case he had. He answered ALL of my questions with the promptness that anyone would want. Some of the emails he sent me were at 2 am. I had a face to face interview with someone with the review board & he insisted on going with me even though he didn't have to be there. I was granted a FULL Pardon with ALL my rights restored, including my civil rights. I cannot say enough good things about Mr. Homlar & have already recommended him to 2 friends. PS And he was didn't gouge me on the fees
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Posted by Tammy | April 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
performance : like a breath of fresh air...actually returned phone calls and followed up!!!
I was told I did not need an attorney for my proceedings, but at the last minute circumstances beyond my control changed that required me to hire one for my best interest. A friend gave me Mr. Homlar's name. I contacted him and within 2 hours he returned my inquiry. Without ever meeting me, he trusted me to mail him a payment while starting on my case before receiving payment. He did an excellent job, and has followed through to make sure all is finished through the system as promised....Highly recommend Mr. Robert Homlar, as I said, like a breath of fresh air to actually have someone act as if they care and return all inquiries, as stupid as they may be!!!
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Posted by RW | July 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
RW Wammock
Robert busted his tail for us! Outstanding! Hardworking! Always willing to answer the phone or return a call. It took a while but we got the result that we wanted and Mr. Homlar went Above & Beyond to made the process as painless as it could be. Would highly recommend him for any legal issue.
Posted by Lashonda | July 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful
Mr. Robert communication was on point. He let me know every step possible that I needed to help with my son case. I would most diffently call him again
Posted by Jessica | June 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I contacted Robert Homlar after researching and speaking with many lawyers in the Augusta, Georgia area. My boyfriend had been in the county jail for almost two weeks for a technical parole violation, Mr. Homlar went to see him immediately after our phone conversation. Although my boyfriend's situation was fairly simple and legally straightforward, Mr Homlar was honest, thorough, professional, and responsive during the entire process. He clearly managed expectations and his fees were very reasonable for coordinating an outcome in which everyone was satisfied. I would highly recommend Robert Homlar to anyone in need of legal counsel.
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Posted by Mustafa | April 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney ever
Had the best experience with him and he is truly self dedicated to the case and your needs and always make time to answer your questions and work very hard to resolve the issue. Will definitely hire him again in case I get into trouble in future
Posted by Rhonda | January 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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Very responsive and engaged in process! We felt like Mr. Homlar worked diligently on our case. He was very concerned with the outcome and was able to get the best result possible quickly. Very much went the extra mile to get things done. He communicates with his clients promptly and shows respect, consideration and compassion. We highly recommend him to help you resolve your case. He seemed to have our best interests in mind. Would recommend to anyone!
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Posted by Chris | October 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Reccomend
Honest, results driven, straight shooter. I approached Mr. Homlar with a legal issue I am dealing with; while he couldn't help he was he was upfront about it and explained at length the reason I was in a jam legally. Could have taken my money and then never done anything. Not many honest attorneys in the world. Mr. Homlar is one of them. Would definitely be my first call with any legal issues in the future.
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Posted by Sonya | August 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent he deserves five stars
The day I Mr. Homlar number I gave him a call he was out of town but that didn't stop him from jumping right on my cousin case.Mr.Robert immediately pulled look over his case called me back and worked nonstop to handle the case friendly and very professional I'm definitely gonna use him again and will refer him to other.My cousin was in court and out in two weeks thanks for being there for me and family.
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Posted by Ashley | August 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Robert Holmer Excellent Attorney
Robert is an extremely knowledgeable, personable, and assessable attorney. He is eager and willing to help. Robert helped me out with the accountability court in Richmond County. It is not really as straightforward as it should be or people might think. He was able to explain process and deal with all the hoops and problems along the way. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Suzanne | March 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Results oriented and great comunication
I hired Robert's firm in Nashville to represent me in a contract dispute. As soon as I presented him with my information he grasped it and worked to get me the best possible results. We spoke regularly about the progress and I felt comfortable with him as my advocate while keeping track of expenses to minimize expenses. If I were to need legal representation again Robert will be my go-to lawyer. I certainly recommend him to anyone and everyone.
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Posted by Sean | January 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and hardworking
I was injured pretty bad in a car accident with several people that wasn't my fault. All of the insurance companies for the other drivers wanted to settle with me and I didn't want give some lawyer a big chunk for doing nothing. Robert took the case on an hourly basis and found additional insurance money I wouldn't have gotten. He took care of the medical bills to pay less than what they billed. He also fought to make the insurance companies pay up to avoid a bad faith claim. He knows the ropes and tricks and got a bunch more money than I would have on my own. Good guy!
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made criminal case go away
Mr. Homlar defended me on a criminal case where I was caught with a small amount of drugs. He was able to resolve the case so that I didn't have to plea guilty and I was able to get the arrest and everything about it taken off my record. Saved my reputation and job for sure! He knows how to get results!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-60%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office- Augusta Judicial Circuit
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Assistant District Attorney General
  • District Attorney General- Nashville Tennessee
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Blackburn & McCune LLP
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office- Augusta Judicial Circuit
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Fulcher Hagler, LLP
  • 2002 - 2005
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Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD ("Visiting Student")
  • 2002
  • University of South Carolina
  • JD
  • 2002
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • BA
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • G.L. v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
  • $1,475,000
  • Harding
  • $125,000
  • J.S. v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
  • $195,000

Associations

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • 2015 - Present
  • Institute for Justice
  • 2002 - Present
  • Georgia First Amendment Foundation
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (11)
Endorse Robert
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Homlar is one of the top criminal defense lawyers in Augusta. He is well versed in the law and very comfortable in a courtroom. I fully endorse Mr. Homlar!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Robert is talented advocate both in and out of the courtroom. He has the knowledge, experience, and ability to handle any criminal matter effectively."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Homlar will obsessively examine every fact & aspect of a case to put his clients in the best position possible. He is also extremely unpredictable in court- making him a headache for opposing counsel but an asset for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Homlar is a dedicated attorney who focuses on providing quality representation to his clients. While at the District Attorney's Office, he handled high level cases and trials due to his many years of experience. Robert Homlar is an excellent choice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with him, and I know others who have been up against him. He is thorough and knowledgeable. As an added bonus, he's personable and funny."
Violent crime Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the privilege of working with Robert as a fellow prosecutor. Robert demonstrated his years of legal experience through his leadership and his willingness to share knowledge with younger attorneys on both sides of his cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Government Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Robert handles his cases with honesty, integrity, and objectivity. As a prosecutor, he upholds his oath to pursue justice. I absolutely endorse this attorney."
Government Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert Homlar is an excellent prosecutor, always professional in pursuit of justice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked on numerous cases with Robert and he was always thoroughly prepared, respectful to all parties, and genuinely concerned with achieving a fair outcome. I highly recommend him."
Government Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a skilled and knowledgeable trial attorney. He is tenacious and no-nonsense. I endorse him fully and without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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