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Phillip Darrell Kimbrell

DUI and DWI Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.8   36 reviews

also known as P. Darrell Kimbrell, Darrell Kimbrell

  • Licensed for 34 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1989
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Phillip

Learn Phillip’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    I represent individuals who are charged with violations of Georgia's DUI laws and the corresponding Administrative actions where the State is attempting to suspend the driving privileges of the arrestee.

    27 years, 1,250 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    I represent individuals charged with felony & misdemeanor charges throughout the Georgia Court & Federal Court system, including charges of drug possession, rape, armed robbery, murder, vehicular homicide, aggravated assault & other charges.

    34 years, 1,950 cases

  3. Licensing
    I assist businesses in acquiring/renewing the respective local & state alcohol & business licenses for bars & restuarants throughout metro Atlanta - including all municipalities in Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cherokee, Paulding & Clayton counties

    25 years, 400 cases

  4. Consumer protection

    34 years, 250 cases

My goal as your attorney is to provide you with the most competent advice I can; thus allowing you to make an informed decision in your pending matter. And to zealously represent your interest in the court sysytem in pursuing those decisions.

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The Kimbrell Firm, P.C.
PO Box 725274
Atlanta, GA, 31139

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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by David | May 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Worth Every Penny.
It's not every day that you get put into a headlock, but in this situation I was. Like an ostrich with its head stuck in the ground, I felt like I had nowhere to turn for help when I needed it the most. But thats where Phillip came in. Moments after contacting him for legal advice, we got connected and he opened my eyes to the full picture of my situation. His unbiased approach really gave me a clear cut view of what I needed to do and it set me up on a path to success. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is ready to kick butt in their legal case.
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Posted by Lin | December 6, 2014
Worth hiring in every way!
Mr. Kimbrell is knowledgeable of the Atlanta legal environment. He communicated with me with full patience and care. He investigated my case in details to know everything happened and could happen about my case. Finally it ended up with a perfect deal that I didn't even entered the court room! Mr. Kimbrell is very professional and client-friendly!
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Posted by westwood | November 9, 2014
A great choice
Darrel is knowledgeable about the legal environment in Atlanta area. Unlike other attorneys I have been talked with, Darrel really cares about your case and he is willing to listen for your opinions. Darrel is not one of the most affordable legal service provider in Atlanta. However, you will understand his value as soon as you talk with him. A great choice indeed.
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Posted by Ruby | October 25, 2014
Hands down best lawyer in Atlanta
When I first met Phillip Darrell Kimbrell, I immediately knew he was serious about what he does. Although my case was not the most difficult one in the 25 years of his career, he still treated me like I was very important and a priority in his schedule. It sometimes might have been a little challenging to get in contact with him because of my unstable work schedule, but as soon as he had a break between his other clients, he responded and kept me updated. Darrell answered any question I asked and always pointed out all the options I had. On top of being a very professional lawyer, Darrell is trustworthy because he actually knows how Atlanta and its system works. This is the kind of lawyer I can count on to come through with any goal he sets for any case. I would definitely recommend Darrell to anyone in Atlanta because he is realistic of difficult situations and will tell you how to handle issues in the future. Cobb County is not an easy court system to get through but Darrell used all his assets to the absolute best of his ability in order to help out his client. He truly loves what he does and a lot of people of higher authority respect him for that.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2014
DUI case
Darrell is a great lawyer in my opinion. Before I first hired Darrell, I told him I was evaluating other lawyers before I hired him. He told me that he knew the other lawyer, and he was a good lawyer as well and I would be hiring a quality lawyer if I hired the other gentlemen. I respected Darrell's honesty and it made me feel like he was respectable lawyer, not a money hungry lawyer. I interviewed the other lawyer and elected to go with Darrell. Darrell is a little costly for a lawyer, but remember you get what you pay for. Darrell is worth the extra money versus some other lawyers. Other lawyers may charge less, but I assure you, they are not as good or connected as Darrell. He has helped me with about 4 different situations. Once again, Darrell is connected and knows people. He is sometimes hard to reach. Just text him or email him, he will respond promptly. On the flip side he will call you if he needs any further information or to update/inform you of anything vital in your case. He is a devoted lawyer. If you decide to hire him, remember that he is always working for you. Once you give Darrell all the information of your case, he will not forget even the smallest detail. I have had 2 DUI cases which were around a year’s time of one another both turned out to not be DUI’s. I have had some speeding issues as well, got me off with no points just a fine. My girl got into some trouble, MUI and was reduced significantly. Darrell is a beast in my opinion; I would not hire any other Lawyer to represent me. Thanks Darrell!
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2014
Super Speeder
Darrell is an awesome lawyer. I have hired him for two cases and we won both cases. He stays in constant communication with you keeping you abreast of all updates. He is very professional and articulate. He is also very honest. He sets realistic expectations in the event things aren't going as planned. If hired, he will definitely get the job done!
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2014
Trustworthy and knowledgeable
I am so glad I met Darrell. We had a great repor and he listened to my needs and did everything he could for my situation. Cobb county is a tough place to go to court and he knew what to do and how to get the best option for me.
Posted by Brent | February 7, 2013
Review of Phillip Darrell Kimbrell
Had to fire my lawyer as she did not show up for my Son's court hearing. Darrell did an excellent job of obtaining and providing usefule information that saved me time and money. Would highly reccommend Mr. Kinbrell.
Posted by Doug C. | October 4, 2012
Many Many Thanks to P. Darrell Kimbrell!!!!
Mr. Kimbrell does the job you hire him to do!!! Got my butt off the hook with Georgia drivers license detectives for having multiple ID's. I was not even charged because of this attorney doing a great job for me. He is not inexpensive but worth the fee in gold. Hiring Mr. Kimbrell will be the best thing you can do. Thanks again Mr. Kimbrell for all of your help!
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Posted by William | August 23, 2012
Knowledgeable, helpful and a great lawyer
I found Mr. Kimbrell through an online search and must say I am more than pleased with him and the results he delivered. He kept me informed as to the status and proceedings in the case so that there were no surprises and delivered a fantastic resolution to my case. I could not be happier and highly recommend Mr. Kimbrell.
Posted by Ralph Hill | August 22, 2012
A very HAPPY Client
I have dealt with lawyers over the years and I must say that dealing with Mr. Kimbrell was a plesant experience. I had issues with having gotten a fake drivers license years ago when my licnese got taken away. And when I went to get a my license back the process was stopped cause I needed to talk with a investigator. having issues with the police in the past I knew I needed to have a lawyer talk to the police for me. I called and left a message P. Darrell Kimbrell and he called me back that same evening. Met with him and explained my situation and he knew the invesigator. I collected all the papers he told me and got them to him and he set up and met with the investigator without me having to do so. Got the hold on my license removed and I got the license the next day. By far the best money I ever paid a lawyer - he called me back, responded to my e-mails and got the job done for me. A fine lawyer!! He is not cheap but well worth every penny. I recommend P. Darrell Kimbrell and will call him again if need be.
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Posted by Barbie | July 24, 2012
Gwinnett County Lawyer
If, like me, you are in the unfortunate situation to need legal counsel, I highly recommend P.Darrell Kimbrell. You may be asking yourself the same questions that I was; do I really need a lawyer? Can I just handle this myself? Will this person even care about me or my case? Let me answer this for you, yes, no, and if your lawyer is Mr. Kimbrell, then the answer to the last question is also yes. Throughout an ordeal with the Gwinnett County Court system that lasted for 11 months, he was at every court appearance and kept in contact with me throughout the proceedings. Even when I just wanted to plea out and get it over with, he kept telling me to wait it out to the end, and I’m very glad that I did. Of course I can’t guarantee your results will be like mine, I can guarantee that regardless of the outcome you will be happy to have had Mr. Kimbrell on your side.
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Posted by James Smith | July 14, 2012
A great attorney - honest, straightforward and concerned about your case!!
I hired attorney Darrell Kimbrell to represent my son on a Underage Consumption of Alcohol, DUI, Speeding and Obstruction. He was very patient with our family and a guiding force in this matter. He advised us to be patient with this legal process as it would take some time to resolve this matter. Always honest and straight forward and frankly blunt in our discussions with him. I feel like he was genuinely interested in helping our son. The process was lengthy and at the end of the day he got a great result for our son. After a trial with a jury, our son was found not guilty on underage consumption, dui and obstruction. Our son got to keep his drivers license and only paid a fine on a speeding ticket. Darrell Kimbrell is fine attorney and you would be well served to have him represent your interest. Thank you Darrell! James Smith
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Posted by Matthew | June 27, 2012
Great guy, even better attorney.
Darrell is a down-to-earthkind of guy you can trust. He does his best to earn your trust and make you feel as comfortable with your situation as possible. He has a great reputation among his colleagues and has a great amount of experience that makes him extremely knowledgeable in his fields of expertise and in the proceedings of the court and legislation system. Hire him.
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Posted by Eddie | June 26, 2012
He can get the job done
When I was arrested last year for Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Robbery and drug possession in Cobb County, I though my life was done. My wife's friend had used Mr. Kimbrell in the past and was happy with him. So wfe called him and he met with her that same day and then met with me at jail the same day. I had no bond when I got arrested and he got me a bond. He reviewd my case with me, gathered all documents needed and filed motions to supress with the DA. He worked really hard, kept us informed and called us back. We wnet to Court two weeks ago and tried the motion to suppress, the DA agreed to drop the Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Robbery charges with only misdemeanor drug charge - I got a fine and probation. This lawyer does the job and does it really, really good. What was the worse time of my life has been fixed. He got my life back for me and is worth every penny we pade him. Thank you Mr. Kimbrell
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Posted by Kathleen | May 31, 2012
Our excellent choice
Our son was arrested last year in Cobb County and charged with thirteen charges including DUI, DUI under 21 years old, Attempting to Eldue Police, Possession of Alcohol by Minor, Speeding, Driving in Violation of License Restrictions, Open Container and six other charges after wrecking the car while running from the police. After he was released from jail, we went about trying to find a lawyer by looking online and speaking to friends and co-workers. We met with four lawyers and decided to hire Darrell Kimbrell. Mr. Kimbrell met with us early one morning, at our request, to accommodate our work schedule – none of the other lawyers wanted to do that. He answered all our questions and we felt comfortable with him as he seemed to establish a rapport with our son and definitely had done with us. We decided to hire him at that time and it has been a great decision. He has returned our calls, answered our e-mails and has been very upfront and candid with us about this case. Watching him in Court it is obvious he is comfortable there, has command of the room and knows the law. He has handled this matter with great concern for our son. To sum it up, Mr. Kimbrell’s experience and expertise helped achieve an unbelievable result for our son – one we were praying for but did not expect. Our son was offered a plea to Obstruction of the Police and Reckless Driving with the remaining charges dismissed and received 12 months probation – NO JAIL TIME. Even the judge commented to us that this was some of the best lawyering he had seen in years. Our gratitude to Mr. Kimbrell is immeasurable as this horrible chapter for ours son is now closed. Thank you Darrell.
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Posted by anonymous | February 29, 2012
one fantastic person & a better lawyer!!!
Darrell Kimbrell is hands down the best criminal lawyer in Georgia and a better person. Darrell knows everyone in the courts and has the pulse of the courthouse in his hands. He kept me updated as to what was going on with my case with phone calls and e-mail. I trusted my life and career to him and he made sure I got it back after some very poor choices by me. I was arrested in Fulton County for drug possession, fraudulent ID and forgery and a conviction would have cost me my job as I am in law enforcement. Darrell got all of the charges against me dismissed. The gratitude I have for this man cannot be described. He is genuinely concerned with you as his client and that comes through in his interactions with you. There will be no better choice for you to hire than P. Darrell Kimbrell
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Posted by Lizbeth | February 27, 2012
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Kimbrell is very responsive to all inquiries. He does what he says he will do and can relate to you on terms that is easy to understand. I trust him 100% and would recommend him highly to any individual that needs an attorney. I will definitely use him again.
Posted by Daniel A. | February 27, 2012
Exceptional Lawyer
I am deeply thankful for everything Mr. Kimbrell did for me. I was been charged with DUI and five other tickets that added to the amount of $4,500. I was overwhelmed by the legal system of Georgia. The day I went to court, I was speechless when the judge dismissed all my charges. I only had to pay $250 plus court fees, which gave the amount of $365. I thought I was going to have a DUI conviction on my record for the rest of my life. I am very happy with the results of my case. Do not hesitate in contacting this lawyer!
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Posted by Deanna | November 27, 2011
Outstanding Attorney
I had gotten a speeding ticket that was apparently a super speeder ticket. I had posted a complaint on a social media site and Darrell contacted me to let me know that I had certain rights. I was unaware of the implications that would have been put on me had I just paid the ticket online as I was prepared to do. The officer did not tell me that this was a super speeder ticket and neither did the recorders court rep that answered the phone when I called to inquire on the fine. If it had not been for Darrell informing me that this ticket could cost me a loss of my drivers license, more than $600 in fines, an increase in my insurance, defensive driving class, and points on my license--I would have been so far up the creek in a mess. I have no idea of all the laws that this type of ticket entails and no one offered to tell me anything about it other than him. He went out of his way to meet me and settle this out of court and with so little out of my pocket. No one tells you your rights as a resident of this state--if you think that you may handle your case yourself....rethink it and call Darrell.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 335-395 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Kimbrell Firm, P.C
  • 2003 - Present
  • Owner
  • P. Darrell Kimbrell - Attorney at Law
  • 1997 - 2003
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • City of Atlanta Solicitor's Office
  • 1990 - 1997


  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Wofford College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
  • Boiling Springs High School
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Georgia vs. FJ - Cobb Superior
  • Dismissal of all charges
  • State of Georgia vs. RDW
  • Dismissed
  • State of Georgia vs. Luan Nguyen
  • Charges against client were amended to No Valid License on Person. Client paid a fine and there was no impact to his driving privileges.
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  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Entertainment and Sports Law Section
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
  • 2009
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
  • 2008
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (21)
Endorse Phillip
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Darrell for several years and know him to be the consummate professional. I know Darrell both to have exemplary character and work ethic, and to always remain a zealous advocate for his client; he will never leave a stone unturned in his representation of a client, but will remain a courteous professional to others. He will never loose sight of his client or their case. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Darrell for over ten years first when I was a public defender and he was a prosecutor, and subsequently, when I was a prosecutor and I was dealing with him as a criminal defense lawyer. Darrell is truly one of the good guys in the legal profession. He is an awesome trial attorney who gets great results for his clients. He is one of the smartest attorneys around and when I talk about being smart, he is both book smart and common sense smart. Darrell takes his ethical obligations as an attorney very seriously and I always look forward to our chats in Cobb County in between court sessions when we can talk about ideas and strategies for our cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.I have known Darrell for many years as a fellow attorney in Marietta. He is well-respected and extremely good at what he does. He has an extensive knowledge of the law, and he attends to every detail in his cases. I heartily endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred numerous clients to Darrell over the years and will continue to do so. My clients often were involved with their first instance with criminal proceedings and Darrell successfully represented them while keeping them (and me) informed of the criminal proceedings and intricacies of judicial system. Darrell has been practicing in the area of criminal defense for many years, is an expert, and always has the best interests of his clients. He knows the system, is highly revered by his peers, and is a top professional in his field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Darrell is a smart lawyer. Knows the law well and how to apply it to get the best results for his client. Has a commanding image in the courtroom and communicates well."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kimbrell is a frequent Avvo contributor and colleague. I cannot find a single Avvo entry where I'd disagree with him. People in need of a criminal defense attorney in Georgia should definitely consider him among their top choices."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Darrell is one of the best around. He's well liked and respected by lawyers and judges alike. If you need him, you will be very well served."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Phillip. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Darrell Kimbrell is one of the best lawyers in Atlanta. His knowledge of criminal law and DUI law is very impressive and I highly recommend him to any perspective clients who are arrested in Philadelphia for criminal and DUI charges. He is also a former prosecutor which makes his experience valuable."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Kimbrell for a number of years. I have always found him to be one of the most sharp, brilliant, and on point attorneys in the State. I never seen him give less than 100% to any of his clients, and I know he tackles every case aggressively while maintaining the utmost professionalism."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Darrell is a zealous advocate for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I thoroughly endorse Mr. Kimbrell. Over the years I have been impressed with the depth of his legal knowledge and his ability to relate it to individuals feeling the stress of legal trouble. Anyone needing a knowledgeable, skilled attorney could do no better."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Darrell for almost 12 years, and he was very instrumental in helping me open my own law practice eleven years ago. He has the heart and attitude of a small town lawyer in a big city. He knows all of the people in Atlanta from the cops to the prosecutors to the judges. He is very friendly and most people just plain like him. So, it is to his client's advantage that he can cultivate all of these relationships. He works very hard and cares about his clients immensely. When you need something done, a trial, a deal, anything, I would recommend Darrell."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Darrell Kimbrell for any person that needs help with a criminal case. I have watched Darrell work for many years and he always get great results for his clients. He has an excellent reputation in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darrell Kimbrell is an excellent lawyer. He is very intelligent, knows the law well, and works hard for his clients. And, on top of all of that, he is a good and decent person, too. I have referred many clients to Darrell over the years and have always gotten very positive reports back. I highly endorse the skills of this fine defense attorney."
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