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Claude M. "Mickey" Kicklighter, Jr. was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1982. Shortly after being admitted to the bar, he began working in the District Attorney's office for the Atlantic Judicial Circuit. Following his work in the District Attorney's office, he worked in Atlanta for a while where he met his beautiful wife, Kimberly. They relocated to Statesboro shortly after the birth of their second daughter. He has been located in Springfield, Georgia since 1996. Claude M. Kicklighter, Jr., P.C.'s main practice areas include family law, criminal law, personal injury actions, including automobile accidents and medical malpractice, probate, wills, trusts, real estate, and contracts litigation. Mr. Kicklighter is the Public Defender for the Effingham and Bulloch County Drug Courts. Mr. Kicklighter is a dog lover and was recently appointed to represent a dog.



Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%



Hourly ($100-350/hour), contingent (15-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I endorse Claude. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community


    Travis Newton DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Billy Tomlinson

    I have known Micky for over a decade. During that time his reputation as a top litigator has only grown. When our firm needs an experienced and well connected attorney in his area he is the first one we call. I would never hesitate about referring anyone to this attorney!


    Billy Tomlinson DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Claude M. Kicklighter, Jr., PC

412 North Laurel Street
Springfield, GA, 31329


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198207/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerClaude M. Kicklighter, Jr., P.C.2006 - Present
PartnerRatchford & Kicklighter2005 - 2006
OwnerClaude M. Kicklighter, Jr.1996 - 2004
Associate AttorneyEdenfield & Cox1995 - 1996
PartnerKicklighter & Mayer1993 - 1995
OwnerClaude M. Kicklighter, Jr.1992 - 1993
ParnterWebb & Kicklighter1988 - 1992
Associate AttorneyHaynie, Webb & Litchfield1986 - 1988
Associate AttorneyAllen, Brown & Edenfield1984 - 1986
Assistant District AttorneyAtlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office1982 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Effingham County Bar AssociationPresident2010 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Georgia: Military Legal Assistance ProgramMember2009 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
136 F.3d 756The district court's denial of the Appellant's new trial motion must be and is REVERSED. The judgment is VACATED, and the case is REMANDED for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
Coastal Water and Sewerage Co. v. Effingham County Industrial Development AuthorityDecided
Effingham County Board of Commissioner v. Park West Effingham, L.P.Judgment affirmed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Mercer UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Litigation Skills for ParalegalsAdvanced Investigation SkillsN/A