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James Wrixam McIlvaine

Criminal defense Attorney at Brunswick, GA

4.6   10 reviews

also known as Wrix McIlvaine, J. Wrix McIlvaine


Licensed for 16 years

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Wrix McIlvaine is a talented and steadfast trial attorney that has battled for justice in courtrooms throughout Georgia. He is admitted to practice law in all Georgia trial courts, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Georgia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Dedicated to serving the underdog, he takes on tough cases against big government and corporate interests and fights for the downtrodden. Wrix's Bankruptcy practice provides relief for those in debt and he serves as a Debt Relief Agent.  His litigation practice focuses on defending the Constitution, protecting civil liberties, giving a voice to the voiceless, and ensuring the injured receive fair compensation. A lifelong musician and advocate for the arts and technology, Wrix also brings unique and specialized knowledge for those seeking to procure, defend and enforce copyright, trademark, patents and other intellectual property rights. After earning his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, he studied at the Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany and earned his Master of Laws in intellectual property from the Universität Augsburg in conjunction with the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center. He provides both domestic and international solutions in this arena and engages in a variety of trademark/patent, unfair competition, right of publicity and entertainment litigation. Wrix has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers and as a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyer magazine in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. In addition to civil litigation, he takes on difficult and high profile criminal matters throughout Georgia and has won acquittals for individuals charged with murder, armed robbery, and drug trafficking among other infamous crimes.

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Licensed for 16 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/03/2022

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

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Williams LItigation Group, P.C.

Reviews

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Posted by Kristie | April 29, 2010
Excellent Attorney!
I would highly recommend Wrix to represent you! He is an awesome attorney! He not only is very personable and friendly...he know's his sh.t! He's worked with me on payment arrangments and charged a fair price! He helped me win my custody battle and I will forever be grateful for his advice and expertise!
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2014
If you want an honest lawyer who will work for you ....this is the lawyer you need to call!
I have never been in trouble in all my 40 plus years. I was stopped/searched with no cause at a roadblock in Georgia right as you cross Florida line. I was arrested due to prescriptions NOT in their correct containers. There were NO narcotics, however they wrote them up however they felt the need to make the arrest. Just spending one night in jail horrified me and it caused so much stress on me, and my family. It litterally haunted me for months, now having a record and needing to defend myself. I was determined determined to find the best attorney and one who would listen and care about what happened and fight for me. That is exactly what I found in Mr. McIlvaine, he fought for me and had the charges were dismissed. He worked with me with the fees too, he really wanted your trust and he certainly earned mine. I pray to never need him again, but in the event I do he is the one I would call.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2020
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Excellent attorney!
Excellent attorney! Wrix did an outstanding job of explaining things as we worked through the legal process and he did a totally awesome job in wrapping it up. I would certainly use him again and recommend him.
Posted by Sean G. | January 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A lawyer you can count on
Wrix Mcilvaine is a solid lawyer who knows what he is doing. I was falsely accused of and charged with extremely serious sexual crimes. When I was in jail he visited me regularly and paid a lot of attention to my case. He got me out on bond on the first try. He knows how the system works very well. He is a rising star out of Brunswick GA.
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Posted by K | October 27, 2018
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Representation of a hard case
I had to hire a lawyer at the last minute, my case was not typical in any fashion. At times I know I was not even the easiest client to deal with. However Wrix maintained a professional attitude at all times, represented me and my issues and in the end after a tough lengthy battle we finally we're able to come to a conclusion that was very satisfactory. I would definitely use his services again.
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Posted by Joseph | June 14, 2018
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Awesome attorney
Wrix is a great attorney. Very professional and knowledgeable. Reasonable rates and pleasent to deal with. I would recommend him to anyone in need of representation. I know I will , if I need, use him again .
Posted by Michael | April 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Helped me in a hard time!
Wrix was my lawyer through a complex and expansive criminal case. He went beyond what he had to do and maintained open lines of communication through every phase of my legal battle. Very professional and tenacious attorney, highly recommended!
Posted by Brian | April 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Wrix is a very good lawyer. He has compassion for his clients and their best interest at heart. He is with another good lawyer Nathan Williams. I highly recommend Williams Litigation group for any criminal needs.
Posted by Joe | August 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
On top of his game
Wrix is fantastic at what he does. We were nervous going in to file bankruptcy. He never made us feel rushed, and always answered all of our questions. He made our bankruptcy experience seemless. I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
probate and family law
I hired him for a probate matter of which he was ill equipped to handle my case. I would not recommend this counselor no matter how many certifications he has on his web site. To be specific he was suppose to file my case after I made a partial payment, however, he went on vacation instead. When we went to court and the judge asked him why he did not file in a more timely manner and he stated that he did not get notification until AFTER HE CAME BACK FROM VACATION even though I told him to file immediately because of the urgency of my case. I ended up paying his initial fee and MORE TO ACHIEVE the most favorable outcome for myself but that did not happen .... I would not recommend this lawyer for probate or family law ...period
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Williams Litigation Group, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • The McIlvaine Law Group, LLC
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Supervising Attorney
  • Atlantic Judicial Circuit Defender
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Supervising Attorney
  • Brunswick Judicial Circuit Defender
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Assistant Circuit Defender
  • Brunswick Judicial Circuit Defender
  • 2006 - 2008
  • The Law Firm of Boehmert & Boehmert
  • 2006 - 2006
  • The Law Firm of Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff
  • 2006 - 2006
  • The Law Offices of the Public Defender of San Diego County
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Clerk
  • Superior Court of the State of California
  • 2004 - 2004
  • The Law Firm of Spinola & Miller
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • The Munich Intellectual Property Law Center
  • Master in Intellectual Property Law (LL.M.)
  • 2006
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • The University of San Francisco School of Law
  • 2004
  • The University of Delaware
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • 2002
  • Trinity College Dublin School of Law (Dublin, Ireland)
  • N/A
  • Univerzita Karlova v Praze (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Brabant v. Patton
  • Judgment reversed
  • State v. Boone
  • Not Guilty.
  • State v. Roundtree
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2008 - Present
  • Atlantic Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity
  • Magister (2000), Social Chair (1999, 2001, 2002), Editor (1999)
  • 1998 - Present
  • McIntosh County Board of Elections
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Student Bar Association (MIPLC)
  • Vice President
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Student Bar Association (TJSL)
  • Vice President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Student Chapter)
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Just Democracy
  • Treasurer
  • 2004 - 2005
  • The Informer
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • 2004 - 2005
  • The Review
  • Staff Reporter
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star - Criminal Defense
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star - Criminal Defense
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star - Criminal Defense
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers: Criminal Defense
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers: Criminal Defense
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Award of Achievement
  • State Bar of Georgia/Young Lawyers Division
  • 2009
  • Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Tax and Competition Law
  • 2006
  • National Deans List
  • TJSL
  • 2005
  • Witkin Award
  • 2005
  • The Jefferson Medal
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2005
  • Dean Selection Committee
  • Outgoing Dean of Students (TJSL)
  • 2005
  • Pro Bono Honors
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2005
  • Academic Excellence Award for Music Law and Licensing
  • Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2005
  • Named Delegate to the EIPIN Congress
  • Munich Intellectual Property Law Center
  • 2005
  • National Deans List
  • TJSL
  • 2004
  • The Lee Memorial Scholarship
  • Board of Trustees (TJSL)
  • 2004
  • Pro Bono Honors
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Achievement in Pro Bono Service
  • Vietnam Veterans of San Diego
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Second Annual Munich Intellectual Property Law Center Alumni Congress
  • Presentation of the Alumni Charter
  • 2006
  • Sigma Chi Grand Chapter
  • Praetor Election
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse James
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Other
"James is an excellent attorney with years of experience in helping criminal defendants fight the government machine. If you are facing criminal charges in Georgia, James is a great attorney to have on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James is a tough knowledgeable and dedicated defense attorney. He is someone I absolutely endorse to have on your side when things get tough and you are facing criminal charges."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent work ethic and compassion for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
General practice
Juvenile law