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About me

I am Charles Kelly Kilgore, an experienced trial attorney, with an excellent trial side manner.


This month Tom Kielty and I opened the 11th Hour Trial Lawyers Group in Los Angeles. We will parlay our vast trial experience into helping Business Litigators and Civil Litigators that have never tried a case, or are too busy in their practice to take a week or two off to try a case. We can be reached at, or 424 235 7928.


Retaining my Southern roots,and accent, insures a great rapport with juries, judges and even opponents. 


I grew up in Kentucky, and have lived in Los Angeles, Miami, London, and Moscow. This wealth of experience allows me to draw upon vast reservoirs of information and to use that effectively in my representation. 


I am the past President of the Malibu Bar Association, and am a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, and am here to serve. 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    23 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    4 years
  3. Federal Crime: 15%
    23 years



Hourly ($250-425/hour), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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


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  • Nicholas Richard Andrea

    Mr. Kilgore is a season, skilled zealous advocate and someone you want on your side at trial.


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Contact info

Law Offices: Charles Kelly Kilgore, LLC

Penthouse Suite
9025 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

Law Offices Charles Kelly Kilgore

Courthouse Square Building
269 West Main Street, Suite 600
Lexington, KY, 40507



KYAuthorized to practice law200608/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Award for Service as PresidentMalibu Bar Association1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lead AttorneyLaw Offices of Charles Kelly Kilgore1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kentuckians for the CommonwealthAssociate Member2010 - 2012
Malibu Bar AssociationPresident 1999, Treasurer 19981997 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of California v Ramiro VelasquezNot Guilty
Heikali v. Songhorian & HoshidiNo Liability Damages awarded
People of California v Tareyll WhiteNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Defender Magazine (CPDA)Check your Vocabulary at the Door2005
California Defender Magazine (CPDA)Wild on Havana2003
California Litigation Magazine3 Strikes or 5 Fouls1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of KentuckyN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Pepperdine University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pepperdine Criminal Law AssociationCriminal Law Panel2013