Wiltshire Defense

Wiltshire Defense

At Wiltshire Defense, we are proud of our decades of winning experience and reputation for client service. We help good people in big trouble every day. Our outstanding results are no accident. We look forward to helping solve your legal problems.

Firm Overview

REPUTATION, RELATIONSHIPS, RESULTS

Reputation: At this law practice we understand how challenging it can be to select the right lawyer. You can rely on our reputation for excellence as one of the very best lawyers available in Georgia. The recognition won, the rankings and memberships held, and the many testimonials from happy clients, fellow lawyers, and judges all speak to the power of our reputation. But reputation means more to us than just our reputation, we are not just concerned with and proud of our standing in the community, we are dedicated to safeguarding yours.
When you need a lawyer, your reputation is on the line and you will want the very best lawyer you can secure to help protect your good name as well as your liberty and property. We always invite you to ask your friends and neighbors about us, ask your friends in law enforcement, ask the lawyers and judges you know about us. Our reputation will provide you with thoroughgoing confidence and peace of mind that you have the elite representation of Wiltshire Defense.
Mo Wiltshire is a veteran former prosecutor who is uniquely qualified and highly rated by independent boards, agencies, and rating services such as AVVO, Martindale-Hubbell, The National Trial Lawyers, The NACDA, Lawyers.com, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Trial Masters and other such groups. Please compare our reputation with the reputation of your other options.

Relationships: Nothing is more important in life than the relationships you develop and nurture over the decades. We know the value of excellent relationships founded on respect and friendship. At Wiltshire Defense, we are proud of the excellent relationships we have with law enforcement offices, elected officials, clerks of court, judges, and prosecutors all over Georgia. We understand that our most important relationships are those we forge with each and every client. We treat each of our clients as we would treat our family and as we ourselves would like to be treated. We know every client is unique whether a business entity, family, or an individual. Friendly, personal service throughout our relationship with each client is a hallmark of our approach. The entire team here at Wiltshire Defense is committed to the success of our mission and in this commitment to delivering an outstanding customer experience to every single client every single time. In our law practice, we are helping good people all over Georgia and we love it.

Results: In the end, the results of your case depend almost entirely on your lawyer and his ability to both understand the facts and circumstances of your situation as they relate to your goals and needs and to maximize the likelihood and scope of positive outcomes. At Wiltshire Defense, we measure our effectiveness by outcomes. We are driven to win and are proud of our record. Recognizing that each client and each case is unique while drawing on 25 years of prosecuting and defending cases all over Georgia gives us the wisdom to know how best to help each client and each family.
As part of our mission, we know that people come to us to preserve and protect their wealth, their life's work, their families, their freedoms, their reputations, their careers, their futures, and, in some cases, their very lives. Once we agree to represent you we will define the success of our mission by the results that we obtain for you and the relationship we build together. We expect to deliver winning results and we have never and will never view failure as either acceptable or inevitable.
We have the rare skills, background, talent, breadth of experience, and motivation to help avoid and to help solve problems for our clients. We gladly serve the role of advisor and champion for our clients. Wiltshire Defense can offer unmatched legal expertise and a personal connection to achieve superior results both in and out of courtrooms all across Georgia and throughout the Southeastern United States. The unsurpassed combination of our elite skill set, talent, reputation, and commitment to close personal relationships with our clients yields our superior results. Our clients love our results and we are thrilled to continue to produce them.

Main Office

Main Office
1220 Langford Drive
Watkinsville GA 30677

Phone

(706) 543-0002

Fax

(706) 255-3900

Fees

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Most cases are fixed, flat fee cases this way you know what your budget is and will not have to worry about getting an ever-increasing bill from your lawyers as work proceeds on your case. Flat fees allow us to focus on achieving the best result in your case no matter how much time it requires.

Hourly Rates

$350/hour for services that require an hourly rate.

Office Information

Office Hours

24 hours

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Other Offices

Wiltshire Defense
490 N Milledge Avenue
Athens

Criminal Defense

Former prosecutor, Mo Wiltshire, is widely recognized as one of the top trial attorneys in the State of Georgia. Mo Wiltshire holds a peer review rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mo Wiltshire an Athens, Georgia Defense Attorney
Clients describe him as "a Rock Star in the courtroom", "a legend in the area" and "the best lawyer on two legs".
They say Mo is the "top dawg at defending rowdy dawgs" an "extraordinary legal warrior" with "phenomenal knowledge and expertise" a lawyer who is clearly "worth every penny". They describe Mo as "very personable", "supportive, empathetic, and a tremendous advocate", clients recognize his "determination to get results".
Judges call Mo Wiltshire "one of the best trial lawyers in the State" who has an "incredible ability to cross-examine a witness" he is "a truly exceptional lawyer" and "one of the finest courtroom advocates" and the "best of the best" an attorney who "makes persuasive and honest arguments".
Other Lawyers have said Mo has a "lighting-fast mind" and "knows everybody in Athens". Mo is "definitely the go to lawyer in Athens". Mo is an "honest and professional", "common sense lawyer with an amazing ability to connect with people" who "is never afraid to fight for his client".

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

REPUTATION, RELATIONSHIPS, RESULTS

Reputation: At this law practice we understand how challenging it can be to select the right lawyer. You can rely on our reputation for excellence as one of the very best lawyers available in Georgia. The recognition won, the rankings and memberships held, and the many testimonials from happy clients, fellow lawyers, and judges all speak to the power of our reputation. But reputation means more to us than just our reputation, we are not just concerned with and proud of our standing in the community, we are dedicated to safeguarding yours.

When you need a lawyer, your reputation is on the line and you will want the very best lawyer you can secure to help protect your good name as well as your liberty and property. We always invite you to ask your friends and neighbors about us, ask your friends in law enforcement, ask the lawyers and judges you know about us. Our reputation will provide you with thoroughgoing confidence and peace of mind that you have the elite representation of Wiltshire Defense.

Mo Wiltshire is a veteran former prosecutor who is uniquely qualified and highly rated by independent boards, agencies, and rating services such as AVVO, Martindale-Hubbell, The National Trial Lawyers, The NACDA, Lawyers.com, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Trial Masters and other such groups. Please compare our reputation with the reputation of your other options.

Relationships: Nothing is more important in life than the relationships you develop and nurture over the decades. We know the value of excellent relationships founded on respect and friendship. At Wiltshire Defense, we are proud of the excellent relationships we have with law enforcement offices, elected officials, clerks of court, judges, and prosecutors all over Georgia. We understand that our most important relationships are those we forge with each and every client. We treat each of our clients as we would treat our family and as we ourselves would like to be treated. We know every client is unique whether a business entity, family, or an individual. Friendly, personal service throughout our relationship with each client is a hallmark of our approach. The entire team here at Wiltshire Defense is committed to the success of our mission and in this commitment to delivering an outstanding customer experience to every single client every single time. In our law practice, we are helping good people all over Georgia and we love it.

Results: In the end, the results of your case depend almost entirely on your lawyer and his ability to both understand the facts and circumstances of your situation as they relate to your goals and needs and to maximize the likelihood and scope of positive outcomes. At Wiltshire Defense, we measure our effectiveness by outcomes. We are driven to win and are proud of our record. Recognizing that each client and each case is unique while drawing on 25 years of prosecuting and defending cases all over Georgia gives us the wisdom to know how best to help each client and each family.
As part of our mission, we know that people come to us to preserve and protect their wealth, their life's work, their families, their freedoms, their reputations, their careers, their futures and, in some cases, their very lives. Once we agree to represent you we will define the success of our mission by the results that we obtain for you and the relationship we build together. We expect to deliver winning results and we have never and will never view failure as either acceptable or inevitable.

We have the rare skills, background, talent, breadth of experience, and motivation to help avoid and to help solve problems for our clients. We gladly serve the role of advisor and champion for our clients. Wiltshire Defense can offer unmatched legal expertise and a personal connection to achieve superior results both in and out of courtrooms all across Georgia and throughout the Southeastern United States. The unsurpassed combination of our elite skill set, talent, reputation, and commitment to close personal relationships with our clients yields our superior results. Our clients love our results and we are thrilled to continue to produce them.

Mo Wiltshire

Wiltshire Defense

Mo Wiltshire
Former prosecutor, Mo Wiltshire, is widely recognized as one of the top trial attorneys in the State of Georgia. Mo Wiltshire holds a peer review rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest peer review rating. It reflects anonymous opinions gathered from judges, prosecutors and attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest attorney peer review rating organization in the United States.
Mo has also been selected for membership in the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, an organization limited to the top one percent of practicing attorneys in the United States.
Mo is one of the few attorneys in Georgia to have earned the Avvo rating Superb scoring a perfect 10.0 on their 10 point scale. Avvo is the world's largest online attorney rating and review organization. Avvo has awarded Mo Wiltshire their highest rating in Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, Domestic Violence Defense and in Wrongful Death Litigation.

In addition to his other honors, Mo Wiltshire is one of the only lawyers in Georgia to be recognized as a Life Member of the Trial Masters. Membership in the Trial Masters organization is only open to attorneys who have very substantial certified jury trial experience. Mo holds a ranking as a “Top 10 Defense Attorney” in the State of Georgia from The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Mo was selected as one of the “Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers” in the State of Georgia by The American Society of Legal Advocates and as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by The National Trial Lawyers group. Mo has also been recognized as one of the “Best DUI Attorneys in the Nation” by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense.
Mo Wiltshire is an Affiliate Attorney for the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network an organization focused on shielding its membership from unwarranted prosecution by providing access to the top attorneys and experts in the field of self-defense law and practice.
Mo was very pleased to be honored for his many happy clients as one of the 10 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Georgia for Client Satisfaction from by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. He has been selected for a Client’s Choice Award from AVVO for outstanding client service winning this award for years in a row including 2020.

As a former felony prosecutor and a former DUI prosecutor in his 25th year of law practice, Mo Wiltshire has seen every type of criminal case in the court system. His prosecution insider background, along with having tried well over a hundred jury trials, establishes that Mo Wiltshire possesses a breadth and depth of experience that is very difficult to find elsewhere. During his service as Solicitor-General, he was commissioned to lead the office charged with the prosecution of DUI offenses in Athens. When his term as Solicitor-General expired, he joined the law firm that became Prior, Daniel & Wiltshire, and resumed the private practice of law.
Mo Wiltshire maintains a heavy focus on jury trials in his law practice, including regular and extensive criminal jury trial work in courts throughout Georgia and the Southeast. The practice is limited to criminal defense, and self-defense focusing on trial work and on select serious personal injury litigation.
Mo enjoys getting to meet so many good people in his practice and as the government aggressively enforces often over-broad laws he seems to meet more and more every year. Mo has learned to a certainty that the right attorney can make all the difference. He takes to heart the guiding principle of his practice “helping good people in big trouble all over Georgia.”

If he agrees to represent you, Mo will be personally responsible for your case. Your case is no place for on the job training for newly minted attorneys. Unlike at some law firms, when it comes time for your day in court you will not be handed off to a junior associate. While our staff is very talented and capable we know you are hiring Mo Wiltshire for his help. You should expect and will receive the benefit of his many years of winning experience, unique insight, and powerful skill set.
With his services in high demand, Mo stays very busy, but because Mo does not take on every case he is offered, he has the time and resources necessary to provide the level of help you need and deserve for your case. Every case does not require a jury trial, but if you need a trial you must have a great lawyer...if you want to win. It is the skill, experience, ability, force of will, and talent to win for his clients that separates the good lawyer from the great lawyer.
Mo Wiltshire has represented people from all walks and stations of life. For each of his clients, Mo believes our court system can and must work for everyone. He knows the system works especially well if you have the right lawyer.

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