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Morris "Mo" Wiltshire

Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Wiltshire Defense
Athens, GA
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Morris "Mo" Wiltshire


Former prosecutor Mo Wiltshire is widely recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in Georgia. Mo is one of the very few lawyers in Georgia to have earned the rating "Superb" scoring a perfect "10.0/10.0″ by AVVO.com, the world’s largest online legal directory and attorney rating and review organization, in both Criminal Defense and DUI Defense. In the State of Georgia less than 5% of lawyers have earnedthese top ratings in both Criminal Defense and DUI Defense. As a former felony prosecutor and a former DUI prosecutor Mo Wiltshire possesses a breadth and depth of experience that is very difficult to find elsewhere.

Mo Wiltshire has been formally recognized by numerous national organizations for outstanding achievement and overall excellence as a trial attorney and advocate for his clients.

Mo Wiltshire is rated as possessing "Very High Ethical Standards" by Martindale-Hubbell the peer review attorney ethics rating guide. Mo holds a ranking as a "Top 10 Defense Attorney" in the State of Georgia by The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Mo was also selected as one of the"Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers" in the State of Georgia by The American Society of Legal Advocatesand as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" in the area of Criminal Defense by the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyersgroup. Mo has also been recognized as one of the top DUI Defense Attorneys in the state by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense. Mo was honored as one of the 10 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Georgia for Client Satisfactionfor 2014 by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. Mo has been selected for a Client’s Choice Awardfrom AVVO for 2012, 2013, 2014.

Mo graduated cum laude from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS in 1991 and received his J.D. degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1994. His law school honors include being named to the Order of Barristers. Mo was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1994 and began his legal career serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Cherokee and Forsyth counties in the North Metro Atlanta area. After several years as a prosecutor, he returned to Athens and began the private practice of law focusing on civil and criminal cases requiring litigation.

After roughly a decade of successful law practice, Mo Wiltshire was selected as the Republican Party Nominee for District Attorney for Athens-Clarke and Oconee County in 2004. Mo was endorsed by the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia, Inc., the Athens-Banner Herald, and the Athens Daily News during the election. Mo was appointed by the Governor as Solicitor-General for Athens-Clarke County and served in that post until 2007.

As Solicitor-General he was commissioned with leading the office charged with the prosecution of DUI offenses in Athens. When his term as Solicitor-General he resumed the private practice of law.  

Mo Wiltshire maintains a heavy focus on jury trials in his law practice. Mo takes to heart the guiding principle of his practice "helping good people in big trouble all over Georgia." He is a frequent presenter for continuing legal education programs, for regional civic and fraternal organizations and provides expert commentary for regional news media and has been featured in the Athens Banner-Herald, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Flagpole Magazine, Scout.com, WGAU, WSB, and others.

Mo and his family reside in Athens.

Call Mo Wiltshire today at (706) 543-0002.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury (50%)
Criminal Defense (35%)
Wrongful Death (15%)


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Résumé - Morris "Mo" Wiltshire

Bar Licenses

Georgia State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

Wiltshire Defense

Epps, Holloway, DeLoach & Hoipkemier
Of Counsel

Partner, Prior Daniel & Wiltshire

Solicitor General Athens Clarke County State Court

Prior Daniel & Wiltshire
Assistant District Attorney, Blue Ridge Circuit

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University of Georgia School of Law
University of Georgia School of Law
Juris Doctor


Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney
American Society of Legal Advocates

Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Top 100 DUI Attorney for Georgia
The National Advocacy for DUI Defense

Top 100 Trial Lawyer
The National Trial Lawyers

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Awards & Honors

Superior DUI Defender
The National Advocacy for DUI Defense

Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion

Clients Choice Award

10 Best for Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys

Clients Choice Award

Clients Choice Award

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Morris "Mo" Wiltshire
Wiltshire Defense
490 North Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30601
Office: 706-543-0002

Secondary Address:
Langford Drive Building 200
Watkinsville, GA 30677

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