Robert T. Homlar
Despite growing up in a family full of physicians, I never felt that medicine was my calling. Instead, I was fascinated by all the news stories I saw about attorneys — not to mention my favorite TV series, Matlock. By the age of 6, I already knew what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to become a trial lawyer.
Fast forward a couple of decades and that goal had become a reality. I had just graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law and was starting out my career as a criminal prosecutor. For the next 10 years, I would successfully prosecute thousands of criminal cases throughout Augusta, Georgia and Nashville, Tennessee.
Applying Prosecution Knowledge to Criminal Defense
During my time as a criminal prosecutor, I gained invaluable insight into the way prosecutors and law enforcement professionals think. I even learned how to perform wiretaps and investigate a case the way a police officer would. As you can imagine, this kind of insider knowledge is extremely useful when it comes to defending people under criminal investigation. Still, I knew I could do even more to help others facing legal challenges, and so I decided to expand my practice to include civil law cases, as well.
My favorite part of the job is seeing clients go on to thrive after their case is resolved.
Taking Care of Civil Law Clients
Civil law is a huge field of practice, so it's important for your attorney to be flexible. Although I can handle just about any kind of civil case you bring to my door, these are the case types with which I have had some of the greatest success in recent years:
- Products liability claims. As a law student, I took a strong interest in this topic and studied it closely under a professor who worked exclusively on these types of personal injury cases. Perhaps that's why I've had so much success helping clients get paid for the harmful and defective products they've encountered.
- Wrongful death claims. To successfully resolve a wrongful death claim, your attorney has to be both empathetic toward you and aggressive toward the person or people responsible for your loved one's death. My clients appreciate my ability to balance these two necessities.
- Whistleblower cases. People throughout Georgia and South Carolina have come to me after discovering that their employers violated the False Claims Act. I have been able to not only protect them from retaliation, but also to get them compensated for reporting the incident.
As I look to the future, I envision a wide range of other civil law cases coming my way. No matter how challenging or complex those cases may be, I look forward to each opportunity to make my clients' lives a little easier.
Licensed to Practice in Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Nationwide, & Internationally
As much as I love the Augusta, Georgia community, I decided years ago that I would do everything I can to offer excellent legal service to as many people in need as possible. That's why I'm licensed to practice in so many courts throughout Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
- Admitted to all state courts:
- Tennessee (2006)
- South Carolina (2003)
- Georgia (2002)
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- The United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
- The United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
- The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- The United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
- The United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
- The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
- The Supreme Court of Georgia
- The Georgia Court of Appeals
- International Criminal Court at the Hague, Netherlands
- J.D. - University of South Carolina School of Law (2002)
- University of Georgia School of Law (visiting student)
- B.A. in Economics - Johns Hopkins University (1999)
- Robert T. Homlar is an experienced trial attorney and has handled thousands of cases, over 50 jury trials and hundreds of hearings across the southeast.
- Member of District Attorney General's Special Operations Unit in Nashville
- Responsible for the largest methamphetamine manufacturing conspiracy case in Tennessee history
- Responsible for over a dozen wiretap cases
- Handled over 3,000 criminal cases as a prosecutor
- Worked with U.S. Department of Justice on civil rights cases
- Represented trucking manufacturers and Fortune 500 companies
- Recovered millions of dollars for clients