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 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 Evans, 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.

I’m also licensed to practice at the U.S. Supreme Court, and I’m proud to say that one of my personal heroes, Bobby Lee Cook, acted as one of the two sponsors I needed to get admitted to that court. (Bobby Lee Cook is the Georgia attorney who Matlock was based off of).

Finally, in 2017, I became a member of the International Criminal Court of Hague, Netherlands, which has allowed me to handle criminal cases in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Iran, Iraq, Taiwan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, among other nations around the world.

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to all state courts:
    • Tennessee (2006)
    • South Carolina (2003)
    • Georgia (2002)

Education

  • 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)

Courts

  • International Criminal Court at the Hague, Netherlands (2017) (One of approximately 50 attorneys in United States admitted)
  • United States Supreme Court (2013) (Sponsor- Bobby Lee Cook)
  • Middle District of Tennessee (2008)
  • Eastern District of Tennessee (2007)
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2004) (AZ, CA, NV, ID, OR, WA, MT, AK, and HI)
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (2004) (WV, VA, NC and SC)
  • Northern District of Georgia (2003)
  • Middle District of Georgia (2003)
  • Southern District of Georgia (2003)
  • District of South Carolina (2003)
  • Georgia Supreme Court (2003)
  • Georgia Court of Appeals (2003)
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (2003) (FL, GA, and AL)

Highlights

  • Robert 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 Special Operations Unit in Nashville
  • Responsible for the largest methamphetamine manufacturing conspiracy case in Tennessee history to date
  • 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 manufactures and Fortune 500 companies
  • Recovered millions of dollars for client