Chris Wilkerson

Top rated estate & trust litigation attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach, LLP
Chris Wilkerson
Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach, LLP

Practice Areas: Estate & trust litigation, Business litigation, Insurance coverage; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1987

Education: Emory University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach, LLP

Two Ravinia Drive
Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30346 Visit website


Attorney Chris Wilkerson is a partner with the Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach, LLP, law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. A nationally ranked lawyer with more than 34 years of total legal experience, Mr. Wilkerson provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout his area and all across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Estate, trust and fiduciary litigation

·       Business litigation

·       General civil litigation and appeals

An Atlanta native, Mr. Wilkerson has a genuine concern for the legal issues that affect the members of his community, and he has gained a reputation for his creative problem-solving skills, compelling courtroom advocacy and unwavering commitment to those he serves. Representing both plaintiff and defendant clients alike, he has achieved a long record of securing successful outcomes for his clients both inside and outside of the courtroom, and he works hard to help his clients obtain their goals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Mr. Wilkerson has tried cases in all state and federal courts in his region, and he has extensive experience handling appeals. Honored for his remarkable professionalism and outstanding client service, he has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he has received countless testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1982 graduate of the University of Virginia, Mr. Wilkerson obtained his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 1987. While there, he served as managing editor of the Emory Law Journal, and he is an active member of the Atlanta Bar Association's Litigation and Estate Planning and Probate Sections, and the State Bar of Georgia's Fiduciary Law and General Practice and Trial Sections.

Admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts, Mr. Wilkerson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Georgia Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Estate & trust litigation, Business litigation, Insurance coverage, Civil litigation: plaintiff

Focus areas

Will contests, Trade secret, Non-compete agreements, Insurance

  • 40% Estate & trust litigation
  • 30% Business litigation
  • 20% Insurance coverage
  • 10% Civil litigation: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1987, Georgia

Professional Webpage:

  • AV-rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Georgia, Super Lawyers
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • All trial courts in Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Law, and General Practice & Trial Sections
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation and Estate Planning & Probate Sections
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
Educational Background:
  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Science, McIntire School of Commerce, Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Finance Concentration, 1982

Office location for Chris Wilkerson

Two Ravinia Drive
Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30346

Phone: 404-843-1956


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

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