Carlos J. Rodriguez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Marietta, GA

Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC
 | 36 Ayers Ave NE, Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770-693-4638
Fax: 770-693-4685
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense,
  • Appellate (0%),
  • Constitutional Law (0%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (0%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (0%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Carlos has devoted his entire legal career to defending and protecting the rights of the accused. He has investigated, prepared, and successfully defended those accused of murder, rape, child molestation, sexual exploitation of children, aggravated assault, drug possession & trafficking, DUI, and many other criminal charges.

In 2016, Carlos and his partner, Maddox, were members of the defense team in the high-profile murder trial of State of Georgia v. Justin Ross Harris, also referred to in the news media as the “Hot Car Case.”  During this nationally-televised trial, Carlos contributed his talent to the preparation and cross-examination of expert witnesses in the areas of computer and cellphone forensics; 3D crime-scene mapping; surveillance video evidence; and temperature testing. 

Carlos is a member of the Criminal Defense Section of the Cobb County Bar Association, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He was selected by SuperLawyers to the list of “Georgia’s Rising Stars”, and the “Top 40 Under 40” list by the National Trial Lawyers Association. His 2017 appointment to serve on the Cobb County Ethics Board exemplifies Carlos’s character and level of trust. Carlos was honored to receive the Ross Adams Younger Lawyer Award in 2018 – an award that recognizes a younger lawyer who has made a significant contribution to the legal community and the Cobb County Bar Association.

Carlos speaks Spanish fluently, allowing him to serve as an effective protector and guide for those Spanish-speaking members of our community. He is honored to have the responsibility of helping people in times of trouble – a sentiment that is central to the firm’s philosophy at Kilgore & Rodriguez.


Practice Areas
  • 100%Criminal Defense
  • 0%Appellate
  • 0%Constitutional Law
  • 0%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 0%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Appeals, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, DUI/DWI


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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About Carlos Rodriguez

Admitted: 2010, Georgia

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lumpkin Inn of Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Criminal Defense Section of the Cobb County Bar
  • Georgia
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • National Member, Order of Barristers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Marietta Schools Foundation

Educational Background:

  • University of Georgia, B.S. Sociology / B.A. Spanish, 2007
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  • “Carlos is an intelligent and passionate advocate for all of his clients no matter the level of severity or facts and circumstances. He is highly respected by both the bench and bar.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Carlos J. Rodriguez

36 Ayers Ave NE
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: 770-693-4638

Fax: 770-693-4685

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Last Updated: 7/8/2019

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