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  • Tom Withers Inducted into American College of Trial Lawyers
    09/17/2017

    Mr. Withers joins the most prestigious fellowship of attorneys in North America after his induction at the ACTL Annual Meeting of the College in Montreal.

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution Features Withers as Expert in Lengthy Investigation
    06/19/2017

    When the Atlanta Journal-Constitution needed an expert to help them make sense of years-long federal criminal investigation into the bizarre death of a high schooler in Valdosta, they turned to Tom Withers, an experienced former federal prosecutor.

  • Tom Withers named 2017 Super Lawyer
    02/14/2017

    Thomas A. Withers was named as a 2017 Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine. He was named as a Super Lawyer in the practice area of criminal defense. Mr. Withers has been named to the Super Lawyers list annually since 2009.

  • Withers Weighs in on Case in the National Spotlight
    11/24/2015

    Murder, malfeasance or misconduct? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution continues to probe the bizarre death of a Valdosta teenager in a high school gym mat. As an experienced federal prosecutor, Tom Withers provided analysis of an uncommon move in any criminal investigation: the resignation of the lead prosecutor and movement of the case to a far-away jurisdiction.

  • GWL Client Acquitted in Major Felony Trial
    09/26/2014

    A well-respected professional in the Savannah community was acquitted after a weeklong trial on felony criminal charges of diverting controlled substances. Thomas A. Withers provided criminal defense leading to the not guilty verdicts, preserving his client’s hard-earned reputation.

  • Computer Forensics Lead to Acquittal of Client
    02/21/2014

    A GWL client indicted on a serious felony charge was acquitted after a weeklong trial in Chatham County Superior Court. Thomas A. Withers successfully defended the client through the use of computer forensics, which proved his client could not have committed the crime based on the district attorney’s timeline.

  • Not Guilty Verdicts Returned on All Counts in Drug-Trafficking Criminal Trial
    06/12/2012

    In a criminal drug trafficking case which began with a 12-person, 90-count indictment – and where 11 of the 12 named co-conspirators opted not to go to trial - Thomas A. Withers helped secure not guilty verdicts on all counts as the second-chair attorney in the criminal trial of the final named defendant.

  • Withers Successfully Defends Client Facing Mandatory Minimum Sentence of 25 Years
    05/31/2012

    Thomas A. Withers secured not guilty verdicts for his client on five serious felony charges in a criminal case in Effingham County, Ga. Had his client been convicted, he would have faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.

  • Panelist
    12/16/2011 | Health Care Fraud Seminar

    Mr. Withers participated as a panelist at the Health Care Fraud Seminar, sponsored by the Georgia Institute for Continuing Legal Education, in Atlanta, Ga., on December 15, 2011.

  • Indictment Dismissed - U.S. v. S.P.C., Case No. CR 611-16
    01/13/2011 | Federal Court

    One week before trial the government dismissed the indictment against S.P.C. bringing an end to all charges against client of Mr. Withers in a case pending in the Southern District of Georgia. Case No. CR 611-14

  • Best Lawyers 2011
    11/23/2011

    Thomas A. Withers was listed as a Georgia’s Best Lawyer for 2011. He was listed as a best lawyer for criminal defense.

  • Best Law Firm 2011
    11/23/2011

    Gillen, Withers & Lake, LLC has been listed as one of the Best Law Firms in 2011 for the category of Criminal Defense.  More information can be accessed at www.bestlawyers.com

  • Tom Withers Featured in South Magazine
    07/27/2011 | South Magazine

    Gillen Withers & Lake LLC partner Tom Withers was featured in South Magazine in June 2011. The feature focused on Mr. Withers criminal defense practice and growing class action litigation initiatives.

  • Withers Discusses Upcoming Sentencing of Judge
    07/27/2011 | law.com

    Gillen Withers & Lake LLC attorney Tom Withers was quoted in an article appearing in the Fulton County Daily Report about the upcoming sentencing of former federal judge Jack Camp who plead guilty late last year to federal charges. Mr. Withers was consulted by the reporter for the purpose of providing insight regarding the plea agreement between the government and Camp's lawyers and what effect that would have on the sentencing process.

  • Judge Grants Client Leniency in Medicare Fraud Plea
    07/26/2011 | www.savannahnow.com

    In a Medicare fraud case involving the embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars, U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore, Jr., granted the request of defense attorney, Tom Withers, to sentence his client below the advisory guideline range of imprisonment. Mr. Withers had filed a detailed Sentencing Memorandum outlining the various reasons, including the client's long history of good works both personally and professionally, the Judge could use in granting a downward variance from the sentencing guidelines.

  • Attorney Client Found Not Guilty in Columbus Trial
    07/26/2011 | www.ledger-enquirer.com

    After a long, hard fought trial, Columbus criminal defense attorney, Mark Shelnutt, was found not guilty of all 36 counts by a federal court jury. Shelnutt, who was charged with drug conspiracy, money laundering, obstruction of justice and false statements, was acquitted of all charges by the jury and walked out of the courtroom to resume his thriving practice of law in the Columbus community.

  • Felony Charges Dismissed Against Client
    07/22/11 | www.savannahnow.com

    A former Savannah Country Day School freshman had all felony charges against him dismissed at trial after Mr. Withers successfully challenged the proof presented at trial. Following the dismissal of the felonies the client entered a plea to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to a short term of probation.