Robert “Bob” P. Killian
With over four decades of experience, Bob Killian focuses his practice on matters of civil litigation, primarily personal injury and wrongful death. During the existence of the former law firm in which Mr. Killian was a co-owner and co-founder, from 1997 through 2017, the firm recovered for clients over $215 million dollars. He handles cases primarily in Glynn, Camden, Liberty, Brantley, McIntosh and Wayne counties. In addition to his principal area of personal injury and wrongful death, he has successfully represented clients in business litigation cases, condemnation cases, civil rights cases and estate disputes. He has tried well over 250 civil cases to verdict and has handled over fifty appeals to the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Killian obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law, and he was admitted to practice in Georgia in 1976. Currently a Vice President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, he is also a member of the Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, and the National Trial Lawyer’s Top One Hundred in Georgia. He has been selected to Super Lawyers each year beginning in 2008. He has been recognized for Lifetime Achievement Membership by American Top 100 Attorneys for Georgia. He is also a Lifetime Fellow in the American Bar Foundation.
Dedicated to putting his extensive trial experience to work for his clients, Mr. Killian has garnered recognition among his peers. For over 25 years, he has had Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer-reviewed rating of AV-Preeminent*, and he is a published author as well. One of his articles, “Stop Abusive Litigation in Clear Negligence Cases with a Kiss and Make-up Letter,” appears in the 1990 winter issue of Verdict, the quarterly journal of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. He also wrote “Use of Experts to Show How Darkness Affects Driver Vision in Tractor Trailer Wrecks” for the journal’s 1997 winter issue, and he co-authored “Examination of the Police Officer in an Automobile Collision Case” published in Calendar Call, a publication of the trial section of the State Bar of Georgia. In addition to writing, he also speaks at Georgia Trial Lawyer seminars.
From his office in Brunswick, Georgia, Mr. Killian represents clients in the communities of St. Simons Island, Kingsland, Woodbine, St Marys, Jesup, Nanhunta, Darien, Baxley and Folkston.
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Professional Associations & Memberships:
- Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Georgia
- The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- Vice President, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1987-present
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1980-present
- National Trial Lawyers Top 100 in Georgia
- Lifetime Fellow, American Bar Foundation
“Stop Abusive Legislation in Clear Negligence Cases with a Kiss-and-Make-Up Letter,” Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, November / December 1990.
“Use of Experts to Show How Darkness Affects Driver Vision in Tractor-Trailer Wrecks,” Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Winter 1997.
“Examination of the Police Officer in an Automobile Collision Case,” Calendar Call, Official Publication of the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia.
- J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law – Athens, Georgia
- A.B. from the University of Georgia
98% of practice devoted to litigation