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Gillen Withers & Lake LLC enjoys an excellent reputation for success in federal and state criminal proceedings in Georgia and nationwide. Headed by former federal prosecutors Craig Gillen and Tom Withers, the firm has been vigorously representing clients for decades and brings a high level of commitment to its cases, along with experienced trial skills.
Gillen Withers & Lake LLC is a small firm committed to the causes of their clients and is recognized as one of the most distinguished trial practice law firms in the state of Georgia. Mr. Gillen and Mr. Withers are known for their diligent preparation, commitment to their clients and outstanding trial skills. 
Craig Gillen established his practice in 1993 when he left the Office of Independent Counsel for the Iran/Contra prosecutions following 4 years of dedicated service. When Mr. Gillen left that Office he was second in charge of the Office. Prior to that Mr. Gillen spent 13 years with the United States Attorney's Office in Atlanta handling the most challenging and complex prosecutions in the district.

Mr. Gillen and Mr. Withers established the firm in 1998 after Mr. Withers, the Chief of the Criminal Section, for the United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Georgia, left that office to go into private practice.

Mr. Gillen and Mr. Withers had distinguished careers as federal prosecutors as Assistant United States Attorneys with the Department of Justice prosecuting high profile, complex cases.

Anthony C. Lake joined the office out of law school in 2001 and has distinguished his practice with his dedication to his clients and his outstanding written work on their behalf.

The firm maintains offices in Atlanta and Savannah and handles the defense of criminal cases throughout Georgia, the Southeastern United States and the nation and maintains an active practice in complex civil litigation.

Mr. Withers and Mr. Lake are also authors of the Federal Criminal Defense Blog, which reports on, and analyzes, news and developments in federal criminal defense issues in Georgia and throughout the nation.