Kirby Clements Jr.
Kirby Clements Jr.
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Kirby is our Senior Partner as well as our main Trial and Appellate Lawyer. For our clients, Kirby is the calming force in the face of legal troubles. He is unshakeable. He has had an outstanding career, a winning record, and has been sought out to appear on National Television as a legal commentator on newsworthy cases.
Kirby is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions:
- Georgia Supreme Court
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- United States District Court-Northern District of Georgia
- United States District Court-Middle District of Georgia
- New York-Appellate Division 2nd Dept.
- District of Columbia
Kirby is a graduate of Emory University School of Law ('90). While at Emory he earned a spot on the Mock Trial Special Teams. He was an officer in Black Law Students Association and he competed in the Frederick Douglas Moot Court Competition.
Kirby obtained his undergraduate degree from Oral Roberts University ('87). At Oral Roberts, he was a member of the Men's Division I track and field team as a shot putter and discus thrower. He was also a trumpet player in the concert band.
He is an Atlanta native and attended Woodward Academy.
Professionally, Kirby started his legal career as a prosecutor. He worked with the City of Atlanta Solicitor's Office followed by the Dekalb County Solicitor's Office where he was Senior Trial Attorney. He went to the Fulton County District Attorney's Office where he was a Senior Trial Attorney and also an Appellate Attorney.
Kirby left Georgia and went to the Kings County District Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, New York. While there, he rose rapidly through the ranks. He was promoted to Counsel to the Sex Crimes and Special Victim's Unit and later was the First Deputy Bureau Chief of the School Advocacy Bureau, a specialized trial unit.
Kirby has taught trial techniques for the Kessler Eidson Trial Techniques program at Emory University School of Law. He has also taught at the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia's Basic Litigation Course, the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration DUI and Vehicular Homicide Course on Litigation Techniques at the Kings County District Attorney's Office, and coached the Emory University Undergraduate Mock Trial team.
Kirby has been extremely successful as an Appellate Lawyer. Here are some reported cases:
Campbell v. State, 648 S.E.2d 684 (2007); Betty v. State, 267 Ga. 476 (1997);
Sterling v. State, 267 Ga. 209 (1996); Kelly v. State, 267 Ga. 252 (1996)
Weems v. State, 267 Ga. 182 (1996); Smith v. State, 267 Ga. 502 (1997)
Haralson v. State, 227 Ga. App. 118 (1997); Womack v. State, 223 Ga. App. 82 (1996)
Coates v. State, 222 Ga. App. 888(1996).
National Television Appearances:
Kirby has been asked to appear on national television for nearly 20 years as a legal commentator. He started on Court TV and has gone on to appear on HLN (Nancy Grace, After Dark, Weekend Express, Evening Express, and Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield), CNN (Prime Time News), MSNBC, TV One (Fatal Attraction), Montel, as well as local radio programs. Take a look at some of his videos on our site.
Driving under the influence cases are very technical. Every facet of the case is important. Why the police stopped you, what happened during the stop, why they decided to arrest you, and what they did during and immediately after your arrest are all areas to be challenged. In addition, the officer's training and experience as well as that of any other law enforcement agent needs to be explored as well as how the breath test machine was functioning. Each of these areas is laced with legal landmines and you need a skilled attorney to guide you through. A conviction for this offense will result in jail, a fine, probation, community service, defensive driving courses, license suspension, in addition to other ramifications on your personal life.