Gillen & Lake, LLC
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Gillen & Lake, LLC is a highly regarded white collar criminal defense and litigation law firm with an exceptional record of success on behalf of our clients in Georgia, the Southeast and throughout the nation.


Best Law Firm 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


Attorney Client Found Not Guilty in Columbus Trial

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.

  • Craig A. Gillen

    As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Gillen is well-known for his success in defending his clients winning "not guilty" verdicts and obtaining dismissals for a variety of business professionals.

  • Anthony Lake

    Anthony Lake has been a member of Gillen Withers & Lake since 2001, and focuses his practice on criminal law and civil litigation in both federal and state courts.