Molly Barrett Gillis

Partner

Molly Barrett Gillis represents individuals all over the State of Georgia. She represents victims of serious physical injury and wrongful death in cases arising from car collisions, trucking accidents, insurance bad faith, and premises liability. Molly also handles select administrative, traffic and criminal cases. 

Molly started her legal career as a public servant. Over the course of her career, she has served as a prosecutor in two different circuits – the Cobb County Judicial Circuit and the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit in DeKalb County. As a prosecutor, Molly gained invaluable trial experience prosecuting felonies, as well as misdemeanors. She tried over seventy-five cases to verdict. Recognized as a zealous advocate for victims and justice, Molly worked tirelessly to right wrongs and close painful chapters of victims’ lives. 

Molly also practiced at one of the Southeast’s largest insurance defense firms under one of the nation’s best and most recognized trial attorneys. There, she gained insight, knowledge, and experience regarding how the insurance companies operate and litigate. This inside knowledge allows Molly to advise her current clients about what to expect, when to settle, and when to go to trial. 

Molly Barrett Gillis

Partner

Molly Barrett Gillis represents individuals all over the State of Georgia. She represents victims of serious physical injury and wrongful death in cases arising from car collisions, trucking accidents, insurance bad faith, and premises liability. Molly also handles select administrative, traffic and criminal cases. 

Molly started her legal career as a public servant. Over the course of her career, she has served as a prosecutor in two different circuits – the Cobb County Judicial Circuit and the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit in DeKalb County. As a prosecutor, Molly gained invaluable trial experience prosecuting felonies, as well as misdemeanors. She tried over seventy-five cases to verdict. Recognized as a zealous advocate for victims and justice, Molly worked tirelessly to right wrongs and close painful chapters of victims’ lives. 

Molly also practiced at one of the Southeast’s largest insurance defense firms under one of the nation’s best and most recognized trial attorneys. There, she gained insight, knowledge, and experience regarding how the insurance companies operate and litigate. This inside knowledge allows Molly to advise her current clients about what to expect, when to settle, and when to go to trial. 

Molly previously served in an Of Counsel position for an Atlanta law firm that specializes in personal injury cases, as well as assisting law enforcement officers. 

Molly continues to have a heart of a public servant and believes that is a privilege to represent people who have been hurt, damaged, or wronged. She takes her role as an advocate seriously. 

Moly enjoys taking a limited number of cases per year so she can work closely with her clients.

Recently, Molly was named to the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism by Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton.  She is one of twenty-one lawyers from across the state to be named to this Commission.  She is also an active member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Cobb Bar Association. 

Molly is married to Austin Gillis, who is also her law partner. The couple has two children, Emily and Jack. The family resides near the Marietta Square with their overactive black lab, Woody.  Molly’s philanthropic activities include McKenna Farms, a non-profit organization that utilizes equine therapy to assist special needs children and veterans with PTSD.  In addition, Molly was named as a Woman of the Year Candidate by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and she raised over $118,000 in ten weeks to benefit cancer patients and their families.  She is honored to have been named the Lexie Clayton Community Award recipient by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, in recognition of her leadership and collaborative efforts in fundraising.

Education

The University of Denver
Denver, Colorado
Juris Doctor
Recipient of the the Amjure Award in Trial Advocacy

The University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Majored in Public Relations
Minored in English Literature
Dean’s List, President of organization with over 150 members

Bar Admissions

  • The United States Supreme Court
  • The Georgia Supreme Court
  • All Georgia trial level courts
  • The Georgia Court of Appeals
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • The United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia