personal injury attorneyClaude M. “Mickey” Kicklighter Jr.,
Personal Injury Attorney

Mickey Kicklighter, based in Effingham County, Georgia, has practiced law for over 35 years and is the founder of Kicklighter Law. He has tried over 1,000 cases, including nearly 100 jury trials. Mickey has a long and extensive history as a personal injury attorney for residents in the state of Georgia. He rolls up his sleeves to help his clients from day one to the end of a trial and beyond.

Before becoming a personal injury attorney, Mickey spent a number of years doing insurance defense work and served as an agent for NFL players and NASCAR drivers. Mickey worked in Cobb County as a risk management attorney. He has served as a member of the Effingham County and Bulloch County drug courts as well as assistant and chief assistant district attorney in the Atlantic Judicial Circuit (Liberty, Long, Tattnall, Evans, Bryan, and McIntosh Counties).

Mickey has been happily married to his wife Kim since 1992 and they have three daughters.

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Meredith “Merry” Layman,
Associate Attorney

Merry Layman graduated summa cum laude from Savannah Law School in May of 2020 and joined the Kicklighter Law team in September of 2020. She has experience in personal injury, probate, adoption, and housing law. Merry works in all the firm’s practice areas including criminal defense, family law, personal injury, and construction defects. When Merry is not at work, you can find her in the community volunteering, modeling, or playing with her golden retriever, Swayze.

Prior to joining the Kicklighter Law team, Merry worked for private firms in Chatham County, Chatham County Probate Court, and Georgia Legal Services. In law school, Merry competed on Savannah Law School’s mock trial team, moot court team, and served as associate editor on law review.

During her time at the University of Iowa, Merry was a research assistant in an electrochemistry laboratory and aging cognition laboratory.

Support Staff

Mandy Hargrove

Senior Paralegal, Chief of Staff

Kimberly Kicklighter

Director of Support and Financial Manager

Colleen Eddy

Legal Assistant