Thomas A. Withers

Tom Withers is a prominent Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, attorney and has been a partner with Gillen Withers & Lake LLC since 1998, representing clients in several high-profile criminal proceedings in state and federal courts.  Mr. Withers has a varied trial practice in both complex civil as well as criminal matters. 

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Mr. Withers obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1979 and his law degree, also from the University of Georgia, in 1984. Mr. Withers was a partner with Oliver, Maner and Gray before becoming an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Georgia and then Chief of the Criminal Section, where he was lead counsel for the government in a variety of health care and public corruption cases until 1998. For the past decade, Mr. Withers has defended clients in many widely-reported criminal proceedings, including corporate, environmental and political cases.

Practice Areas

  • Federal and State Criminal Defense
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation

Professional Associations

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Savannah Bar Association


  • J.D. University of Georgia, 1984
  • B.A. University of Georgia,1979

Mr. Withers has been a lecturer and is currently in the process of authoring a reference work on searches and seizures.

Anthony Lake

Anthony Lake is member of Gillen Withers & Lake since 2001, and represents clients in civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts. A graduate of the University of Georgia and Wake Forest University School of Law, Mr. Lake has extensive experience in appellate practice in several Circuit Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Lake’s interests includes environmental law, in particular environmental criminal defense.


Practice Areas

  • Federal and State Criminal Defense
  • Environmental Law
  • Personal Injury

Professional Associations

  • Georgia Bar Association


  • J.D. Wake Forest University, 2001
  • B.A. University of Georgia, 1997

Mr. Lake has spoken on federal sentencing at Georgia bar events.

Contact Info

Anthony C. Lake, Esq. 
One Securities Centre, Suite 1050 
3490 Piedmont Road, N.E. 
Atlanta, Georgia 30305 
Telephone: (404) 842-9700 
Facsimile: (404) 842-9750