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Jerry Kilgore

Santa Monica, USA USA Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
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Former Virginia Attorney General Jerry Kilgore acts on behalf of corporations and trade associations in relation to government investigations.
"He brings immediate bona fides to any engagement as a well-regarded and well-liked former AG." "He is impeccably connected, savvy and deeply experienced in AG matters."
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Practice Areas

Jerry advises clients — including market disrupters, companies in transition, industry leaders, and trade associations — in connection with important government investigations and consumer protection matters, and the interplay with Attorneys General and public policy. He is also a seasoned litigator and has significant experience handling multi-state actions. In recent years, Jerry has focused his practice on businesses in higher education (including for-profit colleges and universities), healthcare, cannabis, energy, timeshares, and the hospitality industry. Jerry also has significant experience in the FinTech arena, particularly with respect to products and platforms directed toward consumers, such as payment and loan technologies.


As attorney general of Virginia from 2002-2005, Jerry served on the executive committee of the National Association of Attorneys General and as chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association. He worked with the federal government, the state legislature, and other stakeholders to promote a business friendly environment. Jerry served as secretary of public safety under Governor George Allen from 1994 to 1998 and as assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia from 1987-1992. He also has significant prior experience as a state-level lobbyist.

Professional Memberships

Jerry donates time to building legislative and executive support for America’s Kids Belong/Virginia Kids Belong, a program to encourage the adoption of children out of foster care. He also serves as chairman of the board of Appalachian School of Law.

Expert in these Jurisdictions

Jerry is admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia.


Access to Justice Award

Appalachian School of Law



William & Mary Law School


0 - 1986

University of Virginia's College at Wise

BA summa cum laude

0 - 1983

Jerry Kilgore

Cozen O'Connor


1299 Ocean Avenue

Suite 900

Santa Monica



CA 90401

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