Sean J. Kilgore was born in Houston, Texas and was raised in Galveston. He moved to North Texas in 2006. He is married to Tiffani Lohmann Kilgore, and has one son, William.
Mr. Kilgore was a Patrick Henry Scholar while attending Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree with his main focus in Political Science. Upon completion of his Bachelor’s degree, Mr. Kilgore attended the University of London where he worked towards a Master’s Degree in Political Science. He then returned home to Texas and attended Texas Tech University School of Law, receiving his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 2005. Mr. Kilgore is also a graduate of the Leadership Denton Education program, where he has participated not only as a participant, but also as a Co-Chair and Chair –Elect. He will be General Chairman of the Program for 2014-2015.
Mr. Kilgore began his career as an attorney in San Antonio, Texas working primarily as a criminal defense attorney while also handling civil disputes. In May of 2006, Mr. Kilgore joined the Denton County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. Sean started at the DA’s office working in the Family Violence division, prosecuting mainly Assault Family Violence cases. He was then promoted to Chief Prosecutor of County Criminal Court #2. He also served as Chief Prosecutor of County Criminal Courts #3 and #4. In all the County Courts of Denton, Mr. Kilgore handled many types of Misdemeanor cases, including DWI, drug possession and general assault cases. Mr. Kilgore also prosecuted felony cases including felony drug possession and felony intoxication crimes. While at the District Attorney’s office, Sean participated in over 100 jury trials and argued countless motions to both District and County Judges. Mr. Kilgore was instrumental in helping to create the Denton County Veteran’s Treatment Court and is currently one of two court appointed counsel for that court.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND COURT ADMISSIONS:
Mr. Kilgore is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before Texas State Courts. He is also a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, as well as the Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is also currently a member of National Association of Drug Court Professionals, and has presented at both state-wide and national conferences in the areas of Veteran’s Courts, drug treatment courts, and cooperation between drug treatment providers and the legal community. He is a former member of the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association.