George T. Pallas
Since 1982, George T. Pallas has exclusively practiced DUI and Criminal
Law in Miami-Dade County. Known locally as the "King of the DMV",
George has handled more administrative DUI hearings (over 4000) at the
Department of Motor Vehicles than almost any lawyer in the entire State
of Florida. He has successfully filed hundreds of appellate level challenges,
accounting for success stories in which his client wins his or her license
back after suspension. George has handled DMV appeals in almost every
jurisdiction in the State of Florida and has earned his reputation with
winning results, some of which you can see here.
George attended the University of Miami School of Law and graduated with
honors in 1982. He later served as a Professor of Law at the Southeast
Florida Institute of Criminal Justice. During his 33 year legal career,
George attained the status of an "AV-RATED" attorney with Martindale
Hubbell. This honor is bestowed to the top 5% of lawyers in State of Florida.
George has taken well over 100 DUI cases to jury trial throughout his 33
year career, and has appeared in front of every sitting Judge in the Miami-Dade
Criminal Courthouse. In 1986, Pallas was successful in convincing a Judge
to strike down the statute requiring a jury to find his client guilty
of DUI with a blood alcohol level over .10 (State v. Oakley). The case
received national media attention, affected thousands of other pending
DUI trial cases, and was one of the first of its kind.
George's omnipresence at the Department of Motor Vehicles has shaped
the landscape of the law governing administrative hearings and successful
DUI challenges throughout the last 30 years. His niche is well served
within the Miami Criminal and DUI Defense community, as most lawyers defer
and refer to George regarding any issue they face at the DMV.