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George T. Pallas

Attorney George T. Pallas

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GREAT team of criminal defense lawyers.

I would say, one of the best in Miami. They all have a high degree of professionalism and “know-how”; they are always steps ahead of the game and have a strategy for every situation. You can always count on them and be sure you are in good hands with any case you might have. Furthermore, they are great individuals with amazing personalities.

– Avvo Reviewer


“35 years in Miami as a Criminal lawyer has allowed me to build great relationships with Judges, Prosecutors and Officers of the Court. I look forward to sharing this experience with you.”

Since 1982, Attorney George T. Pallas has exclusively practiced criminal defense in Miami-Dade County. Known locally as the “King of the DMV,” George has handled more administrative DUI hearings (over 4,000) at the Department of Motor Vehicles than almost any lawyer in the entire State of Florida.

George has successfully defended thousands of criminally accused individuals and has filed hundreds of appellate-level challenges. George has earned a reputation for obtaining positive results and can be trusted to handle even the most complex criminal cases with care. He takes on all types of criminal cases, including DUI, drug crimes, white-collars crimes, parole and probation matters, and traffic violations.

Education & Background

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. George is an AV® Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®. This honor is bestowed to the top 5% of lawyers in State of Florida.

George has taken well over 100 criminal 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, George 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.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Connecticut, Connecticut
    • B.A.

Bar Admission

  • Florida, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1983
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1983


  • "AV-RATED" attorney with Martindale Hubbell

Classes & Seminars

  • Professor of Law, Southeast Florida Institute of Criminal Justice

Representative Cases

  • (State v. Oakley)