5.0 stars 25 totalReview George Stein
Posted by mac1212
During the entire process, George and his team did a fantastic job. His firm was able to have my license kept valid which allowed me to see what the State would offer, without being suspended. The offer from the Municipal Court of Atlanta was for me to plea to a “Reckless Driving.” We choose to go to trial and reject that deal and George Stein made the decision to move my case Atlanta City to Fulton County. During the time my case was in Fulton County, George's knowledge and expertise of the trial process, he was able to address points and make quick appropriate decisions at each step. While it did take a significant amount of time (4 yrs, 3 months) to accomplish, George was able to get my DUI dismissed and all my charges dropped. I give a 200% confidence vote in his abilities and recommend him 200%. My advice is be patient and work with George and his team while they work their best on your case.
Posted by a client
I would like to share my experience working with George Stein and his DUI defense team.
In the Fall of 2014, within two weeks of moving to Georgia and as part of a corporate relocation, I was arrested and charged with my first DUI. As a chemical sales rep for a major corporation, my job frequently involves both customer and internal outings where alcohol is consumed. The night of my arrest was no different than many in the past. However, after finding myself in jail for the first time, the risk-related behavior and past lapses in judgement became all too apparent. I was now facing jail time, loss of my current employment, and a real jeopardy to my future career in a very conservative big-business environment. I immediately recognized that I would need help in this matter and began talking to lawyers.
What is unique about George Stein is his integrity. He preserves this not only in himself but also his Clients. Where other attorneys I spoke to where saying they would begin by burying the court in requests and technicalities, George understands what needs to be done in court and he clearly explained it all to me.
From a legal perspective, I did not give George a lot to work with. Since it was my first true run-in with ‘the law’ I reverted to an ‘honesty is the best policy’ approach during the arrest. Although you can technically contest a DUI breath test result, it probably did not help that I told the officer what I had to drink on camera. The prosecutor was aware of this so initial proposed outcomes were less than ideal. Despite this, George continued to plea my case and work with the prosecutor. In the end, it came down to the Judge’s decision. I am happy to say that with George’s support we successfully negotiated a plea that would dismiss the DUI and preserve my career potential.
What is also unique about George is his presence in the court room. After everyone stands up to honor the Judge and the Judge makes his introduction, it is almost as if the Judge’s introduction includes an announcement for appreciation that George Stein is in the court room. It was plainly clear during all of my court proceedings that everyone from Judges, to prosecutors, to Clerks and other attorneys, they know and respect George; and he acts on this respect without a vein of self-serving pride. I know without a doubt that George’s approach to his profession, and the level of respect that Courts have for George also helped the outcome of my case.
My absolute gratitude goes to George and his team for their help to keep my family’s new life in Georgia on track.
Posted by a client
I was charged with a DUI when I encountered a road block in West Georgia. The breath test was a .19 so I asked Mr. Stein and his firm for legal counsel. As a team they helped me keep my driver's license and had the charges reduced to reckless driving and a fine. George's law firm and team of competent lawyers did an outstanding job.
Posted by MT
You obviously made a mistake in exercising discretion. Now don't make a similar mistake in attorney selection. There are boatload of attorneys who represent DUI competency. I don't think any of them could have gotten both my cases completely dismissed entirely like George did. Take it from a two time client of this firm, if it was not for them, I would have severely ruined my life. What I really liked was that they did not judge me for coming back a second time. They have the experience and because of the constant research of George's book, know the law better than the prosecutor. And also remember, they are not afraid to fight your case, just work with them and please be patient as good results take time. The judges have a tremendous amount of deference for George's arguments. Thanks George for everything you will always be on my Holiday Card list. I shall not forget the good things you have done for me.
Posted by Ray
OMG....great DUI attorney. My wife had gotten a DUI about 3 yrs. ago and she just now took the stand. George Stein and his team are a work of art in the court room. The DUI was dismissed. The officer (witness) was not expecting what was brought to him from Steins defense. I'm sure he wished he never showed for the trial. There was a following to close charge as well and they did make that one stick. I'm okay with the outcome. The only mark I have against the team was when my wife had her first court appearance, the woman (I forget her name) suggested that my wife take the plea bargain because the chances were to slim to take to trial. Lucky I was there, because my wife may have taken the deal. I said no way. Let's take it to trial (against her wishes). For 7 thousand dollars I was willing to roll the dice. I can get a 1500 dollar attorney to plea bargain. The case was moved to another jurisdiction. and 3 yrs. later my wife finally got her day in court. Turned out to be a great day. I say, you get what you pay for so spend the extra money for good representation. But don't forget that you still make the decisions on taking the plea or taking it to trial.
Posted by Jane
Our family has retained George Stein for a variety of legal problems. He has always handled our issues with the utmost discretion. His legal professionalism is evident in the positive outcomes that have resulted from his outstanding grasp of the law. There has not been one instance where we have not been satisfied with the results. George Stein is a wonderful attorney who works hard to protect you and your family. I can’t say enough about his honest and forthright behavior. He is an attorney you can trust, someone who will work hard to solve your legal issues. I would recommend him to my own mother.
Posted by James
Mr. Stein gave my daughter excellent representation. It was her first arrest (and, we hope, her last) and George Stein's experience & knowledge helped our family out of a tough, tough jam.
No surprises, hidden fees or anything like that. Just straight-forward dealings and plenty of help from Mr. Stein - and his staff - throughout the process. I would employ him again but hope I won't need to! Thank you!
Posted by David
I interviewed 4 different law firms after my DUI arrest last fall. The primary reason I decided to go with George was because of his candor. I had several unique factors that made defending my case difficult to say the least. George was honest with me during our initial consultation, whereas all the other lawyers promised that the "best case scenarios" would be delivered. George realistically laid out a game plan, kept me informed during each and every step of the process, and ultimately delivered the best case scenario of reducing my DUI to a Reckless Driving (despite non-disputable evidence). Additionally, George has a strong supporting staff comprising of former prosecutors and experienced defense attorneys, all who are able to leverage their expansive experiences and connections in the Atlanta Judicial System. I am not saying that my results are typical by any means; every case will have unique circumstances that will ultimately define the outcomes, therefore there are no guarantees. What I can guarantee is that George and his team will do EVERYTHING in their power to work towards the most favorable outcome possible.
Side Note: In addition to George, I worked with Brian Caron and Erin Gerstenzang, both who are very knowledgeable, highly responsive, and extremely profession in their analysis. I would recommend any of them.
Posted by a DUI client
After being charged with a Dui back in '09 I was pretty devastated. I had never been charged of anything before in my life and I definitely didn't want this on my record. I went to many lawyers to see if I could fight it, as I didn't feel that my arrest was just. Many lawyers declined and said they could not help me and that there was nothing they could do. I was referred to Stein&Ward and associates and was told that they are the best in dealing with Dui cases. I was told correctly. From day one, the associates at Stein& Wards said that they could help me and they did. Erin H. Gerstenzang took care of me and my case and my charges where dropped. Everyone on the team was very helpful and very professional and I am so thankful that I decided to go with this firm. There is no other better law firm in Ga when it comes to dealing with DUI's. Thank you so much!
Posted by Missy
George helped me avoid having a teenagers error in judgment follow me into adulthood. He answered questions that I had about the law and the legal process. He was available to meet with me the day that I called his office which relieved a lot of the stress that I was feeling after having been through an arrest. When I walked into the courtroom, I was nervous and overwhelmed by it and couldn't imagine appearing there without an attorney. George showed a confidence that could only come from experience.