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Donald James Kilfin

About Me

I am Attorney Donald J. Kilfin.  I own and operate The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. in the Carillon business disrict.  The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. is a full service Tampa Bay area DUI and Criminal defense firm, representing clients in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, New Port Richey, Dade City, and Bradenton.  Areas of practice include the following: 



The basic philosphy at The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. is simple: there is no substitute for peristence, tenancity, and hard work.  The provision of zealous, effective representation to our clients, during some of the most difficult times in their lives is our top priority. 





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Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    2 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    2 years
  3. Juvenile: 20%
    2 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

27 total 

  • Michael Patrick Loberg

    I have know Mr. Kilfin for many years. We used to work together at the State Attorney's Office where we handled many cases together. I have continued to observe Mr. Kilfin's excellent lawyering skills since he switched to the defense side of things. Mr. Kilfin has always been a gifted attorney and is well respected in the legal community. He is highly dedicated to his clients and his work. I happily endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Loberg Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Timothy F. Sullivan

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kilfin is a highly skilled criminal trial lawyer with a stellar reputation in the legal community.


    Timothy Sullivan DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C.

970 Lake Carillon Dr.
# 344
St. Petersburg, FL, 33716


GAActive Member in Good Standing 201209/08/2015
FLMember in Good Standing200009/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Member (Top Florida DUI Attorney)National Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 10 Under 40 (Georgia)National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2013
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2013
Superb ratingAvvo2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
The National Dean's List (published profile)The National Dean's List2000
Who's Who (published profile)Who's Who Among American Law Students2000
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Kilfin Law Firm, P.C.2013 - Present
PartnerHessinger & Kilfin Law2008 - 2013
Litigation AssociateSpector Gadon & Rosen, PC2006 - 2008
Adjunct InstructorSt. Petersburg College2003 - 2006
Prosecuting AttorneyOffice Of The State Attorney2000 - 2006
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Georgia Supreme CourtMember2014 - Present
Georgia Court of AppealsMember2014 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember2007 - Present
Florida BarMember2000 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Florida v. T.R.Not guilty
State of Florida v. L.J.Not guilty
State of Georgia v. B.N.charge reduced to a misdemeanor with probationary sentence
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Trent UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
St. Petersburg College Police AcademySubstantive Criminal Law and Procedure/Constitutional Law2003