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Donald James Kilfin

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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

Licensed

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

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • 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.

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Contact info

The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C.

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

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 201201/14/2016
FLMember in Good Standing200001/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Member (Top 100 Florida DUI Attorney)National Advocacy for DUI Defense2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Member (Top Florida DUI Attorney)National Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Superb ratingAvvo2013
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2013
Top 10 Under 40 (Georgia)National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Who's Who (published profile)Who's Who Among American Law Students2000
The National Dean's List (published profile)The National Dean's List2000
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
Associations
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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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
HG.org Global Legal ResourcesDriving While License Suspended or Revoked Offenses in Florida2015
HG.org Global Legal ResourcesFleeing and Eluding Offenses in Florida2015
HG.org Global Legal ResourcesCriminal Mischief Offenses in Florida2015
HG.org Global Legal ResourcesLeaving the Scene of an Accident - Hit & Run Offenses in Florida2015
HG.org Global Legal ResourcesFlorida Sentencing Enhancements Pt. 3: Three Time Violent Felony Offenders and Violent Career Criminals2015
HG.org Global Legal ResourcesDUI Offenses in the Tampa Bay Area2015
HG.org Global Legal ResourcesFlorida Sentencing Enhancements Pt. 4: 10-20-Life2015
HG.org Global Legal ResourcesArson Crimes in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa2014
HG.org Global Legal ResourcesBattery and Aggravated Battery Offenses in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa2014
HG.org Global Legal ResourcesDomestic Violence Offenses in the Tampa Bay Area2014
HG.org Global Legal ResourcesAssault and Aggravated Assault Charges in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa2014
HG.org Global Legal ResourcesFlorida Sentencing Enhancements Pt. 2: Habitual Felony Offender & Habitual Violent Felony Offender2014
HG.org Global Legal ResourcesFlorida Sentencing Enhancements Pt. 1: Prison Releasee Reoffenders2014
HG.org Global Legal ResourcesDrug Offenses in the Tampa Bay Area2014
HG.org Global Legal ResourcesBurglary Offenses in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa2014
HG.org Global Legal ResourcesTrial by Jury in Florida2014
HG.org Global Legal ResourcesAnatomy of a Prosecution In Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough Counties2014
Education
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