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George A. Vomvolakis

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

4.6   17 reviews

Licensed for 21 years

About George

Learn George’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    I provide criminal and DUI defense for all of New York. If you've been charged with a crime in the state of New York, call me today for a free consultation.

    23 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%
    If you've been charged with a DUI or DWI anywhere in New York State, call me today for a free consultation. I have extensive experience in all types of driving while intoxicated defenses.

    23 years

  3. Domestic violence
    10%
    If you've been charged with domestic violence anywhere in New York State, call me today for a free consultation. I have extensive experience in all types of driving while intoxicated defenses.

    23 years

  4. Federal crime
    10%
    If you've been charged with a federal crime anywhere in New York State, call me today for a free consultation. I have extensive experience in all types of driving while intoxicated defenses.

    23 years

  5. Violent crime
    10%
    If you've been charged with a violent crime anywhere in New York State, call me today for a free consultation. I have extensive experience in all types of driving while intoxicated defenses.

    23 years

  6. Appeals
    4%
    If you're going through the criminal appeals process anywhere in New York State, call me today for a free consultation. I have extensive experience in all types of driving while intoxicated defenses.

    23 years

  7. Credit card fraud
    1%
    If you've been charged with credit card fraud anywhere in New York State, call me today for a free consultation. I have extensive experience in all types of driving while intoxicated defenses.

    23 years

  8. Insurance fraud
    1%
    If you've been charged with insurance fraud anywhere in New York State, call me today for a free consultation. I have extensive experience in all types of driving while intoxicated defenses.

    23 years

  9. Juvenile law
    1%
    If you or your loved one has been charged with a juvenile crime anywhere in New York State, call me today for a free consultation. I have extensive experience in all types of driving while intoxicated defenses.

    23 years

  10. Securities and investment fraud
    1%
    If you've been charged with securities or investment fraud anywhere in New York State, call me today for a free consultation. I have extensive experience in all types of driving while intoxicated defenses.

    23 years

  11. Sexual harassment
    1%
    If you've been charged with sexual harrassment anywhere in New York State, call me today for a free consultation. I have extensive experience in all types of driving while intoxicated defenses.

    23 years

  12. Tax fraud and tax evasion
    1%
    If you've been charged with tax fraud or tax evasion anywhere in New York State, call me today for a free consultation. I have extensive experience in all types of driving while intoxicated defenses.

    23 years

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Licensed for 21 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2000
Updated 06/28/2022

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Law Offices of George Vomvolakis
275 Madison Ave
35th Floor
New York, NY, 10016-1101

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
Posted by Christine | January 30, 2012
The absolute best lawyer in NYC
A family member was involved in the most serious of crimes you can think of. Although it was self defense, Nassau County has a conviction rate of 99%, and we were all sure that he'd be convicted no matter the circumstances. I thank God EVERY day for George Vomvolakis. I can't think of a better lawyer out there. He fought so hard and cared so much that the charge was acquitted! This is almost unheard of in Nassau County, but he did it. I recommend George to anyone who needs help. He is not just in it for the money, he really cares and there is nobody better. He gave a young man back his life..there is nothing he wouldn't do for his client and even though I hope we NEVER need his services again, we are always updating him on the progess of our lives and we are always letting him know that without him, nothing would've been possible....I know most lawyers get a bad rap - but not this one! Even if the outcome turned out differently, our praise would still be the same beause we saw the commitment he took with this case. We love you George.
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Posted by Christine | January 30, 2012
The Best Lawyer EVER!!!!!
A family member was involved in the most serious of crimes you can think of. Although it was self defense, Nassau County has a conviction rate of 99%, and we were all sure that he'd be convicted no matter the circumstances. I thank God EVERY day for George Vomvolakis. I can't think of a better lawyer out there. He fought so hard and cared so much that the charge was acquitted! This is almost unheard of in Nassau County, but he did it. I recommend George to anyone who needs help. He is not just in it for the money, he really cares and there is nobody better. He gave a young man back his life..there is nothing he wouldn't do for his client and even though I hope we NEVER need his services again, we are always updating him on the progess of our lives and we are always letting him know that without him, nothing would've been possible....I know most lawyers get a bad rap - but not this one! Even if the outcome turned out differently, our praise would still be the same beause we saw the commitment he took with this case. We love you George.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Hired George for a DV stalking case. Started off with 13 charges ended up with a sealed violation. George handled the case quickly and efficiently, ended up with no criminal record.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best criminal lawyer in NY!!
This was perhaps the most helpful lawyer I had ever encountered. Willing to bend over backwards for me even when it didn't benefit him. Selfless and Transparent are the best words to describe him. I never really been in legal trouble before and had a lot of questions and George made himself readily available for any questions and concerns I had. Being in legal trouble can bring a lot of stress into your life and he did his best to eliminate any thoughts of the unknown and expressed all of my options. If anything were to happen again he would be the first call I make.
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Posted by AnnO | July 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
George is the lawyer you want
Look no further; George is the lawyer you WANT to represent you! I would recommend him to any of my friends and family members. I spoke to and met a lot of expensive lawyers before George that immediately said we were going to need to go to trial. I remember that speaking to him felt like a breath of fresh air. Unlike any of the other lawyers I spoke to, George patiently listened to me, he was authentic, knowledgable, experienced and even caring. He calmed me down, explained all the possible outcomes, and was willing to work with me in regards to what I could afford. He did not oversell himself, he did not try to scare me into needing his representation, he did not mention trial and I hired him because I immediately felt like he was someone I could trust. I'm glad I did and I'm so very thankful for his time and efforts. After the second time we had to go back to court, I was willing to take a plea, but he did not let me give up. He looked out for my best interest throughout the entire process. We did not have to go to trial and he managed to get all of the charges dismissed. My record was unaffected. His courtroom demeanor was exceptional and admirable; he demanded respect and fought for me. George is worth every penny I paid; he is not only a great lawyer, but a seemingly great human being. So stop reading reviews... Give him a call and (or) hire the man. I trust that you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2014
Excellent Lawyer & Person
Though he handles many DWI/DUI's cases George still seems to pay close attention to each and every client he represents. Whenever I had a question or needed something from him he always replied in a timely manner. He was very honest in discussing the possible outcomes of my case, what I was facing and what was the best way to proceed. I was recommended to him by a friend and I would in turn recommend him to any friends I have.
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Posted by LillyE | November 18, 2014
Exceptional & Determined
George is beyond exceptional in his determination in winning. There is no middleman. He is there for you from beginning to end. I felt comfortable the day I met him and felt invincible because he made me feel that way. He returns every call and answers all questions you may have. George is exceptional. I highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2014
Achieves the Best Possible Outcome
George turned a horrible situation (a laundry list of charges from D Misdemeanors to C Felonies) into a strategy that got the prosecutor on the same page as us and as a result, virtually complete dismissal of all charges and no record. He will educate you and calm your nerves, instill patience and vigilance in you throughout the process, command respect and empathy in the courtroom and when dealing with the prosecution, and will deliver the best possible result out of a seemingly hopeless situation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2013
This is a Guy you want on your side!
George is not only a great lawyer, but a great friend. He really listens and tries to understand your situation and keenly and aggressively develops a strategy to deal with the problem. George always answered the phone when I called, and passionately discussed any issue with me, even when it was a problem not directly related to the suit. George walked me step by step through the process of litigation, and made me feel confident that an end result would be in my favor. He always looked out for my best interests. His court room demeanor was exceptional, and the respect he commanded was evident by his peers and Judges. I would absolutely recommend George.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2013
If you're looking for the real deal, you found it!
Mr. Vomvolakis is professional, intelligent, & experienced. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone and would hire him again if the need arose. He is a master litigator. He possesses a quiet charm that helps put everyone at ease (his client, opposing counsel & the judge). I retained Mr. Vomvolakis for a criminal defense case and he displayed a working knowledge of the law and judicial system. In addition, he provided necessary insight & strategic planning for my case. He is trustworthy and confident. In short, he is the real deal and worth every penny I paid.
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2013
George A. Vomvolakis Review
I can state unequivocally that George Vomvolakis was the most competent, conscientious, and generally valuable lawyer I could have hired for my criminal defense case. He was charged with a task of proving I was wrongfully accused me of something. From the moment I met with George I could tell he evidences great pride in the quality of his work. Not only does he posses the skills and the attitude that was so valuable in providing me the results that I wanted, his experience dealing with both sides (prosecution and defense) was exceptionally clear. M opinion is that George was exceptional and I recommend him to any one seeking a lawyer with regards to a criminal defense case without reservation.
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Posted by Chris | June 27, 2011
The Best Lawyer
After being arrested for a drug sale i contacted many lawyers. After speaking with George for five minutes, i was sure i needed him on my side. George was very knowledgable about this case and what needed to be done.He kept me informed every step of the way and helped ease the stress and anxiety. I was very scared going through this process but having George on my side i felt i was in great hands. I would recommend George to anyone, because he is a excellent lawyer and a even better person. If it wasn't for George my name would have been destroyed. Thanks again George !!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2011
Amazing! Genius!
I hired George after going through two other lawyers. I was facing jail time for a second DWI and the other attorneys just pushed me to cop out. They both said that the case was too strong to beat. I found George to be completely honest and upfront with my chances at winning at trial. I rolled the dice and he got my case dismissed on various technicalities. The other lawyers had not even noticed these mistakes! George is worth every penny I paid him (quite a few pennies!). I recommend him to anyone charged with a crime.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2011
criminal defense; attempted petit larceny
I am deeply grateful to Mr. Vomvolakis and would give him my highest level of recommendation. In addition to being very knowledgeable and responsive, he fought tirelessly for me behind the scenes to get me a verdict that I felt was fair. Thanks to his work, I was able to avoid having any criminal record by doing community service. He answered all of my anxious questions with diligence and patience. He worked very quickly, which allowed me to resolve the issue in a very timely fashion. He was also deeply caring and sensitive towards me at a time in my life when I was extremely distressed. He is a fantastic lawyer and human being.
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Posted by John | January 4, 2010
Rising Star attorney
I recommend Mr. Vomvolakis every chance I get. I trust that he will always do an efficient job. Recommending an attorney is always a very sensitive issue and yet I am proud to pass the word on about this rising star attorney. My case was completed until the very end. No loose ends!!!!
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Expensive and disorganized
I consulted my case with this attorney. Mr. Vomvolakis offers free consultations. He tried to explain to me possible strategies in my case but he seemed to be disorganized and his fees are higher than other attorneys'.
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2011
Horrible Experience!! very Unprofessional!! Very Forgetful!!
I retained George over a year ago after seeing his appearances on television and newspaper. I thought he would be the best attorney I'd meet and then realized never to believe everything you see in the media. I was very dissatisfied with his professionalism. My family and I called him several times for an appearance and he was nowhere to be found. After a few hours, he claimed he was 5 minutes away and would see me soon. After another 2 hours, he told me something came up and the owner was coming to see me -- I thought, how can it be the owner when the law firm is his? The owner also gave me the same run around saying he would be there in 10 minutes. Several hours passed again and someone did arrive - a new attorney who had no experience, embarrassed himself in front of myself, the assistant district attorney, and the judge. Afterwards, I spoke with George about my defense and it seemed like he did not believe my story at all. How can I work with someone who doesn't believe me? Because of my experience with him and the vibes I received from him, I decided to hire a different attorney. I've used a few attorneys in the past and George is probably last on my list.
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Response from George Vomvolakis June 17, 2011
I have no idea who wrote this review. I have never treated a client of my firm this way. Unless the author identifies himself/herself to me I will assume that this is a fake and slanderous review. My clients are all treated with the utmost respect and professionalism and we take our responsibilty to them very seriously.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of George Vomvolakis
  • 2006 - Present
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • New York County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • New York County District Attorney
  • 1999 - 2003

Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • New York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • People vs. John Doe
  • Case dismissed by Grand Jury for lack of evidence.

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New York County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New York Criminal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Greek
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Listed
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2008
  • Bet Tzedek Legal Services Clinic
  • Cardozo Law School
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (4)
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen George defend a man who was wrongfully accused of endangering his child. George was relentless in his cross-examination, ultimately vindicating the father and exposing the lies and ulterior motives. George is not only very skilled, but also a good person."
Insurance fraud Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"George is an exceptionally hard working and skilled advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with George in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and we are now colleagues in the defense bar. George is a powerful and zealous advocate who does not back down. He is aggressive and fights relentlessly for the rights of his clients. He's someone you want in your corner. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Vomvolakis is a dedicated, highly-skilled lawyer well-respected within the legal community. I fully endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred clients to George in the past. He has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent DUI attorney. I recommend him highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George is a top-notch criminal defense attorney. The best in the business."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. George is an exceptional attorney and litigator. I knew him back when he was a prosecutor and he is undoubtedly a top-notch advocate and a good person."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with George on several matters. He is experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of criminal law and litigation. He has integrity, and I endorse and recommend him as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know George well and have had the opportunity to work with him on cases as well as see him in action. He is a great advocate and a caring and brilliant lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. George is a smart, thorough, and exceptionally committed lawyer. He will go the extra distance to obtain the best outcome for his clients. He is also well respected in the legal community - both by prosecutors and defense lawyers."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known George for many years. We have worked together on many cases since he left the DA's office and became a defense attorney several years ago. He is undoubtedly one of the finest criminal defense lawyers in New York City."
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