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George F. Hildebrandt

Federal crime Attorney at Syracuse, NY

5.0   28 reviews
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  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About George

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A SERIOUS OFFENSE REQUIRES A PROVEN DEFENSE. IF YOU ARE FACING SERIOUS CHARGES, CONTACT ME NOW!

For over 35 years, George Hildebrandt has used his substantial trial and criminal defense experience to successfully represent clients in federal and state courts in drug conspiracy and smuggling, murder, white collar, firearm, sex offense and other serious cases, achieving many acquittals, dismissals and convictions for greatly reduced charges. George has built his reputation on his hard work, preparation and knowledge of the law.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

George F. Hildebrandt, Attorney At Law
Merchants Commons
220 S. Warren Street
Syracuse, NY, 13202

Reviews

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Posted by Jereme | January 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic defense lawyer
I read a lot of online reviews of NY lawyers as I do not live in NY. I had decided to call two lawyers that I felt looked the best and make my decision based on how I felt after speaking with them. The first lawyer I called was out of town at the time. I will not give his name, but I will say that he is a top attorney in the NY area. I had already decided to to retain George when I got a call from the first lawyer I mentioned asking if I still needed his help. I told him that I did not as I had hired George. He then told me that he knew George well and that I was in good hands with him, I made a wise choice. He was not wrong. I never actually met George we did everything over the phone. George was able to settle my case out of court so I can't speak to his abilities in a trial situation. That being said I have no reason to think that he would not be excellent. George is kind and understanding. He will make sure that you understand everything that you need to. He also makes himself available as much as possible by returning emails and calls very promptly. I would very highly recommend George to anyone in need of and excellent defense attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Our 17 year old son was involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in felony charges. Attorney George Hildebrandt expertly navigated the new Raise the Age legislation and got the charges reduced to a single misdemeanor. Throughout the entire process he was very supportive, kept us informed and always responded promptly. Our family is very grateful to him and we are thankful to have chosen him to represent us during a very traumatic time.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I’ll always be thankful to George as he looks out for his client’s best interest. I can’t say enough good words for him- he is intelligent, dependable, organized/detail-oriented. He makes himself available all the time. I could not ask for a better lawyer. I highly, highly recommend him as he is very knowledgeable and will go above & beyond your expectations. You will not be disappointed hiring Attorney Hildebrandt.
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Posted by Ty | August 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent defense attorney
George is a great lawyer. I was charged with a felony and George was able able to get it reduced down to a violation. Throughout the whole process he was professional and I felt like he cared about getting the best possible outcome for me. Whenever I had questions he would respond quickly and he frequently updated me on my case. I can't thank him enough. I highly recommend George to anyone who needs a good defense attorney.
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Posted by Benjamin | June 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
George Hildebrandt
100% positive review, he was kind, courtesy , knowledgeable and completely professional. I cannot say enough good about my experience, he put in the work for me and I received an unprecedented sentence. I am enjoying my freedom and very thankful.
Posted by Kevin | December 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A real professional
George is a true professional. He was personable and professional. He effectively communicated all aspects of my case. His attention to detail is unsurpassed, I would and will recommend George. Thank you
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SORA reduced
Hired mr hildebrandt to petition the court on my behalf about a 10 year old conviction. The process lasted more than a year and kept stalling in the court. Mr hildebrandt stayed on top and saw it through to the outcome we were seeking. Very low stress process.
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!!
I had a really positive experience with George. He was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and detail-oriented. He genuinely cared about me and tried to get the best outcome possible. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work!
George was very transparent, had reasonable fees, and got me the outcome I was looking for.
Posted by Dustin | August 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I chose to set up a meeting with George Hildebrandt after reading through reviews on Syracuse top lawyers. He was able to get me right in for a meeting and after speaking with him he put me at ease with the charges I had pending against me considering my criminal background. Throughout my case George updated me with every piece of paperwork that was received or gone out on his behalf to the courts and DAs office. Anytime I had a question for George he responded back to me within the hour. George met with me before every court date and was very knowledgeable and professional. Ending result George got a dismissal on my case. If you want a lawyer that will be with you through every step of your courts case George is the lawyer I recommend.
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Posted by Dawn | April 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Me. Hildebrandt is an amazing Attorney, he is very prompt when responding to an email and very knowledgeable, he cares about his clients and wants the best outcome and works diligently till he gets what you want. I only wish that more Attorneys were like him, if you want the best, you need to hire Mr. Hildebrandt. I’m in Florida but needed some to represent a case being held in Syracuse, and he promptly responded to every email and phone call. And the outcome of the case was exactly what I needed. Thanks George for being a great knowledgeable Attorney and always being pleasant to speak with.
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Posted by Joseph | March 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding professionalism
I highly recommend mr Hildebrandt.I was looking at 5 years in federal prison and he successfully negotiated a sentence of probation.5 stars in my book.Thank you
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
This was my first time ever getting in trouble with the law and George was extremely professional and easy to work with. He walked me through the process and what I needed to do and when. He was easy to reach and always responsive to emails and calls, which was very important to me. George worked very hard to defend me and was successfully able to reduce my charge and prevent me from having a criminal record. I would highly recommend Mr. Hildebrandt.
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Posted by David | November 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond Exceptional
Great experience start to finish. Responsive, experienced, involved, extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Would recommend to anyone in a difficult situation. He was professional throughout and always had his best interests in mind for me as I’m sure he would for any of his clients. Phenomenal to work with. A++
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five Stars
George is an excellent lawyer to have in your corner. From the beginning I was impressed with his thoroughness, response time to questions about my case, and result in the end. My particular case went on 6+ months and George always remained consistent in helping me. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Jessica | October 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience
For my first time needing a lawyer (since it was the first time ive gotten in trouble), George made the process very easy. He explained what could happen in my situation, and then what he planned to do about it. He was diligent in working my case and making sure I was aware of any updates. Contacting him when I had questions was very easy and he responded in a timely manner. I'm very thankful I was able to retain him and that he helped to reduce my charges to practically nothing! I would certainly retain him again if needed.
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Posted by Tina | October 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Hildebrandt
George took the time to listen to me and understand the whole situation. He is very knowledgeable in criminal law. He managed to get my charges reduced to a violation with a head on approach and is more than willing to fight for what he knows is right. Thanks to George I get to pursue my life and future in the federal government field. From the bottom of my heart thank you so much.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
ALWAYS thorough, extremely well organized - walked me thru my case step by step and went to bat for me in court. Cannot recommend Mr Hildebrandt enough !!
Posted by Debbie | August 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Your Bext Interast in mind!
Always had your best interest, gathered all the facts, was there for YOU, you could call for anything, prompt responses, great office staff, Great results!
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always Available, Very Patient
I retained George last year after being charged with a felony. George immediately began working on my case, from the moment I met him. George was always available to speak, was quick to reply to emails, and would take the time to explain things in a way I could understand. George remained professional while providing guidance on how to handle the stress and anxiety that came with my case. George successfully advocated on my behalf and was able to get the charges reduced and resolved with a satisfactory outcome. I would highly recommend George to anybody.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • George F. Hildebrandt, Attorney at Law
  • 1988 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Legal Aid Society Of New York
  • 1985 - 1988

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Syracuse University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Shala Williams
  • Not-guilty on all charges

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes (Inside the Minds)
  • Defense and Diligence Create and Effective Defense Strategy
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • Criminal Trial Practice
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (10)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse George Hildebrandt. I have known George for several years and he is a highly skilled attorney and an exceptional advocate for his clients. I do not hesitate to recommend and endorse George Hildebrandt."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George is a thorough and professional lawyer. His reputation is superb. As a fellow defense attorney, I have seen him in action and I am impressed with his advocacy skills. I recommend George to anyone with criminal defense needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Hildebrandt. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George is a knowledgeable, well-respected, and highly experienced criminal defense lawyer in the Syracuse area. Without hesitation, I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Federal crime Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hildebrandt is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly respected in his field."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney and highly recommended as an asset to this community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A "10" rating on AVVO is not easy to earn. Mr. Hildebrandt has earned it with a combination of helping clients, earning the respect of fellow lawyers, and just plain being good at his job."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hildebrandt is a skilled and respected member of the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse George. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse George to the fullest. I have always known Mr. Hildrbrandt to posses the utmost legal knowledge, professional demeanor, and dedication to his clients. His ability to obtain favorable outcomes is matched only by his ability to effectively represent his clients. I feel completely comfortable referring my own family members to George."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly recommend George as a criminal defense lawyer. George was the defense lawyer on several cases I prosecuted when I was in the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office. George was always well prepared with novel and effective legal arguments. He is an excellent trial lawyer that works hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been acquainted with George Hildebrandt, Esq. in a professional as well as a personal capacity for over twenty five (25) years. In addition to having had the occasion to observe Mr. Hildebrandt's legal acumen in a court of law, I have had the opportunity interact with him in a wide variety of business as well as social circumstances. As a result of my relationship with Mr. Hildebrandt, I have come to have a good understanding and appreciation of his integrity, dedication, ability to reason, character and mental fitness for the practice of law. Mr. Hildebrandt possesses the foregoing characteristics in the highest degree. I trust him explicitly and accordingly, I highly recommend him as an attorney law. Philip M. Stamm, Esq. Stamm & Olivo, LLP New York, N.Y."
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Syracuse Federal crime Lawyer George F. Hildebrandt
George F. Hildebrandt
Federal crime Attorney
Syracuse, NY
Licensed for 39 years
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