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George Stein

DUI and DWI Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.9   58 reviews

also known as George Stein

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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About George

Learn George’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    95%

    33 years, 6,000 cases

  2. Motorcycle accident
    5%
    I take pride in helping downed bikers in the motorcycle community, We handle both criminal and civil related issues which was the result of an accident. Steel Horse Law is a "full service" law firm to the the biker community.

    33 years, 1,000 cases

GEORGIA'S PREMIER DUI ATTORNEY

George Stein represents clients all across Georgia and is the author of a 1200 page book, entitled Georgia DUI Law (Lexis Publishing Co.) His practice is dedicated to contested DUI and vehicular homicide cases. He is a member of the Drinking Drivers Defense Network and a Founding Member and graduate of the National College for DUI Defense conducted at Harvard Law School. In 2002, George was elected by his peers to sit on the prestigious National College for DUI Defense board of directors. In 2011, George was elected to serve a "Dean" of the College.  This elite board is comprised of 12 of the finest DUI lawyers in North America.  George has the experience of over two hundred fifty (250) Jury trials with an exceptional success rate. He is well known for his successful defense of attorneys and professional athletes, arrested and charged with DUI. George is a frequent lecturer on the subject of DUI defense and in his home state he has been nicknamed "The DUI Lawyer"®.

Photos and videos

George doing legal commentary on TV regarding blood testing in a DUI case.

Location

George A. Stein, Attorney At Law

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  58 customer reviews
Posted by Mike | May 14, 2024
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Sr. Program Manager
Here's a short review based on my experience: I had an excellent experience with DUI lawyer George Stein. When facing DUI charges, I turned to Mr. Stein for help, and it was the best decision I could have made. He expertly handled my case, leading to the charges being completely dropped. Mr. Stein's professionalism, deep knowledge, and dedication make him stand out as the top defense lawyer available. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a skilled and effective DUI defense attorney."
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Posted by Chris | March 26, 2024
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Expert DUI Defense
Since the first-time meeting with Mr. Stein, I was moved by how well informed and resourceful he is about DUI laws and practices. As a client of his, you will definitely feel that you are in great hands the entire process and will receive the best possible outcome from your situation. Not only him, but his entire firm is excellent at providing consistent updates and feedback on where and how things are going. With my case, I entered trial facing 6 charges in total including DUI and Open Container. Mr. Stein and his firm worked persistently to uncover every detail and mistake made during and after the arrest. In addition, he demonstrated ways to prove my innocence and show that I had been wrongfully accused, which resulted in a not-guilty verdict. It was amazing to have such an adept attorney speak and feud on my behalf. I super highly recommend going with George Stein to represent you in your case !!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2024
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An Incredible Lawyer
George Stein is THE premiere lawyer for tackling DUI cases in GA. When we first encountered this situation, we were extremely anxious about handling court proceedings. From our first meeting with George, we knew that he was the right lawyer for us. And over the course of our case, his expertise in fact finding, providing options and recommendations was proof that his priority was his client and the best possible outcome. We were particularly encouraged by his thoroughness in analyzing the details of the case. His communication skills and calm demeanor was always a reassurance that we made the right choice. Throughout this experience, George and his team remained professional, courteous and diligent. Despite the long time it took to resolve the case, George ensured we remained informed and was personally available to answer any questions. His experience, expertise and diligence resulted in a favorable resolution to our case. We highly recommend you rely on George to handle your case. He will go the extra mile to protect your interest.
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Posted by TONY | September 7, 2023
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DUI Case
In 2021 I was charged with DUI and wreckless driving. My pastor recommended I get a lawyer and he recommended George Stein. I set up an appointment with his office and I met him. He took up my case and was very engaged. My case was one of those difficult ones. George Stein moved my case to another county which took sometime to get a hearing because of covid. Eventually we got a date and George Stein represented me all the way, appearing in court multiple times on my behalf with a power of attorney. With God's grace he won the case in 2023. The case was completely dismissed. He was very polite all the way, he was very professional. He kept in touch with me all the way no matter how busy he was. His office was also very communicative when he was unavailable. I highly recommend attorney George Stein.
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2023
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Incredible lawyer
George made me feel comfortable and at ease from our first conversation. He was instrumental in gaining details for my case and developing the best course of action. I was extremely anxious over the whole process and he always answered my calls or got back to me quickly. I truly believe I would have not of had the outcome if he wasn’t involved. I am eternally grateful for his contribution to my case and friendship. It’s a horrible situation either way, he at least made it minimally painful. I would recommend him to anyone facing a similar situation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2022
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17 year financial industry veteran who needed George.
George was an absolute gem to have at my side. I was on strike 2 for a DUI (first was reduced to reckless driving) and he managed to get the same on this second one. Did the second have a few more requirements? Yes. But I also deserve them for making an idiotic mistake twice. George was at my side whenever needed and is an absolute professional.
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2022
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Great attorney
This is the best attorney hands down. I highly recommend George Stein. The law firm is is very professional and courteous. Everyone in the office is courteous and professional and do a great job, they got the case dismissed. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2022
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Excellent Lawyer
Attorney Stein is a top class lawyer. His communication, knowledge base, and professionalism are truly commendable. He has expert knowledge and seamlessly navigates the court system in your favor. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Lacey | August 30, 2021
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DUI Dismissal
Mr. Stein was able to completely dismiss my family member's DUI charge. Mr. Stein and his firm know the details of the law and will fight for their client. I could take up pages explaining how great my experience was. He is known as THE DUI lawyer for a reason. I wouldn't recommend anyone else above Mr. Stein. He is the truth!
Posted by Terrell | August 23, 2021
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DUI dismissal
I was pulled over in Alpharetta in September of 2018. Due to so many delays caused by Covid, my case was not settled until August 2021. During that time I had questions and concerns for obvious reasons. George and his staff were always available to meet in person or over the phone. When I was arrested, I did not pass the field sobriety test and when I blew, my BAC was .192. This was my first DUI and I had no idea of the process. I called Mr. Stein the following morning and he returned my call within an hour. This was on a Sunday. During our first visit I knew I made the correct choice. He has written a book over 1,000 pages on Georgia DUI law. He knows this business cold! Forward to the motions hearing, he was able to get my DUI reduced to a reckless driving charge and plea out with a nolo contendere. No points on my license and DUI dismissed. UNBELEIVEABLE! As far as I am concerned there is no other DUI lawyer, and he works anywhere in the state of Georgia. I don't know how he did it but as I've heard since this all started, he's the guy to call.
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2020
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He got that magic!
My case was dismissed in motion hearing!! It was VERY obvious to see that Mr. Stein had a lot of experience and know how to handle in court. He saved my livelihood. He is one of a best DUI lawyer and definitely recommend!!
Posted by James | December 16, 2019
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DUI Citation
Mr. Stein was thorough, knowledgable, and proactive. He is always doing something positive behind the scenes to ensure a successful outcome. He is a client advocate whose integrity and approach are without reproach. What I liked the most about him is that he dramatically improved my initial motion to modify my probation on the same day of hearing by rewriting my motion in order to terminate my probation altogether which was granted. He came prepared to better what I had asked for and had all the paperwork in order and acted swiftly. I would re-hire.
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Posted by Tyler | August 9, 2019
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George's Strategic Defense got me a Not Guilty Verdict at trial
A day before court, my attorney at the time wanted me to take a plea deal. Instead, I called George Stein and explained my case. He patiently listened, and educated me on the situation and various outcomes. This wound up being one of the most important decisions I’ve ever made. George was prepared throughout and fought to protect the quality of my livelihood. George’s strategic defense got me a Not Guilty verdict at trial. His trial skills are amazing!!!
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Posted by Zach | June 6, 2019
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Worth every penny
George is hands down your best bet in any and all DUI or reckless driving cases. Was hoping for just getting it dropped down but he got a full dismissal of all charges. I still can’t believe it that all the hype I read up on him was 100% right. If you catch yourself in a bind, do not hesitate to call George.
Posted by Gerard | May 31, 2019
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BEST DUI LAWYER PERIOD
I had a case where there was an admission of guilt, clear evidence of DUI and not a lot of leg for the defense to stand on. We worked out an AFFORDABLE payment plan with someone who is commonly referred to as “The #1 DUI Defense Attorney in GA & TN” Had my court date this morning and everything was thrown out due to the experienced preparation taken by Stein and Ward LLP. Can’t believe this outcome; George and Mr, Ward are professional, affordable, and simply elite at their craft. It was like watching the New England Patriots play a high school football team; Stein and Ward was dominant in the court room and have relationships one way or another with almost any Judge. Do not spend your money with anyone else; these guys are the best and are winners and that’s who you want representing you.
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Posted by Natalie | May 7, 2019
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George is T-H-E M-A-N !!!
George Stein is unbelievably easy to work with. Beyond being upfront and professional, he is phenomenal at his job. If not for his solid reputation and devotion, I would never have made it out of my situation alive without his counsel and encouraging words. I am eternally grateful for everything he did for me from the very beginning. I believe there is no one better that combines wisdom and perseverance for representation in Atlanta.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2019
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DUI Dismissed!
After going through 2 lawyers and being told by several others that I would need to accept a wreckless, I decided to hire Mr.Stein because he was willing to take my case to trial and fight for me. Not only did I not have to go to trial, my DUI was completely dismissed!! It was very difficult to find a great lawyer and determine who was all marketing and who was really legit and George exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Cindy | December 19, 2018
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Simply the Best
Mr. Stein was hired a little over a year ago to represent a family member who had been charged with a DUI and 2 counts of felony obstruction . After taking my family member's case and reviewing it,George was able to determine that the stop was invalid.After discussing the case with the prosecutor George was able to prove there was not adequate cause for the stop. The family member was able to enter a plea for reduced charges to a minor traffic violation and misdemeanor interference with an officer.I highly recommend George to defend you if are accused of drinking and driving. There is a reason this guy is known as "THE'' DUI lawyer.
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Posted by Tyler | December 16, 2018
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Daughter's DUI & Xanax possession
My daughter was recently represented by George Stein for DUI & Xanax possession. Mr. Stein was able to get the Xanax pills thrown out of evidence, due to an illegal search. Subsequently, the DUI was dismissed after negotiations with the prosecutor. A job well done!
Posted by Brian | August 20, 2018
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I HIGHLY recommend George Stein and his team!
I'm so glad I hired George Stein to represent me when I was accused of driving DUI by an overzealous police officer who was new to the force and who completely lacked the proper judgment to discern an impaired driver. No matter what the circumstances of your case, Mr. Stein is the BEST lawyer you can have representing you. His knowledge and experience of the DUI laws and how to defend you are exceedingly deep and wide. Plus he is an incredibly persuasive individual. So, if you have been charged by a police officer who only wants to make a name for himself in the department by charging you with a DUI, then Mr. Stein is the ONLY person you will want representing you! You won't be disappointed by choosing his firm!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner, Founder
  • Steel Horse Law
  • 2007 - Present
  • Founder, Principal, Owner
  • Stein & Ward Law Firm
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Associations

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Regent
  • 2002 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Founding Member & Assistant Dean
  • 1995 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Drinking Drivers Defense Network
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Defense of Drinking Drivers Georgia Chapter
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Atlanta Region
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Dean
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Life time achievement award
  • Defense of Drinking Drivers Group
  • 2015
  • Served as Dean
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2012
  • Elected Dean of the College
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2011
  • Appointed Chairman
  • ICLE - Drinking Driving Institute
  • 2008
  • Appointed Chairman
  • Georgia ICLE-Drinking Driver's Institute
  • 2003
  • Elected to the Board of Regents
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2002
  • Admitted to United States Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 1998
  • Field Sobriety Instructor Training
  • DOT
  • 1996
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute
  • Chair Person & Speaker
  • 2016
  • Annual SC DUI Seminar
  • Cross Examination Techniques
  • 2014
  • National College of DUI Defense-Presented at Harvard Law School
  • Ethics in a DUI Case
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (11)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"George Stein is an exceptional attorney in his field. He is an individual who excels at all he does in all areas of his life, particularly at the practice of law. He is well known in the DUI community and very highly respected. I recommend him to anyone in an unfortunate situation of needing a DUI attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with George on a DUI case in Bryan county. During this experience I found him to be one of the most knowledgable and well prepared attorneys I have ever come across. I would not hesitate to recommend any one to George."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently heard Mr. Stein speak on giving successful closing arguments during a DUI Super Symposium CLE. His lecture was a testament to his abilities of presenting phenomenal closing arguments; I therefore highly endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Stein has always impressed me with his presence, speaking ability and overall persuasive communication. His reputation as one of the best trial lawyers in the country is understandable and deserved. His mentorship within the National College of DUI Defense has been invaluable for me and countless other lawyers and I am sincerely grateful for his energies in that regard. One of the best, without question or dispute."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George Stein is some DUI lawyer. He's a master in martial arts too. This I learned at Las Vegas last week at the “Win­ning at Every Level,” NACDL & NCDD’s 15th Annual DUI Means Defend With Inge­nu­ity seminar in Las Vegas. He was at Harvard for the DUI Summer Session also. He is dedicated. He wrote a DUI book that's so big it scares me as it sits across the room."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Stein is the incoming Dean of the National College of DUI Defense. He is highly regarded by the DUI defense community as one of the best attorneys in the nation. I consider him a mentor and a friend."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"George has written the book on DUI in Georgia. George has the ability to be creative and had developed many strategies that other lawyer use today in jury trials. George has tried so many jury trials that he can make the prosecution roll over once he files an entry of appearance in your case. The Stein & Ward law firm just won the "best lawyers of the year" 2011 for taking more cases to jury trial than any other law firm in this state. George is also the Dean of the National College for DUI defense. The National College for DUI defense is a college for DUI lawyers across every state in the nation, to be the Dean you must be recognized as the very best lawyer hands down with the highest ethics in and out of the courtroom. George Stein is at the top of his field, if you can afford him he is the one to call. gus mcdonald"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I know George to be a highly dedicated, knowledgeable, and aggressive criminal defense attorney, with substantial experience in DUI defense. As a fellow member of the criminal defense bar, I am proud to have George as a colleague and recommend his services without hesitation. He is top notch."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George is one of the foremost national authorities in the field of DUI defense. He has a national reputation and a known history of trial experience that is among the top in the nation. George is routinely called upon to lecture to other experts in the country due to his superb knowledge of the nuances of DUI and criminal defense, as well as trial skills. As a lawyer in a neighboring state that shares a border with George, I routinely call on him as one of my go to guys when it comes to complicated issues in DUI defense. I would recommend George to ANYONE charged with a DUI or involved in an accident in the state of Georgia, without reservation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having been a member of the National College for DUI Defense for over 10 years now, and as an annual attendee of two to three national DUI defense seminars, I have been privileged to get to know many of our nation's finest DUI defense attorneys. George Stein is undoubtedly amongst this select group. His reputation for professional excellence far exceeds the borders of Georgia. His reputation as a well trained, experienced, ultra talented yet deeply compassionate, DUI defense attorney is not only national but matched by very few. I proudly and loudly endorse George Stein. The citizen accused could be in no better hands. Period. The fact that he is a personal friend is but a bonus."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George and I have known each other for nearly 20 years. He is a martial arts expert, and has won international titles in judo. He has such excellent personal discipline that he is able to be a fine trial attorney, father of three children and senior partner of a large law firm and do all things well. George has my praise for his both personal integrity and his willingness to work hard at whatever he tackles in life."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There is so much that could be said about this fine lawyer and decent human being. He is sought after to monitor advanced lawyer seminars across the U.S. and has spoken and lectured at every major venue where the subject of DUI arises. He has written the textbook for lawyers learning DUI law in Georgia. A leader among he peers, his quite demeanor and confident grasp of legal issues makes him among the very best you could hire. Consider yourself lucky to have him for your lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. George is considered to be one the nation's top DUI lawyers and I am proud to have shared the courtroom with him as well as the lecture circuit."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George Stein is one of the best DUI Lawyers in the country. If you are arrested for a DUI in Georgia, seek George Stein's help now!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am Michael Allen Peters and I am a retired criminal courts judge in Houston, Harris County, Texas after 16 years of service. I have been involved with hundreds of competent lawyers and thousands of incompetent ones also. I have had the pleasure of witnessing the legal skills and trial skills of Mr. Stein that I give him the highest of ratings for competence, effectiveness, professionalism and preparedness. In effect, Mr. Stein is the epitome of what the consummate trial lawyer and advocate should be. I know that he is well respected amongst his peers not just in Georgia but nationally as well. In fact, in Cobb County, Judge Rusty Carlysle, a personal friend of mine for several years always has high marks for Mr. Stein’s courtroom skills."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known George Stein since 2000 and I have had the honor of assisting him in conducting a trial advocay workshop at the National College for DUI Defense in 2007. He is extremely skilled and qualified - one of the best in America. His command of the courtroom is second to none. I would not hesitate to refer a close friend or family member to Gearge Stein."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Attorney Stein at a national seminar sponsored by the National College for DUI Defense. This seminar was held at Harvard's Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In attendance were some of the best and brightests DUI attorney's in the country. Attorney Stein was designated by the college to speak on DUI and specifically closing arguments. His presence before the class of approximately 70 DUI attorneys was impeccible. I can not imagine how articulate and well furbished he would be in front of a jury. I would recommend Attorney Stein to anyone involved in a DUI or DUI related offense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Role model. Attorney Stein is my role model. He is my role model not simply for the knowledge that he has accumulated in the field of criminal law and DUI defense. He is not simply my role model based upon his accomplishments in the Courtroom. He is also not simply my role model based the large body of successful appellate advocacy that he has accumulated. He is my role model for all of the above, but also in his demeanor, the way he carries himself and his style. He does not need to trumpet his accomplishments, he just continues to achieve. Quite simply, Attorney Stein is an attorney that all attorneys should try to emulate. I know I am."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Stein is an extremely accomplished Georgia based DUI Defense Attorney. He is the author of the "must-have" Georgia DUI practice guide. I recently had the privilege of attending a national seminar for DUI Defense lawyers at which Attorney Stein gave a most informative presentation. More than being well versed in the intricacies of DUI law, Attorney Stein is also a ferocious advocate in the courtroom. Should you find yourself in the unfortunate position of facing DUI charges, make a wise decision and hire Attorney Stein. You will not be disappointed."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse George Stein and feel very comfortable putting my reputation on the line by doing so. George is a superb DUI and Criminal Defense lawyer who is a founding member of the National College For DUI Defense, is the secretary for the organization, a Regent of the College, and a teacher to the rest of us who practice DUI Defense. Any time anyone calls me looking for a DUI or criminal defense attorney in the greater Atlanta area, George's is the only name i mention. Lloyd Golburgh, Esq., Fort Lauderdale."
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Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 32 years
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