5.0 stars 27 totalReview George Stein
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“I normally don’t write these kinds of reviews, but I just had to share my experience with the Stein firm. I’m a mid-life, professional, business owner and community volunteer – who had never been in any kind of legal trouble before. So, I was shaken to the core, when I was stopped by a police officer one evening after having a couple of celebratory drinks with a friend, over the course of a few hours.
Good God! What a terrifying and traumatic experience it was! After several field sobriety tests, and a litany of questions, I was handcuffed and put into the back of a patrol car, “processed,” and spent several miserable hours behind bars. As it turned out, my blood test showed that I was a mere fraction over the .08 legal limit, but believe me, that didn’t stop the government from prosecuting my case!
My husband had heard of George Stein’s reputation, and suggested I call him – which (thankfully) I did! It turned out to be the best decision I could’ve made. From the moment I called his office – still shaken and a bit weepy – I was treated with the utmost respect and care. Without exception, everyone in his office is a professional who genuinely seems to enjoy helping others.
George was very kind and understanding, from the beginning. He is a great listener and knows what questions to ask, and also, how to “talk you down from the ledge…” so to speak. George and his trial partner Kevin worked extremely hard on my case – negotiating, gathering evidence, speaking with experts, researching, reviewing and analyzing data; all while answering my questions, calming my fears, concerns, AND making it look so easy. (Reminded me of the story of the “ducks,” gliding gracefully across the water, seemingly so easy, breezy; all the while, below the surface, and out of sight, they’re paddling like crazy.)
Throughout this ordeal, it was comforting to know that George, and his team, were just a phone call away. I’m very happy with the outcome of my case – Thanks to George and Kevin, the DUI was dismissed. On the day of trial, the State folded after George Stein skillfully picked a jury. As a result of great lawyering, I got my driver’s
license and my life back! Hopefully, you’ll never find yourself in this situation. But if you do, call George! Trust me, you do not want to face this alone.
It is a traumatic and life-altering experience; and you’ll want someone who will fight for you, every step of the way!
Posted by RYAN
To start with my case's were a little more complicated than most I'm sure. I have 7 DUI's lifetime sounds horrible I know. last winter I managed to get 3 DUI's in several months after going thru some personal hardships. I hired an Attorney out of Gwinnett County to represent me referred from a family member huge mistake. To make things worse all three DUI's were in 3 different counties Cherokee, DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. My original Attorney pretty much served me up to DeKalb county just for the 1st conviction 3 days before sentencing in DeKalb and turning myself into custody for 9 months for the 1st Dui and a possible another year for the other 2 and a possible Felony charge on my record I called George Stein after researching him on the internet. He came highly recommended sure a little more money but you get what you pay for and in legal aid this is so true.
I called him left a message around 6:00 in the afternoon he called me back around 6:20 the same day 20 minutes later. I introduced myself and first words out of my mouth was my cases are complicated his response was that's what I handle. I explained everything was about 6 months old already and I was getting ready to get sentenced in DeKalb County. I remember being a complete emotional mess, I gained 50lbs quit my job, had made arrangements to go into custody which is a nightmare when you try and mentally prepare yourself for this type of thing it's horrible.
I met with Mr. Stein the following afternoon reviewed my cases with him and my not so pretty previous legal record. The one thing I respected about him from the beginning is he told me my possible consequences (which at this point I already knew) He also told me that my attorney had already spun a web that he didn't know if he could clean up and he needed a few days to decide if he would take my case because he didn't want to just take our money and I still go off to jail his comment was I still have to sleep at night. He was being honest, Candid and I respected that. He contacted me 2 days later we met again and Thank God he took my cases. After he and his team (they are all awesome, prompt, educated aggressive just the team you want on you're side there winners!) After months of pleas, negotiations with the courts George and his team traveling to three different counties and dealing with 3 different Judges and Prosecutors these guys saved my ass! They negotiated a deal of probation and treatment which allowed my to stay free, keep my job, no felonies and still continue to stay productive in my life. There isn't enough kind words I can put on here If a team of people protect you're freedom they have pretty much saved you're life as far as I'm concerned. When in the courts I felt confident because I knew the team defending me was the best especially after dealing with a previous attorney that the Judge wouldn't even wouldn't even listen too when she was pleading my case huge difference. If you have Dui worries this is the guy to call there is a reason he's the best he is great at what he does.
All I can say is thanks to George and his team they helped saved my life and let me start to put my life back together again!
Posted by mac1212
During the entire process, George and his team did a fantastic job. His firm was able to have my license kept valid which allowed me to see what the State would offer, without being suspended. The offer from the Municipal Court of Atlanta was for me to plea to a “Reckless Driving.” We choose to go to trial and reject that deal and George Stein made the decision to move my case Atlanta City to Fulton County. During the time my case was in Fulton County, George's knowledge and expertise of the trial process, he was able to address points and make quick appropriate decisions at each step. While it did take a significant amount of time (4 yrs, 3 months) to accomplish, George was able to get my DUI dismissed and all my charges dropped. I give a 200% confidence vote in his abilities and recommend him 200%. My advice is be patient and work with George and his team while they work their best on your case.
Anonymous review posted on
I would like to share my experience working with George Stein and his DUI defense team.
In the Fall of 2014, within two weeks of moving to Georgia and as part of a corporate relocation, I was arrested and charged with my first DUI. As a chemical sales rep for a major corporation, my job frequently involves both customer and internal outings where alcohol is consumed. The night of my arrest was no different than many in the past. However, after finding myself in jail for the first time, the risk-related behavior and past lapses in judgement became all too apparent. I was now facing jail time, loss of my current employment, and a real jeopardy to my future career in a very conservative big-business environment. I immediately recognized that I would need help in this matter and began talking to lawyers.
What is unique about George Stein is his integrity. He preserves this not only in himself but also his Clients. Where other attorneys I spoke to where saying they would begin by burying the court in requests and technicalities, George understands what needs to be done in court and he clearly explained it all to me.
From a legal perspective, I did not give George a lot to work with. Since it was my first true run-in with ‘the law’ I reverted to an ‘honesty is the best policy’ approach during the arrest. Although you can technically contest a DUI breath test result, it probably did not help that I told the officer what I had to drink on camera. The prosecutor was aware of this so initial proposed outcomes were less than ideal. Despite this, George continued to plea my case and work with the prosecutor. In the end, it came down to the Judge’s decision. I am happy to say that with George’s support we successfully negotiated a plea that would dismiss the DUI and preserve my career potential.
What is also unique about George is his presence in the court room. After everyone stands up to honor the Judge and the Judge makes his introduction, it is almost as if the Judge’s introduction includes an announcement for appreciation that George Stein is in the court room. It was plainly clear during all of my court proceedings that everyone from Judges, to prosecutors, to Clerks and other attorneys, they know and respect George; and he acts on this respect without a vein of self-serving pride. I know without a doubt that George’s approach to his profession, and the level of respect that Courts have for George also helped the outcome of my case.
My absolute gratitude goes to George and his team for their help to keep my family’s new life in Georgia on track.
Anonymous review posted on
I was charged with a DUI when I encountered a road block in West Georgia. The breath test was a .19 so I asked Mr. Stein and his firm for legal counsel. As a team they helped me keep my driver's license and had the charges reduced to reckless driving and a fine. George's law firm and team of competent lawyers did an outstanding job.
Posted by MT
You obviously made a mistake in exercising discretion. Now don't make a similar mistake in attorney selection. There are boatload of attorneys who represent DUI competency. I don't think any of them could have gotten both my cases completely dismissed entirely like George did. Take it from a two time client of this firm, if it was not for them, I would have severely ruined my life. What I really liked was that they did not judge me for coming back a second time. They have the experience and because of the constant research of George's book, know the law better than the prosecutor. And also remember, they are not afraid to fight your case, just work with them and please be patient as good results take time. The judges have a tremendous amount of deference for George's arguments. Thanks George for everything you will always be on my Holiday Card list. I shall not forget the good things you have done for me.
Posted by Ray
OMG....great DUI attorney. My wife had gotten a DUI about 3 yrs. ago and she just now took the stand. George Stein and his team are a work of art in the court room. The DUI was dismissed. The officer (witness) was not expecting what was brought to him from Steins defense. I'm sure he wished he never showed for the trial. There was a following to close charge as well and they did make that one stick. I'm okay with the outcome. The only mark I have against the team was when my wife had her first court appearance, the woman (I forget her name) suggested that my wife take the plea bargain because the chances were to slim to take to trial. Lucky I was there, because my wife may have taken the deal. I said no way. Let's take it to trial (against her wishes). For 7 thousand dollars I was willing to roll the dice. I can get a 1500 dollar attorney to plea bargain. The case was moved to another jurisdiction. and 3 yrs. later my wife finally got her day in court. Turned out to be a great day. I say, you get what you pay for so spend the extra money for good representation. But don't forget that you still make the decisions on taking the plea or taking it to trial.
Posted by Jane
Our family has retained George Stein for a variety of legal problems. He has always handled our issues with the utmost discretion. His legal professionalism is evident in the positive outcomes that have resulted from his outstanding grasp of the law. There has not been one instance where we have not been satisfied with the results. George Stein is a wonderful attorney who works hard to protect you and your family. I can’t say enough about his honest and forthright behavior. He is an attorney you can trust, someone who will work hard to solve your legal issues. I would recommend him to my own mother.
Posted by James
Mr. Stein gave my daughter excellent representation. It was her first arrest (and, we hope, her last) and George Stein's experience & knowledge helped our family out of a tough, tough jam.
No surprises, hidden fees or anything like that. Just straight-forward dealings and plenty of help from Mr. Stein - and his staff - throughout the process. I would employ him again but hope I won't need to! Thank you!
Posted by David
I interviewed 4 different law firms after my DUI arrest last fall. The primary reason I decided to go with George was because of his candor. I had several unique factors that made defending my case difficult to say the least. George was honest with me during our initial consultation, whereas all the other lawyers promised that the "best case scenarios" would be delivered. George realistically laid out a game plan, kept me informed during each and every step of the process, and ultimately delivered the best case scenario of reducing my DUI to a Reckless Driving (despite non-disputable evidence). Additionally, George has a strong supporting staff comprising of former prosecutors and experienced defense attorneys, all who are able to leverage their expansive experiences and connections in the Atlanta Judicial System. I am not saying that my results are typical by any means; every case will have unique circumstances that will ultimately define the outcomes, therefore there are no guarantees. What I can guarantee is that George and his team will do EVERYTHING in their power to work towards the most favorable outcome possible.
Side Note: In addition to George, I worked with Brian Caron and Erin Gerstenzang, both who are very knowledgeable, highly responsive, and extremely profession in their analysis. I would recommend any of them.