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Derrick E. George

DUI and DWI Attorney at Royal Oak, MI

4.9   43 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Derrick

Learn Derrick’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    55%

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Business
    5%

    18 years, 100 cases

  4. Divorce and separation
    5%

    18 years, 100 cases

  5. Family
    5%

    18 years, 100 cases

  6. General practice
    5%

    18 years, 1,000 cases

Attorney Derrick E. George was first licensed to practice law in Michigan, in 2006. He has an excellent educational background, starting when he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1997, at Michigan State University. He followed this up with a Master of Science Degree from Columbia University, and then graduated from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law in 2004, with a Juris Doctor Law Degree.

His background in business prior to attending law school includes management of large investment funds in New York City, and media experience with ABC World News Tonight, Nightline and 20/20. While in Colorado, Attorney George served as a judicial law clerk for two major judges, and did contract legal work with some high level U.S. Fortune 500 companies.

Following graduation from law school, Attorney George returned to Michigan, where he opened his private law practice offices in Birmingham, MI. He provides legal services to people primarily from the nearby areas of Oakland County, Wayne County, and Detroit, MI. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Oakland County Bar Association, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

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Location

George Law
444 South Washington Avenue
Royal Oak, MI, 48067

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by J | September 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyers around
I had the privilege of working with an extraordinary legal team who not only exceeded my expectations but also became like family to me. From the very beginning, their kindness, commitment, and compassion were evident. They didn't just represent me; they fought for me tirelessly until the very end. Throughout my legal journey, they were a constant source of support and guidance, there for me at every step of the way. Their dedication to my case went above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. It's not often that you come across professionals who truly care about their clients on a personal level, but my lawyers did just that. Thanks to their expertise and unwavering dedication, I was able to achieve the best possible outcome for my situation. I can't express how grateful I am to have found them. If you're in need of legal representation that combines exceptional skill with genuine compassion, look no further. My lawyers are the epitome of excellence in their field, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by Anthony | January 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Magic Man.
Without boring you with the specifics.. I was looking at a mandatory minimum of 2 years in prison. It all stemmed from a road rage incident FROM THE OTHER GUY. I defended myself from harm and even called 911. However, the man was most likely connected with the law enforcement community as there were 3 Michigan State Police cars outside my house when I arrived home. Needless to say, I was a little concerned. I needed a reputable criminal attorney that knew their stuff. I maintain my innocence, but try convincing the State Police and Prosecutor’s Office of that when they KNEW THE GUY (in my humble opinion.) I instantly hired Derrick George. I think I visited his office twice with information and statements about the incident. Now, I don’t know HOW he did it but Derrick George, Magic Man, stopped everything BEFORE the Prosecutor’s Office even looked at the incident. No trial. No pre-prosecution diversion, NOTHING! I even got a phone call from the State Police saying everything was fine. Mind you, that was after the original meeting when 3 state troopers were sweating me hard and searching my house, etc. I believe to this day that the phone call from them was a form of an apology for being overzealous. Without Derrick George on my side, who knows what might’ve happened. He is friendly, knowledgeable and most all CARING. His connections are undeniable. If you find yourself in a jam, don’t make a terrible mistake and hire a subpar attorney, hire somebody that has your back. Thank you Derrick. You are a life saver. Footnote: I fully support the Michigan State Police and all law enforcement in general.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing experience
Mr. George was there for me every step of the way. Gave me good direction and even got my charge knocked down from a Super Drunk OWI to an OWVI. Absolutely recommended.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney with a lot experience
Wonderful experience. Knowledgeable and responsive. Derrick and his staff were helpful and responsive in all questions and concerns anytime of day. He built a relationship that helped him understand me, my life and my family and for sure he respect all that you share and bring a positive outcome. His approach are always positive and fast. I felt his experience by how deep he learned my case. Right now I am out of depression, stress and all kind of trauma just because of you (DERRICK) You bought my life back. I would highly recommend Derrick. He is best in his profession Thank you so much once again
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ninja Attorney
If you want a pit bull in your corner, look no further this is your guy! We were up against the toughest court in Oakland county and I’ve never in my life witnessed the amount of passion, dedication and diligence on my behalf. Whatever your case maybe, his comprehensive knowledge in law is impeccable. It was also very apparent to me that he is well known and respected within the judicial system. Thank you Derrick for being by my side from beginning to end. Only YOU could make miracles happen and thank God I was one of them!
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Posted by Robert | May 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Derrick George Saved My Life
I came to Derrick looking for help with an extremely urgent and time sensitive matter. He took control of the situation, spent hours with my upon our first meeting to get everything in process and moving forward, even filing an emergency motion late at night to help me. He knew what to do, he was calm and straightforward but still treated my case with the urgency it needed and when he got everything resolved I was so relieved and so thankful and could not have asked for a better result. In my opinion—i put my family’s life in his hands and he did beyond the best possible job for us. I am so grateful to Derrick and his team!
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Posted by Richard | May 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended Best OWI/DUI attorney in Michigan
I got an owi while speeding 15 over And I refuse the PBT I should have at least lost My license for a year and a 1/2 probly went to jail also. I was in a lot of trouble highly stressed he answered whenever I called. He was able to calmly down kept me out of jail got it drop down to dui This speeding ticket was dropped Refusal PBT was dropped Only have restrictions on the license for 3 months. If you wanna turning that doesn't back down and is always there for you wants the best for you You should hire him What he did for me was a miracle I was in a lot of trouble and scared. Thank you Mr. George
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Posted by Matthew | May 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT RELIABLE ATTORNEY
I got an OWI in Troy Michigan and had refused the sobriety tests. I was concerned that this would affect my job or anything else professionally because this was my first time having any run-ins with the law. Derrick treated this like it was no problem and he was optimistic about the result he could get me but also made it clear that he couldn’t guarantee anything because he didn’t want to mislead me. He took it very seriously but with confidence and a set plan to approach my case. I got a GREAT outcome and I’m so grateful I found Derrick as my attorney!
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Posted by Patrick | February 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super drunk to a careless
I hired Mr. George and he and his staff did a wonderful job on my case I asked for a mircle and they pulled it off. Mr. George pulled off a miracle by reducing my Charge from a BAC of .17 and he reduced the High Misdemeanor to a Civil Infraction of Careless Driving! No other attorney thought that would happen. It was a miracle we met because I am a truck driver and losing my license would have derailed my career to earn money to support my family of 10. Hats off to Mr George and fantastic staff. Thank you!!
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Posted by Chris | January 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Experience Under the Defense of Derrick E. George
I sought the expertise and hire of Derrick E. Geoge upon receiving my first DUI conviction. Along the way, he was sure to tell me what to expect and how to address each event through proceedings. I was given solid advice on how to proceed and in turn I ended up receiving a lighter sentence than I even had hoped for. I would recommend his defense any day of the week.
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Posted by amanda | December 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great lawyer!
very great attorney! me and my sister both got mips and it was my second offense and he got the mip charges dropped and i just got a civil infraction. Very easy to communicate with and and gave us a great
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most dedicated lawyer I’ve ever met
I was in a very complicated situation. I called many lawyers and was not getting the answer I was looking for. Everyone told me I would have to live with my charges until I met with Mr.George. He was with me every step of the way and answered every question and complaint thoroughly. He was the only lawyer who said that he would be able to lessen my charge and was able to follow through with what he said. Me.George is an overall very friendly lawyer who gives great advice and worth hiring!
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Posted by Sherrie | November 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate and Caring, Knowledgeable and Experienced
I can't say enough of how at ease I felt with Mr. George. He is a caring, compassionate attorney who truly desires to help his clients. His knowledge and experience made me feel very secure with my situation. He gave me sound advice and I highly recommend him for family law services
Posted by Kyle | October 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I wouldn't go with anyone else
I retained mr. George. I did something stupid and didn’t know how to get myself out of this mess and the charges it resulted in. Mr. George guided me through the steps of what needed to be done and without laying that ground work I would not have ended up with such a detailed plan of action. I appreciate his knowledge and expertise.
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Posted by Whitney | October 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Embezzelement Charge Dismissed!
I was charged for embezzlement because of a mistake I made. I was stressed out and panicking constantly because I had no idea how to handle this or what would happen. When I retained Mr. George, he knew exactly what to do and he kept me informed of everything he was doing. He worked with detectives and prosecutors to literally GET MY CHARGES DISMISSED. A better result than I ever would have thought possible. This attorney is a top-notch fighter for his clients. I am beyond grateful for what he worked so hard to do for me.
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Posted by Nikki | October 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer! Great staff! Awesome office!
I consulted Derrick George Pretty much the best lawyer in town really sweet office, kind stuff. Derrick George is a fantastic attorney, feels like I'm just chatting with one of the guys. Not to mention he can make any problem disappear! Great dude! Cool office! Awesome staff! 10/10 would recommend!
Posted by Matthew | October 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer hands down!
I hired Derrick George for a legal consultation. Derrick made me feel very confident. One thing that I love about him is that he's a fighter. He will fight for his client and I put all of my trust into Attorney Derrick George. He is very progressional and he tells you like it is. I didn't want another attorney who would only tell me what I wanted to hear. He is the real deal. He's extremely smart with the law and will put anyone to the test. The best thing I ever did was hire Derrick George.
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Posted by Omar Tariq | October 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Hands Down!!
Best lawyer I have ever come across and his communication skill are definitely without a doubt unmatched. He worked very hard on my case looking at all the options possible instead of just trying to take he easy way out and cop out. Prices are great and if you are in the market for a lawyer he is definitely the man to get the job done.
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Posted by Katie | October 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the best
If you’ve gotten into trouble this is the man you want on your side. The moment I walked out of our consultation I felt the biggest weight lifted off of my shoulders. He said he could keep my charge off my record and he followed through with that promise.
Posted by Deondre | October 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney Highly Recommended!
Derrick was excellent and did a amazinv job in my case. Derrick went abobe and beyond any attorney I have ever had. Im grateful as he saved me from getting charged for a crime I did not commit! Thank you!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Derrick E. George, P.C.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Volunteer
  • Common Ground Legal Clinic
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Judicial Clerkship
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Judicial Clerkship
  • 2nd Judicial District of Colorado
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • University of Denver - Sturm College of Law
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 2004
  • Columbia University
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • 2000
  • Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Client Review: "DUI Wizard! Made it Disappear!" I Can Prove the Outcome! Client Satisfaction #1
  • (1) OWI Reduced to Careless (2) PBT Refusal Dismissed (3) Disobeying Traffic Signal Dropped

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Fellow
  • 2002 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Fellow
  • 2016 - 2017
  • American Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Jewish Bar Association of Michigan
  • Treasurer/Secretary
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Chaldean American Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top Rated
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Fellowship
  • American Bar Association
  • 2002
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Publications

  • USA Today
  • Is Part Time Work The New Normal
  • 2013
  • Oakland County Legal News
  • Go to Guy
  • 2013
  • Detroit Legal News
  • Entrepreneur on the "Go"
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Oakland Community College
  • Business Law
  • 2017
  • Entrepreneur Event Schoolcraft College
  • Entrepreneurship
  • 2016
  • American Bar Association
  • Trials & Tribulations of Real Estate Development: Case Study Approach
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse Derrick
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the toughest Attorneys in the state. Derrick is trustworthy and aggressive for his clients and it shows."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can't say enough good things about Derrick George. There's a reason he has hundreds of stellar reviews across the web -- because he delivers for his clients. Great guy as well. Respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Derrick George is an experienced attorney in many fields of law, with criminal defense being no exception. Knowledgable and professional. I endorse Derrick George."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derrick is a great lawyer who understands his client's needs and does an amazing job obtaining positive results even in difficult situations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, as he is an excellent attorney. Very knowledgeable. Very professional. Receives great outcomes for his clients."
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Royal Oak DUI and DWI Lawyer Derrick E. George
Derrick E. George
DUI and DWI Attorney
Royal Oak, MI
Licensed for 17 years
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