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George Zulakis has successfully represented clients in criminal and juvenile matters for over 30 years. He is a recognized leader in the field of criminal defense and has been nominated by his peers for Lead Counsel Rating in state felonies and misdemeanors and for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (DUI subspecialty, 2009-2016). Mr. Zulakis has experience in many areas of criminal defense, including DUI/drunk driving, domestic violence, assault, breaking and entering,  drug crimes, sex crimes, juvenile delinquency, embezzlement, fraud, shoplifting, MIP/minor in possession, and traffic offenses. For more details on Mr. Zulakis's extensive legal experience, honors, and professional associations/memberships, please visit our firm's homepage (


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
    38 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Education: 10%
    38 years, 100 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • John E. Hunt

    I've know George for many years, and he has an outstanding reputation for criminal defense.


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  • Azin Arbab

    I endorse Mr. Zulakis. He is a hard working, intelligent, and skilled attorney who fights hard to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients. A dedicated professional who is widely respected within the legal community.


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Contact info

4127 Okemos Rd
Okemos, MI, 48864


MIActive And In Good Standing197808/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Criminal defense-Drunk drivingBest Lawyers in America2016
Lead Counsel Rating: State Level CrimesLead Counsel2015
Criminal defense-Drunk drivingBest Lawyers in America2015
Criminal defense-Drunk drivingBest Lawyers in America2014
Criminal defense-Drunk drivingBest Lawyers in America2013
Criminal defense-Drunk drivingBest Lawyers in America2012
Criminal defense-Drunk drivingBest Lawyers in America2011
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Criminal defense-Drunk drivingBest Lawyers in America2010
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Criminal defense-Drunk drivingbest lawyers in america2009
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney, Managing ShareholderBaird and Zulakis,P.C.1980 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ingham County Bar AssociationChair, Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee2010 - Present
State Bar of MichiganFellow2003 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganMember1980 - Present
Michigan Association for JusticeMember1980 - Present
Ingham County Bar FoundationPresident2009 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Drinking & Driving, BAC .14Sentence of payment of fines and costs only, without probation.
Felony EmbezzlementProbation without jail time following payment of restitution
Drinking & Driving, BAC .17Super Drunk Driving charge reduced to civil infraction upon completion of Sobriety Court program
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1978