He has also served as Steering Committee member of the National Workers’ Compensation Institute (formerly FWCI) for over 20 years.
George is particularly proud of the following three appointments:
He was appointed by the Chief Judge of Florida’s 15th Judicial Circuit, the renowned Jack Cook, as his successor as President of the Craig S. Barnard Chapter of the American Inns Of Court, 1994-1995, a national legal society aimed at elevating the practice and professionalism of bench and bar;
He was selected by Florida’s First District Court of Appeal as its district-wide “attorney-representative” to the Conference of State District and Supreme Courts, 1999, and finally;
In 2004 he was invited to speak at the annual meeting of the Florida Bar at a special memorial ceremony honoring the memory and professionalism of the late Miami-Dade Circuit and Florida 3rd District Court of Appeal Judge – but originally Judge of Compensation Claims — Wilke D. Ferguson.
George is also proud of having received in 1994 the Friends of 440 Award as distinguished defense attorney honoree for the year, and The Bud Adams’ Award for professionalism a few years earlier. He is included among Corporate Counsel Magazine’s ‘Best Lawyers’; has been named among Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for his Appellate work, and he has been designated one of Florida’s Top Lawyers by Florida Monthly and as one of South Florida Magazine’s ‘Top Lawyers’ for 2011.
George received his J.D. degree from the University of Miami in 1975 and his B.A. from the University of South Florida in 1972. He recalls the pivotal moment in his career when, in June 1975, he had to decide between an offer of an Assistant State’s Attorney position extended to him by Janet Reno, or going to work for H. Jack Miller and Dick Hodges. He has never regretted his choice.