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Donald James Kilfin

Donald James Kilfin

The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C.
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI...
  • Florida, Georgia
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Summary

I am attorney Donald J. Kilfin. I own and operate The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C., a St. Petersburg area criminal defense and DUI firm representing clients throughout the Tampa Bay area.
I earned a four year Honor's Bachelor's degree from Trent University, one of Canada's top undergraduate institutions. From there, I relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida to attend law school at Stetson University. It was my first choice, among many options across the United States, based on its national reputation for trial advocacy and legal writing. I graduated in 2000 with a juris doctor degree and was published, that same year, in the National Dean's List and Who's Who Among American Law Students.
Following graduation, I passed the Florida bar exam, on the first attempt, and accepted a position with the Pinellas County state attorney's office as a prosecutor. I served in that capacity for six years, and conducted over sixty jury trials including DUI, domestic battery, burglary, armed robbery, drug trafficking, arson, and murder.
I was thereafter employed as a partner at Hessinger and Kilfin Law in St. Petersburg, one of Pinellas County's most successful criminal defense and DUI firms. In 2012, I took the Georgia Bar exam which I also passed on the first attempt.
In 2013, the Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. was born. In my capacity as owner, I work relentlessly to obtain the best possible results for clients charged with DUI and other criminal offenses throughout the Tampa Bay area. The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. is the result of a quarter century long journey toward the mastery of this craft. The provision of affordable legal services, of the highest quality, is the foundation of this practice. This is my life's work, and there is nothing I take more seriously than my clients' legal problems and how I will resolve them. As a client, I will always give you everything I've got, in terms of time, experience, and grit.

Education
Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (2000) | Evidence, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Trial Advocacy
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Honors: The National Dean's List Who's Who Among American Law Students
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Trent University
B.A. (1996) | Political Science
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Professional Experience
Owner
The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C.
- Current
Partner
Hessinger & Kilfin Law
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Associate
Spector, Gadon & Rosen
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Prosecutor
Office of the State Attorney, Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida
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Awards
Top 100
National Trial Lawyers
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney Donald J. Kilfin receives AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell for the highest level of professional excellence in the practice of law.
Member (Top Florida DUI Attorney)
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
For the fourth consecutive year, St. Petersburg DUI and criminal defense attorney Donald J. Kilfin has been identified by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense as a top DUI lawyer in the state of Florida.
Member (Top Florida DUI Attorney)
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
Top 100
National Trial Layers
Member (Top Florida DUI Attorney)
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
Top 100
National Trial Lawyers
Member (Top Florida DUI Attorney)
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD) is an invitation only organization with two main purposes. First, to locate and validate the very best private DUI attorneys. Second, to educate client choice when selecting an attorney for their Driving Under the Influence (DUI). NAFDD has identified the finest criminal defense attorneys in each state and selected those who spend a significant portion of their practice representing individuals accused of DUI offenses. The particularized knowledge, skill, experience, and expertise of these attorneys has led NAFDD to distinguish them as the nation’s top DUI attorneys.
Top 100
The National Trial Lawyers
Attorney Donald J. Kilfin was published in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 in 2014.
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Attorney Donald J. Kilfin achieved Avvo's client choice award in 2014.
Top 100
The National Trial Lawyers
Attorney Donald J. Kilfin was published in the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 in 2013.
Top 10 Under 40
The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Attorney Donald J Kilfin was published in the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 10 Under 40 (Georgia)
Superb Ranking
Avvo
Attorney Donald J. Kilfin attained Avvo's Superb Ranking in 2013.
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Attorney Donald J. Kilfin received Avvo's client choice award in 2013.
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Attorney Donald J. Kilfin was published in Super Lawyers' Rising Stars in 2010.
Published Profile
The National Dean's List
Attorney Donald J. Kilfin was published in The National Dean's List in 2000 based on his academic achievements at Stetson University College of Law.
Published Profile
Who's Who Among American Law Students
Attorney Donald J. Kilfin was published in the 2000 edition of Who's Who Among American Law Students based on his academic achievements at Stetson University College of Law.
Professional Associations
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Member
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Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Georgia
Member
- Current
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Florida State Bar # 413895
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Georgia
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. accepts all major credit cards.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
  • Traffic Tickets
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. - Blogspot
Contact & Map
The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C.
400 Carillon Parkway
#130
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
USA
Telephone: (727) 256-3598