Donald James Kilfin

Saint Petersburg, Florida
Experience: 17 years
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About Donald James Kilfin

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.

Language(s) Spoken by Donald James Kilfin

  • English : Spoken, Written

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
  • Traffic Tickets

Fees

  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards AcceptedThe Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. accepts all major credit cards.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • FloridaSince 2000
  • GeorgiaSince 2012

Professional Experience

  • Owner The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. 2013 - Current
  • Partner Hessinger & Kilfin Law 2008 - 2013
  • Associate Spector, Gadon & Rosen 2006 - 2008
  • Prosecutor Office of the State Attorney, Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida 2000 - 2006

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law J.D. (2000) | Evidence, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Trial Advocacy 1997 - 2000Honors: The National Dean's List Who's Who Among American Law Students
  • Trent University B.A. (1996) | Political Science 1992 - 1996

Awards

  • Top 100 National Trial Lawyers 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rating Martindale-Hubbell 2017 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 2017 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 2016
  • Top 100 National Trial Layers 2016
  • Member (Top Florida DUI Attorney) National Advocacy for DUI Defense 2015
  • Top 100 National Trial Lawyers 2015
  • Member (Top Florida DUI Attorney) National Advocacy for DUI Defense 2014 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 2014 Attorney Donald J. Kilfin was published in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 in 2014.
  • Client's Choice Award Avvo 2014 Attorney Donald J. Kilfin achieved Avvo's client choice award in 2014.
  • Top 100 The National Trial Lawyers 2013 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 2013 Attorney Donald J Kilfin was published in the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 10 Under 40 (Georgia)
  • Superb Ranking Avvo 2013 Attorney Donald J. Kilfin attained Avvo's Superb Ranking in 2013.
  • Client's Choice Award Avvo 2013 Attorney Donald J. Kilfin received Avvo's client choice award in 2013.
  • Rising Stars Super Lawyers 2010 Attorney Donald J. Kilfin was published in Super Lawyers' Rising Stars in 2010.
  • Published Profile The National Dean's List 2000 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 2000 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 Association

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys #336729 Member 2015 - Current
  • Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys #336730 Member 2015 - Current
  • State Bar of Georgia #336731 Member 2012 - Current
  • Florida State Bar #336732 Member 2000 - Current

Articles & Publications

  • DUI Offenses in the Tampa Bay Area HG.Org April 9, 2015
  • Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (DWLSR) Offenses in Florida HG.Org January 5, 2015
  • Drug Offenses in the Tampa Bay Area HG.Org September 29, 2014
  • Domestic Violence Offenses in the Tampa Bay Area HG.Org August 28, 2014
  • Burglary Offenses in the Tampa Bay Area HG.Org August 11, 2014
  • Florida Sentencing Enhancements Pt. 2: Habitual Felony Offender and Habitual Violent Felony Offender HG.Org July 29, 2014
  • Battery and Aggravated Battery Charges in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa HG.Org July 22, 2014
  • Assault and Aggravated Assault Charges in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa HG.Org July 10, 2014
  • Arson Crimes in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa HG.Org July 6, 2014
  • Florida Sentencing Enhancements Pt. 1: Prison Releasee Re-offender HG.Org June 28, 2014
  • Trial by Jury in Florida HG.Org June 12, 2014
  • Anatomy of a Prosecution in Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco Counties HG.Org May 21, 2014

Address

970 Lake Carillon Drive
# 344 St. Petersburg
Saint Petersburg, FL 33716 USA

Telephone: (727) 290-2543
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