George Chadwell Creal, Jr.

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Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Atlanta, GA

George Creal, Jr., P.C
 | 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, Unit 190
Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: 404-333-0706
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney George Chadwell Creal Jr. is the founder and principal of the George C. Creal Jr., P.C., law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the past 25 years of his legal career, Mr. Creal has gained extensive experience in a variety of legal areas, including criminal defense, personal injury, workers' compensation, employment law, civil rights violations and business litigation. Now, he focuses his practice primarily on criminal and DUI defense, and he has a long record of securing acquittals, dismissals and not guilty verdicts for his clients.

Mr. Creal leads the firm's DUI trial team, and he has successfully tried more than 100 DUI jury trials to verdict. He has also handled thousands of bench trials, judge trials and motions regarding DUI breath testing, field sobriety test issues, computerized legal research and other related matters, as well as numerous plea bargains. Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Creal routinely conducts seminars at The Institute of Continuing Legal Education and before other professional legal organizations across his region.

A 1990 cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia, Mr. Creal attended the University of Georgia School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1993. The State Bar of Georgia admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

A consummate professional, Mr. Creal is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association, as well as the Clayton County Bar Association. Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and unmatched record of success, he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has earned numerous other awards and honors as well.

Committed to his local community in addition to his practice, Mr. Creal serves on the board of directors for both the Clayton County Law Library Authority and the Briarcliff Normandy Condominium Association, and he is heavily involved with the Kiwanis Club of Southlake.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (90%): DUI/DWI

Personal Injury - General (10%)

Focus Areas

DUI/DWI

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About George Creal, Jr.

Admitted: 1993, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.georgecreal.com/george-creal#.XCnd3lUzapo

Honors/Awards:

  • Who’s Who in American Law, 9th Edition. 1996 - Present
  • Most Outstanding Delegation, National Model United Nations Competition, University Of Georgia Franklin College Of Arts And Science, 1989
  • Honorable Mention, University Of Georgia Franklin College Of Arts And Science, 1988
  • Who's Who in Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, University Of Georgia Franklin College Of Arts And Science, 1990
  • Dean's List, University Of Georgia Franklin College Of Arts And Science
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, University Of Georgia Franklin College Of Arts And Science
  • High Honors U.C.A., University Of Georgia Franklin College Of Arts And Science
  • U.G.A. Alumni Scholarship, University Of Georgia Franklin College Of Arts And Science, 1986-1990
  • U.G.A. Honors Program Junior Certificate, University Of Georgia Franklin College Of Arts And Science
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, University Of Georgia Franklin College Of Arts And Science
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Pledge Academian, University Of Georgia Franklin College Of Arts And Science
  • Dean and Virginia Rusk Fellowship to the Brussels Seminar, University Of Georgia, School Of Law
  • Received "AV" Preeminent designation from Martindale-Hubbell based on Judges and Private Practice Attorneys peer review. , AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
  • Rated 10.0/10.0 based on avvo.com Attorney ranking algorithm, 10.0/10.0 rating on Avvo.com, www.avvo.com, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • United State District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Bar, 1993
  • Georgia Court of Appeals Bar, 1993
  • Georgia Bar, 1993
  • Georgia Supreme Court Bar, 1993
  • Basic Training Course on the Intoxilzyer 9000, 2014
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit Bar , 1993
  • United District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, 1996

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Coweta County Bar Association, June 1998 - June 2003
  • Member, Student Bar Association, University Of Georgia, School Of Law
  • Member, Clayton County Bar Association, June 1996 - Present
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association, May 1996 - Present
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, June 1993 - Present
  • Member, Environmental Law Association, University Of Georgia, School Of Law
  • Member, Georgia Society of International and Comparative Law, University Of Georgia, School Of Law
  • Clayton County Law Library Board of Directors, 1998

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, Briarcliff-Normandy Condominium Association
  • Peachtree Presbyterian’s Men’s Forum
  • Historic Preservation Committee, Druid Hills Civic Association
  • North Avenue Presbyterian Church
  • Board of Directors, Clayton County Law Library Authority
  • University of Georgia Model United Nations Team, University Of Georgia Franklin College Of Arts And Science
  • Kiwanis Club of Southlake
  • University of Georgia Student Alumni Council, University Of Georgia Franklin College Of Arts And Science

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Hague Academy of International Law, University Of Georgia, School Of Law,  The Hague, The Netherlands, Summer 1991
  • Presented a presentation on Boating Under the Influence, Statutory Changes in 2013 and Marine Field Sobriety Evaluations. , Speaker, Boating Under the Influence under the Amended Statute, Impaired Driving Specialist LLC, Dui Lawyer, 2013
  • Brussels Seminar on the Law and Institutions of the European Communities held in Brussels, University Of Georgia, School Of Law, Belgium, Summer 1991
  • Editorial Board, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, University Of Georgia, School Of Law, '91-'92
  • Summer Editor, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, University Of Georgia, School Of Law, '92
  • Special Projects and Research Editor, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, University Of Georgia, School Of Law, '92-'93
  • Gave a presentation on Similar Transaction, Extrinsic Acts, or Other Crimes evidence in Georgia under the newly enacted OCGA 24-4-417, DUI Similar Transactions statute. , Speaker, Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education, DUI Law, 2015

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • October 14, 2014. Client was pulled over in Coweta County by the Georgia State Patrol for speeding 82 in a 70 mph zone at 7:30 pm. Officer smelled an odor of green marijuana and observed bits of marijuana on his lips and in his teeth. Client was cooperative and polite. He exhibited no slurred speech or unsteadiness exiting his car. Client admitted to smoking marijuana at 2:00 pm earlier that day. Officer performed field test including: HGN with 0/6 clues, Walk and Turn test 4/8 clues, and one leg stand with 2/4 clues, Rhomberg balance test indicated a slow internal clock at estimating 30 seconds in 41 seconds, and lack of convergence with positive. Client was arrested for DUI drugs less safe. Blood test showed 28 ng of THCCOOH an inactive metabolite of marijuana which does not indicate any level of impairment. Active THC was not tested for by the Crime Lab. Video showed client driving fine, talking fine, walking fine as well as no clues on the one leg stand and walk and turn. Jury of 6 found client not guilty of DUI drugs less safe in one hour and 15 minutes. It is not a crime to drive with marijuana in your system without showing impairment. This case was handled by George Creal of George C. Creal, Jr. P.C., Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Client suffered from disabling pain that accompanies amputation after an infection from a flesh eating bacteria 20 years ago. With amputations drugs don't make you impaired. You start off impaired by disabling pain, and drugs enable you to be normal. Client was pulled over by police for allegedly weaving. She was forced to perform field sobriety evaluation which thankfully were video recorded and exposed the Officers exaggerations. A Coweta jury found our client NOT GUILTY of DUI which wasn't hard considering the video tape of the arrest. We conceded the FTML and they gave us a NOT GUILTY on that as well., 2013

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • First order in Fulton County possibly in Georgia by Judge Forsling, Fulton County DUI Court Judge, where State was ordered to produce the computer source code for the state administered chemical breath test or Intoxilyzer 5000 manufactured by CMI, Inc. of Kentucky., 2008

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Educational Background:

  • Course on Public International Law, International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands, 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Georgia, Cum Laude with High Honors, 1990

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Georgia Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College Of DUI Defense
Office Location for George Chadwell Creal, Jr.

480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave
Unit 190
Atlanta, GA 30312

Phone: 404-333-0706

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Last Updated: 2/4/2019

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