Robert W. Georges
Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in New York, NY
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015
Robert W. Georges is a founding partner with Konta, Georges & Buza, P.C., a criminal defense, personal injury and civil rights law firm located in downtown Manhattan.
A top-rated trial advocate with more than a decade of legal experience, Mr. Georges focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense and has extensive experience handling civil rights cases and serious personal injury claims for clients throughout the New York State.
Early in his career, Mr. Georges served as assistant district attorney in the Bronx, where he prosecuted thousands of cases and was consistently promoted at the top of his class. This experience helped hone his exceptional trial skills and provided him with a unique insight into the criminal justice system, which allows him to devise the most effective defense strategies. Mr. Georges has achieved notable success defending the rights and liberties of those facing serious criminal charges, such as homicide, rape, robbery, drug crimes, and sex offenses. Many of his cases have received local and national media coverage, including in the New York Post, New York Daily News, New York Times and The New York Law Journal. He also had a Westchester murder case featured on an episode of Snapped on Oxygen (Season 21: Beatrice Camper episode).
A veteran of more than 30 jury trials, including numerous full acquittals, Mr. Georges has also defended those accused of white-collar crimes, such as health care fraud, money laundering, falsifying business records, grand larceny and identity theft.
As a civil trial attorney, Mr. Georges has helped recover millions of dollars in settlements and awards for those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone else's negligence as well as for those whose civil rights were violated by government agencies and law enforcement.
Recognized for his success, Mr. Georges has earned numerous accolades and high ratings from his peers along with many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients, including "Superb" client ratings on Avvo. He was first selected to the NY Metro Super Lawyers list in 2012, being recognized as one of NY City’s top criminal defense attorneys.
A 1998 graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, Mr. Georges obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from New York Law School in 2004, where he served on the school's Moot Court Association as well as Law Review.
Along with practicing before all New York State courts, Mr. Georges is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is an active member of the New York City Bar Association and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, among his other professional affiliations.
- 40%Criminal Defense
- 20%Civil Rights
- 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
- 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
- 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Criminal Domestic Violence, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, DUI/DWI, Criminal Law - Federal
- Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017, 2019 - 2022
- Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015
About Robert W. Georges
First Admitted: 2005, New York
Professional Webpage: https://www.johnbuzalaw.com/attorney/georges-robert/
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
- Southern Districts of New York
- New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- New York City Bar Association, Member
- Eastern Districts of New York
- New York State
- Law Review and the Moot Court Association, New York Law School
- "Superb" client ratings on Avvo
- Attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less
- New York Metro Super Lawyers, Since 2012
- S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University
Last Updated: 5/16/2022