James R. George

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  • Shareholder; Chair, Fiduciary Litigation at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2131 Attorneys)
  • 401 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 2000, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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James R. George is Chair of the firm's Fiduciary Litigation Practice and a shareholder in the Fort Lauderdale office where he practices in the areas of fiduciary litigation, including litigation arising from estates, trusts and guardianships. Mr. George often serves as an expert witness and as mediator in trust and estate matters. Mr. George earned his undergraduate degree from the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto and his J.D., with Honors, from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.

Mr. George is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He is a current member and past chair of The Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee. Within the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, Mr. George serves on its Executive Council, is Co-Vice Chair of the Probate and Trust Litigation Committee, and is a member of the Probate Law and Procedure Committee, Trust Law Committee, and the Guardianship and Power of Attorney Committee. Mr. George is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. He is listed in The Best Lawyers of America (2015), South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Lawyers (2007-2015), and Florida Super Lawyers (2007-2015). Mr. George is a frequent lecturer for The Florida Bar on probate, trust, and guardianship topics. Mr. George may be reached at [email protected] .

Concentrations

•Fiduciary litigation
•Estates and trusts litigation
•Guardianship disputes

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, 2015-2018
• Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Fort Lauderdale, 2018
•Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, 2007-2016
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-2017
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2009
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

•Member, The Florida Bar

•Chair, The Florida Probate Rules Committee

•Executive Council, The Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar (RPPTL)

•Vice-Chair, Probate Law and Procedure Committee, RPPTL

•Member, Trust Law Committee, RPPTL

•Member, Trust Litigation Committee, RPPTL

•Member, Guardianship and Advanced Directive Committee, RPPTL

•Past Member, Circuit Representative, 17th Judicial Circuit, RPPTL

•Member, American Bar Association

•Member, Broward County Bar Association

•Member, Estate Planning Council of Broward County

•Numerous pro bono court appointments as attorney for alleged incapacitated persons, and for minor children in guardianship and family proceedings

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Litigation
  • Fiduciary Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
954.768.8280  Phone
954.759.5580  Fax
www.gtlaw.com
University Attended:
University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto, B.A., 1979
Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1982
Year of First admission:
1983
Admission:
1983, Florida
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
•Member, The Florida Bar
•Chair, The Florida Probate Rules Committee
•Executive Council, The Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar ( RPPTL )
•Vice-Chair, Probate Law and Procedure Committee, RPPTL
•Member, Trust Law Committee, RPPTL
•Member, Trust Litigation Committee, RPPTL
•Member, Guardianship and Advanced Directive Committee, RPPTL
•Past Member, Circuit Representative, 17th Judicial Circuit, RPPTL
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Broward County Bar Association
•Member, Estate Planning Council of Broward County
•Numerous pro bono court appointments as attorney for alleged incapacitated persons, and for minor children in guardianship and family proceedings

Birth Information:
Buffalo, New York, August 27, 1958
Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Matters: Represented institutional fiduciaries against claims of breach of fiduciary duty through trial.; Represented individuals through appeal before the Supreme Court of Florida in litigation affecting compensation of fiduciaries and other professionals.; Represented national charities through trial and appeal in litigation challenging testamentary instruments.; The matters above were handled by Jim prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig.
ISLN:
907142810
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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 05/30/11 in Estate Litigation

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