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St. Petersburg Criminal and DUI Attorney Donald J. Kilfin Identified as One of the Top DUI Attorneys in Florida by the NAFDD


S t. Petersburg area criminal defense attorney Donald J. Kilfin, of The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C., became a memb er of the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), an organization that awards the nations best private Driving Under the Influence (DUI) attorneys.

NAFDD identifies the top criminal defense attorneys in each state based upon their experience, reputation, and achievements, among other factors. Those who are selected spend a significant portion of their practice representing individuals accused of DUI Offenses.

DUI law is a highly specialized field. Effective DUI attorneys navigate through many complex legal issues, including the lawfulness of stops, detentions, and arrests; the reliability of field sobriety tests; the accuracy of blood and breath testing methods, including retrograde extrapolations; and driver license ramifications and administrative hearings. The attorneys selected by NAFDD have distinguished themselves by demonstrating particularized knowledge, skill, and experience in each of these areas, among others.

NAFDD's selection criteria are driven by a number of considerations. To meet minimum eligibility requirements, an attorney (1) must be licensed and in good standing with his or her state bar organization; (2) must be in private practice; (3) has to have practiced DUI law for at least seven years, and (4) must devote a significant portion of his or her practice to DUI defense. Additional factors include:

  • Total length of time the attorney has been practicing criminal law
  • Number of DUI clients the attorney has represented
  • Jury trial experience
  • Bench trial experience
  • DUI case results
  • Formal DUI training
  • DUI publications
  • DUI presentations
  • Available peer reviews
  • Available client reviews
  • DUI-related achievements and/or awards
  • History of ethical disciplinary actions

Attorney Donald J. Kilfin has been practicing criminal law for fifteen years, inducing six years as a state prosecutor. He has handled countless DUI cases on both sides of the courtroom. Much of Mr. Kilfin's private practice has been dedicated to representing people charged with DUIs throughout Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough Counties, including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, and New Port Richey.

For more information about the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD) and specific selection criteria for top DUI Attorneys, visit

The National Advocacy for DUI Defense understands that there is no easy way to separate an accomplis hed DUI attorney from the less experienced. By recognizing the best DUI attorneys in each state and across the nation, NAFDD validates professional excellence in the legal community. Its statewide selections serve as valuable resource for clients looking for experienced and competent DUI counsel.

To view Mr. Kilfin's NAFDD profile, click on the following link: St. Petersburg DUI Attorney.