St. Petersburg DUI and criminal defense attorney Donald Kilfin is a member of the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), LLC, an organization that awards the nation's best private Driving Under the Influence attorneys. He is the managing partner of The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. and represents clients charged with DUI throughout Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough Counties.
NAFDD identifies the top criminal defense attorneys in each state based on 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. As a former Pinellas County state prosecutor, Mr. Kilfin handled hundreds of DUI cases over the course of his six year career with the office, at both the felony and misdemeanor level.
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 exercises, the accuracy of breath and blood testing methods, including retrograde extrapolations; and driver license ramifications and administrative hearings. The attorneys selected by the NAFDD have distinguished themselves by demonstrating particularized knowledge, skill, experience, and expertise in each of these areas, among others. St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney Donald J. Kilfin is well known for his attention to detail and unyielding tenacity in representing clients charged with DUI and other crimes throughout the Tampa Bay area.
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 (Mr. Kilfin is licensed and in good standing in both Florida and Georgia); (2) must be in private practice (Mr. Kilfin has been in private practice for a decade and has owned and operated The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. for five years); (3) has to have practiced DUI 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
Mr. Kilfin is an experienced DUI attorney who has been practicing law since 2000. He has conducted over 65 jury trials to verdict and dedicates a significant portion of his practice to DUI cases. Mr. Kilfin vigorously defends DUI cases in the St. Petersburg area and has, for the fourth consecutive year, been identified as a top DUI attorney in Florida.
For more information about the National Advocacy for DUI defense (NAFDD) and specific selection criteria for top DUI attorneys, visit www.nafdd.org.
The National Advocacy for DUI defense understands that there is no easy way to separate an accomplished 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 a valuable resource for clients looking for experienced and competent DUI defense counsel.
If you have been arrested for a DUI in the Tampa Bay area, a St. Petersburg DUI attorney can help. Contact The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. for an initial consultation.