Mahfood P.A., George

George Mahfood has 38 years of trial and appellate experience in civil and criminal litigation including, securities, intellectual property, insurance, contracts, real estate, products liability, class actions, criminal defense and environmental matters.

He has represented corporate officers and businesses in litigation involving corporate control disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, breach of contract claims, real estate development disputes and environmental regulatory actions.

He has defended individuals in Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions and administrative proceedings arising from real estate and viatical investments.

Mahfood has successfully obtained multimillion dollar settlements including for securities fraud, insurance and banking matters.

He has obtained numerous multimillion dollar recoveries for plaintiffs in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases arising from defective products, psychiatric malpractice, aviation crashes and general negligence cases.

Mahfood has defended individuals and businesses in federal and state grand jury investigations and prosecutions involving white collar and general criminal matters.

He has had significant roles in more than 45 reported decisions.

Mahfood was elected by the Dade County Bar Association to serve as one of its representatives to the Board of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

Mahfood has been named “Top Attorney” by the South Florida Legal Guide and has also been recognized as a “Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine. Mahfood is an AV Preeminent®-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics. He was also recognized in “The Best Lawyers in America®” for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions- Plaintiffs 2017 and 2018.

Mahfood has published a number of articles for TRIAL Magazine.

Bar Membership

Pennsylvania
Florida
New York

Courts

United States Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals: Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Eleventh Circuits
U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. District Court, Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1978
J.D., Juris Doctor

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1975
B.A., Economics and Political Science

Affiliations

Legal Services of Greater Miami
Board of Directors

American Association for Justice
Member; Former Section Chair

Achieved AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell 

“The Best Lawyers in America®” for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions- Plaintiffs 2017 and 2018

“Florida Legal Elite”by Florida Trend magazine, 2017 

“Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine, 2007 – 2008, 2011 – 2017

“Top Attorney” by the South Florida Legal Guide, 2004-2008, 2011-2017