George is of counsel to the firm and concentrates his practice on white collar criminal defense and complex federal civil litigation. He also uses those skills he developed on the bench to serve as a mediator and arbitrator. In addition, George continues to play a significant role in pro bono matters and other service to the Bar.

George was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York in February 2004. Before taking the bench he was a member (partner) at Bond for 21 years, concentrating his practice in white collar criminal defense and federal court civil litigation. Prior to joining the firm, George served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, and before that appointment he was an Assistant United States Attorney for five years.

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  • Hiscock Legal Aid Society “Justice For All” Award, 2018
  • New York State Bar Association, Co-Chair, Committee on Access to Justice; 2007-2014; Empire State Counsel
  • Onondaga County Bar Association, Past President; 2007 Distinguished Lawyer Award; 
  • Federal Court Bar Association, James R. Duane Award, 2012;
  • Chair, Fifth Judicial District, Committee on Character and Fitness