“As a past president of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and the New England Bar Association, I have interacted with many lawyers…very few of these attorneys have impressed me as Mr. George has…His performances at trial are textbook-perfect, with his cross-examinations and closing argument examples of zealous, passionate, and effective advocacy…He knows no color, creed, or background and only cared about what a person was going through.”

James S. Dilday, Past President Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and the New England Bar Association


“Now after five weeks’ testimony not so many are so sure: the defense had scored heavily with brutal and withering cross-examination of witnesses, just as Robert George,…had chopped away at the state’s case element by element, leaving the supposedly ironclad charges of murder, aggravated rape, and burglary subject to reasonable doubt…what had once been a powerful case had been exposed by George as one which was not worthy of belief, poorly investigated, bent on an arrest at any cost, and in some quarters, corrupt.”

Peter Manso, Pulitizer Prize-nominated author of Reasonable Doubt


“Time and again, the feedback on Bob George was that he was a tireless advocate for his clients, who would tenaciously use any and all means at his disposal in their defense,…but always maintaining ethical comportment and staying within the guidelines of the Bar…the review done on Robert George resulted in his getting the highest rating, AV, signifying that the lawyers and judges of the Bar had found his legal ability to be “very high to preeminent” and his ethics “beyond reproach”. This is a rating achieved by a very small percentage of the Bar.”

William Toland Jr., Former Martindale Hubbell New England Representative


“A more difficult cross-examination is difficult to conjure. Bob persuaded everyone in that courtroom capable of suasion that the First Assistant District Attorney was wrong – she had not seen that witness identify his client. Twenty-eight years later, I remember it well. The highest principles of our profession in general, and criminal defense in particular, manifested at their best. Through zealous advocacy, he saved an eighteen-year-old’s life. Justice was done. I saw Bob George do it.”

John Cunha, Past-President of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), a member of MACDL’s Board for the past twenty years, and a voting member of the Massachusetts Sentencing Commission

“A society should be judged not by how it treats its
outstanding citizens but by how it treats its criminals.”

~Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Trial advocates must be fearless but not careless. An examination of history teaches how rare is the courage to fight an unpopular cause. Lawyers should be supremely prepared but cannot get lost in their paperwork. They must be legal masters but not so buried in legalese that they cannot get through to ordinary citizens.

When someone or a loved one is under investigation or accused of wrongdoing, life seems to collapse. When a person is on the brink of losing everything, they can’t think straight. It takes strength to face criminal charges, and the pressure makes the simplest decisions difficult. My goal is to make such a terrifying experience manageable by providing seasoned, honest, and aggressive counsel inside and outside of the courtroom.

Chesterton once wrote about the judicial system that “… it is a terrible business to mark a man out for the vengeance of men. But it is a thing to which a man can grow accustomed, as he can to other terrible things; he can even grow accustomed to the sun. And the horrible thing about all legal officials, even the best, about all judges, magistrates, barristers, detectives, and policemen…, is simply that they have got used to it. Strictly, they do not see the prisoner in the dock; all they see is the usual man in the usual place. They do not see the awful court of judgment; they only see their own workshop.” I have and will always see the court through the lens of someone accused, arrested, and forced to endure the criminal justice system.

In order to do my job, I use private investigators, trial consultants, and forensic experts. Criminalists, photographers, engineers, physicians, psychiatrists, and psychologists, among others, assist me. Preparation, investigation, motion practice, and trial presentation is all-important in my work. If a case must go to trial, which is always the last resort, no one out-works, out-prepares, or out-performs my defense of any client.