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Meet The Defense Attorneys at George Law

Derrick E. George, Esq.

For over fifteen years Derrick has delivered unexpected and exceptional results to thousands of clients all over Michigan. Clients’ accessibility to Derrick and his holistic approach are what sets him apart from other attorneys. Derrick receives consistent feedback from judges, prosecutors, and clients about the level of detail and the amount of work that he and his staff put into each client’s case.

Whether it is a business issue, an investigation, or a criminal matter, Derrick goes above and beyond to learn about the client as a person and not just a case. His results are impressive, his work ethic is unmatched, and he is known as a negotiations genius by many of his clients.

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Maggie P.K. George, Esq.

Maggie George joined George Law in 2018 after years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Upon graduating from James Madison College at Michigan State University, Maggie took what she thought would be a year off between college and law school, and she moved to Washington, DC. Maggie started working for Congressman Sander Levin as a congressional liaison, supporting the congressman with his communications, constituent relations, and policy issues.

Maggie is a criminal defense attorney who specializes in DUI/OWI cases as well as juvenile defense, school offenses, and felony charges.

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Jack Burke, Esq.

Jack Burke was born and raised in the Detroit area. He attended Michigan State University and received an Eli Broad Professorial Assistantship as a freshman, where he was responsible for editing Law Review articles. With classes in Business Law and Public Policy, he graduated from the MSU’s Honors College and also graduated with Honors based on his academic performance.

Jack focuses his legal services around issues involving DUI/OWI charges, CCW/Firearms offenses, drug crimes, and felony cases.

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Megan MacDonald, Esq.

Considered by many to be an up and coming lawyer in Oakland County, Megan MacDonald has been a practicing defense attorney since 2015, working in courts across the state of Michigan and defending clients against an array of criminal and civil law charges.

Born and raised in Oakland County, Megan has previously practiced law as an associate for two prominent firms, working directly with clients to represent them in a variety of legal matters, including divorce, child custody, contract disputes, real property disputes, and probate matters, along with defending clients in criminal felony and misdemeanor cases.

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Mark Meisner, Esq.

A former Division 1 baseball player, Mark Meisner has a unique professional and educational background that compliments the diversified experiences of our George Law team. Mark began working in the sports industry upon his graduation from Niagara University, earning both a B.S. in sports management in 2015 and a Master of Business Administration in 2016.

Previously, Mark worked as the assistant director of baseball operations for a Detroit-based sports agency and is registered as a General Certified MLBPA Agent. He has negotiated first-year player contracts and endorsement deals for clients and has recruited both amateur and professional clients for baseball organizations at every level.

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Amy B. Byer, Esq.

Amy Byer has been practicing family and domestic law, since realizing her passion for this avenue of the legal field in 2010. Amy grew up in Metro Detroit and received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. Eager to gain professional experiences, Amy moved to New York and entered the corporate realm as a project manager. There she gained an appreciation for attention to detail, having impeccable communication skills, and the importance of having a sense of urgency regarding time-sensitive matters.

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Corey K. Haines, Esq. - Of Counsel Corey K. Haines was born and raised in the thumb area. He attended Western Michigan University and then transferred to Saginaw Valley State University where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice/Public Administration. Corey started his legal career in 1991 by attending the Delta College Police Academy and went on to become a full-time police officer within the suburbs of metro Detroit. He continued his legal career in law enforcement and has been a certified law enforcement officer for over 30 years. Corey’s achievements and commitment to law enforcement earned him the role of Chief of Police, which is the role he has been serving in his most recent years as an officer.

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Don Petersen, Esq. - Of Counsel

Don entered community college and then fought his way to the University of Chicago and then Harvard Law School. Don was teaching economics at Harvard by the time he was 24. He taught at Oakland University and Western Michigan Cooley Law School for a combined total of nearly 20 years.

Since leaving Harvard, Don has represented clients nationwide, ranging from small to mid-size businesses, high-profile executives, non-profits and Fortune 500 companies. He is an expert in a wide range of commercial transactions, sophisticated and simplistic. He approaches each matter with a sense of urgency and has a deep understanding of business that enables him to analyze your issues in a way that will maximize your return.

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