CYCLIST, ADVOCATE & TRIAL LAWYER

A career of defending the rights of South Florida's cyclists, injured victims, and the accused.

PRACTICE

AREAS

Bicycle Crashes

If you have been injured in a crash with a car or a loved one has been killed, I can help. As a fellow cyclist, I have the shared knowledge of riding on our roadways and what could happen in a crash. I know what it is like to head out for a ride not knowing what could happen, and so does my family. As an attorney, I have the training and experience to fight for your rights.

Criminal Defense

 

If you have been arrested and accused of a crime, I can help you. Having represented thousands of clients as an Assistant Public Defender in Miami-Dade, I have the training and trial experience to zealously advocate for clients accused of crimes ranging from DUI and battery and theft, to drug possession/trafficking and fraud and homicide.

Automobile Crashes

If you have been injured in a car crash or have sustained property damage because of a crash, our firm can help you. We are car crash attorneys who have helped clients throughout the South Florida region. We have experience handling a broad spectrum of crash cases, including those caused by drunk drivers and hit-and-run drivers.

Personal Injuries
 
If you have been injured in a slip and fall or other accident, I can help you to recover damages to compensate you for medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement or emotional distress. We will analyze your situation and identify potential parties responsible for your injury. We can investigate whether the property owner’s negligence or recklessness contributed to the accident.
 
EDUCATION
  • Florida State University (B.S., 2004)

  • St. Thomas University (J.D., 2007)

BAR ADMISSSIONS
  • Florida

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

George C. Palaldis, Esq.

Florida born and raised in Tarpon Springs, near Tampa Bay, George graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee and earned his Juris Doctorate at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami Gardens, Florida.

 

After law school, George had the honor of working at the nationally recognized Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office as an Assistant Public Defender for five years.  It was there that he defended thousands of clients from arraignment to trial, accused of crimes ranging from misdemeanors, like DUI and battery, to serious felonies, such as organized fraud, drug trafficking, robbery and attempted homicide. While there, he tried more than 35 jury and non-jury trials.

 

George is now an associate at Gelch & Associates, P.A., applying his extensive trial experience to focusing on advocating for and defending the rights of cyclists and others who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others, as well as the wrongfully accused of crimes.

 

George is a member of the Florida Bar, the United States District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the Florida Bicycle Association, the Broward County Bar Association, and the Broward and Miami-Dade chapters of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL). 

 

George serves on the board of his local church parish, St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Hollywood, and is president of the Hollywood Chapter of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA).

 

In his spare time George enjoys cycling, triathlons, traveling with his wife Irene and playing with their dog Theo. He has personally participated and fundraised for charities involved with the Tour de Broward, Bike MS Breakaway to Key Largo, and South Beach Triathlon. George has also competed in the NYC Triathlon, Miami Man Triathlon, Challenge Daytona, Escape to Miami Triathlon, Las Olas Triathlon, Tarpon Springs Rotary Triathlon, and Humana 5k.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS
  • League of American Bicyclists

  • Florida Bicycle Association

  • USA Triathlon

  • USA Cycling

  • Rotary International - Fort Lauderdale South Sunset

  • American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA)

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami-Dade County

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Broward County

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Gelch & Associates, P.A.

8751 W. Broward Blvd, Suite 305

Plantation, Florida 33324​

Email: George@FlaCyclingLaw.com

Mobile:  (954) 361-4LAW (4529)

Toll Free: (888) 305-BIKE (2453)

                                         

@flacyclinglaw 

 

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