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George E. Reres, Esq. (Sr.)
George Edward Reres was the 2016 Broward Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association: “GULKIN AWARD” winner. It is the most prestigious award given in the field of criminal law, and recognizes a lifetime of accomplishments, as well as the respect of his peers.
Mr. Reres had his first trial in a Broward County courtroom over 40 years ago. Over the ensuing years, he has been lead counsel in over 300 FELONY JURY TRIALS, over 200 of them for charges carrying up to life in prison. He has been trial counsel in 33 FIRST DEGREE MURDER TRIALS.
Mr. Reres’s cases have been featured in the national media and covered live nationwide on COURT TV, YOUTUBE, MSNBC, CBS NEWS, 60 MINUTES, and the WE NETWORK. His work and legal opinions have been reported on and commented on numerous times in Local and National print media.
In 2022, Mr. Reres represented a Broward man charged with Attempted First Degree Murder for firing 13 shots at a man who fled from him in a car. Mr. Reres prepared and presented a witness who said the shots were fired in self-defense and his client was found NOT GUILTY.
Also in 2022, Mr. Reres was lead counsel in a Broward First Degree Murder case where the State sought the death penalty. Mr. Reres presented testimony from 12 witnesses and made arguments that led to a UNANIMOUS VERDICT AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY.
In 2023, Mr. Reres was lead counsel for one of 4 co-defendants charged with First Degree Murder and Armed Robbery in the HIGH PROFILE shooting death of world - famous rap music artist XXXTENTACION. The trial received world-wide television, internet and newspaper coverage.
Also in 2023, Mr. Reres received the DOUBLE CENTURY CLUB AWARD by the Broward Criminal Defense Attorneys Association for being lead counsel in over 200 jury trials.
Over the years, Mr. Reres represented 6 different defendants whose alleged crimes were featured on the popular television program, “AMERICA’S MOST WANTED”.
From 2013 through 2020, Mr. Reres has won NUMEROUS ACQUITTALS. These include cases where his clients faced likely life sentences including a co-defendant First Degree Murder case where Mr. Reres’s client was acquitted while the co-defendant was convicted and sentenced to life.
From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Reres was a member of the prestigious “FPDA DEATH PENALTY STEERING COMMITTEE”. He is a former EDITOR of the CAPITAL MOTIONS SECTIONS OF THE FDPA DEATH PENALTY TRAINING MANUAL, and has assisted mentoring and training numerous younger attorneys to handle capital cases.
When the United States Supreme Court ruled Florida’s death penalty unconstitutional in the Hurst case, Justice Sotomayor’s ruling was already familiar to Mr. Reres. He and his former trial partner, Retired Circuit Judge Sandra Perlman, were the first attorneys in the state of Florida to make that winning argument more than 20 years ago! Justice Sotomayor’s opinion could have been extracted nearly word for word from the Motion Practice Mr. Reres and Ms. Perlman drafted and argued.
Mr. Reres was also one of the first attorneys in Florida to train psychologists and social workers to work as “Mitigation Specialists” in Capital cases. The use of mitigation specialists is now the standard in the Federal Criminal Justice System, and in most states.
Mr. Reres has been a LECTURER/SPEAKER at the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS.
Mr. Reres has LECTURED AT NOVA UNIVERSITY ON PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LAW, and at the LEVEN COLLEGE OF LAW at the UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA on Jury Selection in High Profile Cases.
He is a two-time winner of the HAT TRICK AWARD by the Broward County Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, presented after TWICE winning 3 NOT GUILTY FELONY TRIAL VERDICTS IN A ROW.
Mr. Reres has extensive experience working with experts in the fields of Psychology, Psychiatry, Forensic Pathology, Jury Selection, Criminal Forensics, Arson, DNA, Ballistics, Fingerprints, Internet Crimes, Organized Fraud, Forensic Accounting, and many more.
Mr. Reres was recognized numerous times as the CAPITAL/MAJOR CRIMES ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR in the Broward Public Defenders Office, where he was looked to as a trusted source of legal knowledge and sought out for tips on trial strategy by numerous younger attorneys over his career, many of whom went on to become County and Circuit Court Judges.
More than a battle-tested trial attorney, Mr. Reres cares about the clients he represents and has always taken a personal interest in trying to help them better their lives and solve their problems, both in and out of the legal system. Mr. Reres recognizes that the issues that people bring to court arise in the context of their personal life history, so he takes time to answer questions for concerned family members and tries to direct them to resources in the community that can help.
If you retain Mr. Reres to represent you, he will make a commitment to you, to be on your side; he will support and defend you, regardless of the accusations or the evidence against you.
No legal problem is too big or too small for Mr. Reres to handle;
HE IS A HIGH-PROFILE ATTORNEY WITH A DECIDEDLY LOW-PROFILE ATTITUDE.
George Edward Reres is a member of the Broward County Bar Association, Broward County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, and Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys Association. He is licensed to practice law by the Florida Bar and several United States District Courts.
George E. Reres, Esq.