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DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney – George McCranie IV

George F. McCranie IV: Criminal Defense AttorneyGeorge McCranie has gained fame throughout Georgia for his success as a DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney and as a two-time #1 Best-Selling Author. George works tirelessly to educate the public on DUI & Criminal Defense issues by answering on-line questions, by posting free reports, and creating and posting educational videos on his website. George has also designed an educational DUI “App” for smartphones which can be downloaded for free from his website: www.mccranielawfirm.com . The DUI app has extra features that can notify friends and family of an arrest and allow a person to contact a local taxi company, in addition to a Blood Alcohol Calculator (BAC).

George is a nationally recognized two-time Best-Selling Author. His latest #1 best-selling book “The Authority on DUI Defense” was a #1 Best-Seller in 2 categories in 2013 on Amazon.com. He is also co-author of the #1 Best-Selling book “Protect & Defend”. In 2012, he was inducted into the “National Academy of Best-Selling Authors” where he was presented with a Golden Quill Award in Hollywood, California. He also serves as a Global Ambassador for the Academy of Best-Selling Authors. After writing two #1 Best-Selling books educating drivers about DUI & Criminal Defense issues and defending client’s ranging from professional athletes to college students, his aggressive style of defense has made him the “go to DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney” in south Georgia.

George completed his Bachelor’s degree in History in 1992 from Valdosta State College and received his Juris Doctor from the Mississippi College School of Law in 1995. George is a former Assistant District Attorney, a member of the National College of DUI Defense, the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, and a former member of the Georgia Bar Association’s Board of Governors. George was named a fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, an honor that is limited to 4 percent of the attorneys in the state.

mccranie-familyGeorge is married with two beautiful daughters, Alexandria and Madge. He and his family live in Willacoochee, Georgia which is conveniently located between his Douglas office and his new Valdosta office. George’s wife, Danielle, is the office manager and marketing director for his law firm. George’s daughter Alexandria is a 2012 graduate of Valwood and he hopes to send his four year old daughter Madge to Valwood in the near future.

mccranie-expy George has been seen on countless television networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, CW and Fox News affiliates around the nation. He has also been featured in major US newspapers, including a feature in USA Today. The National Association of Experts, Writers and Speakers nominated and presented George with a Media and Communication EXPY award in 2014. The Media and Communication EXPY is an award for those that have been recognized by the media, whether appearing on radio or TV, seen in newspapers or magazines for their work, or taken the next step and turned their knowledge into education for the public, communicating that message through CD’s and DVD’s, online training or some other form of media that communicates their message.

Since 2010 George has concentrated his practice in the areas of DUI and Criminal Defense. The area his practice covers is the entire Southeastern region of Georgia. George is also National Highway Training and Safety Administration (NHTSA) trained in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) as a Practitioner and Instructor. He has also completed the Advanced Roadside Impaired Enforcement (A.R.I.D.E.) training in 2013 and is scheduled for several advanced training/certifications this year.

For more information from George, visit www.mccranielawfirm.com, email him at georgemccranie@mccranielawfirm.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter for informational videos, blogs and answers to your legal questions. Watch George’s appearance on “America’s PremierExperts” here.


Senior Associate – Chad R. White

chad r mccranie law firmChad White is an experienced criminal attorney and an integral part of Team McCranie. He is a graduate of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee. The oldest son of a Georgia state law enforcement officer, he grew up in Dublin and Brunswick. Mr. White has over 20 years of military service, and he and his wife are both veterans of the war in Iraq. He served in various combat arms assignments beginning as an enlisted infantryman, a cavalry scout, as well as being an Executive Officer of the Abrams Tank Company before joining the Army JAG (Judge Advocate General) Corps. He has worked as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney, so he has insight into both sides of the criminal court process. Working at the George McCranie Law Firm as the Senior Associate allows Mr. White to fight for justice for both our criminal and military clients. Mr. White is in charge of Criminal Defense Litigation in both Civilian and Military Courts.

General Manager – Danielle McCranie

Danielle McCranieWe appreciate you wanting to know more about us. I am Danielle McCranie, George’s wife. I started working at my husband’s law office in 2008. As office manager, I am the Director of Client Relations and Operations at the firm. My goal is to ensure that clients understand the legal process and receive the high quality care and attention that they deserve. I am also the marketing director here at McCranie Law Firm. I feel fortunate to be a part of such a caring and knowledgeable legal team, and we have become like an extended family at the McCranie Law Firm.

George and I are the proud parents of two wonderful daughters. We enjoy taking trips with our girls and creating lasting memories. Believe it or not, we enjoy working together. People ask me all the time “is it hard working with your husband?” I always laugh. I tell them one of the things I do to break up our day is when George gets home I greet him as if we have not seen each other all day. I feel fortunate to be able to build a business and a life with him.

Cherry Plair – Senior Criminal Paralegal

Cherry Plair - Head Criminal Paralegal - George McCranie Law Firm
We are excited to have Cherry Plair as a member of our Team McCranie! Cherry comes to us with thirteen years of experience as a paralegal. She will be handling our criminal cases with the professional courtesy that our clients expect and deserve.
Cherry is married to Randall Plair and resides in Ocilla, Georgia. She is a Mother and Grandmother. Her hobbies include anything that consist of spending time with her family. She also enjoys mudding, hunting, and fishing.


Juanita Calvillo – Criminal Legal Assistant

Juanita Calvillo - Legal Assistant - George McCranie Law Firm
Juanita Calvillo is a Criminal Legal Assistant for Team McCranie. She was born in Bakersfield, California, and grew up in middle Georgia. She lived in North Carolina for seven years, where she worked as an Early Head Start Migrant Interpreter in Taylorsville and graduated from Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory. Juanita is a mother of two beautiful daughters. While her children remain her top priority, she still finds the time to help those in need with her intuitive, courageous personality.


Maribel Sepulveda – Legal Assistant

Maribel Sepulveda - Legal Assistant - George McCranie Law Firm
iHola, me llamo Maribel Sepulveda! I am a Criminal Legal Assistant here at The McCranie Law Firm. I was born and raised in Moultrie, GA. I graduated from Colquitt County High School in May 2015. I cherish the time I spent in my small home-town very much and miss it immensely. I am attending Valdosta State University, and I am a junior, majoring in Political Science. I am highly interested in the topics discussed within political science courses such as: global issues, the role of government, our constitutional rights, and our rights as human beings in general. To work at a law firm that addresses some of these topics specifically is truly a blessing, one that I will be extra thankful for this turkey season!

Cindy Gonzalez – Immigration Legal Assistant

Cindy GonzalezWe are excited to have Cindy as a member of Team McCranie! Cindy is married to Renato Gonzalez and they reside in Douglas, Georgia. Cindy is originally from Mexico; however, she arrived in the U.S. in May of 2001. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. As a part of Team McCranie, she has started educating the community about our Family Immigration services that has recently been added to our already existing DUI and Criminal Defense practice.



Yurixa Moore – Case Manager

Yurixa mccranie law firmMy name is Yurixa Moore. I am 24 years old and I was born in Cuba and moved to the U.S. with my family when I was three. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I am married and have two beautiful children Kyan, who is 5, and Emily who is 3. I worked in the medical field since graduating from Coffee County High School. Now I will apply my talent of helping others helping our clients at the McCranie Law Firm. Helping others in their time of need is the most rewarding job a person could ask for and I am glad to be a part of Team McCranie!


Neli Lopez – Customer Service Representative

Neli Lopez - Case Manager - George McCranie Law FirmWe are excited to have Neli Lopez as a member of Team McCranie. She was born in Florida and moved to Georgia when she was 3 years old. She was an honored graduate from Atkinson County High School in 2014. After graduating, she attended Wiregrass Technical College and graduated with her associate degree in Phlebotomy in 2016. Neli’s biggest inspiration comes from her parents. She has always valued their work ethic and advice. They have taught her that everyone has rights and should be treated equally. Working at McCranie Law Firm will allow her to help the most people with criminal case or that are going through the immigration process.
-Welcome Neli to Team McCranie!


Proudly Serving 34 Counties:

  1. Appling County
  2. Atkinson County
  3. Bacon County
  4. Ben Hill County
  5. Berrien County
  6. Brantly County
  7. Brooks County
  8. Charlton County
  9. Clinch County
  10. Coffee County
  11. Colquitt County
  12. Cook County
  13. Crisp County
  14. Dodge County
  15. Echols County
  16. Glynn County
  17. Houston County
  18. Irwin County
  19. Jeff Davis County
  20. Lanier County
  21. Laurens County
  22. Lee County
  23. Lowndes County
  24. Pierce County
  25. Tattnal County
  26. Telfair County
  27. Thomas County
  28. Tift County
  29. Toombs County
  30. Treutlen County
  31. Turner County
  32. Ware County
  33. Wilcox County
  34. Worth County

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