George started his career as a disc jockey and then as a Miami police officer.
He received his B.S. from Florida International University in 1975 and his J.D., with honors, from Florida State University College of Law in 1979.
He was a judicial intern for the Supreme Court of Florida in 1979, and an assistant general counsel for the Florida Department of Banking and Finance from 1981 to 1983.
After leaving the agency, George had a nearly 40 year career as one of Florida’s preeminent banking attorneys. He focused his law practice on representing community banks in regulatory, corporate, and securities matters. He served as corporate counsel for dozens of financial institutions and assisted them in strategic planning, beyond the typical practice of law.
George was one of the founding organizers of the St. Petersburg College School of Banking program, the only four-year degree of its kind in the southeastern United States. He frequently spoke before financial institution organizations and was interviewed by various periodicals and trade journals. George donated more than 20 years of pro bono work and free legal services through the Tallahassee Bar Association.
During his long and successful law career, George practiced in such a way that his clients and colleagues often become his closest and dearest friends. He held himself to high standards and expected others to do the same. He gave good advice, was at all times impeccably dressed, always up for a meal which included a great steak and potatoes and a good laugh.
We shall not look upon his like again.