Attorney – George McCranie IV

George F. McCranie IV: Criminal Defense AttorneyGeorge is a nationally recognized Author of three #1 bestselling books “Protect & Defend” (2012), “The Authority on DUI Defense” (2013) & “Your Path to Freedom” in 2015. In 2015 his book “Your Path to Freedom” became a #1 Best Seller in 3 categories. He was awarded a “Golden Quill” award by the National Academy of Best Selling Authors in 2012. He is also a Global Ambassador of the National Academy of Best Selling Authors. George’s next book will address issues in DUI cases involving Prescription Drugs, Marijuana and other Illegal Drugs.

George has appeared on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS and CW affiliates across the nation and has been featured in USA Today. George won an “EXPY” award in New York City in April of 2014 for his appearances as an expert on several television shows. He is also a Producer of the documentary film “Mi Casa Hogar”. This documentary tells about Casa Hogar, a children’s home in Acapulco, Mexico. This documentary won an “Emmy Award” in Miami, Florida in November, 2013 and a “Telly Award” in March, 2014. George believes all of the awards and recognition will greatly benefit the children in the orphanage.

mccranie-familyGeorge is a former Assistant District Attorney in the Alapaha Judicial Circuit. He is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia & is a former member of the Georgia Bar Association’s Board of Governors. George is also National Highway Training and Safety Administration trained in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests as a Practitioner and Instructor. He has also completed Advanced Roadside Impaired Enforcement training and is scheduled for more advanced training/certifications in 2016.

Since 2010 George has concentrated his practice in the areas of DUI, Criminal Defense & Family Immigration. The area his practice covers is the entire Southern region of Georgia with offices in both Valdosta & Douglas, Georgia. For more information from George, visit or

Chaz Bowden – Associate Attorney

Chaz BowdenMy name is Chaz Bowden. I am a criminal defense attorney at The George McCranie Law Firm. I graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law and enjoy practicing criminal defense law in Georgia. I have defended clients charged with both felony and misdemeanors all over South Georgia and I work hard to get the best results possible for my clients. I am married and am originally from Valdosta, Georgia. I am so thankful to be part of a law firm that strives for excellence and really cares about each client just like they were a part of the family. I look forward to providing the best legal defense possible for our clients and helping both them and their families during a very stressful time in their lives.

Office 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.

Immigration Legal Assistant – Cindy Gonzalez

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 MooreMy 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

Yurixa MooreWe 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.

Renato Gonzalez – Immigration Legal Assistant

My name is Renato Gonzalez. I work part time for George McCranie law firm helping on immigration. I was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and came to the United States as a legal Permanent Resident when I was 9 years old. I became a U.S. citizen when I turned 18. I graduated from Coffee high School. I attended Wiregrass Technical College for Criminal Justice. I am married to Cindy Gonzalez.


Micah Brock – IT Technician

My name is Micah Brock. I was born and raised in Moultrie, Ga. When I was 18, I enlisted into the United States Marine Corps and spent 5 years as a Technical Controller in the Communications field. I traveled to Japan and South Korea, providing security and building networks for many people. I am working towards furthering my education of technology and following my passion of becoming a dog trainer. I hope to use my experience in the communications field to provide the technical support of Team McCranie!

Sonia Tapia- Criminal Legal Assistant

Sonia TapiaHello, my name is Sonia Tapia. I immigrated to the U.S. when I was 6 years old. I grew up in South Georgia. I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology from Armstrong Atlantic State University. I enjoy working here and helping our Clients by making their difficult process as smooth as possible for them. I am fluent in Spanish and English. On my spare time, I enjoy reading and watching Foreign Films.

Octavio Chavez- Legal Assistant

Octavio ChavezI am Octavio Antonio Aguilar Chavez. I am a happily married man. I was born in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, however at an early age I moved to Southern California. I lived there for twenty years and I adopted it as my second home; I also studied at the University of English Teachers Institute, which allowed me to work as a teacher and developed my ability to professionally contribute to the formation of extraordinary people. While continuing my studies, I simultaneously worked as a translator. After a long time of teaching, which I enjoyed, I decided to leave my comfort zone and venture into the area of customer service because it fascinates me to help realize the dreams of our clients and at the end of the day feel satisfied that I helped make the difference by working with excellence and professionalism; I like to be remembered by my customers for the excellent service I provided.

Damaris de la Cruz Figueroa – Legal Assistant

Damaris de la Cruz FigueroaHello, my name is Damaris de la Cruz Figueroa. I was born in Hollywood, FL and at the age of 10 I moved to Puerto Rico with my grandparents. I graduated with a Nursing Associates Degree at the University of Puerto Rico. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. My husband is in the Airforce and we have 2 kids. My past experiences were as a Nurse, SPED paraeducator and School Nurse Tech. I enjoy helping others and I hope to continue to do so at the McCranie Law Firm.

Alfredo Jimenez – Legal Assistant

Hello, my name is Alfredo Jiménez, I’m 22 years old, now I’m working at George McCranie Law Firm in the immigration department, I was born in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I studied law and I graduated with honors I worked a few months as a civil lawyer and now I’m working as legal assistant in this firm. If you need something, I will be happy to help you.

Manny Diaz – Legal Assistant

Manny Diaz
My name is Manny Diaz. I’ve been married for 4 years. I was born and raised in Miami, FL, a first-generation Cuban-American. My family instilled in me the importance of giving my best effort, attention to detail and consideration for others. Working with the McCranie team lets me put those qualities to work every day. When someone applies for citizenship or legal status, their livelihood and ability to be with their family is often at stake. I take that fact to heart with every case I help manage, treating clients with the respect and kindness every person deserves.

Fernando Cervón – Legal Assistant

Fernando CervónHello, my name is Fernando Cervón, I am 26 years old and I am a Legal Assistant here at McCranie Law Firm working for the Immigration Department. I am originally from Michoacán, México. I am thankful for the opportunity of working at this wonderful Firm, next to extraordinary people, loyal to their clients and their work. I am also a licensed attorney with 7 years of experience in Civil and Familiar cases, and I can assure our clients are in good hands.

Alejandro Marquez-Patron – Marketing Assistant

Alejandro Marquez-PatronHello, my name is Alejandro Marquez. I am the new marketing assistant here at McCranie Law Firm. I was born in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from Utah Valley University. In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, family, friends and travel. Travel has a unique challenge that I can’t seem to get enough of. I also love helping out my co-workers, most importantly our Clients, and making sure we go the extra mile and help them out with their case.

Miriam Quintero – Legal Assistant

Miriam QuinteroHello, my name is Miriam Quintero. I am a Legal Assistant for the Criminal Department at McCranie Law Firm. I was born in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I was raised in York, South Carolina. Currently I am working hard on my career as a Physical therapist. I have a beautiful family, happy mother of Zuleyka who ́s 5, and Mario who is 6 months. on my free time I enjoy going to the movie theaters, I am really happy to be part of McCranie Law Firm, It is satisfying to see the smile on our client’s faces.

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  3. Bacon County
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