George C. Godfrey III

George C. Godfrey III

Atlantic City, New Jersey


After graduating at the top of his class from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1991, George has worked exclusively in the private sector in the state of New Jersey.  George has extensive experience litigating in both state and federal courts in New Jersey, having tried more than 40 cases to verdict.  George has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, an honor awarded to less than 2% of the attorneys in New Jersey.

George received the Benjamin A. Rimm Award in 1996, which is annually awarded to the young lawyer who best displays a devotion to the legal profession and dedication to the people of Atlantic County, New Jersey. 

Prior to joining Yankwitt LLP, George was a partner in the casino & hospital defense litigation department at Cooper Levenson, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  George is a member of the Atlantic County Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association. He has been a member of the Vincent S. Haneman American Inn of Court since 1992.  George has served as an Arbitrator for the Superior Court, Atlantic County, since 1998.

George lives in Linwood, New Jersey with his wife and two children.

Areas of Practice

  • Federal and State Commercial Litigation
  • Federal and State Appeals
  • Premise Liability
  • Employment Matters
  • Contract Disputes

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey


  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • J.D.
  • Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
    • B.A.

Honors and Awards

  • Honorable Benjamin A. Rimm Award for Outstanding Young Lawyer, 1996 - Present

Yankwitt LLP is an elite trial and litigation firm located in White Plains, New York. Our New York lawyers are prominent members of the Westchester and New York City bars, who utilize their broad experience and expertise to produce exceptional outcomes for our clients. All of our New York partners and senior lawyers are former federal law clerks or prosecutors, or both.

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