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Gerard Michael Karam

Gerard Michael Karam

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    28 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    28 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    28 years
  4. White Collar Crime: 15%
    0 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Rocco Virgil Valvano

    Jerry is a highly skilled Criminal Defense attorney whose expertise spans from Federal White Collar Crimes to State Drug and DUI cases. As the former Chief Public Defender of Lackawanna County whose has also obtained the highest Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell, he has both the knowledge and experience necessary to provide zealous representation to his clients in all Criminal matters.


    Rocco Valvano Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Craig Paul Kalinoski

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Craig Kalinoski Civil Rights Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Mazzoni Karam Petorak & Valvano Law Offices

321 Spruce Street, Suite 201
Scranton, PA, 18503



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Champion of YouthNortheastern PA Boys and Girls Clubs2012
AV Rated AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2011
PresidentLackawanna Bar Association2010
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Honor RollLackawanna Pro Bono Inc.N/A
Pennsylvania Super LawerPhiladelphia MagazineN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Chief Public DefenderLackawanna County Public Defender's Office1993 - 2003
Assistant Public DefenderLackawanna County Public Defender's Office1990 - 1993
Assistant SolicitorCity of Scranton1988 - 1989

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lackawanna Bar AssociationPresident2010 - 2010
Lackawanna Bar AssociationVice President2008 - Present
Lackawanna County Bar AssociationDirector2001 - 2006
Member2001 - Present
Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationDirector2000 - 2004
Lackawanna County Bar AssociationCo-Chair Criminal Rules Committee1999 - 2000
Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lackawanna County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
NEPA TodayInsurance Contracts2007
NEPA MagazineTort Law2007
Pennsylvania Criminal Law UpdatePennsylvania Criminal Law Update2007
Lackawanna County Bench BarFamily Law Update1996
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMunicipal and Officer Liability in Police Car Chases1994
Student Guide- Marywood CollegeTaxation of Business Entities1988

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
St. Joseph's UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
SeminarBridge the Gap2011
The Commonwealth Medical CollegeThe Physician as a Witness2010
LBA SeminarLackawanna Legal Legends2010
Lackawanna Bar Association Law DayClarence Darrow and the Search for Justice2010
Lackawanna County Bench Bar ConferencePennsylvania Criminal Law Update2007
Leadership LackawannaCrime and Corrections1998
Lackawanna County Bench Bar ConferenceFamily Law1996
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association ConventionMunicipal and Officer Liability in Police Car Chases1994