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Gary Hale Gerstenfield

About me

Gary is a well-known and respected Criminal and DUI defense attorney and T.V. news commentator who is highly soughtafter for his effective trial skills and advocacy. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1990 from the Catholic University of America, where he served as senior staff member of the prestigious Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy. Upon entering the bar, Mr. Gerstenfield returned to school in Boston where he obtained a certificate in DUI defense from the nationally known College of DUI Defense presented at Harvard Law School.



  • Maryland Criminal Defense

  • Attorneys' Association

  • Montgomery County Bar Association

  • National Association of Criminal

  • Defense Attorneys

  • National College of DUI Defense

  • Prince George's County Bar Association


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    25 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    25 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. White Collar Crime: 15%
    25 years, 1.8 thousand cases
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    25 years, 500 cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Harry Alan Suissa

    Mr. Gerstenfield is an amazingly effective and truly gifted litigator and advocate. There is no problem too great or dilemma too difficult that Gary cannot solve. Among journeymen lawyers, Gary is universally recognized as a master. But, what really distinguishes Gary as among the elite of trial lawyers is the warmth and compassion he brings in resolving the seemingly unsolvable legal issues that many his clients face. Harry Suissa


    Harry Suissa Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gwyn Cara Hoerauf

    Gary Gerstenfield is a clever, creative and dedicated criminal defense advocate. His candor and sense of humor make him a lot of fun to work with. I have had several occasions to interface with Mr. Gerstenfield on professional matters and have found him to be trustworthy and loyal. His intelligence and diligence combine to make him a formidable adversary, if you have the misfortune to be his opposing counsel. Clients who have the judgment or luck to hire Mr. Gerstenfield should be feel confident they are in good hands. I strongly, and without reservation endorse Gary Gerstenfield.


    Gwyn Hoerauf Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Gary H. Gerstenfield

8720 Georgia Avenue.
Suite 301
Silver Spring, MD, 20910


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Young Lawyer AwardMaryland State Bar Association2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Gary Gerstenfield1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationMemberN/A
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Prince George's County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National College of DUI DefenseMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUI ChargeNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Usher Publications & Rollins SouthPerfecting the Perfect Defense in an Imperfect World2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawN/AJuris Doctor1990
University of MarylandPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1986
University of MarylandHistoryBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Harvard University Law SchoolCollege of DUI DefenseCertifcate Of DUI DefenseN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Baltimore Law SchoolTrial Advocacy2010
Montgomery Community CollegeCriminal Law2009