Mr. Gernhauser was assigned to my son's case as a public defender. I do not live in the state where all of this took place. As a mother, I was concerned and worried about what was happening, what would happen and what we could do. He returned all of my calls immediately, answered questions, he was honest, straightforward, kind and patient. He represented my son to the best of his ability and stayed on top of the case. I was not his client and he did not have to speak with me, but has kept me informed and shared whatever information he possibly could about the case. I would recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney who personally wants to see his clients succeed and believes in them. He supports his clients and works hard to discuss what needs to happen, now and in the future.