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Gerald V. Benyo Jr

Criminal defense Attorney at Beaver, PA

4.8   29 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Gerald

Learn Gerald’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Death Penalty Qualified by Pa Supreme Court. Representing individuals accused of all types of Felony, Misdemeanor and Summary criminal charges. National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

    29 years, 3,400 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    Jury and Non-Jury Trials for DUI - most recently in February 2020. One of select few attorneys with certification by the National Highway Safety Administration for DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Testing. American Assoc. of Premier DUI Attorneys

    29 years, 924 cases

  3. Litigation
    10%
    Criminal Defense of all Felony, Misdemeanor and Summary criminal charges. Significant focus on DUI cases.

    29 years, 238 cases

TRIAL ATTORNEY - JURY AND NON-JURY TRIALS. MOST RECENT TRIAL IN FEBRUARY 2023. DEATH PENALTY QUALIFIED. OVER 30 00+ CRIMINAL CASES NATIONAL HIGHWAY SAFETY ADMINISTRATION CERTIFIED IN DUI DETECTION AND FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS. MOST RECENT DUI TRIAL - OCTOBER 2023 - NOT GUILTY

Attorney Benyo has litigated criminal cases as a private criminal defense attorney in Beaver County and Western Pennsylvania for 27+ years.  Attorney Benyo has also litigated cases in 17 other counties and experienced how their criminal courts operate and is Death Penalty Qualified by the Pennsyvania Supreme Court. 

Attorney Benyo takes cases to Jury Trial multiple times every year since 2001.  He has built a law practice from nothing and diligently works every day to earn his client’s business.  Since the unified judicial system was implemented by the Supreme Court in 2004-2005, Attorney Benyo has appeared as counsel of record in over 3000+ criminal cases in Beaver County.  

Attorney Benyo has received certification (twice) under the training established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Testing.  Further training in DUI and Criminal Defense was recieved from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, National College for DUI Defense, Impaired Drivng Specialists, DUI Defense Lawyers Assocaition, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Attorney Benyo graduated magna cum laude from Susquehanna University in 1991 with a B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis on psychology and sociology.  He then graduated from Duquesne University School Of Law in May 1994, passed the Bar Exam in July 1994 and was admitted by the Supreme Court Of Pennsylvania as an attorney in January 1995.  Attorney Benyo is currently certified to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the Federal District Court for Western District of Pennsylvania as well as all of the courts in Pennsylvania from local District Courts, to the Courts of Common Plea, Superior Court, Commonwealth Court and Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

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4.8 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Posted by Jeremy | October 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great help with all my legal problems.
Gerald Benyo and his team were a great help to me understand my situation and to what could be done to get the best out come. Glade I when with Mr.Benyo
Posted by Logan | September 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
One stop shop.
Have chosen Mr. Benyo several times and referred several others to him who have chosen him and all have been happy with his work as well. The only lawyer i will ever have represent me in the state of PA. Best regards- Logan
Posted by Tony | August 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever
I have had some bad luck with the local police in Beaver County. For the past 17 years Gerald Benyo has always and will always be my #1 go to lawyer! Don't talk to the police, Just call him!

Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Benyo Law Office
  • 1997 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices Of Edward G. Shoemaker
  • 1994 - 1999

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Susquehanna University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Samuel Quib Chub
  • Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Commonwealth v. Hrvoich
  • Case Dismissed with Prejudice

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Death Penalty Qualified
  • PA Supreme Court
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Town Hall Meeting
  • Criminal Justice System in Beaver County
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (0)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He stays up to date on changes in law affecting his clients and advocates zealously on their behalf."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Excellent trial attorney. Devoted to his clients' cases."
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