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Gary Evan Gerson

About me

I have been a criminal defense attorney in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for more than twenty-five years. I have successfully helped hundreds of clients who have been arrested for DUI, DWI, weapons offenses, domestic disputes, theft, assault, and internet crimes, as well as a myriad of other reasons.

After graduating from Duquesne University School of Law with my Juris Doctorate in 1987, I joined Rosenberg-Kirshner, a small firm in Pittsburgh, where I tuned my skills as a litigator before deciding to open my own firm, The Law Offices of Gary E. Gerson, in 2001. 

I understand that the people who enter my office on a day-to-day basis are generally not in a good situation.  I always offer a free initial consultation and am willing to work with families on payment plans.


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Contact info

The Law Offices of Gary E. Gerson

304 Ross Street
Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Federal Crime: 20%
  4. White Collar Crime: 10%
  5. Violent Crime: 10%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Todd Jonathan Hollis

    I endorse this lawyer. Gary is a very skilled criminal defense attorney.


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  • Marc V. Taiani

    I would absolutely recommend Mr. Gerson, he is an exceptionally qualified defense attorney.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lead Counsel Criminal DefenseLead Counsel2016
Lead Counsel Criminal DefenseLead Counsel2015
Lead Counsel Criminal DefenseLead Counsel2014
Clients' Choice Award Criminal DefenseAVVO2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Offices of Gary E. Gerson2001 - Present
AssociateRosenberg Kirshner1987 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1997 - 2011
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1997 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. my clientPlea Bargain
Commonwealth v. my clientNot Guilty
Commonwealth v. my clientPlea Bargain
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Publication nameTitleDate
Criminal Defense Law BlogAnswers to some of your DNA questions2016
Criminal Defense Law BlogPittsburgh decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana2015
Pennsylvania Lawyer MagazineThe Pennsylvania Criminal Justice System2014
North Hills MagazineYour legal rights during a traffic stop2014
Criminal Defense Law BlogInternet Crimes: Dangers of Peer-to-Peer file sharing2013
Criminal Defense Law BlogTraffic Stops and Seizure of Drugs2013
Criminal defense blogDaycare worker accused of abuse2013
Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Law BlogCyberbullying could become a crime2013
Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Law BlogTax man accused of $1.3 Million in public theft2013
Criminal Defense Law BlogDNA Evidence and the Law2012
FindLawFive-Year Prison Term for Armed Felons Proposed in Pennsylvania2012
FindLaw KnowledgebaseA Lifetime Behind Bars: Is It a Fair Punishment for Juvenile Offenders?2012
FindLaw KnowledgebaseImpacts of Supreme Court Decision on Sex Offender Registration2012
FindLaw KnowledgebaseUPDATE: A Lifetime Behind Bars for Juvenile Offenders Dealt Huge Blow2012
FindLawDUI Bail Conditions Can Be Altered2011
FindLaw KnowledgebaseSex Offenders Falling Through the Cracks?2011
Press NewsShould Pennsylvania Sheriffs and Deputies Have More Authority?2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winter MeetingARD2009
Summer ConferenceDUI Defense2009
Winter ConferenceDUI in Pennsylvania2006
Summer ConferenceCriminal Defense and the Mental Health System2005
Fall Section MeetingMandatory Sentences2004
Fall MeetingDUI and ARD2002
Winter MeetingCriminal Defense2000
Winter MeetingDrunk Driving1999