4.5 stars 25 totalReview Gary Gerson
Posted by A Dad
We looked at several Counselors in the Pittsburgh and Westmoreland County area after our son got into some legal trouble. Our living out of state created some challenges for us but Gary was professional and empathetic to our families concerns.
Gary promptly replied to us either via text, e-mail or on the phone. He met with my son and offered encouragement as he was awaiting trial or hearings.
Our sons out now and doing well post release. Without the appearance of being delusional, I'd like to think that the manner and respect Gary displayed handling my sons case was a driver to his current outlook on life and striving for achievement again.
So without any reservations, we recommend Mr Gerson to handle your loved ones criminal case.
Posted by anonymous
I was burned by my first attorney and I was considering terminating him and hiring a new one. I called a few different law offices, one of which was Gary Gerson's. When we spoke, he told me that he would be able to help me and would be glad to step in as soon as I fired my other attorney. I asked him what his opinion was regarding my case and what he might be able to do for me, but he was very short with me and unwilling to give me any information (other than how much he charged) until he had confirmation that I fired my attorney. I fired my attorney accordingly, and then contacted Mr. Gerson immediately so that I could discuss my case with him and retain him. He promptly sent me a fee agreement, but before I signed it and paid the retainer fee, I wanted to go over my case with him and get a better sense of what he planned to do going forward. I tried calling him several times but couldn't reach him. When I finally got ahold of him the following day, he scolded me for calling him because he was with his family and told me verbatim, "I don't like to mix work with family time." I understood his sentiment, but I was a little bit off-put by how rude he was during the call.
Later that day I was browsing different attorneys and I came across a site called Thumbtack (it was my first time using the site and I had no idea how it worked). I still had every intention of retaining Mr. Gerson, but I was waiting until we spoke so I could ask him a few questions first. However, Mr. Gerson received a notification via Thumbtack that I was browsing other attorneys and was apparently very offended by this; he sent me a text message the following morning that said, "I received a Thumbtack request that you were looking at other attorneys. For this reason, I am no longer interested in representing you so please do not contact me for any other discussion regarding your case."
Needless to say, Mr. Gerson did not end up representing me. However, I was glad it ended up this way because I hired a different attorney who I am very happy with and who answers all of my questions and achieved a very desirable outcome for my case. I can't speak for Mr. Gerson's legal skills, but I was appalled by how unpleasant and impolite he was. He didn't seem to care that my life and future were on the line in light of his own ego.
Posted by anonymous
I have never experienced anything with the law before. I made a very stupid mistake and I was scared. Very scared. Gary was very understanding and very personable. He was there when I needed to talk and he cared for my well being. They say to go with your gut, and I will tell you Gary is the guy. A very uncomfortable mess turned out with with results that I can rest now and saved my life from being ruined. I am ever so grateful for you Gary! Highly recommend!!!
Posted by Tony
I was looking at spending a long time in jail for a crime I was only indirectly involved with. Other attorneys I spoke to gave me the run around and refused to speak to me until I gave them a giant check, but Gary was very understanding and walked me through the process step by step and worked with me on the initial payment. I'm finally back home and taking care of my family. I can't thank you enough Mr. Gerson, you were a lifesaver!
Posted by Mar
When our son was arrested it was a complete shock to our family. We have never spoken to a lawyer before, other than to write a will, and we had no idea what to expect. From my first phone call to his office, Gary was very professional, very kind and very understanding of the situation. He made himself accessible to me and my husband and returned our calls day and night. He brought in the top experts to help us get the possible resolution for our son. We are so appreciative for his honesty, professionalism and most of all skill.
Posted by anonymous
Attorney Gerson spent a lot of time with our family during this process. He permitted us to dig up evidence and addressed the relevance. He followed through when he said he would contact us. He spent days reading through evidence in the DA's office.
In addition, Gary found a top detective to work with us. We are thankful for his attention to our case and the case was resolved satisfactorily.
What struck me as the most notable part of working with Gary is how he treated our family and friends. His professionalism and compassion is rarely found in legal counsel. Prior to attending any court proceedings he had us fully prepped on strategy and our reactions in the courtroom. But, the last day was remarkable. He fully prepared us to not act out when listening to people bear false witness against our family. When I heard that he took the time to thank everyone as a group for their support, and then individually, that was above and beyond any expectations.
In closing, our choice in selecting Gary as counsel exceeded our expectations.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Mr. Gerson for my case, he did really well with communication. However, he moved my court date a few times due to meetings? Also he did not even show up to my court date he sent his other lawyer who fell asleep in court, could not say my name, and did basically nothing. He did get my case dismissed but I could have gotten a lawyer for cheaper that did the job better.
Posted by Anthony
There is no one who could have helped us like Attorney Gerson did. He helped our family through the worst time of our life and helped us protect our son. He answered his cell phone anytime we called. As a father, he understood the life changing consequences our child faced and he understood how these things happen. He never judged us or made us feel insignificant like some other lawyers that I spoke to. I would strongly recommend Attorney Gerson anytime you or a loved one may need the services of a criminal defense lawyer in Western Pa.
Posted by anonymous
I wanted to write to thank Gary Gerson for his professional and caring criminal defense representation that he provided to my son. This was a very horrible time in all of our lives because my son was never in trouble before and was facing very serious criminal charges. Attorney Gerson was able to have the very serious charges dismissed and made a deal to plead everything down to a misdemeanor charge with only a short probation. We are so grateful for his skill and his compassion during this trying time.
Posted by J. S
Recently I am involved of some incident and got three counts of charges filed by police officer. The first day I met Gary he explained all the detail and possible charge will be. After all, his professional skills and great efforts get me through the court room will all the charge dropped. I am very lucky and happy to have attorney Gerson to handle my case. I will definitely recommend Mr. Gerson to anyone who needs help in front of law. Thanks so much.