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Gerald S. Robinson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Harrisburg, PA

4.9   16 reviews

Licensed for 44 years

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About Gerald

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Gerry is the managing partner of ROBINSON & GERALDO a law firm he founded with his partner Manuel R. Geraldo.  The firm also has an office in Washington, D.C.  Although the firm handles cases involving most aspects of the law, Gerry concentrates his efforts in business development.  He has been practicing law for nearly 30 years.

 

Gerry has two children – a daughter Tiffany who is an associate with KPMG and a son Robbie, a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  Both of his children graduated from Lancaster County Day School.  The family’s church home is the Bethel AME Church located on Strawberry and North Streets in Lancaster.

 

In addition to his work, Gerry has served on many non-profit boards including, but not limited to the following:

 

1.    The Urban League of Lancaster County

2.    The National Urban League (Wall Street, NYV)

3.    The March of Dimes (both locally and state-wide)

4.    Southeast Lancaster Health Services

5.    Heinz-Menaker Senior Center of Harrisburg

6.    NAACP of Greater Harrisburg

7.    African-American Chamber of Commerce of Central PA

8.    Gretna Theater

9.    Four Diamonds Fund Advisory Board

10.   Allied Arts Fund

11.   Harrisburg Community and Economic Affairs

12.   The Academy of Medical Arts and Business (Hbg)

13.   Millersville University Council of Trustees

14.   Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates;

15.   American Red Cross of the Keystone Region; and

16.   Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.

 

He is a graduate of Howard University (BA) and Howard University School of Law.  He is a member of the Dauphin and Lancaster County Bar Associations as well as the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  He has been admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia and has made court appearances in Washington, D.C., and in 13 county courts in PA.

 

Gerry and Yvette have been married for 24 years and have resided in Lancaster County for 25 years.  Yvette is currently employed as a change management consultant in Washington, D.C. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation.

Licensed for 44 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1978
Updated 10/01/2022
State DC
Status Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues
Acquired 1979
Updated 06/08/2022

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

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Reviews

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Posted by Michael | November 18, 2020
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A great man and a great attorney
Gerry has represented me twice. First he handled my divorce, separation, child custody and child support cases. It was a very difficult time for me but Gerry made sure I got through this painful part of my life. Most importantly I was young and had little money but he allowed me to make payments until my balance was satisfied. This meant a lot to me and I never will forget his excellent service and his compassion. Second, I was involved in a motorcycle accident and I called on Gerry again to represent me in my injury case. Gerry and his staff left no stone unturned while they made sure I received the settlement I deserved. While it was painful to review what happened many times they showed me compassion, empathy and they encouraged me through the long process. I just couldn't ask for better people to represent me once again as I faced another difficult time in my life. The bottom line is this, if you want the best hire Gerry Robinson and his staff. They will do the job.... Finally, I truly believe folk are called to their duties by God. I believe Gerry is called to his task as an attorney. It shows in his professionalism and his concern for others. I thank God for him and all he and his staff have done for me.....
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Posted by Anna | July 4, 2019
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Review.
Hired this attorney to get the job done and that’s exactly what he did! Reasonable price, communicates frequently on plan/court dates, professional, and kind!
Posted by Marie | March 29, 2019
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Feeling relief
I met with Gerald Robinson, to discuss my case. He listened to me and asked important question, to see what help he can do for my case. I feel a sense of relief knowing he is on my side. Mr. Robinson gave me good advice. His staff is very welcoming, they returned my calls and messages. I definitely plan to continue services with Gerald S.Robinson. so far so good, Thank you.
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Posted by Leon | November 7, 2018
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Social Security Disability case
Several months ago I retained Attorney Gerald Robinson of Robinson & Geraldo in Harrisburg , Pa to assist me with my Social Security Disability case. Mr.Robinson and his staff spent months prepping and Preparing me with all the appropriate guidelines and procedures for preparing for my upcoming Disability hearings and all necessary filings . After gathering all medical records , proper paperwork and meetings Attorney Robinson accompanied me on the day of my Disability Hearing . After appearing before the hearing judge all my anxiety and fears were diminished due to the total Professionalism and preparedness of my Attorney Mr.Robinson . I totally recommend Attorney Gerald Robinson to anyone in need of First Class legal Representation . I am pleased to announce that Robinson & Geraldo will be my permanent Law Firm from this point on for all my Legal needs .
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Posted by Bob H | May 31, 2018
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Gerald Robinson " a real attorney "
Gerald handled my legal matters in a very professional manner, keeping me calm throughout the entire process. When I needed him, he was always there for me and would make himself available for a phone call or a face-to-face. I have the utmost respect for Gerald and the way he conducts his business. Finally 30 years and I found a great attorney thanks Gerry for everything I appreciate it
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Posted by J | May 17, 2017
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Willing to go the EXTRA MILE!
Gerry went above and beyond to take care of all my needs for my case. The case (which was domestic), was sorted out from the beginning by Gerry and was basically knocked down to nothing from the beginning, mainly because of Gerry's knowledge of the LAW.
Posted by Jonathan | August 31, 2015
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Review for Gerry
I'm using Gerry for child support, custody, and my divorce. He and his staff are very patient, helpful and understanding. He is very knowledgeable and knows his way around the courtroom. I am especially comfortable with the way he keeps me updated and informed. I will definitely recommend his services to anyone who needs help with legal family matters.
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2015
Top Performer
ABSOLUTE TOP PERFORMER in every respect! Complete confidence to represent me in ANY and ALL circumstances. Quiet manner, Commanding Presence! Uncompromising performance and professionalism. Energetic personality, positive "can do" attitude. Soundly managed my case.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2015
The Estate from Hell
After years of searching for an attorney in Lancaster, Philadelphia and all points in between, finding an attorney who didn't require thousands of dollars as a retainer to answer a few simple questions and then explain to me what a baseless argument I had, left me broke and frustrated. They were ALL pompous, greedy and ignorant. It occurred to me that I should try finding an African-American attorney. So, I called Gerry. He took the time to listen to my story for a whole hour for only $150! He took my case and managed to get the estate closed, right before we started losing properties because the other parties to the estate and the estate attorney were spending all the cash and not paying the property taxes. My only regret is that I didn't hire Gerry sooner!
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Posted by Alan | March 3, 2015
Making Things Happen
G. Robinson is an absolute top performer in ever respect. His OUTSTANDING insights, superb case management techniques, and total dedication to me, the client, place him "head and shoulders" above his contemporaries. G. Robinson is the type of lawyer that always adds more to the challenges of a case. Uncompromising in what he expects from opposing counsel coupled with performance and professionalism ensures the highest degree of client preparation and representation. G. Robinson is the caliber of legal counsel, I believe, is sought by clients. His untiring dedication to my case has earned my respect and complete confidence in his abilities. G. Robinson has my STRONGEST possible recommendation to successfully represent the interests of ALL.
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Posted by Kim | March 21, 2014
A Trustworthy Attorney and his Team
Atty Gerald S. Robinson and his team of paralegals, and legal secretaries have done an outstanding job. They all have been a very knowledgeable, courteous, trustworthy, and sensitive group of professionals. Many times through these proceedings I have been truly impressed with their very timely responsiveness to the work that they have done for me. Thank you all for your help and God Bless each and every one of you!
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Posted by Robert | March 21, 2014
If you want more than a lawyer Gerry and his office are the ones you need to go with.
I started with Gerry during the lowest point of a very unknown divorce outcome. From the start Gerry made appointments around me just to sit down and take the time to hear my case. He came recommended from a friend of mine which also told me to trust him as I have a tight circle of friends. The biggest advantage of working with Gerry is that I got much more than a lawyer. Gerry brings to the table 30+ years of experience and also counseling of how to handle my now former spouse. I plan to keep Gerry as an on going lawyer and resource. During time leading up to hearings Gerry and I would set up a game plan together so neither were surprised or left in the dark on information. Then at hearings things would go smoothly and results we talked about before just fell into place. Afterward we would regroup and talk about what each of us was going to do next, what to prepare, and what pitfalls to look out for. Without Gerry's counseling in all matters of the case I wouldn't have had a chance. I have my deserved time with my kids, which we both agreed was the most important aspect. Looking forward I am in a much better situation emotionally and financially then I could have imagined. Divorce is a very dark and uncertain change in your life. Gerry took me aside and simply pointed out the positives I currently had as well as the potential future positives that are now becoming clear. All of this comes from the 30+ years of experience and a gentle heart that empathizes with what I'm going through but still remaining objective. Objectivity is key during divorce, my decisions were from the heart and were making matters worse. It was just another time Gerry pulled me aside to focus me on my kids and what really mattered, which was coming out of this being able to take care of them. If you want a lawyer just open the phonebook there is a ton of them. If you want someone to take them time on your case, counsel you on all aspects of it, and then represent you with your best interests in mind call Gerry. Its also not only him. His office is professional and just as passionate about representing you. Calls, meetings, and case studies are immediate and many times decided the case before even stepping on the courtroom. Gerry keeps a strong team by his side and that's more than what you would find just opening the phone book.
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Posted by Seth | March 14, 2014
He will go to bat for you
Gerry has done a fantastic job in my case. Though i'm not done yet, there is no way I could have made it this far without his help. Time and again he has proved that he is willing to be fair, reliable, and willing to not back down to try to get the job done.
Posted by Garrett | March 3, 2014
A Family and Child Saved
From beginning to end, Gerry, Jon, and Susan have exceeded all expectations. I was involved in an extremely emotional and minute-by-minute nightmare of a child custody case that even breached state lines. This team worked my relentless calls, concerns, case developments, and final trial with the passion reminiscent of family. The final outcome to this day is infinitely relieving. I am forever in gratitude. Thank you Gerry, Jon, and Susan. Sincerely - Garrett
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Posted by Jeffrey | October 16, 2009
Gerald Robinson is an upstanding attorney
Gerald handled my divorce(I'm a man) in a very professional manner, keeping me calm throughout the entire process. When I needed him, he was always there for me and would make himself available for a phone call or a face-to-face. I have the utmost respect for Gerald and the way he conducts his business.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2021
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Lavel fighting for his kife
Im a color man with legal false charges against me.and im praying that he is one of the best lawyers .in the town ware court is goi g to be held i can not get a jury of. My peers its all Caucasian and the judge ..in p.a they dont see if u have any if the thi gs ur acussed of in ur records bfor they just say ur color and have a record. Even tho the crime diesnt fit the person.and bcuz it a Caucasian man that's accusing me I'm already guilty I'm just hoping the Lord has in the heart his mind to get me home I'm 51 years old I have three daughters five grandchildren and their mothers is 70 that I'm healthy I just had a stroke I bring bleeding in my brain at a home invasion and because my color the judge still wants to make me go to court but my lawyer mr. Gerald help me to get time off before I go he was great at that he got released from prison on a bell when they didn't want to release me he was great at that he's one along with us on the bill because we're the poor kind of people we don't have the money to a lot of people have it's me and my seventy-year-old mom trying to pay him offer SSI checks he's been working with us you have been a blessing but can get an innocent man home I'm praying so I will follow and let you know what happened thank you and have a good day and God bless you
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 90-250 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Robinson & Geraldo, P.C.
  • 1979 - Present
  • Commissioner
  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Trustee
  • Millersville University Council of Trustees
  • 2007 - 2020

Education

  • Howard University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Howard University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates
  • Officer
  • 2009 - Present
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
  • Chairman
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Human Relations Act
  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
  • 2012
  • Human Relations Act
  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
  • 2012
  • Human Relations Act
  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
  • 2011
  • Human relations Act
  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
  • 2011
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Harrisburg Divorce and separation Lawyer Gerald S. Robinson
Gerald S. Robinson
Divorce and separation Attorney
Harrisburg, PA
Licensed for 44 years
Virtual consultation available