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Ronald James Gross

Criminal defense Attorney at York, PA

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Law Office of Ronald J. Gross, LLC

Licensed for 25 years

Virtual consultation available

About Ronald

Learn Ronald’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Summary, misdemeanor and felony offenses. Major concentration on drug offenses.

    24 years

  2. DUI and DWI

  3. Violent crime

  4. Expungement
    Expungement of felony, misdemeanor and summary records authorized by statute and common law. Limited Seal expungements for employment and military. Many misdemeanor drug felonies are authorized

    18 years

  5. Juvenile law

  6. Sex crime

  7. Speeding and traffic ticket

  8. White collar crime


         Born and bred outside of New York City, I received my Undergraduate Degree in Marketing from the University of Scranton in 1994.  Being a waiter/bartender through my college years I finsihed in 1994 and moved to the Harrsiburg area to commence law school at Widener University where I received my J.D. in 1997. I was employed by Lincoln General Insurance Compnay through law school where I first gained magistrate level litigation experience.  After law school I accepted a Judicial Clerkship for now retired Judge John S. Kennedy who served on the York County Court of Common Pleas.  in 1999 I worked with the firm of Gates & Gates, PC in Hanover, Pennsylvania until 2002 when I joined the firm of Blake & Gross, LLC in York, Pennsylvania.  In both professional experiences I was in general practice and leaned more towards criminal litigation. As my bio will state, and for which I do not gloss over, I had a suspension of my license for 6 months in 2015.  This taught me to not handle matters assigned to me simply because I was a general practioner.  This taught me that you must do what you love and do it right.  In 2016 through 2020 I practiced with the firm Whittle & Gross, LLP where I practiced only criminal defense and motor vehicle law. 

         January 1, 2021 I made the move to doing everything my way, correctly, intensely and thoroughly.  I have an established client base and greatly respected by them, my legal community and judicial community.  The way I operate is simple, " I will tell you want you need to hear, not what you want to hear."  Being straightforward, knowing the law, my attention to detail, always researching legal issues to stay on top of legal changes and having no fear of jury trials, if the matter requires, makes me a premier attorney in my field. I have had over 100 jury trials in my career, countless magistrate hearings, argued cases before the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Court and do not flinch.  I work non-stop but also have raised my children, coached soccer for 13 years, serve on the board of Open Arms Recovery Center, spend countless hours with my dog walking the historic rail trail around York and most likely having a conversation with someone about fishing, the NY Jets or Man U Soccer. 

         If you are cited, arrested or the police lights come on, that is where I come in.  Call me.  Know your rights.  Let's develop a plan of defense from the beginning.  Do not carry the stress and anxiety alone.  You will not be disappointed.


Licensed for 25 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 12/04/2022
State MD
Status Suspended - Disciplinary
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/12/2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2015. See details

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Law Office of Ronald J. Gross, LLC


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by marta | February 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
great lawyer
Ron took my 16 old son's case, he went out of his way to do they best he could, are very pleased to have him by our side. thank you!
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Mercedez Maldonado
I hired him today for my case based on many community recommendations. My case is going to be a long haul but his direct no nonsense approach was just what me and my family needed. I know I hired the right attorney.
Posted by Faith | March 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great and respectful lawyer
Ron took my husband's case again he went out of his way to do they best he could and is still doing everything he can with the covid19 situation we are very pleased to have him by our side
Posted by Jeff | March 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life Saver
Ron Gross took complete control of the situation put before him from start to finish. My legal issues were very complex and I sought after the best. I interviewed attorneys from my local area (York), Harrisburg, Lancaster and even Philadelphia. I compared notes based on knowledge, assertiveness, passionate, confidence and being prepared. Ron came in and nailed the interview and immediately took control of all legal issues diligently and efficiently. He is very passionate about doing his absolute best and puts aside the fact of "ruffling feathers". Which in this industry, I believe that is a factor that others concern themselves with but not Ron. If you want an attorney that will do what he says and not just sell you on a false hope its Ron Gross.
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Posted by Dawn | November 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney
Ron Gross is the most honest upfront lawyer I have ever met. Not only did he tell me exactly what he could do for me. Which he did that and more!! We took care of my warrart and probation violation during the same hearing. I walked out with only my restitution to pay. I have recommend him to so many people all having positive results !!! Only lawyer I would use if I should have to use another which I pray I don't is Ron Gross
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Posted by Tammy Figueroa | October 7, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
I've used his firm before and these people never have failed me. I didn't hire this time around (yet) but Ronald was very clear and concise with his answers. You can tell that he is a very seasoned attorney and if the issue I consulted with him for does arise, I'd definitely hire him!
Posted by Donna | April 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Ron and his associate were great handling my son's probation violation hearing.
Ron Gross did an awesome job with my son's case. My son suffers with addiction and was incarcerated for violating probation. His PO wanted to keep in jail and Ron and Jay fought for treatment for my son and won. As a mother that meant more than they will ever know. Ron answered my MANY questions on numerous occasions through this process. He eased my mind through this ordeal. My son and I are very grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Provided Peace of mind
Our family is dealing with a situation that is very new to us. Ron, answered our questions and gave us information we did not know in order to deal with the matter. Although, he is not our attorney, it did not matter. He was willing to answer questions and provide peace of mind as we were considering changing attorneys. He advised us to stay with the one we have and work through it. He provided a great sense of peace of mind and for that we are forever grateful.
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Posted by Todd Yarnell | December 4, 2013
fortheright , knowledgable , and caring
as amongst the industry Mr. Gross has been a vital part in the defense team at Blake & Gross , he is a very fortheright attorney, he has displayed diligence in and out of the trial scene . He has always showed compassion and genuine caring interest in a case, He has always applied himself over and beyond , He is a true humanitarian, he has never given a false hope, and always placed the facts to where they should be , I highly recommend Ron and his partner Kurt to any need that you may have
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Posted by Melanie | April 6, 2012
Got the job done, plus some.
I found myself in a very sticky situation last year, and a good friend of mine recomended Ron Gross. Within 2 days he came out to YCP to see me, and had already researched my case and had good solid answers for me. Our visit lasted about a half hour, and within that time, he answered all of my questions, and left me feeling that there was hope when i had thought there was none. My court appearance was approx. 2 wks. away, and by the time i had to appear, he had made all of the necc. arrangements to have me released. In all of this, i found him to be trustworthy, honest and consistent.
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Posted by Cristi | September 21, 2011
Best lawyer in YORK
Best attorney I have ever had. I feel good, knowing he is my lawyer. I have always had the perfect out come when I needed him.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2015.

Reciprocal - Indefinite Suspension issued in MD, 2015
updated on 08/04/2020

Reciprocal indefinite suspension means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Maryland. An Indefinite suspension means that the attorney will need to re-apply for admission in order to resume the practice or law.

Ronald's comment: “I have not reinstated the Maryland license as unnecessary for my Pa practice.”

Suspension issued in PA, 2015
updated on 04/18/2016

Suspended means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Ronald's comment: “I have been reinstated in good standing with the PA Bar since December 3, 2015.”

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Whittle & Gross, LLP
  • 2016 - Present


  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Jerome Thomas
  • Suppression of evidence - Opinion and Order by retired judge Michael E. Bortner, York County.


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Carnegie Hero Medal of Honor
  • Carnegie Hero Fund Commission
  • 2004
  • Red Cross Award for heroism
  • Red Cross
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • TVOne
  • Interviewed for TV Show November 2014
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Attorney Gross. I have known Attorney Gross throughout his legal career. I have had numerous custody and divorce cases with him as opposing counsel and always found him to be prepared for his cases, very competent and professional. I have also observed him representing his clients in the courtroom in criminal cases. Attorney Gross is a very knowledgeable and skilled litigator who genuinely cares about his clients. I refer clients to him on a regular basis. I have always received very positive feedback from those I have referred to him concerning his representation in their cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ron is a knowledgeable and hard working attorney who is able to obtain very good results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I got to know Attorney Gross while I was a public defender in York County. He is a zealous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Ron in the courtroom hundreds of times, and observed his work in trial more than once. He is a top notch advocate, and a great trial attorney."
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York Criminal defense Lawyer Ronald James Gross
Ronald James Gross
Criminal defense Attorney
York, PA
Licensed for 25 years
Virtual consultation available
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2015. See details