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Gavin P. Lentz

Litigation Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   19 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 32 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 35 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Gavin

Learn Gavin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Complex commercial and Intellectual property litigation/Non compete agreements/shareholder and partnership disputes/Trade secret litigation/employment disputes

    31 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    Non compete contracts/employment contracts and complex settlement contracts


I have been a trial lawyer for over 30 years. I give my clients hope when the situation seems hopeless.

I live in Philadelphia and have 4 children. My hobbies are bow hunting, surfing and fishing


Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2012,2011
Client's Choice
2012 2011

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Gavin P. Lentz


5.0 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Amanda | May 17, 2012
Beyond Satisfied
I've never needed a lawyer in the past, unfortunately my life changed drastically and unexpectedly, that changed everything. I'm currently still working with Mr. Lentz. I have so far been very pleased and beyond satisfied. After the devastaing and unexpected loss of my young child I did not have much trust or faith in anyone. Meeting him and his partner I was surprised how easy it was to talk with them. They made me feel very comfortable. He has shown such compassion and yet such sterness and determination to do the right thing to obtain the justice deserved for my family. I personally would not want to go up against him. He has already gone above and beyond in helping me and my family put the peices back togeather after our tragic, life changing loss. I pray to never be in the situation again to need a lawyer, but if that should happen.. I would not hesitate to call on Gavin Lentz. He has been helpful in so many ways from his intelligence, availability and overall demenor towards my very sensitive circumstance. There are not enough words to describe the comfort and security this man makes me feel. As previously stated i'm still currently working with Gavin Lentz. I hold him on a very high pedestal and would recommend him to family, friends and anyone in need of a trust worthy, compassionate and hard working good lawyer.
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Posted by Ryan Clark | May 21, 2012
One of the best business decisions we made
Gavin took our stalled case and had it satisfactorily settled in 56 days.
Posted by Denise | December 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gavin is the most effective attorney. He offers solutions rather than charge you hourly for their talk time, like most attorneys. He saved me and my family in many situations. I highly endorse him. He has changed the course of my life for the better and saved us from disaster.
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Patient
Gavin was extremely attentive and prompt with his communication and response. He continuously followed up throughout the case to make sure all of my needs were met.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gavin Lentz defended me in a very serious potential criminal matter. He is the most amazing attorney. He is fair, honest, and REALLY SMART! He quickly assesses your situation and thinks of every legal angle to get the opposition to back down. You won't be let down. He is not cheap but he is less expensive than getting a bad attorney who is going to charge you excessive hours and not get a favorable outcome. In the long run, it will save you money and more importantly he gets the job done! Highly recommended from someone who has had 9 attorneys.
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Posted by Rich | October 1, 2014
The best in Philly! You want him on your side
My wife and I had hired an attorney that was moving slow and not making our case a priority. We contacted Gavin and he met with us immediately. He was polite, honest and straight forward. He took over our case and provided us with weekly updates. What took over 6 years was fixed by Gavin in a month! He is a very talented and knowledgable lawyer and I would highly recommend him to my family and friends. You will be lucky to have him on your side!
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2014
You want him on your side
We recently used Mr. Lentz in a difficult situation with a well known large company. All I have to say is that you want him on your side. It is a great feeling knowing that someone who knows the law well and is aggressive is fighting for you. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Geoff | August 7, 2013
My experience with Gavin
Gavin handled my problem professionally and got the results I needed. I have never been as impressed with an attorney as I was with Gavin.
Posted by Kevin M Daley CEO Peak Performance 866-816-0991 | August 7, 2013
Superb Legal Defender--Solely focused on results
I have retained many lawyers up and down the east coast over the past three decades. I can say without any reservation or hesitation whatsoever that Gavin Lentz is far the best attorney whether it be for personal or corpoate matters.. If you are concerned unncessary repiticious and costly legal procedures that do not produce a result, contact Mr Lentz. He has represented me on several legal matters, both personal and business, all of which resulted in a positive outcome, even the ones I was most concerned with. I am not one to take the time to review or commend anyone, however in this case if you need a no nonsense direct approach, and a lawyer who will produce results contact Mr Lentz.
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Posted by Shelby | June 19, 2012
Simply the best!
Our case started out with one defendant & morphed into five defendants. Gavin took this all in stride & did an exceptional job for us. We were given updates in a timely manner. He took the time to explain anything we didn't understand. I don't think his brain ever stops thinking & you wouldn't want to be sitting on the opposite side of the table from him! Gavin brought in the best expert witnesses. He did a very thorough job of preparing us for depositions. Gavin is very professional & I don't believe we could have had a better lawyer. Gavin did prevail & we can't thank him enough. We highly recommend him.
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Posted by Dave | May 18, 2012
If you see Gavin in court you better hope he is at your table!
My company was working with a large law firm in Philadelphia that had a great reputation. After $50K in legal fees we were nowhere. Gavin stepped in and cleaned up our problem with ease. A problem that hung around our necks for 2 years was gone in 3 months after meeting Gavin.
Posted by Shante | May 17, 2012
An Attorney Like No Other
Gavin lead the way for myself and family. He represented us very well. Words can't describe it all. No nonsense, knowledgeable, eager, experienced and most of all caring. I would reccommend Gavin full-hearted. The attention he gave my family help us to weather the toughest storm I ever imagined. I know that Gavin will always be the man for the job. I had front row seats, and seen him in action. Things got done, papers got signed, assistance was given, compassion was seen. That's what you should expect when you are seeking legal representaion. This is why I say Gavin is a attorney like no other.
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Posted by Ryan | May 17, 2012
Excellent Firm!
Bochetto and Lentz is a very caring and skilled law firm. When my mother died unexpectedly they made sure that not only justice was done but that I was cared for and got the advice and expertise I needed to continue on with my life. Not only were the in-house lawyers professional and caring but all their outside advisers were as well. They have a wealth of knowledge and will share it with their clients. I thank them from the bottom of my heart.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2011
Justice served
Gavin was great. He handled my medical malpractice case. My husband, father of my two children passed away. This was a catastrophic loss for us and Gavin helped make my experience easier to deal with. He was professional, informative and quick to respond to any questions. I never felt uneasy about asking questions. I am pleased with the outcome of the case and it has helped bring some closure to this unfortunate life experience. I would gladly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2011
No Nonsense
Gavin was great to work with. I would recommend him and use him again if I needed to.
Posted by Al | August 25, 2011
Gavin is tremendous, He knows what he wants out of the case and he knows how to get it done in a timely fashion. We would have been lost without him and his team. He kept us informed every step of the way. He is truly a Godsent to us. His advise and cousel was also tremendous. We are very satisfied with everything he had done for us.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2011
Mr. Lentz is a wonderful attorney.
Mr. Lentz is a wonderful attorney. He listens with a compassionate ear and an understanding heart. He is a straight shooter and will always give his honest opinion. His client’s needs always come first. He will fight with conviction to get the best result possible for his clients.
Posted by Nina | August 25, 2011
Excellent lawyer
I loved working with Gavin. He was straight forward and always to the point. He told us like it was and not what he thought we wanted to hear. He is a very talented and knowledgable lawyer and I would recommed him to my family and friends.
Posted by Woody | August 24, 2011
Gavin's Review 8-2011
Gavin is a no nonsense attorney whose goal is to advance the case, keep it moving, and get it done, instead of trying to pad his fees like many do. He is a pit bull and a true gentleman at the same time, very honest, and incredibly efficient. I would not want to be opposing him. I have referred him to others who have had the same results. He understands the practical ramifications and the economic impact of doing the right thing, even if it means giving in more that one should have to do. His advice and counsel, plus his efficiency through my 6 year business divorce was priceless.
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  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Bochetto & Lentz, PC
  • 1993 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
  • 1987 - 1993


  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Ursinus College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • CEPA litigation/Whistleblower claim
  • The case settled for signifinat sum on money


  • Legal Clinic For the Disabled
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Bar association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2012
  • Legal Elite
  • Smart CEO Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Attorney
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • moot trial court award
  • Dickinson law school
  • 1988
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  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • Modifying In A Down Market
  • 2010
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • 5th Amendment Issues in Civil Cases
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Auto Law and Liability Update
  • Ethical Issues in Malpractice Cases
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Gavin
Litigation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Gavin was my opposing counsel on a case. He is the only attorney in the city of Philadelphia that I would ever let represent me. The best you can hire."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Social Security & Disability
Bankruptcy and debt