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Alfonso Gambone

Criminal defense Attorney at Phila, PA

4.6   58 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 20 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 20 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Alfonso Gambone, Esq. is an aggressive trial attorney who has successfully represented hundreds of individuals  throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey where he is admitted to the state and federal bars.  He is passionate about the legal profession and protecting the constitutional rights of individuals.

 

Mr. Gambone entered private practice with one of Philadelphia’s largest and most prominent law firms. He continued his career with a litigation boutique firm before starting his own practice. Prior to private practice, he served in the United States Army as a commissioned officer in the Judge Advocate General Corps.  An Iraq War veteran, Mr. Gambone served as the lead military prosecutor for Army’s 10th Mountain Division’s First Brigade Combat Team at Fort Drum, New York and during its 2005-2006 Operation Iraqi Freedom Deployment.

 

He is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School and received his undergraduate education in Business Administration from Villanova University. Mr. Gambone earned his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Temple University and received his military education, training and commission from The Judge Advocate General’s School on the campus of the University of Virginia.  

 

In addition to his undergraduate, graduate, and military educations, Mr. Gambone holds a Master of Laws (L.L.M.), a post doctorate academic degree focused on trial advocacy and courtroom presentation from Temple University’s School of Law.  He is a firm believer in a “sharpening the saw” professional life and regularly attends continuing legal education to keep his oral advocacy and legal writing skills sharp. He is a former adjunct instructor of criminal law and continues to write on the subject through the firm’s monthly newsletter and blog.  Mr. Gambone is an active member of the American Bar and the Philadelphia Bar Assocations.

 

Personally, Mr. Gambone and his wife, Dr. Rita Carabello, a board-certified family physician, are the proud parents of their children, Alfonso Antonino and Flavia Grace.  They are firm believers in a strong mind and strong body.  Alfonso and Rita lead their lives focused on traditonal family values, continuous self improvement,  education, and physical fitness,.  They maintain a strong faith and are active members of their church.

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Location

Gambone Law
211 N. 13th Street
Suite 825
Phila, PA, 19107

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  58 customer reviews
Posted by Joe | July 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
SUPERLAWYER
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY!!! Best of the best. Should be considered a super lawyer. Knows his stuff and I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my case.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2019
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Went above and beyond!
I recently consulted Alphonso Gambone regarding a legal matter with my son, while discussing the situation Mr. Gambone was very attentive and provided consistent well informed information. He promptly returned calls, answered all questions and put our numerous fears at ease. He went above and beyond concerning my son's situation. I HIGHLY recommend him.
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Posted by Andrew | May 25, 2018
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My case
Mr. Gambone is a excellent and skilled attorney, before I chose him I had contacted several other attorneys, and he was the only one who took the time to explain my situation and have a real understanding of it. He promptly got my warrant lifted and had me scheduled for court in under a week. He was able to have everything worked out before I got there, he knew everyone from the judge, DA, court officer. They all seemed to respect him highly and it was the amount of respect he had it trickled down to me, for the first time I wasn’t being looked at as some perpetrator, but a person with rights. It’s was the smoothest court appearance I’ve had in my life And we were done in less then 5 mins, as time is Money for everyone the fact he got me out of there so fast was appreciated. I would highly recommend him to anyone, you need a lawyer who knows the law and has the connections to get things done he is your man..
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2018
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First impression over the phone
This morning I contacted the gambone firm and the receptionist was very polite and fwd my call to Mr gambone immediately and just talking to him over the phone made me feel a little better can't wait to meet him at my appointment and I hope he is reasonable with prices and hopefully he can deliver for me as he done for you guys
Posted by Paula | February 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
He's a lifesaver.
I had an illegal gun in my car and was facing serious jail time. I was so scared that this would take me away from my son with special needs and my husband who depends on me to keep the household together. I was in Mr. Gambone's office in tears and he assured me from day one that I would be just fine. I trusted this man and today he totally came through for me! I feel like I can breathe again! I didn't think it was possible but in the end I received probation. He was there every time to answer my calls when I had a concern about my case. He knows the law inside and out and I'm so glad I put my trust in him. Thank you Mr. Gambone,
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2017
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Anonymous
Mr. Gambone was hired by my son to defend him in a case that could have resulted in him being charged with a felony. Mr. Gambone was always available, professional and compassionate. He has strong moral values and truly cares about his clients. The case was dismissed and my son was cleared of all charges. Hopefully we won't need his services again, however, I would not hesitate to hire him if need be. I would highly recommend Mr. Gambone.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2017
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Thank you!
My boyfriend was accused of assaulting an officer, and was thrown numerous charges of aggravated assault (felony), simple assaults, and DUI. Alfonso was able to drop the felony charge which was what we were most concerned about and a bunch of others which ultimately left my boyfriend with three years of probation & no jail time. We are satisfied with the outcome of our case, and would definitely recommend him.
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Posted by Ahmad | March 22, 2017
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The best lawyer in the area
Alfonso Gambone defended a friend of mine and the circumstances surrounding the case looked bad at best. Alphonso, through his expertise, research, and delivery successfully led my friend to a not guilty verdict on all charges. He's truly an excellent lawyer definitely the best in the city, probably the best in the state and maybe even the whole east coast. If i ever need legal counsel, this is my first and only choice.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2017
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Top Tier Trial Attorney
Alfonso is a brilliant and aggressive trial attorney. His resume is flawless and what he lacks in DA experience he more than makes up for us an Army Prosecutor. Alfonso is a highly skilled criminal defense counselor and if he is within your budget you should be thankful for that and hire him. He is worth every penny. I was in a self defense shooting with a car that was driving into me. My gun was legal and registered to me and I had a permit to carry firearms. The Commonwealth construed a series of lies to make me seem like a crazed animal despite having no previous criminal record. There was an alleged baby in the car I had shot at so the District Attorney's Office of Philadelphia was hell-bent on pursuing this matter and wanted a conviction with hard time attached to it...very hard time! I even spent an unnerving 30 days in prison before posting bail on half million dollars and hiring Alfonso! I was looking at 3 counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault. Also, one count of possession of an instrument of crime. The plea bargain was 6-12 years and losing a trial would have a resulted in a minimum sentence of 10 plus years! There would also be a complete cease to the upper-middle class lifestyle I worked so hard to achieve for the rest of my natural life, short of being a successful business owner. Needless to say the stakes were very high. I even had other high tier attorneys tell me I needed to avoid a trial at all cost. One of these attorneys that told me this was a close family friend! Alfonso composed a brilliant trial argument for my self-defense based on the discovery evidence the Common Wealth presented. It was obvious he spent many sleepless nights preparing for this trial. Not once was he caught off guard or looked unprepared for the DA. He never once had his associates handle his affairs which I was appreciative of and what made me fear hiring other lawyers of his caliber. Alfonso is always highly charismatic and well spoken, with an unparalleled vernacular and dictation. His opening and closing arguments are heartfelt and awe-inspiring. Alfonso has a gift for presenting an argument to a jury. He doesn't give the jury a speech, he speaks to the jury, and that's a big difference between a skilled and mediocre counselor. He does not give them over complicated mumbo-jumbo...he speaks to them in a way you can feel and understand. One of his best traits is his ability to cross examine. Alfonso is extremely aggressive and a fierce cross examiner. I didn't text him too many times through out the process but whenever I did he always got back to me the same day. He even came to my residence to go over testimony with me and review the scene! Alfonso is highly ethical. All he ask is that you do not lie to him and tell him the truth. He will find a way to make things work in your favor. Throughout the process you can see a fire ignite in Alfonso and he gets into a mindset where he eats, sleeps, and breathes your case. Throughout our court time I felt like he was an agitated uncle, hell bent on ending this madness. He felt like family not hired counsel. After a 3 day jury trial and and half a day of deliberation I was found not guilty of all charges against me! Alfonso won me my life back and saved me from over a decade of incarceration against a Common Wealth that lies to get convictions. You need the best against the city of Philadelphia and Alfonso is the best. He is even in the process of helping me retrieve my wrongfully ceased firearms and expunging this arrest and trial from my record. When you go agaisnt the District Attorneys Office of Philadelphia...one of the 6 or 7 biggest cities in this country, they have the country's most brilliant prosecutors. You need the best, and Alfonso is the best. His trial experience in violent crimes and criminal accusations is unrivaled. I would recommend Alfonso to friends and family. All my friends who saw him in action switched the card they carry in their wallet!
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Posted by Darren | March 10, 2017
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If you are ever in trouble, there is only one lawyer to call and that is, Mr. Alfonso Gambone.
The moment we met with and hired Mr. Gambone, he took charge of a very difficult situation. Mr. Gambone told us exactly what he was going to do and how he was going to address all of the legal issues. He is a man of his word. He took our phone calls day and night, he never left our side. In my opinion, there is no better criminal attorney. He does not just take the case, he lives and breathes it. Thank you Mr. Gambone for all that you have done, we could not have made it thru this situation without you.
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Posted by Ade | February 23, 2017
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Thank you!
Thanks for the great detail and attention that gave me during my case, you made a difficult situation a little more bearable.
Posted by Christopher | February 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer, knows his stuff
he was able to get all of my charges dropped but 1, which he had lowered
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2016
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nurse
Alfonso always kept me informed of the process. We always knew what and when to expect things. Alfonso is an outstanding lawyer.
Posted by Brandon | August 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Top tier, talented representation with an unwavering determination for his clients
In Fall 2015, I was in midst of my downward spiral in my battle against alcoholism. As a result of poor decision-making, I got my 2nd DUI as the result of a car accident with a child in the car. I was facing 90 days jail time, EWOC, reckless endangerment of another person, along with a slew of traffic related driving charges. To say that I felt my life was over at the time, is an understatement. I reached out to Alfonso trying to retain legal representation quickly, as he was the only lawyer to assure me I had options and just needed to breathe - he was ready to tackle this head on. His focus, compassion, extensive legal knowledge, and dedication to my case was immediately apparent to me. We reviewed my options from possible jail time to Drug Treatment Court to entering a treatment facility (which I desperately needed). As a result, he aggressively negotiated on my behalf with the DA to enter treatment as opposed to jail, which no doubt saved my life and has allowed me to retain my career, my family and deal with my alcoholism head on successfully. Throughout the whole legal process, his first concern was how I was doing personally, as well as my family, assuring me that we needn't worry about the legal intricacies of my case, and to focus on getting healthy - he had it handled! Even after my case was finalized with the courts, he's continued to support getting my life on the right path by helping me work with the state to possibly get an occupational license, which has been above and beyond what I hired him for. If you are reading this and don't know where to turn, rest assured that you won't regret having him represent you no matter what the legal battle is that you are facing. His professionalism, dedication, compassion and 'pitbull' legal acumen are without question, proven by the successful outcome of my case and his ongoing support of me personally post-trial. I'm forever indebted to him and his practice for helping me out of the darkest points to a life that is now positive, healthy and focused. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2016
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Would highly recommend
Alfonso, helped me on my case and was very helpful and knowledgeable through the process. I would highly recommend
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2016
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Customer
From the beginning Mr Gambone was exceptionally reassuring. He went out his way to say "everything will be okay" and "I would handle the situation" every step of the way. I must have literally heard those phrases 1000 times during the process. It actually really stood out because the very first lawyer i received consultation from charged double his price and made sure to emphasize the fact that he may loose and "anything could happen" which, although may be true, is not necessarily reassuring at a time in which you are vulnerably afraid of the end result of your specific case. Moreover, my case was dismissed. I cannot make this stuff up. Dismissed! Great guy and overall great lawyer.
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Posted by Leah | April 26, 2016
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A satisfied customer
Alphonso is a lawyer that goes beyond his call of duty. I hired him for my son. He do not leave in the dark and as we all know communication is a very important part when hiring a lawyer. He returned all my calls in textes. I would definitely recommend him to other families that are in need of a good lawyer.
Posted by yahor | March 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Mr Gambone one of the best attorney. I had one case with him and fully satisfied with results and beyond.I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Brian C. Long | December 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Al. Was so personally involved in my case I felt like he was a family member with a attorney education. He knows his way around the courtroom and understand the political arena that is in the courtroom. I am from Delaware county and had no idea who to hire for my defense. So after my 3 rd interview of attorneys. The fist 5 minutes of my free consoutatiion I knew he was the one I needed. Al thank you so much for your knowledge and support and most of all thank you for you professionalism. Brian. C. Long President KB Portable Air LLC
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2015
905
Alfonso kept my husband & myself informed. He also was able to negotiate a pretty decent sentence for my spouse. I would recommend him to family & friends.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • White & Williams, LLP
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Judge Advocate
  • United States Army
  • 2004 - 2007

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2013
  • United States Army Judge Advocate School
  • Officer Basic Course
  • 2004
  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Villanova University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Comm. v. Rivera
  • Not Guilty
  • Comm. v. Harris
  • Not Guity
  • Comm. v. Evans
  • Evidence Suppressed
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Associations

  • Philadelphia Bar Asscoaition
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Judge Advocate Association
  • N/A
  • Iraq War Veteran
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • United States Army
  • 2007
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • United States Army
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (40)
Endorse Alfonso
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Alfonso is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure to meet and talk to Alfonso recently at a conference. His knowledge and passion for his clients is evident the moment you meet him. He gives back to the community and represents his clients very vigorously. I happily endorse him based on these traits."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alfonso is a highly competent, aggressive, dedicated and ethical attorney that fights hard for his clients rights. When faced with a serious situation such as alleged criminal charges, you will be very well served by hiring him to fight for your rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you hire a skilled lawyer, your attorney should be the best dressed person in the room. Mr. Gambone ALWAYS fits the bill."
Unknown Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He goes the extra mile for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Hard worker and a great guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alfonso has a tremendous knowledge of criminal law and procedure. He works efficiently and effectively to promote his client's best interests--and gets results! If you're looking for a criminal defense attorney in the Philadelphia area, look no further."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without hesitation, I endorse Alfonso. Alfonso is a tenacious advocate for his clients. With his outstanding skills, exceptional experience and engaging personality, Alfonso achieve results for his clients that other lawyer would not even think possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alfonso is an excellent attorney. He fights aggressively for his clients and is very knowledgeable."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Alfonso. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a tough, yet approachable lawyer. The former clients I have met praise his intelligence and results. If you need legal counsel, do not hesitate to call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gambone is a skillful trial attorney dedicated to defending his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Attorney Gambone based on my prior working relationship with him on several cases. I found him to be up-front, professional, courteous, hard-working and diligent in his handling of matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my sincere pleasure to endorse Alfonso Gambone. I am an attorney, a civil litigator, who was empanelled to serve on a criminal jury in Philadelphia last year. Mr. Gambone was representing the defendant in a particularly sensitive trial. Mr. Gambone's presentation was clear and persuasive. Although the facts were stacked against his client, Mr. Gambone put on a compelling defense. Ultimately, Mr. Gambone succeeded in raising reasonable doubt in the minds of several jurors that prevented his client from being convicted. I highly recommend his counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gambone is an excellent attorney, highly regarded in the legal community. His results speak for themselves - he is a zealous advocate with outstanding trial skills. I strongly endorse Mr. Gambone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It gives me great pleasure to endorse Mr. Gambone. His experience as a JAG prosecutor and civil litigator have provided him with excellent trial skills. He's a zealous advocate for his clients and takes the extra time to communicate with clients and their families concerning all facets of their case. Mr. Gambone is one of the top young criminal defense attorneys in the Philadelphia region."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A very highly regarded defense attorney. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
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