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Our office has worked with hundreds of clients, with cases ranging from Petty Theft, to Double Murder.  As a former Probation Officer and Deputy District Attorney I know the ins and outs of  the system.  I have extensive trial experience and have handled over three hundred cases in Fresno County alone.  Dont get lost in the crowd have an experienced Attorney to help you through your legal problems.  Read the reviews from my clients and get the personal treatment you deserve we handle people not cases.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    14 years, 600 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    14 years, 180 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    14 years, 200 cases



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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Gerald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Michael Joseph Aed

    Mr. Schwab not only negotiates favorable settlements for his clients, he takes cases to trial. He is experienced and well known in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Law Office of Gerald Schwab, Jr.

5588 N. Palm
Fresno, CA, 93704-


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 AwardThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Superior RatingNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Best Oral Advocate FinalistSan Joaquin College of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Gerald Schwab Jr.2003 - Present
Adjunct Criminal Justice InstructorFresno City College2014 - 2014
Deputy District AttorneyMerced County District Attorneys Office2003 - 2004
AttorneyPascuzzi, Moore & Stoker2003 - 2003
Law ClerkTulare County Public Defender1999 - 2000
Probation OfficerTulare County Probation Department1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Joaquin College of Law Alumni AssociationMember2007 - Present
Fresno County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Latest Murder trialAcquitted of all charges except second degree Murder
AquittalAcquitted of all charges.
Domestic Violence caseAcquital
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Publication nameTitleDate
Fresno BeeSpeaking regarding high profile case2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Joaquin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
California State University, FresnoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993
United States Army Military Police SchoolMiltary Law EnforcementLaw Enforcement1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Paralegal ConferenceCriminal Defense and Paralegals2012
TV speakingJail Overcrowding2005