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Gerald Saul Schwab Jr

Criminal defense Attorney at Fresno, CA

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Gerald

Learn Gerald’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I handle criminal cases including Murder Drug Charges and Driving Under the influence having won several DMV hearings and both prosecuted and defensed Driving Under the Influence cases.

    22 years, 600 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    I have both prosecuted and defended DUI cases and secured several wins at the difficult DMV hearings. I have also went to trial on several DUI cases and have won DUI cases at trial.

    22 years, 180 cases

  3. Personal injury
    Our office concentrated on Auto Accidents and Premises Liability cases including Lack of Security Dog Bites, Major Slip and Fall and more.

    22 years, 200 cases

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.


Law Office of Gerald Schwab, Jr.
5588 N. Palm
Fresno, CA, 93704-

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Posted by Warren | July 7, 2012
Effective and Strong, with Integriy
I have known Gerald Schwab for nearly eight years and have consulted with him on several matters. He knows what he is doing about the law, tactical issues and practical strategies for getting problems solved. Most importantly for me, he is direct, candid and has integrity I really respect.
Posted by Matthew | July 5, 2012
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Jerry is very professional, easy to approach, and easy to talk to. He gives realistic advice and possible solutions, does not make promises, does deliver solutions. Jerry is the first attorney I had the pleasure working with. I had a great experience given the situation I put myself in. We found myself a solution that worked. I would recommend Jerry to handle your case.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2012
J. Stone
Mr. Schwab is one of Fresno's best criminal defense attorneys in my mind. He is reliable and hardworking. He fights for you and gives you awesome representation. He is quick to respond to your needs.
Posted by Becky | June 1, 2012
Great Lawyer
Great lawyer. Jerry filed motions did investigations and helped us along the way. He was very helpful and uplifting.
Posted by Ryan S | May 30, 2012
Professional and intelligent
Mr Schwab worked with me in a time of need and was not only quick to respond to my emails he was also quick to call me back, and answer my questions. He is well spoken and hard working. I highly recommend Mr Schwab for your legal needs and questions.
Posted by Yolanda | May 23, 2012
Excellent Lawyer
Gerald has helped me with several legal issues the past years, he is always helpful and puts in hard work and time on may cases. every result has been excellent with him. He had guided me through complicated matters with wise guidance I always call him when there is a problem.
Posted by Donald | December 22, 2011
Criminal Attorney
Gerald is one of the best criminal defense attorney's in Fresno. I have had several attorney's, but he was honestly the best I have ever had. I had some troubles criminally and didn't think he would be able to expunge my record, but he turned my life upside down and got all my record expunge. It was such a good feeling and would recommend Gerald to anyone. He also was very positive and uplifting.
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Posted by Pam | January 17, 2010
Great Lawyer
I highly recommend Mr.Schwab as an attorney. The Friday after Thanksgiving I received mail that I was in some potentially serious trouble. I had called several attorneys to try and get some help. Mr. Schwab was the only attorney that returned my call. He met with me the very next day(Saturday).He was very professional yet friendly and personable. He assured me that he would be there for me and that I would be okay. He always returned my phone calls when ever i had a question or concern. My court case turned out okay just as he told me it would. I alway's felt like i was in good hands with Mr.Schwab.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2009
Awsome lawyer !
Well what can i say about Gerald other than he is a excellent lawyer and turned out to be a good friend . When i got into trouble and landed in jail it felt like the world ended to me. But as soon as a contacted his office he was the first to visit me befor i was even booked . If anyone reading this has been through this situation you could imagine how good it calmed my nerves! I will recomend Gerald to any one in need of help.My case went very well and god forbid i get into trouble again i wouldnt trust any one else with my life..
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2008
I Thank God for Gerald Schwab
I have always been apprehensive about utilizing the services of a lawyer; however, circumstances didn't give me a choice. My lawyer experience was honestly a little nerve racking, because i wanted an answer, and didn't get one, Gerald Schwab is just good, what can Isay? He doesn't get caught up in the details only facts getting the job done. Sometimes no news as I have learned, may just be good news. If this turns out to not be the case, I am confident that i am in good hands if there are any surprises down he line, I have been able to actually relax not knowing the outcome. Gerald only charges for the time spent on your case, If your straight forward about finances, he will work with you, he is good at what he does, and is worth every last penny. . I am very pleased, especially with how he is able to not react or absorb the emotions of anger and betrayal, from his clients; he's all about the facts. I highly recomend him to anyone looking for an honest and talented lawyer.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Gerald Schwab Jr.
  • 2003 - Present
  • Adjunct Criminal Justice Instructor
  • Fresno City College
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Merced County District Attorneys Office
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Pascuzzi, Moore & Stoker
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • Tulare County Public Defender
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Probation Officer
  • Tulare County Probation Department
  • 1995 - 1996
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  • San Joaquin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • California State University, Fresno
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993
  • United States Army Military Police School
  • Law Enforcement
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Acquittal Juvenile trial
  • Found Not guilty
  • Case Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed
  • Aquittal
  • Acquitted of all charges.
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  • San Joaquin College of Law Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Award
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Superior Rating
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Best Oral Advocate Finalist
  • San Joaquin College of Law
  • 2003


Speaking Engagements

  • Paralegal Conference
  • Criminal Defense and Paralegals
  • 2012
  • TV speaking
  • Jail Overcrowding
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
Endorse Gerald
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gerald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gerald is very knowledgeable and effectively represents his clients in court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Schwab for several years and find him to be a very good criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Schwab is an experienced, aggressive criminal defense and trial attorney who works diligently for his clients. I strongly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Schwab is an excellent attorney. I have worked with him on criminal matters where we represented co-defendants and he has always been well prepared and done an excellent job fighting for his clients. I respect him and have referred clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Gerald Schwab for some time now. We are frequently in the same courtrooms together and occasionally he will be defending someone in a case and I will have another person in the same case. Many times, we will strategize together. I like him because he is a fighter who actually knows what he's doing. If I were ever in trouble myself, Gerald is definitely on the list of attorneys I'd be talking to for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer who gets right to the issues. Mr. Schwab has experience handling everything from basic cases to the most serious cases and everything in between."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney, Gerald has tons of trial experience and has handled several homicide cases. He's a first rate criminal defense attorney and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of serious representation."
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Fresno Criminal defense Lawyer Gerald Saul Schwab Jr
Gerald Saul Schwab Jr
Criminal defense Attorney
Fresno, CA
Licensed for 20 years
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