Michael E. Gerity

Michael E. Gerity: Attorney with Israel & Gerity, PLLC AV stamp icon
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Biography

Michael E. Gerity is a distinguished attorney in Arizona who brings a wealth of experience to every case. Whether representing a client with a commercial or intellectual property dispute, or providing legal advice for a business entrepreneur, Mr. Gerity is an aggressive and reliable lawyer who knows how to get the results clients need. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® in recognition of his high ethical standards and professional ability, is listed in the the Irish Legal 100, and has been selected by the American Institute of Legal Counsel for its 10 Best in Arizona list in client satisfaction for 2016 in the Litigation, Lawsuits & Disputes Division. His law firm has also been selected for inclusion in the Law Firm 500 as one of the top 100 fastest growing firms in the entire country.

Mr. Gerity has been admitted to practice law in Arizona State and Federal courts since graduating from the Arizona State University College of Law in 1994. He also is admitted to practice law in Colorado and before the United States Patent and Trademark office.

Prior to forming Israel & Gerity, PLLC, Mr. Gerity clerked for the Chief Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals, served as a deputy public defender, where he received extensive trial experience, and worked for several years at a large civil litigation law firm in Phoenix. He then struck out to form his own firm, and also served as Of Counsel to a prestigious boutique commercial litigation firm. In law school, Mr. Gerity was an Associate Note and Comment Editor for the Arizona State Law Journal, received honors in legal research and writing, and was awarded Best Appellate Brief. Mr. Gerity received his Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University in 1990.

An experienced attorney who passes on his knowledge in the classroom

Mr. Gerity has taught classes and given presentations on a wide variety of topics, including teaching intellectual property at a national paralegal college and teaching a series of courses to management personnel at a top-twenty employer in the Phoenix area. He has handled over thirty trials and numerous appeals before the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Gerity's practice areas include business formation and representation, bankruptcy, estate planning and trusts, general civil litigation and commercial litigation, intellectual property and real estate.

Mr. Gerity is also the owner of several of his own small businesses and serves on the Board of Directors for two other businesses and a charter school. His direct experience with running small businesses gives him the kind of deep understanding of business matters that simply cannot be attained working at a big law firm for an entire career.

When he is not working, Mr. Gerity spends time with his family, and in his “free time” he volunteers for the Phoenix Fire Department as a licensed EMT and sings in a rock cover band.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Litigation
  • Civil Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trademarks

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602-490-0757  Phone
602.274.4401  Fax
www.bankruptcylawyerinaz.com
Year of First Admission:
1994
Admission:
1994, Arizona; 1998, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 1998, Colorado; 2010, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; 1998, registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Memberships:
State Bar of Arizona; The Colorado Bar Association; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.
Birth Information:
Poplar Bluff, Missouri, August 27, 1968
ISLN:
911253243
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other - PayPal
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (19 reviews)
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A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 07/15/16 in Civil Practice

    I have worked with Mr. Gerity on multiple civil cases involving pet custody disputes. My primary area of practice is family law and his is civil litigation, but we have worked together exceedingly well helping multiple common clients maintain custody... Read more

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    I have worked with Mr. Gerity on multiple civil cases involving pet custody disputes. My primary area of practice is family law and his is civil litigation, but we have worked together exceedingly well helping multiple common clients maintain custody of their beloved companion animals. He is a consummate legal analyst and strategist and knows how to navigate both Superior Court and Justice Court exceedingly well. I trust and recommend his legal guidance and services without reservation, Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 07/13/16 in Intellectual Property

    Good lawyer. Reliable local counsel.

    Good lawyer. Reliable local counsel. Read less

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Phoenix, Arizona

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