Gerard M. Karam

Gerard M. Karam: Attorney with Mazzoni, Karam, Petorak & Valvano AV stamp icon
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Biography

Gerard M. Karam is an AVVO 10 Rated Attorney named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for the past 4 years. A member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (reserved for attorneys who obtain settlements or verdicts over $1 million), attorney Karam focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, federal and state criminal law and banking law. Mr. Karam is a former chief public defender for Lackawanna County (1994 - 2003) and former assistant city solicitor for the City of Scranton.

Named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine. Achieved the highest rating for legal ability in Martindale-Hubbell. Solicitor, Housing Authority of Lackawanna County, 2010-Present. Chief Public Defender, Lackawanna County, 1994-2003. Solicitor, City of Scranton, 1987-1989. Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Certified Mediator, Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas. Member of Board of Directors of Franklin Security Bank.

Areas of Practice (20)

  • Federal and State Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Drug Crimes
  • Theft
  • Assault and Battery
  • Personal Injury
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Head Injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Severe Burns
  • Slip and Fall
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Estate Planning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
570-209-9947  Phone
570-348-0776  Phone
570-348-2755  Fax
www.mkpvlaw.com
University Attended:
St. Joseph's University, B.S., 1984
Law School Attended:
Loyola University, J.D., 1987
Year of First Admission:
1987
Admission:
1987, Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania and U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
Lackawanna County Bar Association (President, 2010; Director, 2002-2009; Co-Chair, Criminal Rules Committee, 1999-2000); Pennsylvania Bar Association; Pennsylvania Association Trial Lawyers; Northeast Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (Director, 2000-2004); Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Birth Information:
Scranton, Pennsylvania, January 8, 1962
ISLN:
912730347
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (21 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

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 02/28/11 in Litigation

    Mr. Karam is very smart and in credibly hard working. A great asset to the profession.

    Mr. Karam is very smart and in credibly hard working. A great asset to the profession. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 02/24/11 in Personal Injury

    Attorney Karam is one of the preeminent litigators in Lackawanna County. He recently concluded his term as President of the local Bar Association. He is one of the most respected, honorable and trusted attorneys in the Lackawanna County legal commu... Read more

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    Attorney Karam is one of the preeminent litigators in Lackawanna County. He recently concluded his term as President of the local Bar Association. He is one of the most respected, honorable and trusted attorneys in the Lackawanna County legal community. Read less

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