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Michael Gerity

Estate Planning, Business and Bankruptcy Pros
Arizona, Colorado

About Michael Gerity

Michael 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 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 formed 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.Mr. Gerity has taught classes and given presentations on a wide variety of topics. Mr. Gerity’s practice areas include business formation and representation, bankruptcy, estate planning and trusts, general civil litigation and commercial litigation, and intellectual property.

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Work experience

Estate Planning, Business and Bankruptcy Pros
Owner | 2015 - Present
Israel & Gerity, PLLC
Managing Partner | 2002 - Present
Law Offices of Michael Gerity, PC
Owner | 1999 - Present

Education

Arizona State University
J.D. (1994), Law | 1991 - 1994
Activities: Assistant Project Director, Homeless Legal Assistance Project; Treasurer, Student Bar Association; Student Fellow, Center for Law, Science and Technology. Honors: Arizona State Law Journal Associate Note and Comment Editor; Best Appellate Brief, First Year Moot Court Competition; Honors,...
Colorado State University
B.S. (1990), Biology, anatomy, psychology | 1986 - 1990
Activities: Raptor Program (reintegrating injured birds of prey). Honors: Dean’s List; Colorado State University Honor’s Program; Elf-Aquitaine Academic Scholarship

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