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Michael Gerity

Michael Gerity

Estate Planning, Business and Bankruptcy Pros
  • Estate Planning, Business Law, Bankruptcy...
  • Arizona, Colorado, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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Summary

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.

Education
Arizona State University
J.D. (1994) | Law
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Honors: Arizona State Law Journal Associate Note and Comment Editor; Best Appellate Brief, First Year Moot Court Competition; Honors, Legal Research and Writing; East Valley Bar Association Scholarship Recipient
Activities: Assistant Project Director, Homeless Legal Assistance Project; Treasurer, Student Bar Association; Student Fellow, Center for Law, Science and Technology
Colorado State University
B.S. (1990) | Biology, anatomy, psychology
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Honors: Dean’s List; Colorado State University Honor’s Program; Elf-Aquitaine Academic Scholarship
Activities: Raptor Program (reintegrating injured birds of prey)
Professional Experience
Owner
Estate Planning, Business and Bankruptcy Pros
- Current
Managing Partner
Israel & Gerity, PLLC
- Current
Owner
Law Offices of Michael Gerity, PC
- Current
Of Counsel
Meyer, Hendricks & Bivens, PC
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Associate
Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC
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Deputy Public Defender
Maricopa County Public Defender's Office
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Clerk
Judge Thomas C. Kleinschmidt, Arizona Court of Appeals
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Legal Clerk
Honeywell
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Legal Clerk
Arizona Attorney General’s Office
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Speaking Engagements
The America Invents Act: Changes to the US Patent Laws and an Overview of Intellectual Property Law, First Friday Connect CLE Group, Scottsdale, AZ
First Friday Connect CLE Group
Basic Collection Practice, First Friday Connect CLE Group, Phoenix, AZ
First Friday Connect CLE Group
Certifications
Emergency Medical Technician
Arizona Department of health Services
Awards
AV Preeminent Peer Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Peer rated for highest level of professional excellence; 5.0 out of 5.0 rating.
10.0 Rating - Superb
Avvo
2016 Honoree - Fastest Growing Law Firms
Law Firm 500
Named as one of the 100 fastest growing law firms in America
10 Best Client Satisfaction - Litigation, Lawsuits & Disputes Division
American Institute of Legal Counsel
Professional Associations
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel
Member
- Current
Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Colorado State Bar # 29202
Licensed Attorney
- Current
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office # 41776
Licensed Attorney
- Current
Arizona State Bar # 015750
Licensed Attorney
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
Colorado
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Federal Circuit
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
  • Probate
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Written
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Business Pros
Website
TrademarkIt
Contact & Map
202 East Earll Drive Suite 440
Phoenix, AZ 85012
USA
Telephone: (602) 274-4400
Fax: (602) 274-4401