Philip Gelso

Philip Gelso

Law Offices of Philip Gelso
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Tax Law...
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

Philip Gelso, Esquire concentrates his practice in the area of criminal and civil litigation. He is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in Pennsylvania as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) where he serves as President and formerly served as President Elect, Vice President for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and formerly served as the Chairperson of the Continuing Education Committee. He also serves as a non-voting member of the Board of Directors and Solicitor for Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc., the Wyoming Valley Children's Association and Children's Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Solicitor to the Jackson Township Zoning Hearing Board and Alternate Solicitor to the Dallas Borough Zoning Hearing Board. Attorney Gelso is a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association. He has been an active member of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania from 2002 through 2009 and for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit since 2006. He has also lectured at Continuing Legal Education Seminars sponsored by PACDL. Attorney Gelso graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Scranton. During his time at the University of Scranton, he was admitted as a member of Phi Alpha Theta (International History Honor Society), Pi Gamma Mu (Social Science Honor Society) and Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society). He received his Juris Doctorate from Villanova University School of Law where he served as Chairperson of the Moot Court Board and received the Moot Court Board Distinguished Service Award.

Education
Villanova University
J.D.
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Honors: Chairperson, Moot Court Board Moot Court Board Distinguished Service Award
Activities: Moot Court Board
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University of Scranton
B.S.
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Offices of Philip Gelso
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Member
Briechle & Gelso, LLC
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Attorney
Law Offices of Philip Gelso
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Associate
Moses and Gelso, LLP
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Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
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American Bar Association
Member
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Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association
Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
President
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The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Member
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Federal Bar Association
Member
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Wyoming Valley Children's Association
Solicitor
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Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc
Solicitor
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1st Lt. Jeffery DePrimo Memorial Fund Committee
Member
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St. Thomas More Society of the Legal Profession
Member
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US Court of Appeals for Third Circuit CJA Panel
Member
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US District Court of MDPA CJA Panel
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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3rd Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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US District Court for MDPA
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Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Tax Law
  • White Collar Crime
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
63 Pierce Street
Kingston, PA 18704
USA
Telephone: (570) 763-0006
Fax: (570) 288-0243