Israel & Gerity, PLLC

Firm Overview

Michael E. Gerity is a distinguished attorney in Arizona who brings a wealth of experience to every case. Whether representing a client with overwhelming debt and filing for bankruptcy, planning their estate, assisting with a business or intellectual property matter, 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.

Mr. Gerity has over 20 years of experience, and 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 in the state of Colorado and and is admitted to pracitice before the United States Patent and Trademark office.
Main Office
Phoenix Office
202 E Earll Dr
Suite 440
Phoenix  AZ  85012
Phone
  • (602) 274-4400
Fax
  • (602) 274-4401
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Bankruptcy, Trademarks, LLC formation, Corporations, Estate Planning and Trusts
Hourly Rates
$295-$395

Office Information

Office Hours
8:30AM to 5:30PM
Office Manager
Stephanie
Languages Spoken
English
Bankruptcy
Effective Relief for Consumers Straddled with Overwhelming Debt
If you, like so many Americans, have fallen on difficult financial times, it may be helpful to consult an attorney about personal bankruptcy. Depending on your circumstances, you might be able to discharge the majority of your debt while retaining important personal items, the tools of your trade and even your car. But if you're thinking about bankruptcy, don't simply go to a "bankruptcy mill," where they collect your fees and then focus their efforts not on your needs, but on making your case profitable for them (by cutting corners and having support staff do nearly all of the work). Instead, go to a firm where the focus is on you, the client, and a licensed attorney helps you through the sometimes frightening legal process.

Michael Gerity, Attorney at Law, is someone you can trust for an honest appraisal of your financial circumstances. Attorney Gerity is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell in recognition of his high ethical standards and professional ability. He 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. Recently, his firm was named to the Law Firm 500, as one of the fastest growing firms in the entire country.

In our office, you'll get candid, knowledgeable advice about your best course of action--even if your best option is not to file for bankruptcy at all.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Michael Gerity, an attorney located in the heart of Arizona's business district, has served individual and business clients in Phoenix and throughout Maricopa County for more than two decades. During that time, he and his firm have built a strong reputation for professionalism and integrity. Drawing on our wealth of experience, we provide reliable counsel and aggressive court representation for a variety of legal circumstances, including all aspects of business, estate planning, and consumer bankruptcy.

Michael Gerity

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.

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.
Education
  • Arizona State University, College of Law
    Juris Doctor

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