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Gross McGinley is pleased to announce Philip D. Lauer, formerly of Lauer Law Offices, PC has joined the firm. This move establishes Gross McGinley’s criminal defense practice as the largest in the Lehigh Valley, with six attorneys practicing this area of law and over 80 years of combined experience.
Sarah Hart Charette, chair of the criminal defense group, commented, “Lauer’s experience will complement Gross McGinley’s established criminal defense services, which include representation in assault, DUI, theft, drug, traffic violations, white collar crime and expungement matters.”
Philip Lauer will primarily utilize the firm’s Easton office, located at 101 Larry Holmes Drive, joining Attorney Anne Manley at that location.
Lauer has represented criminal defendants and civil litigants in virtually all of the Courts of Eastern Pennsylvania, as well as federal trial and appeals courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia and Georgia; he has also appeared and argued before the United States Supreme Court. Although his practice has had an emphasis on criminal defense matters, Philip Lauer has also successfully tried to verdict a wide variety of complex civil matters. He has conducted the defense of many high profile cases, some of which have been the subject of productions by NBC Dateline, TLC and other national media. A Lehigh Valley native for his entire life, Mr. Lauer has also served as a Northampton County Solicitor and on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee for the Criminal Rules of Procedure.
“Attorney Lauer is a well-respected litigator with an outstanding reputation for serving his clients well,” says John F. “Jack” Gross, Managing Partner of Gross McGinley. “Bringing his five decades of experience to the firm, he strengthens our ability to serve new and current clients needing representation for any criminal matter. His track record is a testament to his dedication and passion for justice.”