Philip Gelso, Esquire


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Philip Gelso

Criminal, White Collar Crime, Felony, RICO Act, Misdemeanor, Federal and State Criminal Defense

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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 Elect and formerly served as Vice President for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and 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., a non-voting member of the Board of Directors and Solicitor for the Wyoming Valley Children's Association, and Solicitor to the Dallas Township Zoning Hearing Board and the Jackson Township 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.
Position Organization Location Duration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Philip GelsoOctober 2013 – Present
MemberBriechle & Gelso, LLCMay 2007 – September 2013 (6 years 5 months)
AttorneyLaw Offices of Philip GelsoMay 2000 – May 2007 (7 years 1 month)
School Degree Major Graduation
Villanova University School of LawJD Law School1998  
University of ScrantonBachelor of Science (BS)History/Political Science1995
State / Court Date
Pennsylvania1998
  • President-Elect        Pennsylvania Associate of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    Solicitor        WVCA        
    Member        MDPA Bar Association        
    Member        National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers        
    Member        American Bar Association        
    Member        Federal Bar Association        
    Member        Pennsylvania Bar Association        
    Member        Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association
  • President-elect, former Vice President for MDPA and Member of Board of Directors - Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
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Kingston, PA 18704
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