Gary H. Gerstenfield

Gary H. Gerstenfield

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Silver Spring, MD

Law Offices of Gary H. Gerstenfield, P.C.
 | 8720 Georgia Ave, Ste 301
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-589-9500
Fax: 301-589-3100
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Portuguese,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Gary Gerstenfield is exactly who you should be searching for as your criminal and DUI defense attorney. 

Mr. Gerstenfield first and foremost is a superb courtroom litigator.  He knows how to relate and connect with juries.  And he knows how to cross-examine witnesses. 

As Gary explains, “a good cross-examination is really about fully exposing the prosecutor’s witnesses to a microscope.  Each witness statement made to the prosecutor’s general questions is scrutinized. But, this cannot effectively be performed without an exhaustive investigation well before trial.  Acquittal is always in the details!.” 

Often, a witness will provide a prosecutor with damning testimony, confident that exaggerations, misstatements and outright lies are somehow protected.  The most powerful tool towards obtaining a not-guilty verdict is the surprising revelation of half-truths and lies.  

A prosecutor’s case is only as strong as its weakest link. If it can be shown that one prosecutor’s witness came to court, took the oath and gave false testimony, a jury is left to wonder if any of the other witness testimony can be trusted.

Mr. Gerstenfield earned his Juris Doctor from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.  Mr. Gerstenfield performed as Senior Staff Member to the prestigious Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy.  In 1997, Mr. Gerstenfield obtained a Certificate of Completion in DUI Defense from the National College of DUI Defense presented at Harvard School of Law.

About Gary Gerstenfield

Admitted: 1992, Maryland

Professional Webpage:


  • AVV Superb 10/10  , AVVO 10 Superb Recipient, AVVO.COM, 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Developing a defense in any case requires among other things a willing recognition that there will be certain imperfections that have to do with outside forces that an attorney cannot control.  The article addresses some of these issues and categorizes them as: Technical, Physical, Human and Legal.  Each of these forces must be taken into consideration in developing a coherent legal defense.    , Author, Perfecting the Perfect Defense in an Imperfect World, Usher Publications & Rollins South, Law

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Trial Advocacy - University of Baltimore Law School, 2010
  • Criminal Law - Montgomery Community College, 2009

Industry Groups

  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Prince Georges County Bar Association
Office Location for Gary H. Gerstenfield

8720 Georgia Ave
Ste 301
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Last Updated: 5/15/2019

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