Daniel K. Gelb

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Beverly, MA

Gelb & Gelb LLP
 | 900 Cummings Center, Beverly, MA 01915
Phone: 617-345-0010
Fax: 617-345-0009
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Securities Litigation (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Daniel K. Gelb is a partner at Gelb & Gelb LLP.  He is a member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the State of New York. He graduated from Tufts University (B.A. in English), Boston College Law School (J.D.) and Boston College Carroll Graduate School of Management (M.B.A.).  Prior to joining Gelb & Gelb LLP, Mr. Gelb was an Assistant District Attorney with the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office in Massachusetts.

    Mr. Gelb practices at the state and federal levels in the areas of general and white collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation, arbitration, regulatory proceedings, and academic discipline and student misconduct defense.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Securities Litigation
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Criminal Law

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012

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    About Daniel Gelb

    Admitted: 2004, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage: http://www.gelbgelb.com/Team-Profiles/Daniel-K-Gelb.aspx

    Honors/Awards:

    • Peer review rating., AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell®, 2020
    • The Louis D. Brandeis Life Fellow is a certain level of financial commitment to the Massachusetts Bar Foundation's Society of Fellows.  The MBF Society of fellows is a membership organization of select Massachusetts attorneys and judges committed to giving back to the profession and supporting legal services for the poor in Massachusetts.  , Louis D. Brandeis Life Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation, 2020
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation.  The Fellows is a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation. Established in 1955, the Fellows support the research of the American Bar Foundation through their annual contributions and sponsor seminars and events of direct relevance to the legal profession. (http://www.americanbarfoundation.org/fellows/index.html), Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2020
    • Member, The Expert Network.  The Expert Network is an invitation-only online brand and reputation management community of business owners and professionals in the fields of law, medicine, wealth management, and real estate that have demonstrated exceptional leadership in their industries. Members include prominent doctors conducting novel research, lawyers winning millions of dollars for their clients, top-producing and accomplished realtors, recognized wealth managers, financial advisors, and top executives. (https://expertnetwork.co/), Member, The Expert Network, 2017
    • “Top 100,” New England Super Lawyers, "Top 100", Super Lawyers, 2016
    • “Top 100,” Massachusetts Super Lawyers, “Top 100” , Super Lawyers, 2016
    • “Top 100,” Massachusetts Super Lawyers, "Top 100", Super Lawyers, 2015
    • 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2015
    • Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
    • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 (Criminal Defense), 2014
    • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 (Criminal Defense), The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
    • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, 2013
    • Up & Coming Lawyer, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly / Massachustts Bar Association, 2012

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Louis D. Brandeis Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation, 2020
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (First Circuit Vice-Chair, Amicus Committee), 2020
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member, White Collar Crime Committee), 2020
    • Massachusetts Bar Association (Member, Criminal Justice Section), 2020
    • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • State of New York
    • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
    • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2020
    • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
    • Boston Bar Association, Criminal Law Section

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Frank J. Murray Inn of Court, Vice President, 2020
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, First Circuit Vice-Chair, Amicus Committee, 2020
    • Volunteer Faculty Member, Trial Advocacy Workshop (Harvard Law School), 2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Warrantless Searches in the Carpenter AgeBy Daniel K. Gelb and Ronald J. Hedges, Co-Author, Warrantless Searches in the Carpenter Age, Criminal Justice Magazine, American Bar Association, 2019
    • "...It may be time for the law to become more 'technical' by applying stricter scrutiny to the traditional probable cause standard--especially when private details about an individual's cell phone usage could ultimately be searched...", Author, Is The Reverse Location Search Warrant Heading In The Wrong Direction?, Criminal Justice Magazine (American Bar Association) (34-SUM Crim. Just. 68), Legal, 2019
    • "...The telephone booth is essentially extinct because society's use of the telephone has evolved far beyond what one could have reasonably imagined in the days of Katz and Smith v. Maryland. The information derived from usage data will continue to evolve, and the growing expectation of privacy society has in the cell phone warrants one's CSLI being afforded Fourth Amendment protection.", Author, Why Carpenter v. United States Warrants A Warrant For Our Whereabouts, Criminal Justice Magazine (American Bar Association) (33-SPG Crim. Just, 35), Legal, 2018
    • "...To represent your client effectively, you may need to advise on records retention, tackle spoliation, craft a 'clawback agreement' to retrieve information inadvertently disclosed online, seize electronic evidence, or depose a computer forensics expert..." (See MCLE, Inc. at https://www.mcle.org/product/catalog/code/2180273B04), Co-Author, Massachusetts E-Discovery & Evidence: Preservation Through Trial (4th Ed. 2017), Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Legal, 2017
    • " E-Discovery i n Criminal Cases: A Need for Specific Rules " (Suffolk University Law Review, Forthcoming ©2010), Co-Author
    • Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.'s White Collar Crime Report, The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, Advisory Board Member
    • Faculty, "E-Discovery Seminar Series: E-Discovery Overview," ARMA Boston, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and The Sedona Conference® (September 2008)
    • Chair and Faculty, "Electronic Discovery: New Rules of Practice and Emerging Issues - What Litigators Should Know," Massachusetts Bar Association (February 2007)
    • Faculty, "Electronic Discovery in Civil & Criminal Litigation," SmartTalk Lunch Series, Salem Bar Association (September 2008)
    • Faculty, International Quality & Productivity Center, Pre-Conference Workshop: "Identifying and Preserving Potentially Relevant Data Sources At The Onset Of A Legal Matter Or Internal Investigation," 2nd E-Discovery: Pharma, Biotech and Medical Devices (June 2007)
    • Faculty, "E-Discovery For The Enterprise: Technology Roundtable," Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (September 18, 2008)
    • Moderator and Faculty, "Tips on How to Effectively Handle Electronic Discovery in White Collar Criminal Investigations and Litigations," Bureau of National Affairs (audio conference) (July 2007)
    • Faculty, "E-Landscape in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," The Masters Conference for Legal Professionals, Washington, D.C. (October 2007)
    • Faculty, "E-Discovery For The Enterprise: Setting Up Your Systems: Rule 26(g) Setting Up An E-Discovery Team: Outside Counsel/In-House Counsel Relationships," Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (September 19, 2008)
    • Faculty, "Advanced Issues in E-Discovery," Macaronis Institute for Trial and Appellate Advocacy at the Center for Advanced Legal Studies, Suffolk University Law School (November 2007)
    • Chair and Faculty, "Digital Forensics, Electronic Evidence and Advanced Criminal Procedure," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (October 2008)
    • Faculty, "Electronically Stored Information and Spoliation," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (August 2008)
    • Faculty, "Pretrial Litigation: MCLE BasicsPlus!®," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (October 2008)
    • Panelist, "Managing a Paperless Law Office: Going Green in a Small and Solo Practice," Massachusetts Bar Association (June 2008)
    • Panelist, "The Sedona Conference® Update: White Collar Crimes & e-Discovery Implications," Fios, Inc. (audio conference) (October 2008)
    • Speaker, "Cell Phone Evidence," Litigating with 21st Century Technology, New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (May 2008)
    • Faculty, "E-Discovery Seminar Series: Mock Hearing," ARMA Boston, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and The Sedona Conference® (November 2008)
    • Faculty, "E-Discovery: Four Unique Perspectives," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (December 2007)
    • Faculty, "Managing e-Discovery During Internal Investigations," Fios, Inc. (March 2009)
    • Faculty, "Electronic Evidence," Family Law Conference 2008, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (March 2008)
    • Chair and Faculty, "Electronic Discovery & Evidence: Evolving Issues in Practice and Procedure," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (May 2009)
    • Faculty, "Electronic Evidence: Everything You Want To Know, But Are Afraid To Ask," Massachusetts Bar Association (March 2008)
    • Faculty, "Cost Savings in E-Discovery," The Harvard Club (Boston, MA) Huron Consulting Group (September 2009)
    • Faculty, "Pretrial Litigation: MCLE BasicsPlus!®," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (October 2009)
    • Speaker, "Electronic Discovery," Suffolk University Litigation American Inn Of Court (October 2009)
    • Faculty, "Cost-Effective E-Discovery For Small Firms," Massachusetts Bar Association (January 2010)
    • Co-chair and Faculty, "E-Discovery for In-House Counsel," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (February 2010)
    • Faculty, "E-Discovery Update: The Latest Cases, Trends and Tips for Civil and Criminal Trial Lawyers," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 2010)  
    • "Understanding the E-discovery Obligations Before Making a Certification," Digital Discovery & e-Evidence, The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Vol. 7, No. 10, October 1, 2007, Author
    • "The Importance of Being Knowledgeable Regarding Electronic Discovery When Participating In a Superior Court Rule 9C Conference," Practice Update: eDiscovery, Massachusetts Bar Association (October 2007), Author
    • "The New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on Electronic Discovery: An Argument For Adoption By The Massachusetts State Courts," Section Review, Massachusetts Bar Institute, Vol. 9, No. 2, August 2007, Author
    • "Understanding the E-discovery Obligations Before Making a Certification," Digital Discovery & e-Evidence, The Bureau of national Affairs, Inc., Vol. 7, No. 10, October 1, 2007, Author
    • "Litigating Criminal Procedure Issues When 'ESI' is the Subject of 'CSI,'" Digital Discovery & e-Evidence, The Bureau of national Affairs, Inc., Vol. 8, No. 4, April 1, 2008, Author
    • "The Importance of Being Knowledgeable Regarding Electronic Discovery When Participating In a Superior Court Rule 9C Conference," Section Review, Massachusetts Bar Institute, Vol. 10, No. 2 (May 2008), Author
    • "Federal Rule of Evidence 502: 21st Century Privilege," Corporate Counsel Magazine, Incisive Media (December 2008), Author
    • "E-Discovery Practice Alert: Massachusetts Litigators Must Be Prepared to Address, Author
    • The Inevitable Intersection of Electronically Stored Information, Recently Issued Superior Court Standing Order 1-09 And Amended Rule 9A," Section Review, Massachusetts Bar Institute, Vol. 11 No. 2 (September 2009), Author
    • "An Approach to Cell Phone Evidence for Criminal Defense Attorneys" The Champion Magazine, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (November 2009), Author
    • "Avoiding Pitfalls When Conducting Corporate Internal Investigations," White Collar Crime Report, The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Vol. 1, No. 24, December 22, 2006, Co-Author
    • Massachusetts E-Discovery & Evidence: Preservation Through Trial (Book) (MCLE ©2009), Co-Author
    • " E-Discovery Costs for Corporate Litigants " (The Daily Journal, November 2009), Co-Author
    • Ethical Lawyering in Massachusetts (Loose-leaf) (Chapter 20 : "Ethical Issues for Civil Litigators"), Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (©2010), Co-Author

    Educational Background:

    • Boston College Law School, 2003
    • Boston College Graduate School of Management, M.B.A., 2003
    • Tufts University, B.A., English, 1999
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    900 Cummings Center
    Beverly, MA 01915

    Phone: 617-345-0010

    Fax: 617-345-0009

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