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Gregory J. Pagano

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Law Offices of Gregory J. Pagano, P.C.
1315 Walnut Street, 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-636-0160
Fax: 215-636-0164
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Rights, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Gregory J. Pagano has been a lawyer for 30 years and has tried thousands of cases.  He represents people throughout Pennsylvania and throughout the United States, including New York, Ohio, Maryland, Iowa, West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware and Florida. Mr. Pagano has been involved in some of the most notorious criminal trials, in federal court and state court, and appeals in the past decade such as capital murder, RICO, organized crime and racketeering cases, white collar cases, political corruption, etc.  Mr. Pagano has also been involved in some of the most notorious civil rights and crime victim law suits in the past decade such as a large settlement against the City of Philadelphia and the Department of Human Services (DHS) on behalf of an infant who was starved to death while in their care, a large settlement against a public transportation company on behalf of a disabled woman who was sexually assaulted while a passenger, a large settlement against the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Police Department on behalf of a man who was charged with a double murder and acquitted after spending 4 years in jail based upon a false confession.  Because of Mr. Pagano’s 30 years of criminal defense experience he is uniquely able to get results on behalf of crime victims and their families.  Mr. Pagano has recovered millions of dollars for victims of drunk driving, rape victims, victims of assaults and family members of murder victims.  Mr. Pagano has also recovered millions of dollars on behalf of individuals injured in medical malpractice cases, bus accidents, truck accidents and car accident.

Mr. Pagano was born and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from law school in 1993 with a joint degree – a Juris Doctorate and a Masters Degree in Business and Finance.

He worked for two years as a law clerk to the late Honorable Anthony J. DeFino, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, Criminal Division, Major Trials Division. As a law clerk he observed some of the best attorneys in the country litigating criminal cases, extensively researched a multitude of criminal issues and drafted opinions for the Judge who was a pillar in the Pennsylvania legal community, a skilled and renowned trial attorney and a revered criminal trial court judge who had a passion for law and justice and individual rights.

In 1995 Mr. Pagano started his own practice focusing on criminal defense and personal injury work.  He has represented people from all walks of life including judges, doctors, surgeons, attorneys, police officers, priests, accountants, realtors and mortgage brokers, athletes, musicians, business owners, union leaders, children, students and the homeless.

Mr. Pagano has built his practice on time honored principles – hard work and dedication – fighting tirelessly for his clients and providing them with the best possible results, service and advice before, during and after litigation.  Mr. Pagano is committed to you and your case from start to finish.

About Gregory J. Pagano

First Admitted: 1993, Pennsylvania

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Educational Background

  • Widener University, Masters Degree in Business and Finance

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker and Presenter - Legal Issues and Practice Issue in Identification Cases, Speaker/Presenter, Criminal Inn of Court, Philadelphia Criminal Defense Bench And Bar, 2017
  • Speaker and Presenter - Legal Issues and Practice Issue in Identification Cases, Speaker/Presenter, Criminal Inn of Court, Philadelphia Criminal Defense Bench And Bar, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Virgina, 2018
  • California
  • Florida
  • West Virginia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas
  • National Rifle Association (NRA), Member
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • New Jersey
  • Illinois
  • Delaware
  • Magisterial District Courts
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Lead Counsel, Member
  • New York
  • Iowa
  • Ohio
  • Philadelphia County Municipal Court
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Pennsylvania Appellate Courts
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Member


  • Commonwealth v. Kareem Johnson, 2020
  • Represented man charged with first degree murdger aquitted of all charges., 2018
  • Philadelphia Special Victims detective acquitted by jury of all charges - Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping, etc., 2017
  • Setteled civil rights law suit against City of Philadelphia shot and killed - $2,500,000.00, 2015
  • Philadelphia Narcotics Officer Acquitted of all charges by jury - RICO, Extortion and other charges in federal court., 2015
  • Represented alleged Liberian war criminal in federal jury trial., 2017
  • Represented man acquitted of double murder and sued the City of Philadelphia for civil rights violations - malicious prosecution and coercing a false confession - Case settled for $750,000.00, 2017
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Office Location for Gregory J. Pagano

1315 Walnut Street
12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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