Jacob A. Gurwitz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Reading, PA

Feeney & Gurwitz LLC
 | 500 Court St, Reading, PA 19601
Phone: 610-603-6475
Fax: 610-370-6515
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010, 2014
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Attorney Profile

Jacob A. Gurwitz is an attorney at Feeney & Gurwitz in Reading, Pennsylvania. Mr. Gurwitz devotes his practice to criminal defense. Over the course of his career, he has litigated numerous criminal matters involving disorderly conduct, DUI, murder and other violent crimes, and more. He serves a wide range of criminal clients in the Berks, Lancaster, Allentown, and Pottsville, Pennsylvania, areas.

Mr. Gurwitz received a full chess scholarship to the University of Texas at Dallas, where he was elected as student body president, and earned a bachelor's degrees in government and political science.  After college, Mr. Gurwitz earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia, where he was the top trial advocate in his graduating class, receiving the James J. Manderino Award from the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.

Since 2006, Mr. Gurwitz has been a criminal trial lawyer, nominated and selected as a SuperLawyers magazine Rising Star (top 2.5%) multiple times. while representing clients in everything from misdemeanor cases through death penalty murder trials.  In 2008, Mr. Gurwitz became a partner in Feeney & Gurwitz LLC.

Mr. Gurwitz enjoys staying involved in his professional community, both as a member of the Berks County Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association.  From 2011-2014, Mr. Gurwitz served on the PBA Board of Governors, after he was elected and served as an officer and to chair the PBA Young Lawyer's Division.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (80%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2010, 2014

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About Jacob Gurwitz

Admitted: 2006, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.feeneygurwitz.com/our-lawyers

Honors/Awards:

  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2010
  • James J. Manderino Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Chair Elect, 2011 - 2014
  • Berks County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Zone 2 Coordinator, 2007 - 2010
  • Berks County Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Board of Governors, Member, 2011 - 2014
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member, 2006 - 2009

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas at Dallas, Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Political Science, Honors: Student Body President, 2000

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI
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Office Location for Jacob A. Gurwitz

500 Court St
Reading, PA 19601

Phone: 610-603-6475

Fax: 610-370-6515

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Last Updated: 9/10/2019

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