Gary J. Gushard
Gary is a shareholder in the firm’s Business and Finance Department. His practice is focused in the estates and trusts field as well as municipal law and litigation.
Gary’s practice involves legal issues relating to geriatrics and mental health. Gary receives referrals from social workers at numerous hospitals and nursing care facilities relating to guardianships, powers of attorney, estate planning, and medical assistance (Medicaid) qualification. He is a frequent speaker at seminars for patients’ families sponsored by health care facilities and is a past President of the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
As solicitor for the Township of Pine, a rapidly developing community north of Pittsburgh, much of Gary’s municipal practice involves land-use and zoning law issues. He is also solicitor for the Armstrong-Indiana Intermediate Unit 28, the provider of special education services to students in 11 school districts, and for the Zoning Hearing Board of the Borough of Franklin Park.
Gary’s litigation practice has encompassed both plaintiff and defense work and has included major toxic tort litigation, including asbestos and formaldehyde cases.
Areas of Practice: School & Municipal law, Estates and Trusts, Litigation
Honors and Awards: Gary has been selected by his peers on multiple occasions for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the Elder Law and Municipal Law categories. Mr. Gushard has an AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards awarded by this national directory of lawyers.
Memberships and Activities: Gary is a member of the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.
Jurisdictions: Gary is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania, including the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Education and Background: Gary graduated from The Pennsylvania State University and the Duquesne University School of Law.