Gerling Law Offices
PO Box 3203
519 Main Street Evansville, IN 47731
(812) 423-5251 www.gerlinglaw.com
The first thing youâ€™ll notice when you meet attorney Gayle Gerling Pettinga is her energy and her focus. Youâ€™ll notice that she really listens to you, listens to your story and connects with you on a personal level. She has a gift for understanding exactly what you and your family are going through, understanding the pain you may have experienced due to the negligence or recklessness of others. In a word, sheâ€™s engaged. You might not be looking for a friend, but youâ€™ll know this right away â€“ Gayle Gerling will be on your side, at your side, every step of the way. And isnâ€™t this really what matters? Knowing that your attorney is at your side â€“ fully prepared, experienced, knowledgeable, and ready to aggressively protect your legal rights and get you the compensation you deserve? Gayleâ€™s compassion for those in need extends beyond her personal injury clients at Gerling Law. Just ask the 6,500 area children who have received free bicycle helmets as part of the Gerling Law Great Helmet Give-Away that Gayle launched in 2006. Or the victims of abuse who have sought refuge at Hollyâ€™s House or the cancer patients who receive support from Gildaâ€™s Club of Evansville, two local non-profit organizations on whose boards of directors Gayle has served. In fact, the list of charitable and non-profit organizations in Evansville that benefit from the generosity of Gayle and her colleagues at Gerling Law now includes more than 100 organizations. Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at IUâ€™s prestigious Maurer School of Law. Sheâ€™s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate â€“ and she will put that knowledge to work for you. When Gayleâ€™s father, distinguished personal injury attorney Gary Gerling, decided that it was time to step down from leading the firm he founded in 1963, he didnâ€™t have to look far to find a talented, energetic and compassionate attorney to take over the practice. He looked to his daughter, Gayle Gerling Pettinga, and now she leads an experienced group of results-oriented personal injury attorneys with offices in Evansville and Louisville.
Senior Note Editor, Indiana Law Journal Editorial Board
Rational Basis With Bite: Intermediate Scrutiny by Any Other Name, 62Indiana Law Journal 779, 1986