American defense attorney, Gerald Shargel, dies at 77

American defense attorney, Gerald Shargel, dies at 77

Gerald “Jerry” Lawrence Shargel aka Gerald Shargel was an American defense lawyer who was based in New York City and had been a member of the New York Bar since 1969.

Despite this, he had at least once been barred from representing clients because he was considered “in-house counsel.” This is known to have happened during the 1991–1992 John Gotti and Sammy Gravano trial.

Criminal Defense Attorney for the Mob, Gerald Shargel, Passes Away at 77

Gerald Shargel, a shrewd criminal attorney who brazenly swore to “do anything that the law will allow” to defend the Mafia leaders, corrupt politicians, and other outlaws he represented for more than four decades, passed away on Saturday at his Manhattan home. He was 77.

His wife, Terry, said that complications from Alzheimer’s disease were to blame.

His alma mater Brooklyn Law School’s former president and dean Joan Wexler described him as “the outstanding criminal lawyer of his time.”

The outgoing Mr. Shargel not only represented but also befriended a number of white collar clients and Mafioso, including John Gotti, Anthony Provenzano, Joseph Gambino, and Salvatore Gravano, by combining persuasive legal education with cunning courtroom theatrics.

In addition to his wife, the former Terry Krapes, he is survived by their daughter, Johanna Tobel; their son, David Shargel; six grandchildren; his mother, and his sister, Judy Shargel.

Gerald Shargel Age, Family, and Early Life

Gerald Lawrence Shargel was born on Oct. 5, 1944, in New Brunswick, N.J. His father, Leo, owned a paint and wallpaper store. His mother, Lillian (Edenzon) Shargel, was a secretary in the math department at Rutgers University.

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However, we don’t have any information regarding his exact birthdate, birthplace, and parents. As of now, we don’t have much information regarding his personal life.

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Gerald Shargel Career, What was his profession?

Shargel was widely regarded as one of New York’s best criminal defense attorneys. According to The New York Times, he is “regarded on Centre Street as a brilliant tactician and a very good trial lawyer with a successful white-collar practice.”

He was described as “one of the most brilliant criminal defense attorneys in America… quite possibly the finest of his generation” when he received the Thurgood Marshall Award for Outstanding Criminal Law Practitioner from the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 2006.

Shargel was reportedly intended to represent underboss Sammy Gravano in a 1991 federal indictment against the Gambino crime organization. However, Judge I. Leo Glasser disallowed Shargel and Bruce Cutler from defending Gravano and Gotti, respectively, concurring with the prosecution’s claim that the attorneys served as the Gambinos’ “in house counsel.”

At his alma school, Brooklyn Law School, Shargel continued to practice defense law and to teach criminal law as of June 2013. Shargel was a Practitioner-in-Residence at Brooklyn Law School where she taught courses on trial advocacy, criminal procedure, and evidence. He also frequently wrote and commented[where?] on legal issues that come up in high-profile criminal cases, which get a lot of attention from the local and national media.

Which school did he go to?

Moreover, After graduating from Bound Brook High School in New Jersey, he earned a degree in history from Rutgers and graduated in 1969 from Brooklyn Law School, where he was later a professor.

Gerald Shargel Wife, What about his relationship?

Gerald Shargel was a married man and was married to Terry Krapes Shargel.

They have two children daughter, Johanna Tobel and son, David Shargel.

Gerald Shargel Net Worth, How much does he earn?

The net worth of Gerald Shargel is estimated to be around $3-$5 million dollar.

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Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

He is seen active on Twitter as @GeraldShargel with 257+ followers. He is also available on Facebook as Gerald Shargel with 850+ friends.

Body Appearance of Gerald Shargel’s Height, Weight

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Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Gerald Shargel’s you should be know

Age77 Years
Relationship StatusMarried
SpousesTerry Krapes Shargel