When GTN was founded in 1968, the firm was primarily a criminal defense firm. Our founder, Larry Gaitens, was the First Public Defender of Allegheny County, and this experience instilled in him a belief that all people deserve excellent and meticulous legal advocacy. Through top-quality results and a client-first approach, GTN quickly became a firm devoted to excellence in trial advocacy and litigation of all kinds.
However, as the years stretched on, GTN had more and more clients using them for all of their legal needs. GTN was no longer the firm you called when you needed to go to trial, but rather the firm that knew your hometown, your children's names, and handled all of your legal affairs – from representing your business in court to drafting your will. This foundational principle as “our clients' family law firm” has permeated through the generations of lawyers now working at GTN and spanned many practice areas. We have tailored our expertise over the last 50+ years to serve our clients, our community, and the legal profession best. If you do not see your legal issue in our practice areas, still give us a call. We have trusted local attorneys to refer you to.