About Us

Garry Geffert, Attorney Marianne Thomas, Legal Assistant

For over thirty years, I have been helping working people enforce their right to be paid the wages they have earned, their right to be free from illegal workplace discrimination, and the rights granted to them by laws like the Family and Medical Leave Act.

I have been helping clients through the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process for over fifteen years.   I also help clients enforce the laws which protect them from harassment by unscrupulous debt collectors.

Every week, I hear from people who are faced with foreclosure on their homes even though they have done everything the mortgage company told them to do.  Often, there is a way to hold off foreclosure and save the home.

I also provide representation in unemployment compensation appeals, some consumer cases, and general civil litigation.

           

Here is my resume.

Garry G. Geffert, Attorney at Law

Education: Temple University, B.A., 1970

Antioch School of Law, J.D., 1977

Employment:  

  • Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc., Staff Attorney, 1977 - 1980
  • West Virginia Legal Services, Staff Attorney, 1980 - 2003
  • Migrant Legal Action Program, Inc., Staff Attorney, Part-time,
  • Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc., Acting Director, Part-Time levitrastore.net
  • Garry G. Geffert, Attorney at Law, 1996 - present

Affiliations:    

  •  Getman and Sweeney, PLLC, Of counsel 
  •  National Employment Lawyers Association
  •  West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association
  •  President, West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association 2013-2014
  •  West Virginia Association for Justice                          

Volunteer Activities:

  • Literacy Volunteers of the Eastern Panhandle, Board Member,
  • Martinsburg Little League, Coach, Manager
  • Martinsburg High School Baseball Boosters, Treasurer
  • American Legion, Berkeley Post #14 Baseball Team, Treasurer, Asst. Coach
  • Martinsburg Blue Sox, Coach
  • Blue Ridge Baseball League, Secretary

Awards and Publications:

  • 1982 – West Virginia College of Law Special Achievement Award for Public Service
  • 2011 – West Virginia Legal Aid Hall of Fame
  • "H-2A Guestworker Program: A Legacy of Importing Agricultural Labor" in The Human Cost of Food: Farmworkers' Lives, Labor and Advocacy, published by University of Texas Press 2002
  • "The Bias of a Majority of the Commission on Agricultural Workers Led to Recommendations Which Ignore the Factual Findings" included within In Defense of the Alien, published by the Center for Migration Studies 1993.
  • “Fantasy Baseball Comes to Small-Town U.S.A.” in The Fantasy Baseball Abstract 1991 published by Perigree Books

 

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