The first thing you’ll notice when you meet attorney Gayle Gerling Pettinga is her energy and her focus. You’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.
In a Word, She’s Engaged.
You might not be looking for a friend, but you’ll know this right away – Gayle Gerling will be on your side, at your side, every step of the way. And isn’t this really what matters? Knowing that your attorney is at your side – fully prepared, experienced, knowledgeable, and ready to aggressively protect your legal rights and get you the compensation you deserve?
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 IU’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’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 – and she will put that knowledge to work for you. When Gayle’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 didn’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, who has led this experienced group of results-oriented attorneys for over 25 years.
In her community, Gayle is well-known and respected. She leads a team of tough attorneys all brought together by their focus on doing what’s right for clients.
Areas of Practice
VA Disability Benefits
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana – J.D. magna cum laude – 1987
Smith College – A.B. cum laude – 1984
Senior Note Editor, Indiana Law Journal Editorial Board
Rational Basis With Bite: Intermediate Scrutiny by Any Other Name, 62 Indiana Law Journal 779, 1986
Honors and Awards
Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®
Avvo Rated: 10.0
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2007 – Present
National Trial Lawyers Top Ten Trucking Lawyers 2020 – Present
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service
Marquis Who’s Who in American Law
Junior League of Evansville Top Twenty Women in Business 2019
Evansville Day School Founders Achievement Award 2018
Professional Associations and Memberships
National Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
Indiana Trial Lawyer Association – Board Member, 2002 – Present
Indiana Trial Lawyer Association – Past Member of Law Pac, Amicus Curiae and Paralegal Training Committees