GEORGE GVOZDICH, JR.

 
 

George Gvozdich, Jr. has been actively engaged in the general practice of law in western Pennsylvania since 1980. Mr. Gvozdich has significant experience advising clients regarding, and handling, simple to complex commercial lending transactions, real estate transactions, purchases and sales of business interests, general corporate matters, wills and estates, municipal law matters, and general and commercial civil litigation. In connection with his real estate practice, Mr. Gvozdich is an approved attorney for various title insurance companies.


Mr. Gvozdich is a native of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He was admitted to practice before the various courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 1979. He is an alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where he graduated with a B.A. in 1975, magna cum laude. In 1979, he received a juris doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Prior to commencing his career in private practice he served for one year as a law clerk with the Court of Common Pleas of Cambria County, Pennsylvania.


In addition to the general practice of law, Mr. Gvozdich is actively involved in the legal community holding various positions at the local and state level. He served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown from 1987 to 2010, teaching construction management legal issues to junior and senior engineering students. Mr. Gvozdich currently teaches a business law course at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. In the past, he has also instructed at St. Francis University (PA) in the areas of finance and management. He also currently serves as solicitor to the Cambria County Domestic Relations Office, the Blair County Domestic Relations Office, and the Somerset County Domestic Relations Office. Mr. Gvozdich has presented continuing legal education programs and was instrumental in qualifying the Cambria County Bar Association as a certified legal education provider.


Mr. Gvozdich has been a delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates since 1992. In May 2004 he was elected to serve a three year term on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Bar Association for Zone 8 which he completed in June of 2007. In 2010 he was appointed to the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Diversity Task Force. 


In February of 2005 Mr. Gvozdich was elected to the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation in which he is a Life Fellow and a member of its Commonwealth Club. In June of 2007 Mr. Gvozdich was elected as vice president of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and in June of 2008 he was elected as its President, a position that he held for three years.


He is also a member of the Cambria County Bar Association where he served as President in 1997-1998. He previously served on its Board of Managers and as its Secretary, and currently serves as the Association’s Vice President. In 2007, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Cambria Bar Foundation. He is also a past president of the Cambria County Young Lawyer’s Association.


Mr. Gvozdich also serves on various boards, both legal and non-legal. He served on the Southern Alleghenies Legal Aide, Inc. board for 13 years and was previously a member of the Laurel Legal Services board where he served as board President in 2005. He also served on the board of directors at the Johnstown Industrial Development Corporation from 1999 through early 2005. In 2010 Mr. Gvozdich was appointed to the Cambria County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Advisory Board for a 3 year term.