Gretchen L. Geisser Petersen

Gretchen L. Geisser Petersen


Civil Litigation • Landlord-Tenant Law • Personal Injury • Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights

Gretchen Geisser Petersen is an attorney in the Firm’s Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, including commercial litigation, real estate litigation, landlord-tenant law, personal injury, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights and employment litigation. Ms. Geisser Petersen has been involved in multiple trials and arbitrations in a variety of counties in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In addition to her trial court experience, Ms. Geisser Petersen has been involved with several matters before the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Courts.


  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
    • Dean’s Merit Scholarship
    • Villanova Law Moot Court Board – Executive Committee, Reimel Evaluator
  • Muhlenberg College, B.S., Biology, magna cum laude, 2008
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Presidential Scholarship
    • Dana Scholar (Academic Honors Program)
    • The George H. Hambrecht Law School Award
    • Omicron Delta Kappa – Leadership Honor Society
    • Phi Sigma Tau – Philosophy Honor Society

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Organizations

  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Judge Donald E. Wieand Barristers Inn, Member


  • Law Clerk – The Honorable Michael J. Koury, Jr. (Northampton County Court of Common Pleas, 2011-2012)
  • Externship – The Honorable Michael M. Baylson (District Court, Eastern District of PA, 2010)
  • Internship – The Honorable Mitchell S. Goldberg (District Court, Eastern District of PA, 2010)
  • Internship – The Honorable James J. Fitzgerald, III (Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 2009)

Honors & Affiliations

  • Named a “Select Lawyer”:
    • Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Law, Commercial Litigation and General Civil Litigation, 2014
    • Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Law, 2015

Community Activity

  • Southern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, Member, Board of Directors
  • Boys and Girls Club of Easton, Member, Board of Directors
  • Muhlenberg College Board of Associates, Member