Gayle Gerling Pettinga
Owner, Managing Attorney
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, understanding the pain you may have experienced due to the negligence or recklessness of others.
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Neal Anderson
His experiences throughout law school and as a practicing attorney have helped to shape Neal’s determination to thoroughly represent his clients, and as a member of the Gerling Law team since 2014, he brings a renewed energy and focus to serving the people of Evansville.
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Jesse Randall Poag
As a husband and father, Jesse understands the importance of being able to provide for your family, and is committed to representing his clients in their legal concerns. Because of his unique perspective, you can rely on Jesse to listen carefully to you and then use his experience to develop and present a case on your behalf.
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James E. Stoltz
A native of Madisonville, Kentucky, James Stoltz has called the Evansville/Newburgh area home since 2000. After earning an undergraduate degree in history from the University of the South (cum laude), Jim received his law degree from the law school at Washington and Lee University (magna cum laude).
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Marti Thurman
As someone who has been an accident victim and who has worked with insurance companies as a defense attorney in the past, Marti understands how people feel when they’ve suffered losses through no fault of their own, and she’s aware of the tactics insurers use to reduce the compensation those victims receive.
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Anthony Hurst
A philosopher at heart and by temperament, Tonee can’t help but concern himself with the very real and very serious implications an accident or loss can have upon a life. Balanced with an analytical mind that has been tempered and honed over the years in the arena of the courtroom is a compassionate heart that embraces what a legal case means to the individuals and families suffering.
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Lori Crow
Lifelong Evansville resident Lori Crow graduated from North High School and and attended the University of Southern Indiana before taking her first job as Gerling Law's receptionist in 1989. She proved to be a versatile team member and worked her way up to a paralegal role before moving on in 1996. Eleven years later, she rejoined the Gerling team, serving as an assistant to Gayle Gerling Pettinga and as the firm's marketing manager before taking her current position as administrator in 2014. In addition to her extensive legal knowledge, Lori has a knack for interior design, making her the firm's go-to person anytime someone needs advice about decorating. She's also known for having a big heart for those in need, so it comes as no surprise that she's an active participant in the firm's extensive community involvement. Lori and her husband began dating during her freshman year at North. The couple, who recently celebrated their silver anniversary, has two adult children, and one grandchild, and she's particularly proud that her kids share her commitment to serving others who are less fortunate.