Laura Beth Gutnick

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Laura Beth Gutnick, a shareholder at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky in Pittsburgh, has handled more than 100 jury and non-jury trials in a wide range of practice areas, including civil, criminal, intellectual property, entertainment, media and family law. Ms. Gutnick focuses her practice on DUI, juvenile crimes, expungements and white-collar crimes. From 1993 to 2003, she was an Assistant District Attorney for Allegheny County.

Ms. Gutnick also has a background in Russian law and culture. She was awarded her bachelor of arts degree in Russian language and studies in 1993 from the College of Wooster. In the summer of 1996, Ms. Gutnick attended the Moscow State University School of Law, researching the Russian legal system and comparative law. She also studied at Kuban State University in Krasnodar, Russia, in 1991, where the curriculum was taught entirely in Russian.

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Community Activities

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, former Big Sister
  • Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, vice president of Board of Trustees
  • Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Board of Trustees
  • Westmoreland County Historical Society, Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors of Penguin Court, Inc.


  • J.D., Duquesne University, 1998
  • Moscow State University of Law
  • B.A. College of Wooster, 1993
  • Kuban State University


  • Pennsylvania