Laura Beth Gutnick

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Laura Beth Gutnick is a shareholder with Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky (SMGG) with an emphasis on jury and non-jury trials in the practice areas of civil, criminal, intellectual property, entertainment, media, and business. Much of her work has been done trying DUI, juvenile crimes, expungements, and white-collar cases.

Ms. Gutnick was an Assistant District Attorney for Allegheny County from 1993-2003 and has a background in Russian law and culture. She studied at Kuban State University in Krasnodar, Russia and Moscow State University School of Law before completing her Juris Doctor degree at Duquesne University.

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 (former)
  • Board of Directors of Penguin Court, Inc.

Recognition & Awards


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


  • Pennsylvania