Our experience is one of our greatest assets. Below are selected biographies of our team.
CHARLES JAY BOGDANOFF
Charles Bogdanoff is a founding partner of the firm Gekoski & Bogdanoff, P.C. As a seasoned litigator and business lawyer, Mr. Bogdanoff has been instrumental in establishing a firm with an excellent track record in litigation and business law. He has tried hundreds of major jury cases to verdict over his career. Today, Mr. Bogdanoff devotes most of his efforts to catastrophic injury, toxic torts, truck defense, products liability, and complex litigation matters.
Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Bogdanoff was a law clerk for Judge Abraham L. Freedman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Bogdanoff later served as an Assistant District Attorney from 1962-1966, during which he was appointed the Assistant Chief of the Appellate Unit and a member of the Major Trials Staff. He remained with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office until he joined Albert Gekoski to form Gekoski & Bogdanoff, P.C.
Mr. Bogdanoff is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts from the Wharton School of Business in 1957, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1960. He is admitted to the Bar in Pennsylvania and has a devoted interest in Pennsylvania Election Law.
Over the course of his career Mr. Bogdanoff has secured jury verdicts in such areas as product liability, truck company defense, toxic tort and petroleum industry defense, commercial claims, premises liability, and workers compensation. Mr. Bogdanoff has taught Trial Tactics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and has lectured nationally on the value of an activist defense in litigation cases. Mr. Bogdanoff has also served as the Torts Editor of the Philadelphia County Reporter.
MICHAEL S. BOGDANOFF
Michael Bogdanoff joined Gekoski & Bogdanoff after years with a large New England firm, where he specialized in litigating all types of complex commercial matters. Throughout his tenure with the firm, Mr. Bogdanoff has had a great deal of success in casualty, products liability, toxic torts, insurance law, and complex litigation. Mr. Bogdanoff litigates cases on behalf of national corporations, including developers, product manufacturers, restaurants, common carriers, shopping malls, and regional centers. He has also developed an interest in the law of higher education, having worked at the University Counsel’s office for the University of Pittsburgh and completed over 140 credit hours of continuing education in the subject matter. Mr. Bogdanoff has been called upon to handle cases involving multi-million dollar exposure.
Mr. Bogdanoff graduated magna cum laude from the University of Hartford with a Bachelor of Arts and an Arts and Sciences Honor degree. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989. While in law school, Mr. Bogdanoff was Head Notes and Comments Editor in 1988-1989 and Staff Member in 1987-1988 for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. Mr. Bogdanoff also received Moot Court Honors for Research, Writing, and Oral Argument.
Throughout the past ten years Mr. Bogdanoff has been a federal arbitrator in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has served as a Judge at the National Appellate Advocacy Competition of the American Bar Association, a visiting Judge for the University of Connecticut School of Law Moot Court Competition, and has volunteered for the Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Pittsburgh. In addition, Mr. Bogdanoff has volunteered with a community legal services pro bono program where he participated in Family Law litigation throughout the state of Connecticut. Mr. Bogdanoff is admitted to practice before the bars of Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
OUR EXPERIENCED STAFF
In addition to the attorneys who work diligently to meet the needs of our clients, our office also has a complement of staff who assist the attorneys in providing our clients with first-rate legal services. As such, each of our clients receive personalized attention and thoughtful representation.