Stephen M. Geday is a highly experienced trial attorney, having handled over 1000 cases before judges and juries alike. Mr. Geday was awarded “Top 40 Under 40″ by the National Trial Lawyers Association, designating him as one of the top young civil plaintiff / criminal defense trial attorneys.
Mr. Geday is a former Assistant District Attorney, having worked in the Trials Division in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Prior to entering private practice, he prosecuted offenses ranging from homicide, drug offenses, sex offenses, and assaults, to economic crimes, retail theft, and DUI. He routinely handles cases involving juveniles and alternative programs such as ARD (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition). Having worked in the Sex Crimes Unit as a prosecutor, Mr. Geday became a specialist in handling the most sensitive and exacting of cases. Mr. Geday has been asked to conduct a multitude of speaking engangements and trainings addressing diverse audiences. Mr. Geday has also worked in the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Missouri, the Public Defender’s Office in St. Louis, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington D.C., where he advised the National Security Legal Branch and the Directorate of Intelligence on information sharing in the post 9-11 counterterrorism age.
Mr. Geday graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in Psychology, and from Washington University School of Law, where he was President of the Trial Law Society, Recipient of the William M. Pomerantz Trial Award, and selected for the school’s nationally-renowned Trial Team. He also attended the Inns of Court School of Law in London, England, which for centuries has the time-honored distinction of being the training ground for British barristers (trial attorneys). Born and raised locally as a first generation American of Hungarian background, he attended Devon Preparatory School on an academic scholarship.
Time permitting, Mr. Geday enjoys sharing his knowledge of the legal process with academia, and has done so at Gwynedd Mercy College and Ursinus College. His personal pursuits include traveling and outdoor sports. An avid martial artist since childhood, he has won numerous regional and national titles, and has competed on the international level many times. Having lived in several continents and traveled to dozens of countries, he is conversationally fluent in Hungarian, proficient in German, and somewhat able in Japanese.
Mr. Geday is prepared to zealously fight in courtroom to the ultimate degree, but has the skill to negotiate the best outcome for a case when appropriate. He is passionate about advocating for justice, and prides himself on investing his full energy into each of his clients.