Daniel K. Gelb

Massachusetts Attorney

Daniel K. Gelb, a partner at Gelb & Gelb LLP, is a member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the State of New York. He graduated from Tufts University (B.A. in English 1999), Boston College Law School (J.D. 2003) and Boston College Carroll Graduate School of Management (M.B.A. 2003). Prior to joining Gelb & Gelb LLP, Mr. Gelb was an Assistant District Attorney with the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office in Massachusetts.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Gelb practices at the state and federal levels in the areas of general and white collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation, arbitration, regulatory proceedings, and academic discipline and student misconduct defense.


Prior to joining Gelb & Gelb LLP, Mr. Gelb was an Assistant District Attorney with the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office where he prosecuted various criminal matters including larceny, forgery and uttering, drug offenses, operating under the influence offenses and motor vehicle offenses, assault and battery crimes, firearm law violations, domestic violence offenses, and crimes against property. As an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Gelb tried numerous cases to juries and judges, presented cases to the Grand Jury, and engaged in motion practice. In addition, Mr. Gelb was a member of the Community Insurance Fraud Initiative Task Force for Randolph, MA prosecuting motor vehicle insurance fraud cases in conjunction with the Insurance Fraud Bureau and the Randolph Police Department. Mr. Gelb was selected by the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office to attend the Career Prosecutor Course in Charleston, South Carolina and the national White Collar Crime course held in Washington, D.C., both of which were sponsored by the National District Attorneys Association and the National College of District Attorneys.

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Gelb is a member of various professional organizations including The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Document Retention & Production, American Bar Association, Litigation Counsel of America, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. Mr. Gelb is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ (“NACDL”) White Collar Crime Committee, as well as NACDL’s Amicus Committee for which he is as a vice-chair for the First Circuit.

Mr. Gelb is an Advisory Board member for Bloomberg BNA’s White Collar Crime Report, and a volunteer faculty member for Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop.


Mr. Gelb has been quoted by the media on legal issues in publications such as BNA Digital Discovery & e-Evidence, BNA White Collar Crime Report, LAWQA, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, The Complete Lawyer,USA Today, The Harvard Crimson, The New York Times.


  • AV Preeminent® peer review rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Louis D. Brandeis Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation
  • 2016 “Top 100,” Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2016 “Top 100,” New England Super Lawyers
  • 2015 “Top 100,” Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2015 “Nation’s Top One Percent,” National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015 “10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction;” American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2015
  • 2014 “Top 100 (Criminal Defense),” The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014 “Top 40 under 40 (Criminal Defense)” The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012 “Up & Coming Lawyer,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly / Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2009 – 2012 “Rising Stars,” Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; member, Complex Commercial Litigation Institute (an Institute of the Litigation Counsel of America)
  • Fellow, American Bar Association
  • Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, America Society of Legal Advocates

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