Growing up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (Amish Country), Gary’s dream was to become a criminal defense attorney. In 1976 he graduated from Penn State University with a Political Science Degree. Finances were tight so before enrolling in law school he worked for three years in home construction, commercial sandblasting and at the Lancaster newspaper. After starting Loyola Law School of New Orleans in 1979 he joined the Law Clinic to gain trial experience. By the time he graduated in 1982, he had tried several criminal jury trials and a number of civil judge trials. When Mr. Bizal graduated he joined a small criminal defense firm. In 1985 he started his own firm with a former law school classmate. Within months he was handling all types of criminal cases in southern Louisiana. Since then he’s handled over a thousand criminal cases in state and federal court in Louisiana, Alabama, Texas and California. In the majority of those tried before a jury, Mr. Bizal achieved better results then were offered in plea deals.
Gary continues to handle criminal cases in both state and federal court.