+ Assets | John is an accomplished criminal defense lawyer, and highly regarded among his peers, judges, and courtroom staff in the tri-county area.
Prior to co-founding Gilroy & Napoli, LLC, John Gilroy was a Deputy District Attorney for several years at the Washington County District Attorney's Office, one of Oregon's largest district attorney's offices. There, John prosecuted a wide variety of criminal matters - from misdemeanors, to felonies. His experience at the D.A.'s office provided a smooth transition for his DUII / drunk driving defense practice, criminal defense practice, and personal injury practice.
In 2014, John was selected to join the "The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers," an invitation-only national organization composed of America’s Top Trial Lawyers. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.
John is a graduate of Santa Clara University where he received a B.S. in Political Science in 1993. He earned his law degree at the University of Oregon (J.D., 1998). Prior to law school, John worked as a legislative aide in Senator Robert Packwood's office in Washington, D.C..
Personally, John comes from a tight-knit family and is the youngest of seven children. Born and raised in the Portland area, John is the son of the late Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge, Patrick D. Gilroy. Two of John's brothers are also attorneys in the metro area. John is the married father of five children. Aside from spending time with his wife and children, John enjoys golf, skiing, fishing, basketball, hiking and camping.
“Needing a criminal attorney is a very scary and humbling thing. The best decision I made in this process was choosing John Gilroy to represent me. From the very beginning he listened to me and always was honest and upfront with me in every aspect."
"When our daughter received her second DUI in nine months, we needed a local attorney who knew the applied laws of Washington County, Oregon. Things are very different from the laws in our home state. My wife found Jeff and John through Google and it was the best find ever. "
"Ashley was an outstanding attorney and offered good support. She explained everything to me so that I fully understood. You can ask as many questions as you like and you always got a quick response."
"Thank you Jeff Napoli. You are amazing. If I could shout from the top of a mountain to let everyone know how wonderful you and your staff are I would. To anyone reading this take the time and make the call. It will change your life. "
"Simply the best I made my first call to Gilroy and Napoli about 5 years ago. I was scared and trembling. I didn't even know the difference between and misdemeanor and a felony, but I knew our family needed immediate legal help. I was greeted by the calm, kind and friendly voice of John Gilroy."