Cleveland lawyer Alex Gertsburg’s interest in community service work
was sparked after hearing about his mentor’s work with Transitional Housing
Incorporated (THI), an organization that helps homeless
women find temporary housing, complete their education, secure jobs and find
permanent places to live.
Gertsburg first heard about THI from Cleveland-Marshall
College of Law professor Steve Werber, a THI board member. Gertsburg said of
Werber, “At one point shortly after graduating, I conveyed to him my regret that
I’d never really be able to repay him for all that he did for me during law
school and after, and his response to me was that I could do that by helping
Since joining the board over a year ago, Gertsburg has
donated his time and legal services to helping women through the organization.
“When you hear about these amazing women’s lives and experiences, often very
tragic and always inspiring, and then observe or hear about their evolution and
growth as a direct result of the efforts of the organization, the experience is
Gertsburg encourages other members of the legal community
to volunteer and help people who are in need. He noted, “Just by being a lawyer,
by being a professional problem-solver, you have a tremendous ability to affect
the lives of homeless, poor and abused people. Everyone has needed help and been
helped at some point.”
As a business lawyer, Gertsburg focuses his practices on
all manners of legal issues affecting any business enterprise. His primary
effort is dedicated to serving as general counsel to Broadvox, a leading
technology and communication company with offices in Cleveland, Dallas and
Atlanta. There, he enjoys the challenge of working on various problems from many
different areas of the law. “I particularly enjoy the wide variety of issues
that I encounter on a day-to-day and hour-to-hour basis,” he said. “There is
never a dull moment and my work touches nearly every practice area existing in
Gertsburg earned his undergraduate degree in political science from
Miami University and his law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
He was an Army reserve officer and served a tour of duty in Iraq in 2003. He currently lives on Cleveland’s east side with his wife Inna
and their two sons.