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Carlo Sabatini

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What Makes Attorney Carlo Sabatini Uniquely Qualified to Represent You?

Attorney Carlo Sabatini has lived most of his life in Northeastern Pennsylvania. His family has run Sabatini’s Pizza in Exeter for more than 60 years, and he spent years of his childhood and early adulthood at the restaurant. He went to Bucknell University for his undergraduate work, and, after graduating, opened Sabatini’s Restaurant in Clarks Summit. While managing the restaurant, he also commuted to Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg. Shortly after graduating from law school in 1999, Carlo opened his own law practice.

He has been a stalwart in the local legal community for more than 20 years, helping good people who have fallen on bad times. Since becoming a lawyer, Carlo has limited his practice almost exclusively to helping individuals who are dealing with financial difficulties. Carlo is the past-president of the Middle District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Bar Association, where he was honored to provide leadership and guidance to local bankruptcy attorneys. Carlo is the only attorney with an office in Luzerne or Lackawanna Counties who is Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification. He is also the only attorney in Northeast Pennsylvania who has been named to the 2020 list of Bankruptcy Super Lawyers.

Carlo’s representation of his clients doesn’t stop when the bankruptcy case is filed. One of the most important aspects of bankruptcy is the breathing period that the filing provides to a consumer. Generally, all collection activities must stop when the bankruptcy case is pending. However, some entities ignore this requirement, and Carlo is ready to vindicate his clients’ rights—whether that means simply sending a letter or filing a lawsuit. He will also represent his clients when collectors improperly attempt to collect on a debt that was discharged in a bankruptcy case.

Unfortunately, the bankruptcy process can be ripe for abuse. Creditors sometimes seek to recover fees and expenses improperly, or they refuse to provide a consumer with information to which they are entitled. Carlo uses his skills and years of experience to protect his clients from issues like these and much more.

Carlo and his wife Kristin have three children (Gianna, Marygrace, and Caroline) and two dogs (Faith and Frankie). Carlo enjoys CrossFit, coaching Caroline’s soccer team, and pizza (of course).

Education

  • Widener University School of Law – Harrisburg – 1999 – magna cum laude
  • Bucknell University – 1992
  • Wyoming Seminary – 1988

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification (the only attorney with an office in Northeast Pennsylvania with this distinction)

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations

  • Middle District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Bar Association, Past President
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Lackawanna County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association

Representative Cases

  • Barbato v. Greystone All., LLC, 916 F.3d 260 (3d Cir. 2019)
  • Orn v. Alltran Financial, L.P., 779 Fed.Appx. 996 (3d Cir. 2019)
  • Krieger v. Bank of Am., N.A., 890 F.3d 429 (3d Cir. 2018)
  • Daubert v. NRA Grp., LLC, 861 F.3d 382 (3d Cir. 2017)
  • Evankavitch v. Green Tree Servicing, LLC, 793 F.3d 355 (3d Cir. 2015)
  • Gager v. Dell Fin. Servs., LLC, 727 F.3d 265 (3d Cir. 2013)
  • California Coast University v. Aleckna, 2019 WL 4072405 (M.D. Pa. August 28, 2019)
  • Chromey-Bullock v. Radius Global Solutions, LLC, 2019 WL 3765577 (M.D. Pa. August 9, 2019)
  • Angulo v. Tarapchak, 2018 WL 4096294 (M.D. Pa. August 28, 2018)
  • Guevara v. Constar Financial Services, LLC, 2018 WL 2981274 (M.D. Pa. June 14, 2018)
  • Elaine v. Credit Control, LLC, 2018 WL 1705959 (E.D. Pa. April 9, 2018)
  • In re Richner, 2018 WL 1165759 (Bankr. M.D. Pa. March 1, 2018)
  • Balon v. Enhanced Recovery Co., Inc., 264 F. Supp. 3d 597 (M.D. Pa. 2017)

Other Contributions

  • Spoken at numerous continuing legal education seminars on topics such as the Bankruptcy Code, the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
  • Appeared on WBRE television to discuss consumer issues

What You Can Expect from Our Team

  • Free Consultations

    Your first conversation with an attorney to understand and evaluate your case is 100% complimentary.

  • Experience

    With the combined experience of over 40 years between the attorneys of Sabatini Freeman LLC, we leverage our knowledge and experience with the local trustees to get you optimal results.

  • Open Communication

    You should never be left in the dark when it comes to your legal matter. From start to finish, we will keep you updated on the status of your case.

  • Strategic Knowledge

    Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law, Attorney Sabatini is the only attorney with this certification with an office within 50 miles of Wilkes-Barre or Scranton.

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