Meet Our Attorneys
Kurt A. Blake
An experienced litigator, ready and willing to listen and assist our clients.
With 24 years of litigation and case experience, Kurt is very comfortable in the courtroom. However, what he strives to do is prepare his clients for their courtroom experience with trying to educate the client about their case, the process and the potential resolution of their case.
Education: Widener University Commonwealth Law School, University of Rhode Island
Areas of Practice:
- Civil Litigation: regularly involved with civil litigation cases from debt collection, to property disputes, zoning, estate, etc.
- Landlord/Tenant Law: over 10,000 eviction cases brought, with handling of appeals at Common Pleas of all nature of Landlord matters. Fair Housing disputes. Instructor on this area of law and Solicitor to Apartment Owner Association. Has also been a landlord for many years.
- Real Estate Law: extensive litigation history with quiet title, settlements, financing, tax sales, foreclosures.
- Wills & Estates | Probate: vast experience in preparation of wills, POAs, living wills, as well as the estate and probate process.
- General Practice: as a firm, we provide a diverse and varied ability to represent clients needs.
David C. Schanbacher
After receiving his J. D. degree from Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, David graduated from the FBI Academy and served as a special agent with the FBI from 1986-1991. Attorney Schanbacher concentrates his practice in all aspects of family law including divorce, custody, support, prenuptial agreements and adoptions. Attorney Schanbacher has served two 3-year terms on council for the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Family Law Section, and is currently the 2nd Vice Chair of the PBA Family Law Section. Attorney Schanbacher was included in 2009-2016 editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law. He is a frequent lecturer and author on family law topics for the PBA/PBI. He was named by his peers as a Select Lawyer in 2014 and 2015. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).
Membership: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania, 1986
Education & J.D.: Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA
Areas of Practice:
- Family Law (all aspects)
- Prenuptial Agreements
Seamus has a vast amount of experience defending with the rights of individuals throughout all stages of criminal prosecutions and investigations conducted by State and Federal authorities. The firm’s criminal practice embraces all types of criminal offenses, ranging from assaults to DUI offenses. The goal of each criminal defense attorney is to work aggressively on behalf of their clients with the aim of having the charges dismissed or penalties reduced.
Often when someone is arrested and charged, words are exchanged between the person arrested and the arresting officer that are not relevant to the charge. Once a York criminal lawyer is called to handle the case, then the first step is to separate fact from fiction. When this has been done, the criminal lawyer from our office can pursue your case in earnest.
Anybody who is charged with an offense is presumed to be innocent until guilt is proven. This means that once arrested and charged, it is not a foregone conclusion that you will be sentenced immediately. With the professional help of a criminal defense attorney from our law office you have every chance to be treated more fairly than if you tried to defend yourself. Our aim is to ensure that you get the justice you deserve. In some cases, we will be able to get your charge dismissed altogether. If you are convicted, then we will make sure you only get the penalty which fits your crime.
Areas of Practice:
- Robbery & burglary
- Drug offenses
- Reckless Driving
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Domestic Violence
- Vehicular manslaughter
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