DONALD R. CALAIARO
Donald R. Calaiaro has qualifications that are not equaled in Western Pennsylvania. He is a former Chapter 13 Trustee and a former Chapter 7 Trustee. He is one of a few lawyers in the United States who has a dual Certification by the American Board of Certification as a Specialist in both Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Business Bankruptcy Law.
He has represented Debtors since 1978, and he is known for his aggressive and dedicated representation of his clients.
He has founded a successful practice that represents ONLY debtors. Calaiaro & Corbett, P.C. is known throughout Western Pennsylvania for its skillful representation of Debtors in bankruptcy cases. Mortgage Foreclosure Defenses and Unfair Debt Collection Litigation cases are some of the other related Debtor's rights cases that Donald R. Calaiaro also handles for the Firm clients.
Donald R. Calaiaro and Calaiaro & Corbett, P.C. handle consumer cases and business cases that other law firms are hesitant to handle. He routinely represents lawyers, doctors, dentists, accountants, small business owners, and consumer bankruptcy cases.
Donald R. Calaiaro has been active in teaching other lawyers about Bankruptcy Law through his role as speaker for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Western Pennsylvania Debtors Bar. Donald R. Calaiaro has appeared as a witness before the Legislature to lobby laws to protect Debtors.
Skilled bankruptcy lawyers at Calaiaro & Corbett, P.C. like Donald R. Calaiaro understand how to properly plan a bankruptcy for the best benefit to a client. Donald R. Calaiaro is an active litigator who understands the Bankruptcy Code and Bankruptcy Rules. When clients of Donald R. Calaiaro are involved in an adversary proceeding, they can rely on his well developed skills and experience.
Donald R. Calaiaro has also been called upon to testify as an expert witness in trials on Bankruptcy Law and consumer representation issues.
During Donald R. Calaiaro's career, he has also gained extensive experience in Real Estate Law, handling Internal Revenue Service matters, Criminal Law, Domestic Relations Law, Personal Injury Law, Estate and Trust Law, Contract Law, and the Uniform Commercial Code and Construction Law.
Donald R. Calaiaro is one of the highly experienced lawyers at Calaiaro & Corbett, P.C. who is developing an expanding general practice that can meet the needs of most clients while they have underlying insolvency issues.
Donald R. Calaiaro was born in Trenton, NJ, in 1952. He received his Undergraduate Degree in History and a double minor in Philosophy & English Literature from St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa. in 1974 where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He moved to Pittsburgh in 1974 to attend law school at Duquesne University. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1978. He is admitted to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Donald R. Calaiaro has worked on over 10,000 cases as a Trustee or Debtor's lawyer. He handles consumer and business cases in Chapter 7 (liquidations); Chapter 11 (business reorganizations); Chapter 13 (individual reorganizations) and Chapter 12 (family farmer reorganization). Very few lawyers in Pennsylvania have handled as many cases as Donald R. Calaiaro. He is able to handle your case knowledgeably.
Licensed since 1978
I endorse this lawyer. Don is an extremely knowledgeable and capable bankruptcy attorney, and is very diligent, energetic and creative. I have had cases both with and against Don, and I have referred many clients to him, always to good result. He is particularly gifted at finding solutions to very difficult problems and getting good results in difficult cases. Most highly recommended.
Scott Hare Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Don has an encyclopedic knowledge of bankruptcy law, but he is no ivory tower academic. He understands the practicalities and nuances of business. There is no lawyer more tenacious than Don in a legal battle. I recommend him to anyone contemplating filing bankruptcy without reservation.
Dai Rosenblum Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyer||N/A||2009|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyer||N/A||2008|
|Specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law||American Board of Certification||1999|
|Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law||American Board of Certification||1999|
|Senior Counsel||Calaiaro Valencik||2014 - Present|
|Founding Partner||Calaiaro & Corbett, P.C.||1989 - 2013|
|Standing Trustee for the Western District of Pennsylvania||Chapter 13 Trustee||1980 - 1987|
|Panel Trustee for the Western District of Pennsylvania||Chapter 7 Trustee||1975 - 1989|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Board of Certification||Trustee||2013 - 2013|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||1998 - Present|
|Allegheny County Bar Association||Former Chair- Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section||1979 - Present|
|Duquesne University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||1978|
|St Francis College||History, American literature||Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|Bench Bar Conference||Bankruptcy||2014|
|Annual Bankruptcy Symposium||Bankruptcy||2014|
|Annual Bankruptcy Institute||Bankruptcy||2014|