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Andrew P Baratta

Andrew P Baratta

Practice areas:

Litigation, Car Accidents, Health Care, Insurance, Criminal Defense

About Me

When my son was (then) 4 years old, he was trying to understand what I do when I leave the house every day in my coat and tie, briefcase in hand.  The word "lawyer" was of course meaningless to him.  I considered how to put what is a complicated daily professional life into its simplest terms.  How do you boil down something which is seemingly vast and complicated to its elemental essence and still convey the full import of all that goes into "being a lawyer"?


 


It turned out to be pretty easy.  I simply told my son that I help people.  Sometimes they've gotten hurt because someone else made a bad choice.  Sometimes their business is in trouble or they're being accused of something they didn't do.  Whatever the problem, people come to me because they need help solving it.


 


I think he understood because very often after we have read a few books before bed and we are just talking, he will ask who I helped today.  Nothing gives me greater pride than to tell him.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Litigation: 35%
    17 years
  2. Insurance: 20%
    14 years
  3. Health Care: 20%
    14 years
  4. Car Accidents: 20%
    14 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%
    14 years

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

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    It is a unique situation when a lawyer needs to hire their own lawyer. Those are the circimstances that brought me to Andy Baratta. After many years of having my own successful practice with another attorney, I hired Andy to handle the dissolution of my law practice. This was a very difficult time for me and Andy wasn't only a great lawyer, he was a kind man. His knowledge of the law and dedication to my case gave me comfort and confidence during a very trying time. Although I live several hours from his practice, I was so impressed with his work ethic, I have asked him to work with me on other cases. Trust me, you want him at your table if you're in court! I would whole heartedly recommend Andy Baratta to anyone.

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    Laura Dennis
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Yana Shapiro

    Andrew Baratta is an outstanding attorney. He is very knowledgeable, compassionate and works very hard to fight for his clients. I would highly recommend Mr. Baratta to my colleagues, friends and/or relatives!

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    Yana Shapiro Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Baratta, Russell & Baratta

3500 Reading Way
Huntingdon Valley, PA, 19006

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive199805/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2008
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2007
Rising StarPennsylvania Superlawyers2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBaratta, Russell & Baratta2002 - Present
AssociateKittredge, Donley, Elson, Fullem & Embick, LLP2001 - 2002
Assistant District AttorneyDelaware County District Attorney's Office1997 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New World Association of Emigrants From Eastern EuropeBoard Member2011 - Present
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeN/A2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth v. BloomAcquitted of all charges
Smith v. Empire Education Group, et alSettlement of $4.8 million
Howard Hutt, MD v State Farm Insurance Company, et alConfidential settlement

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Barrister"Fact" Depositions of Treating Physicians2007
Iuniverse, Inc.What Color JusticeN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of PennsylvaniaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994