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Amato T. Sanita

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

My practice specializes in  Criminal Defense.  I defend my clients in all Courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as all Federal District Courts within the State.

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Languages Spoken: Russian, Spanish, Italian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    19 years, 8 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    19 years, 10 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

28 total 

  • Lawrence Samuel Krasner

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Amato for several years. As an attorney in my 50's, I am not easily impressed by younger attorneys such as Amato. However, Amato caught my notice because has proved he is very capable, hardworking, ethical and poised. He's also a lot of fun, unpretentious and approachable. I highly recommend Amato.

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    Lawrence Krasner Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian Zeiger

    I endorse this lawyer. Amato is the dean of criminal law in Philadelphia. When other criminal lawyers are unsure how to solve a problem, they ask Amato and he throws on his fixer suit and fixes the problem. This is the guy.

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    Brian Zeiger Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Amato T. Sanita, Esquire

The Bourse Building, Suite 592
111 S. Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA, 19106

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive199906/19/2015
PAActive199605/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
District One TrusteeOSIA2015
Top Pennsylvania Lawyers Criminal Defense 2015Top 100 Trial Lawyers2015
Selected as a National Top 100 Trial Lawyer for 2015National Top 100 Trial Lawyers 20152015
Selected as the Nations Top One Percent of Trial LawyersNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
District One TrusteeOSIA2014
2011 Rising Star Super LawyersPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
2010 Rising Star Super LawyersPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
Awarded rank of OfficerOSIA2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Major Trials AttorneyDefender Association of Philadelphia1996 - 2001
ShareholderFreedman & Lorry, PC1996 - 2012

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
OSIADistrict One Trustee2013 - Present
OSIAOrator Spokesperson2013 - Present
OSIAScholarship Chair2013 - Present
Pennsylvania State District 1 TreasurerOSIA2011 - Present
X Philly DefendersFounding Member2011 - Present
Philadelphia Criminal Inn of CourtMaster / Executive Committee2011 - Present
Former Defenders AssociationBoard Member2010 - Present
Master MasonBotherhood Lodge2009 - Present
Order of Kentucky ColonelsN/A2008 - Present
Sons of ItalyOfficer / Treasurer2006 - Present
Justinian SocietyN/A2001 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth of PA v. SmithAcquittal (Jury Trial)
Commonwealth of PA v. GibbonsAcquittal (Non-Jury)
Commonwealth of PA v. (Minor)Client found "not guilty" of all assault charges. Client received probation resulting from harrasment charge only.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Alabama Capital PunishmentCapital PunishmentN/A
Defending a Federal Criminal CaseDrafter/ Update (while at Federal Defender Office)N/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Western New England College School of Law, SpringfieldLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
OSIA ConferenceCriminal Law Sentencing Issues2014
International Student ConferencedCriminal Defense and Immigration status2013
OSIA CLEEthics in Criminal Law2010
Capitol ProjectCross Examination of Minors2010