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John Francis Kroto

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Erie, PA

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 7 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 20 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2016
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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About John

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My practice is focused on business reorganization, bankruptcy and litigation. Before joining Knox Law, I served as a Law Clerk in the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania, reviewing and researching issues related to proceedings in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies. I also have seven years of experience as a litigator, arguing before county courts as well as the Superior and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Prior to attending law school, I worked as a manufacturing systems consultant, providing support in the sale and implementation of software for manufacturing companies.


Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.
120 West Tenth Street
Erie, PA, 16501

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Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, PC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Clerk
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • 2012 - 2013


  • Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2003
  • Gannon University
  • B.S.
  • 1998


  • Crime Victim Center of Erie County
  • Board President (Board Member since 2014)
  • 2015 - Present
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Erie County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
  • Member and Former Chair
  • N/A
  • Erie County Bar Association Technology Committee
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Next Generation Program
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
  • 2013
  • Rising Stars List
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Professional Advisor Symposium
  • Collection Strategies for the Modern World: How to Get What's Coming To You
  • 2015
  • Professional Advisor Symposium
  • You Earned It, Now Keep It Safe: Asset Protection Strategies
  • 2014
  • Professional Advisor Symposium
  • Bankruptcy Basics: A Primer for Non-Lawyers
  • 2013
  • ECBA Seminar
  • At the Cross Road of Account and Chapter 11 - Panelist
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is well respected for his Chapter 11 work. His expertise as well as his work ethic are well known and admired."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a very personable and thorough attorney. He is well versed in complex Chapter 11 litigation and the Erie bar is fortunate to have him in practice locally. I have referred several potential Chapter 11 clients and other matters to John, and those clients are always extremely satisfied. I would recommend John without any reservations."
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Erie Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer John Francis Kroto
John Francis Kroto
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Erie, PA
Licensed for 20 years