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John William Lhota

Litigation Attorney at State College, PA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

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About John

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John W. Lhota concentrates his practice in the areas of general litigation, bankruptcy and debtors’ rights, criminal law, and municipal law.  A native of Clearfield, Pennsylvania, he is committed and passionate about representing the people of the Centre Region.

John graduated cum laude from Washington and Jefferson College where he majored in History and minored in Business.  He then attended the Duquesne University School of Law, graduating cum laude.  While in law school, John served as a judicial extern with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, from which he developed a comprehensive knowledge of the Federal Bankruptcy Code.  He received the Outstanding Oral Argument award in Duquesne’s nationally ranked Legal Research and Writing Program and also wrote for the Energy & Environmental Law Journal.

Prior to joining Miller, Kistler & Campbell, John worked for a large energy law firm in South Western Pennsylvania, where he reviewed and analyzed oil and gas titles.  From there, he gained experience in several areas of the law at a full service law firm in downtown Pittsburgh.  

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Miller, Kistler & Campbell
720 South Atherton Street
Suite 201
State College, PA, 16801


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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Lohta was thorough in explaining my situation and executing a successful plan. I always left our conversations feeling confident. He was down to earth yet maintained his professionalism. I would recommend using him for legal services.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Lhota was able to identify and execute a legal plan to win my case. Also, his demeanor and guidance were much appreciated and calming, especially during this worldwide crisis.
Posted by Michelle | May 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
John was very helpful from explaining what to expect along the way and making sure that I understand the process. Very informative whenever I had any questions and prompt replies. I’d highly recommend John.
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent professionalism!
Mr. Lhota was knowledgeable and professional as he handled our matter. We highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
John is my go-to for legal advice, help, and services.
John is easy to talk with and very knowledgeable. I appreciated his feedback as well as his thorough approach to helping me draft an agreement that I needed for my small start-up business. If you're looking for a down to earth lawyer who is professional, follows up, and sets out to help you accomplish your goals as painlessly as possible then I recommend calling John Lhota.
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Posted by JoAnne | December 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
All Lawyers Should Be Like Him
Mr. Lhota was professional while also being down to earth. He took the time to thoroughly explain every thing that was going on / what to expect during the process. He was also readily avaiable to answer any questions I might have had. I would recommend him to anybody, and would turn to him first if I again am in need of legal services in the future.
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Posted by Virginia | September 14, 2018
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Pleased and relieved client!
I have not a single complaint about the services provided by John Lhota and the law firm. I had approached other people but liked John best. I don’t know much about legal issues but John took us through all of them with normal easy to understand language which was greatly appreciated. He was always efficient and punctual with information and very clear and concise. THANKS JOHN!!
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Posted by Riviera | April 11, 2017
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Very courteous and helpful in every manner
John is a great lawyer. He was very patient and answered all my questions thourougly. He also made sure to take the time to explain everything to me to make sure I understood what was happening. On top of all of this he was very prompt and always polite with the replies. This really helped to make the overall experience of getting a lawyers assistance less daunting than it seems. I truly do appreciate John's help and would highly recommend him to anyone who may be considering to use his services.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Miller, Kistler & Campbell
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Luvara Law Group, LLC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Abstractor Attorney
  • Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2016


  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)
  • 2014
  • Washington & Jefferson College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (cum laude)
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • Americredit Financial Services, Inc. d/b/a GM Financial v. Stewart (deficiency claim defense)
  • Case dismissed, with prejudice
  • Cavalry SPV I, LLC v. Little (credit card collection defense)
  • Case Dismissed
  • Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC v. Colletti (credit card collection defense)
  • Case Discontinued


  • Centre County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse John
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an experienced and capable attorney, who is well known for diligently pursuing cases while keeping his clients' best interests in mind."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."

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State College Litigation Lawyer John William Lhota
John William Lhota
Litigation Attorney
State College, PA
Licensed for 9 years