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Charles M. Landry III

Child custody Attorney at Camp Hill, PA

3.9   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 4 years
    Massachusetts - MA 20 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    25%

    21 years, 195 cases

  2. Child custody
    25%

    21 years, 240 cases

  3. Child support
    25%

    21 years, 240 cases

  4. Divorce and separation
    25%

    21 years, 195 cases

Education

Attorney Landry attended the prestigious Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Massachusetts. After graduating high school with honors, Attorney Landry attended Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University) in Bridgewater, Massachusetts where he majored in Sociology, Political Science, and History. Upon graduation from Bridgewater State College in 1999, Attorney Landry received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Following his undergraduate schooling, Attorney Landry attended Suffolk University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts where he obtained his Juris Doctorate in 2002.

Professional

Attorney Landry began his legal career as an associate in a large creditor’s rights firm. Within a year, Attorney Landry was searching for more engaging and challenging work and transitioned into a firm that focused on family law matters. Attorney Landry continued representing family law clients as an associate attorney until he established his solo practice in 2011. Attorney Landry maintained his own office until he and his family transitioned to Pennsylvania in 2017. For the past fifteen years, Attorney Landry has dedicated himself to the practice of family law and regularly handles a wide variety domestic relations matters including divorces (contested and uncontested), custody disputes, spousal and child support matters, as well as adoption petitions. Attorney Landry represents clients at every stage of litigation from the initial filing through the entry of judgment, as well as post-judgment modifications and contempt actions, should they be appropriate or necessary. Attorney Landry has also represented spouses and parents in matters involving same sex couples and transgender children.

Attorney Landry is also well versed in bankruptcy law and has represented consumer debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 petitions in Bankruptcy Court.

Attorney Landry prides himself on making personal connections with each of his clients and believes that open and continuous communication between the attorney and client is one of the keys to successful representation. Attorney Landry provides diligent preparation and zealous advocacy for his clients while maintaining the highest ethical standards.

Attorney Landry is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

Personal

Attorney Landry is a native of Massachusetts. He and his wife of thirteen years have six children together, ranging in age from nine years old to five months old. Attorney Landry and his family moved to Pennsylvania in 2017 and reside in Lancaster County. In his free time, Attorney Landry enjoys spending time with his family and following his favorite baseball and football teams.

Bar Admissions

State Court - Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2003

State Court - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2019

Federal Court - District Court of Massachusetts, 2009

Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Cumberland County Bar Association

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Location

Cognetti & Associates
3304 Market Street
Camp Hill, PA, 17011

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Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Jerry | October 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well versed on family law
I started working with Charles in 2006. He was extremely well versed on family law and the court system, and thoroughly educated me as to my rights and what to expect in certain situations. He was understanding, yet honest and straightforward. My case was never an easy road, but not once were we not prepared or felt unsupported. I would highly recommend Charles!
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Posted by Vijay | June 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you very much for your help!
Mr. Landry, thank you for your help. I am extremely pleased with your services. Your compassion, understanding, and patience helped make my divorce case much easier to handle. Being a non-immigrant case, you had to deal with international law and documentation for which you went above and beyond, and resolved the issues in my favor. The way you handled discussions with the other counsel was highly professional and stands out when compared to that counsel. I will make sure to let people know how satisfied I was with your firm.
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Posted by Shelley | June 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true professional with a client-centered approach
You hear people say that divorce is hard and stressful and that it takes a toll on you emotionally. I always assumed that what was hard and emotional was the breakdown of the marriage-the relationship. What I learned is that the relationship is long-over by the time divorce is discussed. What IS hard about divorce is the breakup (financially and legally) of the marriage. There is so much to navigate in the process and with emotions high and so much to lose I am grateful to have chosen Attorney Charles Landry as my lawyer. Charles is extremely knowledgeable and was able to diffuse emotions so we could get down to the work of dividing property, striking an equitable split and most importantly, ensuring that my children were cared for and protected through the process and in the agreement. I saw and spoke to my divorce attorney on some of the worst days of my life. Looking back, I appreciate the importance of having a true professional with a practical, client-centered approach working for me.
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Posted by Mike | February 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and got the job done. Professional yet approachable.
My wife and I hired Charles and his law firm to help us file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in 2011. Charles really went out of his way to explain the process and all of our options before we made a final decision. In fact, he even made a house visit when we were not able to come to office. He has a superior knowledge of the Bankruptcy laws and how to navigate them appropriately and to the benefit of his clients. Better yet, my wife and I always felt very comfortable and at ease in our business dealings with Charles. As we complete the Bankruptcy process, we now have a financial clean slate and the ability to start over. I cannot articulate the level of relief we now feel as result. Charles was always available for questions and quick to respond. His professional demeanor is very down to earth, which we found to be very comforting. At the very beginning of the process, we were very stressed and overwhelmed by the very notion of having to consider Bankruptcy. But after meeting with Charles, all of our fears and anxiety went away. At the meeting of the creditors, he gave us a play-by-play and represented us in person to ease our concerns and ensure a smooth outcome. We made a terrific decision by hiring Charles and he is now on our speed dial for all things legal. He and his law firm have our strong endorsement. We highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2013
Attorney Landry got thejob done when I tried so many other options first.
I reside in Maine and have been a single mother working in health care for 12 years. My daughter's father lived in MA., had a job, a masters degree, and literally disappeared during the first trimester of pregnancy. No phone, no forwarding address. I knew early in my pregnancy that I would be going at it alone. My original child support order in 2002 was obtained by Maine DHHS through Massachusetts courts and was based the income he reported, which was very low. Based on his education and background, I knew the reported income was not accurate within 1 year of the order. For several years I tried to pursue an child support increase review through the Maine State DHHS. They stated unless I had proof of other parent's increase in income or he stopped his small payments, I could not request a review. They frequently told me how difficult it was to locate the parent and manage an out of state case. They made many mistakes, including giving me false legal information, and always seemed to cover the paper trail. Since the other parent disappeared, I had no way of finding or confirming his employment let alone his residence. After consulting several lawyers who all agreed Maine courts were the place to start, I began proceedings with her father. It took a year for me to squirrel the money away to hire a lawyer. He did not appear for the court date and unfortunately, only the judge knew that Maine was not the correct jurisdiction. A year of my time and savings gone, I had to start over in the Mass court system. At this point, I felt completely hopeless and vulnerable. I had been let down by so many well manered legal professionals and not-so-well mannered agencies here in Maine, I just expected the same from an unknown lawyer in Massachusetts. I obtained Charles Landry's name from the legal bar association referral system, prayed to God, and prepared for another long, expensive, and unknown outcome. Here's where Mr. Charles Landry really surprised me. Actually, "shock" is a more accurate word. Since the other parent had not responded to any court dates or petition inquiries in Maine, we still had no idea of his income. However, Mr. Landry took it upon himself to do research and legwork to obtain reliable income records to resolve my case in the first court appearance. The judge signed the petition and it was done. Done. What surprised me is that Mr.Landry easily could have let this case play out with many court appearances, petitions, and filings to leverage the retainer fee. He chose not to. Instead, he took the initiative to resolve my case quickly and effectively on my behalf. I still had a credit balance on the retainer fee that was returned to me. I have never met Mr.Landry face to face. I've talked to him on the phone, and sent him my credit card info for his very reasonable retainer fee. The sense of vulnerability I felt doing this was almost unbearable. He could have easily taken a more financially self-interested route with the same eventual outcome and I would have my hands tied. But he didn't. His level of integrity, business ethic, and honesty is still shocking to me. I am very grateful for his trust-worthy work and would highly recommend him. And the even better news? The child support increase was substantial. While it pains me to know that my child's father's income had long been much higher, I am so deeply relieved to have this finally completed after so many years. Thank you, Attorney Landry, for your honesty and ethic. It made a huge difference to us. -MB, Portland, ME
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Posted by Lisa | August 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would not recommend this attorney - buyer beware
I retained this attorney for a Ch 7 bankruptcy matter and learned the hard way. He did not do his due diligence, which resulted in a long drawn out legal matter. I was never presented with a fee agreement and he violated several different mass case laws. He has cost me more money and as a result of his lack of expertise, though he claims to be a Bankruptcy attorney - he is not! Also, he is not insured for malpractice. More strict laws and consequences need to be implemented to protect the consumers.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2013
I would not recommend this lawyer
I came to this lawyer after my divorce with a substantial amount of debt. I was trying any kind of bankruptcy to help my situation. I paid him in full for the services and did all the necessary filing I had to do. When it got down to a court date to file he said he was sorry but my bankruptcy couldn't go through because I made too much money. Dont you think you would have known that before he had me pay in full. I was paying all my minimum payments to all my bills and took his advice to not pay to get the bankruptcy approved. It is over two years now and I am still trying to come to a settlement with these credit cards because the interest rates I owe way more.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cognetti & Associates
  • 2019 - Present
  • Founding Attorney
  • Law Office of Charles M. Landry III
  • 2011 - 2019
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Charles M. Landry III
  • 2011 - 2019
  • Pro Bono Attorney Advisor
  • South Coast Legal Aid
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Berube & Vrana
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Lindner & Associates, PC
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • Committee For Public Counsel Services
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Bridgewater State College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • Xaverian Brothers High School
  • Diploma, awarded with honors
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • M.B. v. J.F.
  • Favorable disposition for client with sizable increase in child support order

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • C.E.R.T - Town of Hanson, MA
  • Former Director
  • 2015 - 2016
  • South Coast Legal Aid
  • Pro Bono Advisor
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2018
  • Bristol County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • First Justice's Award for Pro Bono Publico Excellence
  • South Coast Legal Services
  • 2016
  • Moses L. Gittleson Award
  • Center for the Study of the Presidency
  • 1996

Publications

  • Law Office of Charles M. Landry III website
  • Attorney Blog
  • 2018
  • Law Office of Charles M. Landry III website
  • Attorney Blog
  • 2017
  • Law Office of Charles M. Landry III website
  • Attorney Blog
  • 2016
  • Law Office of Charles M. Landry III website
  • Attorney Blog
  • 2015
  • Law Office of Charles M. Landry III website
  • Attorney Blog
  • 2014
  • Law Office of Charles M. Landry III website
  • Attorney Blog
  • 2013
  • Law Office of Charles M. Landry III website
  • Attorney Blog
  • 2012
  • Law Office of Charles M. Landry III website
  • Attorney Blog
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Coffee With Counsel
  • Changes In Tax Law - How It Impacts Alimony and You
  • 2019
  • Coffee With Counsel
  • Child Support Modifications - Process and Procedure
  • 2018
  • Coffee With Counsel
  • Divorce and Bankruptcy - What You Need To Know
  • 2018
  • Coffee With Counsel
  • Contempts and Modifications - Know Your Options
  • 2018
  • Coffee With Counsel
  • QDRO's and Retirement Assets in a Divorce - Know What You Are Walking Away With
  • 2017
  • Coffee With Counsel
  • Massachusetts Custody and Relocation Law
  • 2017
  • Coffee With Counsel
  • Updates to Alimony Reform in Massachusetts - What the new laws mean for you.
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Charles
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked side by side with him on many matters. I can attest to his ability to handle complex matters for clients. He makes personal connections with his clients and effectively represents them through diligent preparation and effective negotiation."
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Camp Hill Child custody Lawyer Charles M. Landry III
Charles M. Landry III
Child custody Attorney
Camp Hill, PA
Licensed for 20 years