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David Charles Schanbacher

Family Attorney at York, PA

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1986
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Attorney Schanbacher concentrates his practice in all aspects of family law including divorce, custody, support, prenuptial agreements and adoptions.

After receiving his J. D. degree from Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, David graduated from the FBI Academy and served as a special agent with the FBI from 1986-1991. Attorney Schanbacher concentrates his practice in all aspects of family law including divorce, custody, support, prenuptial agreements and adoptions. Attorney Schanbacher has served two 3-year terms on council for the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Family Law Section, and is currently the Chair-Elect of the PBA Family Law Section. Attorney Schanbacher was included in 2009-2016 editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law. He is a frequent lecturer and author on family law topics for the PBA/PBI. He was named by his peers as a Select Lawyer in 2014 and 2015. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and is chair of the PBA Family Law Section.

Membership: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania, 1986

Education & J.D.: Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA

Areas of Practice:
Family Law (all aspects)
Divorce
Custody
Support
Prenuptial Agreements
Adoptions

Location

Blake & Schanbacher Law LLC
29 E. Philadelphia Street
Blake & Schanbacher Law LLC
York, PA, 17401

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Posted by Brett | January 24, 2018
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An Attorney With Integrity Who’s Worth Every Cent!
As I near $40k, and over a year and a half in divorce expenses, I could not imagine having a better lawyer and ally than Dave Schanbacher. In divorcing the daughter and sister, of two county judges (from the county in which we and our children live), Dave has brought a superior knowledge and accountability to a flawed system. His profound expertise has enabled him to sort out fact from fiction, and to beautifully navigate what is clearly an uphill battle, and an arduous process. While we still have much work to do, I can’t imagine having a better and more trustworthy attorney. My only regret, is that I didn’t hire Dave as my first attorney; instead opting for a local, and egregiously less talented local (Bellefonte) attorney.
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Posted by Dennis | January 22, 2018
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Thorough Professional Attorney
David has been my attorney for the past 2.5 years and I am nothing but impressed by his performance. His knowledge, preparation, and perseverance has directly led to me 'winning' with my custody situation. Through his efforts, I have gained more time with my children, which is invaluable. I highly recommend David if you find yourself in a divorce and/ or custody situation. His courtroom experience and understanding of the law will put you on top.
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Posted by Becca | May 24, 2016
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Phenomenal and professional attorney
I hired Attorney Schanbacher to handle my divorce and child custody. He was extremely easy to speak to, calmed my nerves as I was extremely anxious and was very informative and to the point. He responded to all my emails and texts in a very timely manner and his assistant Barbara was equally as amazing. I truly couldn't have asked for a better attorney and highly recommend him if going through a divorce or have custody issues, you won't be disappointed. Thank you so much for all you did!!!
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Posted by Joshua | March 3, 2016
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Great Lawyer
I have been working with David for a little over 3yrs now. He has helped me with a divorce and child custody proceedings. David is very thorough and well versed with family law. We have been through two custody cases and a divorce. Both custody cases, David helped me come out on top. He helped walk me through the divorce proceedings to a fair and somewhat even compromise with my ex-wife. He will not sugar coat anything and will give you the facts straight. He will set reasonable expectations and give useful advice. He is a seasoned lawyer with the experience to handle pretty much anything that is thrown at him in court, whether it is coming from the judge or opposing party. I would hire David again if his services are needed in the future. I would also recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer of his caliber and attention to detail.
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Posted by Debra | February 17, 2016
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Partner, Cognetti & Associates
I chose Attorney David Schanbacher immediately at our initial meeting, after interviewing other attorneys (from references I received) for my divorce. I knew the separation and divorce would be incredibly complicated and felt he would be extremely capable in providing me with excellent counsel. After a long and complex process, including major preparations and presentations, working with a forensic accounting consultant, and days in court, his representation of my state off affairs resulted in a positive resolution in my favor. I would and will always highly recommend Attorney Schanbacher to anyone who needs the expertise of a very qualified attorney with family court needs.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2018
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Hardly a pro !
Hired him for my divorce. Definitely laid it on thick when first met him. Provided him with detailed and organized information. Paid him considerably to review information and to be prepared. None of that happened. He was so disorganized and unprepared in court. I found times where I had to bring information to court that he already had, but wasn’t prepared with. He still fumbled through and couldn’t present case. Pretty embarrassing. I give you one example of many. We had to go in front of divorce master. Both parties had appraisals done. One item a four wheeler was appraised $1600.00 of any book value. I pointed this out to Dave way before meeting to submit for evidence. He said just bring to meeting. Needless to say divorce master wouldn’t except it because it wasn’t submitted for evidence. Thanks Dave you just cost me $1600. This is just one of many mistakes. I really considered firing him, but at the time I couldn’t afford another retainer. Believe me I checked with other lawyers. When I told them what was going on, they just shook their heads. I hope someone who reads this,learns from my mistake. Looks somewhere else. I will say this about Dave, he’s a shark when he’s trying to get more money from you. Too bad it doesn’t follow into court. Sad display for a lawyer claiming to have all this experience. Good luck.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cognetti & Associates
  • 2015 - Present

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986

Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Pennsylvania chapter)
  • Fellow
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair of the Rules Committee
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Council Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Council Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Co-Chair of the Rules Committee
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Council Member
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI)
  • Special Agent
  • 1986 - 1991
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Select Lawyer/Peer review
  • Susquehanna Style Magazine
  • 2015
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • American academy of Matrimonial lawyers Pennsylvania Chapter
  • American Academy of Matrimonial lawyers Pennsylvania Chapter
  • 2015
  • Marquis Who's who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2015
  • Select Lawyer/Peer Review
  • Susquehanna Style Magazine
  • 2014
  • Marquis Who's Who in American law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2014
  • Marquis Who's Who in American law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2013
  • Marquis Who's Who in American law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)
  • ERISA/REA
  • 2005
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute Press Book
  • Slicing The Pie Equitable Distribution In Pennsylvania
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)
  • Evidentiary Issues in Family Law
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Family Lawyer
  • Case law Summary
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Sophisticated Issues in Family Law
  • family law
  • 2015
  • Slicing the Pie Equitable Distribution in Pennsylvania
  • family law
  • 2015
  • Pennsylvania rules update
  • family law
  • 2015
  • Family Law 101
  • Family Law
  • 2015
  • Same Sex Marriage developing issues
  • family law
  • 2014
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Business Valuation
  • 2014
  • Family Law Institute
  • family law
  • 2014
  • drafting marital settlement agreements
  • family law
  • 2014
  • Pennsylvania case law and rules update/moderator
  • family law
  • 2013
  • York County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference
  • family law
  • 2012
  • Slicing The Pie Equitable Distribution in Pennsylvania
  • family law
  • 2012
  • York County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference
  • family law
  • 2010
  • Slicing The Pie Equitable Distribution in Pennsylvania
  • family law
  • 2010
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • family law
  • 2009
  • Ethical Continuing Legal Education
  • family law
  • 2009
  • Evidentiary Issues in Family Law
  • family law
  • 2006
  • Family Law Institue
  • family law
  • 2005
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • family law
  • N/A
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York Family Lawyer David Charles Schanbacher
David Charles Schanbacher
Family Attorney
York, PA
Licensed for 37 years