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Lawrence V. Young is a shareholder at CGA Law Firm and currently chairs the firm’s Bankruptcy Department.  He limits his practice to consumer bankruptcy matters, Chapter 11 and corporate reorganizations, as well as debt restructuring and workouts.  He is certified as a Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification, and is one of only 25 throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania so certified.  He routinely handles the following:


  • Representation of consumers in Chapter 7 or 13

  • Representation of farmers in Chapter 12

  • Chapter 11 filings for small businesses

  • Bankruptcy court litigation

  • Business reorganizations, liquidation and debt restructuring

  • Acquisition of distressed assets and debts from bankruptcy

  • Foreclosures and related real estate transactions

  • Representation of both secured and unsecured creditors

  • Chapter 7 Trustee work and related litigation


From 2006 through 2012, Larry has been selected to the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers which is published in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine and the Philadelphia magazine. Annually, the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of the Thomson Reuters Legal Division, conducts a peer review survey, independent evaluation and research to determine a ranking system, and the top 5% in their respective fields are honored.  Larry has been named as one of the top attorneys in the state for his consumer bankruptcy expertise.



Larry is currently a member of the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, having served as a Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Trustee since 1978. Additionally, he served as Panel Chapter 13 Trustee for approximately 10 years. As a Chapter 7 Trustee, Larry accepts assignments from the Department of Justice to review bankruptcy filings and administer assets where appropriate.




He has written and lectured on bankruptcy law topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association, the York County Bar Association, as part of the business law program at York College of Pennsylvania, at the Widener School of Law, for the Pennsylvania Association of Tax Collectors, at the Third Circuit Judicial Conference, and to the Pennsylvania Magistrate District Judges.




Larry served a 6 year term on a Hearing Committee for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1999-2005, chairing the Committee in the final two years. 




He is a past president of the York County Bar Association, the York County Bar Foundation, the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association and Central Pennsylvania Legal Services. He has been an active member of the Pro Bono Committee of the York County Bar Association since 1993, serving as Committee Chair for much of that time. He has received awards for his pro bono contributions from both the York County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.



Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 65%
  2. Chapter 13: 20%
  3. Chapter 11: 15%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven M. Carr

    An excellent, caring, respected bankruptcy attorney


    Steven Carr Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Donald Michael Hahn

    I endorse this lawyer. He is a brilliant bankruptcy attorney who commands the respect of his colleagues in the Middle District.


    Donald Hahn Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

CGA Law Firm
135 North George Street
York, PA, 17401


VAAuthorized to practice law197403/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Outstanding MemberYork County Bar Association2013
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2012
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2011
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2010
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2009
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2008
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2007
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2006
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderCGA Law Firm1975 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
York County Bar AssociationPast PresidentN/A
PA Middle District Bankruptcy Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Bankruptcy TrusteesN/AN/A
American Board of CertificationN/AN/A
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/AN/A
Commercial Law League of America, Bankruptcy SectionN/AN/A
York County Bar FondationPast PresidentN/A
Pennsylvania Legal ServicesPast President and Board MemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteThe Basics of Consumer Bankruptcy2011