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Thomas L Lightner

Divorce and separation Attorney at Allentown, PA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Lightner Law Office

  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 31 years
    New Jersey - NJ 31 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2016
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1993
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for debt relief

    30 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    Divorce, Post Nuptial Agreements, Equitable Distribution, Spousal Support, and PFA Actions

    30 years

  3. Child custody
    Child Custody and Grandparent Rights

    30 years

  4. Child support
    Child Support and Spousal Support

    30 years

  5. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for debt relief

    30 years

  6. Wills and living wills
    Estates, Wills, Power of Attorney

    30 years

Thomas L. Lightner has more than 25 years of experience in the practice of law. Lightner Law Office is a general law practice that focuses on Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, divorce, family law, and estate planning. Thomas L. Lightner prides himself on operating a down to earth law firm where clients are able to confide in him with great assurance of superior representation and compassion during their time of need. 

Attorney Lightner graduated with his JD from Temple Law School in 1992 and is presently admitted to the Bar in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a Vietnam Veteran and an active motorcyclist. When he is not helping clients, Thomas L. Lightner enjoys riding his Harley with his dog, Lady Justice, in the attached sidecar.  

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Lightner Law Office
4652 Hamilton Blvd.
Allentown, PA, 18103

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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Amy | June 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Heaven Sent
In a time when stress is at an all time high, you need people like the staff of Lightner Law Office to be there! From the initial phone call all the way through the process, I never felt alone. I could call or email with "dumb" questions or frantic thoughts of panic and EVERY time after, my mind and heart were at ease. Andrea is simply the best and Thom, Sue & Amanda are top notch!!! I never felt like I was being a bother with my many questions and no matter what "weird" situation I THOUGHT I had, they assured me that it was a normal question and provided me with a reassuring answer. If you are left with bankruptcy as your only viable option, do not hesitate to retain this firm. If will be the best decision you've made in a long time and you will literally feel the weight lift from your shoulders!!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy & Divorce
Dealing with Lightner Law Office has been a pure delight. They have been so supportive and helpful during this very difficult time in my life. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone that is in need of the services they offer. Wonderful caring staff that are always available to answer any and all questions.
Posted by Bob, Connie | December 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Attorneys and staff are very knowledgeable and efficient. We are extremely pleased with how our case was handled and the professionalism extended to us. You must do what they ask of you in order for the process to run smoothly and in a timely manner. Remember they are there to request documents and put it all together and file the necessary paperwork. It is a team effort but without their knowledge and expertise nothing gets accomplished! We are very pleased we contacted them! Thank you all for the great work!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2015
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Thomas L Lightner
Attorney Lightner and his staff have been excellent to work with. Stress free, optimistic, professional services. Very knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend them to anyone. I used Attorney Lightner for Bankruptcy services.
Posted by Debbie | September 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
I had to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy and I was referred to Thomas Lightner. He has really helped me go through this uncertain process and I'm very grateful to him. Although filing for bankruptcy was never something I wanted to do, I'm glad I had him to be by my side as I went through it. You will not be disappointed with Lightner Law Office!
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Posted by Amy | June 17, 2014
Excellent Attorney! I highly recommend Attorney Lightner!
Attorney Lightner helped me with my Chapter 7 bankruptcy and it was a painless expereince. I was nervous but he and his staff put me at ease. I would definately use him again in the future if I have any other legal matters that I would need help with.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016.

Public Reprimand issued in PA, 2016
updated on 09/25/2020

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Lightner Law Office
  • 1994 - Present


  • Temple University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Ohio University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • Lehigh County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best for Creditor Harassment, Pennsylvania
  • The Corporate America, Legal Elite
  • 2015
  • Highly Rated in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Most Compassionate Bankruptcy Firm- Pennsylvania
  • Acquisition International
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in Pennsylvania
  • The Legal Network
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Thomas
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Tom Lightner on several matters. He is highly regarded in our community for debt and bankruptcy. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Attorney Lightner for fifteen years and he is very professional, knowledgeable and competent. He is held in high regard by other members of the Lehigh County Bar Association.I recommend him to anyone who is seeking an attorney for a Family Court matter. James Reich, Esq."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've known Thom for over 20 years. We started law school together where we started our working relationship. After law school, Thom and I would consult each other on cases we were working in our separate practice until we decided to start partnership. We open our offices in the Lehigh Valley and Berks County. While working with Thom, he continuously amazed me with his ability to negotiate on behalf of his clients and his tenacity in a courtroom. When he takes a case, he has only one thing on his mind and that is his client. He has earned the respect of his clients and opposing attorneys through his dedication and tireless work as an attorney. After our paths went different ways, we continued to be friends and I've watched his practice grow. I have recommended him without reservation to my friends and family when I was unable to assist them. I would not hesitate to hire him myself if I needed an attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lightner is a highly respected and experienced bankruptcy attorney, who diligently and vigorously represents his clients, always putting their interests first."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Prior to opening my own practice I had the benefit of working for Tom. The experience I received working under Tom was invaluable in preparing me for my own practice. Tom relates with his clients and destroys the stereo type that attorneys are stiff, uptight and callus. He has an unmatched ability to put his clients at ease during their troubling times. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Allentown Divorce and separation Lawyer Thomas L Lightner
Thomas L Lightner
Divorce and separation Attorney
Allentown, PA
Licensed for 31 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016. See details