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Christopher James Szewczyk

Probate Attorney at Scranton, PA

5.0   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2009
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Location

Mazzoni Valvano Szewczyk & Karam
321 Spruce St Ste 201
Scranton, PA, 18503

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Posted by Anthony | December 10, 2022
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Awesome Lawyer
Chris was great from start to finish. He explained everything in a way that was easy to understand and genuinely cared. Would hire Chris again in the future if I needed an attorney again!
Posted by Michael | December 1, 2022
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Excellent legal service during difficult situation
As part of an estate, I faced legal challenges regarding Real Estate matters. I contacted Mr. Szewczyk, Esq. and he responded immediately to learn about the situation He took the case and was professional, patient and knowledgeable throughout the process. His legal and professional advice allowed me to resolve my situation quickly and efficiently despite multiple challenges arising during the process.
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Posted by Anne | October 11, 2022
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Instant Stress Relief!
Chris was exceptionally responsive and helpful during a stressful time. My elderly mother is struggling with a problematic tenant to the point of it impacting her health. I made the initial inquiry on a holiday weekend and Chris responded outside of ordinary business hours. He carved out time to talk with her immediately, and helped calm and clear her mind for an upcoming hearing. His expertise is matched by his personable nature. He was straight-forward, super-knowledgeable and now the family knows where we will turn for any future legal issue. Excellent! Thank you Chris!
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Posted by Roberta S. | August 31, 2022
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Wouldn’t have wanted anyone else
I can’t thank you enough for all the help you’ve given me through this stressful time. You made a very difficult situation bearable and I appreciate you for all you did to help not only me but my whole family; we are all thankful. I would definitely use his expertise again and would recommend it to others.
Posted by Johnathan | July 29, 2022
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Dui 2nd offence
Chris is a great lawyer. He is well worth the money and very good at what he does and doesnt judge your charges you take to him. I am very happy with the out come of my court sentancing and he hit alot of good key points about me to the judge, listens to details and both sides of the story and clears up alot of confusion in questions asked. I would highly recommend him. God for bid i need a lawyer again i know who to call!
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Posted by Erica | January 28, 2022
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Excellent Lawyer
Chris handled the closing on the sale of my house. He kept in constant communication every step of the way. He made everything as convenient and simple as possible for me (including the signing of all the documents).
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2022
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A+++++
Chris responds to emails in a super timely manner and is very professional. He made the whole process seamless.
Posted by Nicholas | January 17, 2020
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Client
Excellent advise and very professional. Solved our issue in a timely fashion and made this process painless when I expected it to be tedious and upsetting. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone who asks for a very accomplished attorney.
Posted by Ken | January 15, 2020
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Effective & Detailed attorney
I hired Atty Szewczyk to handle a tenant appeal for eviction..... Chris explained in detail how things would unfold and possible "curves in the road" .... everything went as he explained and I was kept informed every step of the way. Very satisfied with the work of Atty Szewczyk and would definitely use if need should arise in the future. Would absolutely have no problem recommending Atty Szewczyk to someone if I was asked for my honest opinion.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2019
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Highly Recommend
I hired Attorney Szewczyk for a criminal matter. He was through and explained everything. I could not have asked for better services! He helped us achieve a favorable result, and I couldn't be happier.
Posted by Rachelle | October 4, 2019
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Amazing Lawyer
Always goes above and beyond. I hired Christopher for an eviction and he has always made himself available for all of my questions along the way. I look forward to working with Christopher for many years to come.
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2018
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Excellent and Professional
I hired Mr.Szewczyks for a felony, and several misdemeanors. His price was very fair. He was always professional, reassuring and effective. As a first time offender I was denied ARD, but he worked for me to be reconsidered. I will be getting a second chance at my life and a brand new start. Without him, I could have lost my career. I am forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2018
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Great hire
Reached out for a consultation on my dui case and after explaining everything in a way that I was able to understand I felt comfortable to pick him to represent me. This was a great decision as he not only reassured me that it was going to be okay he got me into the ARD program. I would highly recommend his services for anyone looking for representation.
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Posted by Amanda | February 26, 2017
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Professional and dedicated
I hired Chris as my lawyer for a dui. He was both professional and dedicated in serving me. He was very respectful, honest, and made me feel comfortable about what to expect/look forward to with my case. He worked diligently to provide for me what I needed to know in addition to going out of his way providing me information while "off the clock." I would recommend Chris to both family members and friends as I hold that much trust within him. He is very personable and motivated, which made it much easier regarding the negative situation I was going through.
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Posted by Matt | July 29, 2016
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Honest, very knowledgeable, down to earth
I was having issues collecting rent from my tenant. After I tried magistrate court on my own and failed, I seeked legal adivce from Chris. This was the first time in my life that I would need a lawyer for anything, so I had no idea what to expect. He met me on short notice for the consultation - I asked to meet him in less than 2 hours. I was very grateful for him shuffling his schedule to meet. His knowledge on the process from start to finish was top notch. He provided excellent coaching, documents to serve tenant, and answered every single email I sent within a few hours. I do not know what the outcome would have been if I did not hire him, but with his legal counsel I was able to get what was owed to me. I could not be happier with hiring him. Thank you, Chris!
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Posted by Jonathan | May 20, 2016
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An Honorable Man.
Although I did not use his services, Christopher was kind enough in our consultation to provide me with the realistic scenario that would've come had I fought a traffic ticket. One of the few lawyers who looks out for the best interests of the client, despite there being no payday. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Jessica | April 2, 2016
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Christopher Szewczyk - Review
Chris was empathetic to my legal situation. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the procedures that would be followed in my case, he explained them to me, and gae me every possible option, guiding me into what he felt would be suit my case. Chris provided a great deal of detail and support before and during my trial. I never once doubted his judgment or his advice. He is a wonderful communicator and very down to earth. Chris is of the utmost professional, courteous, and dedicated in his field of expertise.
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Posted by Rob | March 11, 2016
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Outstanding!
Christopher is top notch. He is very knowledgeable and professional. He walked me through every step of the process, which really set my mind at ease. The outcome that he provided was actually much better than anything I had anticipated. I recommend him highly and will utilize his services in the future if I should need them.
Posted by Mary B. Taylor | July 29, 2015
Thinks outside the box.
Excellent adviser. Honest. Very helpful. Spends his time on his dime to ensure that prospective clients and current clients are completely informed and satisfied. Knowledgeable and great researcher. Trustworthy. Very responsive and in fact is proactive. We are pleased and relieved to have him in our corner. Our outcome was terrific and we want to keep him on retainer.
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Posted by Michael | July 26, 2015
EXCELLENT LAWYER
Chris represented me as a plaintiff seeking justice against a local pool installer. Chris is very professional and easy to work with. We were definitely prepared when it came time to appear in court. I am happy to report that the judgment was awarded in our favor! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED LAWYER!!
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AVVO RATING 6.5 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Solicitor to Planning Commission
  • Borough of Dickson City
  • 2018 - Present
  • Borough Solicitor
  • Borough of Jessup
  • 2018 - Present
  • Solicitor
  • Lackawanna County Sheriff's Office
  • 2014 - Present
  • Solicitor for Dickson City Zoning Hearing Board
  • Borough of Dickson City
  • 2010 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Marywood University
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Solicitor
  • Lackawanna County Board of Elections
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Solicitor to the Board of Elections
  • Lackawanna County
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Scranton
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. McNamara
  • Helped negotiate a no-contest third degree murder plea agreement of 7 to 16 years
  • Old Forge Borough v. HARIE and Excalibur
  • Won at both the Court of Common Pleas and Commonwealth Court
  • Commonwealth v. Schulze
  • First degree murder case that resulted in a manslaughter plea in Lackawanna County.

Associations

  • Bill Howerton Memorial Fund
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Valley Community Library
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Mid Valley Mock Trial Team
  • Moderator
  • 2010 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Lawyers in the Classroom
  • The Life of a Lawyer
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is a very conscientious lawyer who is extremely dedicated to his work and clients. His professionalism and knowledge in Criminal Law provides him with a strong base to achieve the best possible results for his clients."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Real estate

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Scranton Probate Lawyer Christopher James Szewczyk
Christopher James Szewczyk
Probate Attorney
Scranton, PA
Licensed for 14 years