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Attorney Pete Winebrake has litigated hundreds of civil lawsuits in courts throughout the United States and has recovered over $100 million for his hard-working clients and their families.  Mr. Winebrake is regarded as one of the Nation’s most successful and prolific wage/overtime rights lawyers.  He has represented thousands of employees in hundreds of wage/overtime rights lawsuits throughout the United States.  Mr. Winebrake’s cases range from large “class action” lawsuits brought on behalf of large groups of employees to “individual” lawsuits brought on behalf of single employees.  Mr. Winebrake believes that employees with valid legal claims deserve to be represented by competent, ethical, and hard-working counsel.  In evaluating a clients’ potential case, Mr. Winebrake focuses primarily on the quality (rather than the size) of the legal claim.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 95%
    23 years, 750 cases
  2. Mediation: 5%
    10 years, 40 cases



Contingent (30-37%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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  • George R. Barron

    Pete is a consummate professional. He is thorough, very knowledgeable, and determined to obtain the best results for his client.


    George Barron Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brandon Joe Burton

    I endorse this lawyer. Pete is an incredibly tenacious attorney who works tirelessly to ensure workers rights are protected. Pete is an expert when it comes to wage and hour and labor law.


    Brandon Burton Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Winebrake & Santillo, LLC

715 Twining Road, Suite 211
Dresher, PA, 19025-1833


NYCurrently registered 199303/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Achievement as NYC Law Department AttorneyBar Association of the City of New YorkN/A
Annual Award for Legal Work Benefiting Law EnforcementFraternal Order of Police, Lodge 5N/A
Award for Pro Bono Work on Behalf of Latino CommunityPennsylvania Statewide Latino CoalitionN/A
Big Brother of the Year AwardBig Brothers/Big Sisters of the Lehigh ValleyN/A
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super LawyersN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerWinebrake & Santillo, LLC2007 - Present
Non-Equity PartnerTrujillo Rodriguez & Richards, LLC2002 - 2007
Deputy City Solicitor/Chief Deputy City SolicitorPhiladelphia Law Department1998 - 2002
AssociateBallard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP1997 - 1998
Assistant Corporation CounselNew York City Law Department1992 - 1997
Law Clerk to Justice William R. JohnsonNew Hampshire Supreme Court1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeMember2005 - Present
Workers Injury Law and Advocacy GroupMember2005 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Knepper v. Rite Aid Corp., 675 F.3d 249 (3d Cir. 2012)Employees Prevailed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Newsletter of the Employment Rights Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaFair Labor Standards Act Class Action Litigation in Federal and State Courts2004
Journal of Collective Negotiations In the Public SectorAin’t Misbehavin’”?: The Legal Boundaries of Bias and Misconduct of Labor Arbitrators1994
Temple Law ReviewNote, Constitutional Law – The Establishment Clause and Overtly Denominational Accommodations – Olsen v. Drug Enforcement Administration1993
Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University Law ReviewLegal Boundaries for Partiality and Misconduct of Labor Arbitrators1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Lehigh UniversityDouble Major in Economics and EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAWage and Overtime Law2014
PBI Employment Law Institute, Philadelphia, PAWage and Overtime Law2014
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group Annual CLE Event, Steamboat Springs, COage and Overtime Law2013
PBI Employment Law Institute, Philadelphia, PAWage and Overtime Law2013
National Employment Lawyers Association (New York Chapter) Annual CLE EventWage and Overtime Law2013
Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAWage and Overtime Law2012
Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAage and Overtime Law2012
PBI Employment Law Institute, Philadelphia, PAWage and Overtime Law2012
Earl Mack School of Law at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PAWage and Overtime Law2011
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group Annual CLE Event, Buena Vista, FLWage and Overtime Law2006
Annual Convention of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Toronto, CanadaWage and Overtime Law2005
Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PAMunicipal Law2001