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Lawrence S. Rubin

About me

Born in NY, I moved to Delaware in 1974 and attended Widener University Law School.  I've been practicing law since I was 25 years old.  Started my own practice in 1978, and have not worked for anyone since.  I have handled thousands of bankruptcy and consumer law cases, but I also have substantial experience with family law, criminal law, injuries and accidents as well as appeals.  My practice is primarily consumer and consumer bankruptcy law at present.  



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  1. Chapter 13: 35%
    38 years
  2. Chapter 7: 30%
    38 years
  3. Bankruptcy: 20%
    38 years
  4. Family: 5%
  5. Other: 10%
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Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Rubin's responses on AVVO are always thoughtful, well reasoned, and exhibit a through knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code and similar consumer debt matters.


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Contact info

Lawrence Rubin

337 West State Street
Media, PA, 19063

Law Offices of Lawrence S Rubin

337 W. State St
Media, PA, 190632615



NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 197807/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Reader's Choice: Best Bankruptcy AttorneyDelaware Co Daily Times- Best Lawyers Reader's Choice2016
Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono RepresentationLegal Aid of Southern Pennsylvania, Pro Bono Project2015
Delaware Co Best Lawyers Reader's Choice-BankruptcyDelaware County (PA) Daily Times2015
Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono ReresentaionPro Bono Project, Legal Aid of SE PA2014
Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono RepresentationPro Bono Project, Legal Aid of Southeastern PA2013
Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono RepresentationPro Bono Project, Legal Aid SE Pennsyvania2011
Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono RepresentationPro Bono Project, Legal Aid of Southeastern PA2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Solo practice of lawLawrence S. Rubin, Attorney1978 - Present
Assistant District AttorneySuffolk County District Attorney's Office1977 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesN/A2011 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2005 - Present
Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy ConferenceN/A2002 - Present
Delaware County Bar AssociationN/A1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth Financial v. Smith, Superior Court of PA (2011)Game-changing caselaw made in favor of the consumer.
In re Paden, PADEN v. G.E.C.C. CONSUMER DISCOUNT COMPANY, INC., 10 B.R. 206 (1981)The court held the statute constitutional and the debtors (out clients) prevailed.
In re Tezla, Tezla v. Palisades Collections USBC ED PA No. 08-12700Award of punitive damages of $11,000 awarded to client, plus actual damages and counsel fees as well.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
State University of New York, Stony BrookEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Consumer Defense Line Radio ProgramLegal Impact of Superior Court Ruling in Commonwealth Financial v. Smith2011
Delaware County Bar Association Bankruptcy SectionRecent Updates in BAPCPA Caselaw2008