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Congratulations to Our 2020 Super Lawyers


Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. is pleased to announce that several of our attorneys have been selected to this year’s Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers selects attorneys through a multi-level process that includes peer reviews, evaluations, honors and awards, as well as other legal merits. Each lawyer’s hard work and experience has led them to be chosen this year.

Leonard A. Sloane has more than 45 years of experience in handling car accident, medical malpractice, products liability, and personal injury claims. He also serves as chair of the firm’s Litigation and Personal Injury Department. He graduated from Villanova University School of Law and has been helping injured victims throughout his career. He has been selected to Super Lawyers each consecutive year since 2004, including being selected to the Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania by the Super Lawyers selection process. He has been featured in Philadelphia Magazine and Main Line Today for his success in personal injury cases. Leonard is a proud member of the Delaware County Bar Association, the Chester County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He lectures on auto insurance law across Pennsylvania and successfully co-authored Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Insurance — An Analysis of the Financial Responsibility Law.

Guy F. Matthews graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law, obtained his Master of Laws in Taxation from Villanova University, and received the C.L.U. and Chartered Financial Consultant designation from the American College. Guy is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and focuses on estate planning matters for individuals and corporate clients, including conducting seminars for public and professional organizations, such as CPA organizations, CPE approved, estate planning, and bar organizations. Guy has been selected to Super Lawyers each consecutive year since 2009.

Jonathan E. Becker helps clients with estate planning and assists with wills and trusts. He graduated from the Ohio Northern University College of Law and received his LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Tax Court of the United States, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been practicing for over 20 years and has gained extensive knowledge from working with an institutional trustee. With his dedication and experience, Jonathan has received several awards, including Top Attorney in Pennsylvania in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate by Philadelphia Magazine, and previously as Best Tax Attorney by Main Line Today. Jonathan has been selected to Super Lawyers each consecutive year since 2011.

Joseph E. Lastowka, Jr. has helped more than 6,500 individuals prepare wills and trusts at the firm. He was nationally recognized as being a part of the first court decision that forced the IRS to pay a taxpayer’s fees. He graduated from The Law School of University of Pennsylvania and is member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Delaware County Bar Association. Joseph has received various awards and honors, including being selected to Super Lawyers each consecutive year since 2008. He served as an adjunct professor at Widener University and has lectured on all topics related to estate planning. Joseph currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Franklin Mint Federal Credit union and is active throughout his community.

David E. Auerbach has been selected to Super Lawyers each consecutive year since 2004 and is the head of the firm’s family law department. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania. After starting as a general practitioner with trial work experience, he decided to focus on family law. David has handled thousands of complex cases and has helped families throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is currently a member of the Delaware County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Additionally, he has lectured on family law issues, especially on the Divorce Code of 1990.

Craig B. Huffman is a graduate from Widener University School of Law and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania. He focuses on family law cases and Orphan’s Court litigation. Additionally, he has lectured on various family law topics, such as child custody, child support, and other divorce matters. He has been selected to Super Lawyers each consecutive year since 2013 and has obtained many other achievements, including the Eric D. Turner Award, the Nicholas D. Vadino, Jr. Memorial Award, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award. Craig is a member of the Delaware County Bar Association, the Delaware County Bar Association Orphans’ Court Rules Committee, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is an essential lawyer at the firm and is also active in his community and church.

Matthew J. Bilker graduated from Widener University School of Law and is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He concentrates on personal injury litigation, general civil litigation, and municipal law at the firm, and has been a significant team member since 2013. This is Matthew’s second consecutive year selected to Rising Stars. He is a member of the Delaware County Bar Association, the DCBA Young Lawyers’ Section-Executive Board, the Guy G. deFuria Chapter of the American Inns of Court, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Additionally, he has conducted numerous seminars on behalf of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Delaware County Bar Association. Since Matthew has extensive trial skills, he is able to help his clients achieve the best possible outcome in their cases.

Christopher M. Brown graduated from Widener University School of Law and joined the firm in 2017. He concentrates on estate planning matters, business formation, development, administration, and litigation. His skills earned him the recognition as a 2017 Main Line Today Top Lawyer. Currently, he is a member of the Delaware County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association, is an arbitrator in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, and is an editor for the Delaware County Legal Journal. Christopher is also admitted to practice in the Pennsylvania Trial Courts, the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts, and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. This is Christopher’s second consecutive year selected to Rising Stars.

Michael J. Davey has been selected to Rising Stars for the ninth consecutive year. Michael graduated from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Michael concentrates on employment law and discrimination matters, as well as personal injury litigation. Michael is a recipient of the Nicolas D. Vadino, Jr., Memorial Award from the Delaware County Bar Association and is widely recognized by his significant contributions to the organized bar.

Melanie E. Tunaitis graduated from Widener University School of Law and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania. She concentrates on family law and strives to help families in need. This is Melanie’s second consecutive year selected to Rising Stars. The firm is privileged to have her as a part of its legal team.

At Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C., we congratulate all of our lawyers that have been selected this year. Our law firm handles a wide range of cases. If you have questions and need representation, speak to our legal team today. To schedule an initial consultation, contact us online or call us at 610-565-3701. Located in Media and West Chester, Pennsylvania, we serve clients throughout Delaware County, Chester County, and Montgomery County.

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A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

We want to assure everyone that during this unprecedented and difficult time, we are still operating and will continue to meet all the legal needs of the residents of the Delaware Valley. While the Governor’s recent orders have restricted our ability to maintain and run our physical offices, Eckell Sparks has deployed a variety of applications and hardware that allows both our attorneys and our support staff to work remotely from home, prepare legal documents, confer with clients remotely, and provide consultations to those seeking legal advice. For more than 50 years, our Firm has been a force in the Delaware Valley legal community. And by leveraging technology, we will continue to do so both during, and after, the current public health emergency.

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