Areas of Practice


Since 2014, we have provided representation to people and businesses in Pennsylvania. Whether your legal needs demand help in family court, representation in insolvency proceedings before Pennsylvania’s Western District Bankruptcy Court and/or defending against criminal charges, we can help you understand your rights. Moreover, if you’re being sued by, or you need to sue, your landlord, your tenant, an individual or a business for a breach of contract, we can help you.

We can also help you with legal matters that arise after the death of a loved one. In those critical and difficult moments, having the help and guidance of an attorney can be a tremendous relief to you or your family. If your legal needs include probate services and/or estate litigation, please know that we make the process as uncomplicated as possible.



Family Law

Divorce, Support, Division of Property, Adoption, Child Custody, Protection from Abuse, Domestic Violence


Estate Planning

Wills, Health Care Directive with Living Wills, Financial Power of Attorney, Guardianships (minors & incompetent individuals)



Estate Administration

Probate, Inheritance Tax, Inheritance Litigation, Claims against an Estate


Bankruptcy

Individual, Small Business, Chapter 7 Insolvency, Chapter 13 Insolvency



Criminal Law

D.U.I. Defense, Summary Offenses, Misdemeanor Offenses, Expungement Proceedings, Governor's Pardon Proceedings


Breach of Contract Law

General Breach of Contract Issues, Assistance with Collection of Past Due Rent, Tenant Evictions

  • Landlord Client
    "John is a great guy and went out of his way to help us with a landlord/tenant battle. Without him I would have been lost."
    Landlord Client
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Estate Planning Client
    "I am very happy that we chose John to do our legal work. He's very knowledgeable and easy to work with."
    Estate Planning Client
    Washington, PA
  • Small Business Owner
    "I’ve used John at The Sembrat Law Firm for several legal needs over the last couple of years. He’s my first call whenever something arises and I need help with anything legal. He is always honest and easy to talk with. This is unlike attorneys I’ve used in the past. Most importantly, he actually cares!"
    Small Business Owner
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Estate Administration Client
    "I'm a huge fan of the Sembrat Law Firm. John has personally provided me with prompt, professional service on multiple occasions. Give him a try and you will be a fan too."
    Estate Administration Client
    Waynesboro, PA
  • Family Law Client
    "From small items to more complex issues, the Sembrat Law firm has always provided fantastic legal help. I couldn't recommend any business more than this one. Prompt, courteous service is the norm here."  
    Family Law Client
    Pittsburgh, PA
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