Spotlight on: David M. Sebelin, Esquire
“A law firm should be more than just a business, it should be a refuge of the accused and an advocate of the community.” – David M. Sebelin, Esquire
David, never envisioned himself becoming a lawyer. “My dad worked at the Palmerton Zinc Company, my mom was a teacher’s aide at Panther Valley, I wanted a career where I could make a difference for someone like them” said David. Graduating Suma Cum Laude from Wilkes University’s class of 2008, Attorney Sebelin originally envisioned a career in journalism or working on behalf of a non-profit group. While studying at Wilkes, David furthered his career path by volunteering with Zebra, a student run Public Relations firm which aided local non-profit groups in marketing and outreach. His work with Zebra eventually earned him the honor of being named Pennsylvania’s Public Relations Scholar of the Year. But in the fall of 2007, David’s entire career path changed.
“While at college, I had the opportunity to work with Wilkes-Barre attorney George Spohrer on his efforts to rebuild and restore an old locomotive. Talking with him made me appreciate the immense amount of good legal professionals do every day”. After this chance encounter, Attorney Sebelin, would change career paths and go on to attend Widener University School of Law. Thereafter, David would intern with Carbon County Court Administration, the Harrisburg chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Widener University Civil Law Clinic. Through these experiences, David provided legal services in cases involving divorce, workers compensation, and immigration conflicts.
Upon graduating from law school, Attorney Sebelin would work to resolve a class action lawsuit brought by the residents of Avoca, Pennsylvania. For over four years, David was responsible for managing the probate/estate process of over six hundred deceased victims of chemical contamination. He represented estate administrators in Orphans Court hearings across Northeastern Pennsylvania, and filed hundreds of estate accountings, motions, and citation requests in these jurisdictions. While this case was pending, Attorney Sebelin also continued his legal career practicing disability, landlord tenant, personal injury, and civil litigation. Today, David works to not only bring satisfaction to his clients, but also to better his community by volunteering in the Pennsylvania Wills for Heroes Program and other community activities.
“I didn’t always want to be a lawyer, but this profession has allowed me to help so many people.” said Attorney Sebelin.
If you require the assistance of a lawyer, contact Attorney David M. Sebelin at Sebelin & Sebelin P.C. Call (610)-379-4499 or schedule a free consultation on our website. Fair. Honest. Representation.