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    Default Mental Health Commitment Expungement Attorney List

    In case anyone here is looking for a good attorney to use for an expungement of a mental health commitment in Pennsylvania, here is a good place to start.
    If you are a mental health commitment expungement attorney or know someone who is but isn't on the list, please let me know and I'll be glad to add them.

    Brian Zeiger
    1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd,
    Suite 620a Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Phone: 215-546-0340

    J. Michael McCormick
    314 Center Avenue
    PO Box 64
    Verona PA 15147
    412-828-8490
    J.Michael@pagunlaws.com
    http://www.pagunlaws.com/Expunge_Civil_Commitments.html
    (There is some really good information on that website, first attorney I contacted because he’s the first one who comes up when you type “302 Expungement” into Google.)

    Adam Kraut or Joshua G. Prince (sigforlife on the forum)
    Main Location:
    646 Lenape Rd
    Bechtelsville PA 19505
    Phone 610-845-3803 ext 81114
    Toll Free 888-313-0416
    Fax 610-845-3903
    https://www.princelaw.com/
    Email: Use the form on the website.

    Lapman Law
    2 Public Square
    Wilkes-Barre PA 18701
    reception@lapmanlaw.com
    Phone: 570-371-3737


    Mazza Law Group
    2790 West College Avenue Suite 800
    State College PA 16801
    Phone: 814-237-6255

    McShane Firm
    3601 Vartan Way 2nd Floor
    Harrisburg PA 17110
    Phone: (717) 547-9267
    Fax: (717) 657-2060
    Email using the form on the website below:
    https://www.pennlago.com/restoring-y...02-commitment/

    Michael Antonio Giaramita
    101 West Chester Pike Suite 1A
    Havertown PA 19083
    MIKE@GLAWPA.COM
    Phone: 484-558-0076


    Michael P. Gottlieb (The one I’m using for my 302 expungement)
    319 Swede Street
    Norristown PA 19401
    (Across the street from the courthouse)
    610-279-4200
    http://michaelpgottlieb.com/
    To email him, use the form on the website.

    Philip G. Kline Jr. (GunLawyer001 on the forum)
    519 Juniper Street
    Quakertown PA 18951
    215-538-4444

    Scaringi Law
    MAIN LOCATION
    2000 Linglestown Road
    Suite 106
    Harrisburg PA 17110
    https://www.scaringilaw.com/mental-health-law/
    Phone: 717-775-7195
    Email: Use the form on the website.


    Just a word of warning from my attorney and I: DO NOT USE A LAWYER WHO DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO DO A MENTAL HEALTH EXPUNGEMENT PROPERLY. They could mess it up and it will be expensive.
    Last edited by GeneralRaptor2002; August 20th, 2019 at 05:33 PM. Reason: forgot to include someone, adding new people to the list

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    Default Re: Mental Health Commitment Expungement Attorney List

    Can we make this a sticky? (since lots of people here are asking about 302 expungements) Or if not this, a regular list of gun lawyers (with indicators next to their names with their specialties, i.e. MHX for mental health expungement, P for pardon, VUFA for the defense of violations of the uniform firearms act, NFA for National Firearms Act, FFL for Federal Firearms License etc.)?

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    Default Re: Mental Health Commitment Expungement Attorney List

    Great idea, but with the warning from your own attorney in mind, who decides if a particular lawyer "knows how" to properly serve in a particular area?

    If I want to put "John Smith" on the list, and somebody else here had a bad experience with "John" in their own case, what happens?
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    Default Re: Mental Health Commitment Expungement Attorney List

    I bet they'll be pretty busy with the up and coming new background checks and Red Flag laws.
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    Default Re: Mental Health Commitment Expungement Attorney List

    I'm guessing finding an attorney (on your own) who has a track record of successful 302 expungements is difficult due to client-attorney privacy issues?
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    Default Re: Mental Health Commitment Expungement Attorney List

    Quote Originally Posted by Bang View Post
    I'm guessing finding an attorney (on your own) who has a track record of successful 302 expungements is difficult due to client-attorney privacy issues?
    An attorney could make a claim as to numbers/wins/losses, etc., but couldn't hand out a list of names and numbers for verification. The same would apply to any attorney and/or area of practice.
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    Default Re: Mental Health Commitment Expungement Attorney List

    You're certainly right that there are problems with handing out a list of lawyers. Some lawyers have a list of client reviews, but as we all know lists of reviews can be very unreliable. I wanted to make this list to make it easy for someone who needs to find a lawyer for a mental health expungement to find what they need. I was struggling to find a lawyer near where I live for my 302 expungement (the first lawyer I contacted was on the other side of the Commonwealth) until someone on PAFOA mentioned that they used someone in Norristown, which is about a half-hour drive from where I live. The way I found these attorneys was:
    1: Looking on court docket search websites to see which lawyers were handling the 302 expungement cases
    2: Typing in "302 Expungement" "Mental health expungement" etc. into google to see which law firms and lawyers would come up.

    I should add: HIRE AN ATTORNEY AT YOUR OWN RISK. It is your money, do your research before hiring a lawyer.

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    Default Re: Mental Health Commitment Expungement Attorney List

    Quote Originally Posted by JenniferG View Post
    I bet they'll be pretty busy with the up and coming new background checks and Red Flag laws.
    You're certainly right, however, every lawyer that does 302 expungements also does something else, usually firearms law and criminal defense. They're always busy with something.

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