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American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Northampton County Bar Association of Pennsylvania
Carbon County Bar Association
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Barry C. Shabbick

barry@shabbicklaw.com
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Phone: (610) 826-3122
Fax: (610) 826-3123

533 Delaware Ave
Palmerton, Pennsylvania 18071

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Cindi L. Reitz
cindi@shabbicklaw.com

Attorney Shabbick has dedicated his career to helping clients in the areas of workers' compensation, personal injury, family law and divorce, social security disability, and general civil litigation. As the son of a coal miner from a small town, Mr. Shabbick understands the unique challenges facing many blue collar working families. Mr. Shabbick has handled hundreds of personal injury and workers’ compensation cases throughout various stages of litigation. He has argued before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court to protect the rights of a deceased worker’s family to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits. Mr. Shabbick has utilized his unique experience of previously working as an insurance adjuster to expose and prevent efforts by employers and their insurance carriers from shortchanging their employees.

In the area of family law, Attorney Shabbick has extensive experience handled hundreds of divorce, custody, protection from abuse, and child and spousal support cases throughout the Lehigh Valley. Mr. Shabbick has successfully fought for a father who was wrongfully accused of abuse to obtain primary physical custody of his children. Mr. Shabbick has also represented mothers and grandparents in protecting their rights to custody and support, while ensuring the best interests of the children involved are met.

Attorney Shabbick’s personal injury experience includes obtaining million dollar settlements for families who suffered at the expense of another’s negligence. Whether your matter involves motor vehicle, slip/trip and fall, Mr. Shabbick will assure you receive the proper medical treatment for your injuries and fair compensation for your pain and suffering.

Attorney Shabbick is an active member of the Carbon County Bar Association acting as Chancellor in 2013. He is a lifetime member Lehigh Township Rails to Trails having served as secretary to the organization from 2010-2013. In his spare time he and his wife enjoy hiking and biking the beautiful Lehigh Valley and Arizona.

Education

J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1980

B.A., Lafayette College

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Pennsylvania Bar, 1980
Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 1980
Federal District Court – Middle District of PA , 1983
Federal District Court – Eastern District of PA, 1984
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Carbon County Bar Association
Member Since: 1987
Chancellor 2013

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member Since: 1980

Featured Cases and Matters

Am. Rd. Lines & Lexington Ins. Co. v. Workers' Comp. Appeal Bd. (Royal), 39 A.3d 603 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2012)

Successfully litigated through multiple levels of appeals to obtain workers’ compensation benefits for a deceased trucker and his family defeating a defense that the trucker was an independent contractor. The recovery included over $3,000,000 in medical benefits and lifetime benefits for his widow.