Attorney Carlo LaMonica has devoted his entire legal career to helping individuals, families, and small business owners in Northeastern Pennsylvania with many of their important legal needs. He understands that each client’s situation is unique and works with each client to understand their circumstances and goals in order to create the best plan for their distinct situation and needs.
Admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, his practice concentrates in the areas of estate planning and administration, including wills and trusts, probate, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, estate and inheritance taxes, and long-term care planning. Carlo LaMonica, an accredited attorney with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, also proudly represents veterans who have been denied service-connected disability benefits.
Carlo has experience representing a diverse range of people, including adults and seniors, married couples and single individuals, traditional and non-traditional families, at all levels of net worth. When meeting with clients, Carlo aims to put them at ease by listening carefully to their goals, issues, and concerns. He analyzes each client’s particular financial and personal situation and develops an appropriate plan of action. Carlo attributes his success in law to always making himself available to his clients, while working on their matters with the greatest compassion and diligence.
Whether you are a family with young children, “empty nesters” developing an estate plan, or a senior wanting your affairs in order, Carlo will provide you with answers to your personal questions, and help you consider important questions that may not have occurred to you—all in straightforward, clear language.
Bar & Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan Juris Doctor (J.D.), cum laude Journal of Practical and Clinical Law Managing Editor Certificate of Merit – Research & Writing Certificate of Merit – Advanced Writing Phi Delta Phi – Legal Honor Society
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio Master of Science (M.S.)
Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lackawanna Bar Association
Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorney
Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. Elder Law Clinic, Volunteer Attorney
Lackawanna Bar Association Wills for Heroes, Volunteer Attorney
Managing the Inventory, The Probate Process from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Scranton, PA, December 2018
Veterans Disability: An Overview of a Service-Connected Disability Claim, Lackawanna Bar Association Lunch and Learn, Scranton, PA, July 2018
Honorable Discharge, United States Army
Awards and Recognitions
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
PBA Pro Bono Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2018
Attorney Samuel Fallk Equal Access to Justice Award, Lackawanna Bar Association & Lackawanna Pro Bono, 2018
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“Setting up a will is not something one really wants to do, but is very necessary. Carlo made this process seamless. We went into our first meeting with not very knowledgeable and walked out having learned and gained so much. Carlo takes the time to explain everything and made this a great experience. With his expertise, Carlo made us feel very comfortable knowing we have done the best for our children if ever something were to happen. An added bonus is that he is very personable and funny, too! Attorney LaMonica is the person to see if you need your will done. We look forward to doing business with him again if ever we need it.”