Joseph E. Lastowka Jr.

Joseph E. Lastowka Jr.

Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C.
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

Joe Lastowka is a lifelong Delaware County resident who earned his Juris Doctor degree from The Law School of the University of Pennsylvania after graduating from Yale University with a B. A. in Economics & Mathematics.

During his years of practice, Joe has prepared Wills or Trust documentation for more than 6,500 individuals and has served as legal counsel for the settlement of more than 1,300 estates or trusts. He was featured nationally for the first court decision forcing the IRS to pay a taxpayer’s legal fees.

Joe is an elected fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He has been identified as a Super Lawyer™ in the fields of Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates, and also has been included in the listings of Best Lawyers in America™ in those fields of practice.

Joe has chaired the Delaware County Orphans’ Court Rules Committee and the Delaware County Orphans’ Court Education Committee. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Widener University where he developed and taught the Estate Planning and Administration introduction for the Widener University Paralegal Studies Program. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Delaware County Bar Association.

His talks have included presentations on estate planning and related topics to the International Conference of the National Association for Hospital Development, the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations, the Delaware State Tax Institute, the Delaware and Chester County Estate Planning Councils, the Delaware and Chester County Life Underwriters Associations, many community groups, and at Bar Association seminars.

Education
Yale University
B.A. | Economics and Mathematics
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University of Pennsylvania Law School
J.D.
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Professional Experience
Atttorney
Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C.
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Awards
Super Lawyer in Estate Planning
Super Lawyer
Trusts and Estates
Super Lawyer
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar # 8636
Member
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American Bar Association
Member
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Delaware County Bar Association
Member
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Associated Services for the Blind
Board Member
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Chester-Wallingford Chapter of the American Red Cross
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Trusts/Estates
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Website
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Contact & Map
Media Office
300 West State Street Suite 300
Media, PA 19063
USA
Telephone: (610) 565-3700
West Chester Office
113 East Evans Street Matlack Bldg, Suite D-1
Suite B
West Chester, PA 19380
USA
Telephone: (610) 431-4600