Charles Laputka is the owner and manager of the Laputka Law Office:
My clients often want to know how they should handle burdensome debt obligations and get a fresh start towards a better financial future. Since 1997 I have helped thousands of people overcome mountains of debt in one way or another. As the owner of the Laputka Law Office, I regularly counsel clients regarding mortgage foreclosure, asset protection planning, and collection issues as well.
I began my career in the credit/debt industry one summer during high school where I worked in a call center placing cold calls to pre-qualified consumers in an attempt to have them apply for the Providian Bank Mastercard. This job taught me with a wealth of interpersonal and sales experience.
The next summer I began working in the repossession department of a local bank in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. This was my first experience learning about defaulted credit issues and hearing the personal stories of hard working men and women who were unable to make ends meet despite working long hours and multiple jobs.
At the end of that summer I returned to college in Pittsburgh and began working in the collections department of large national bank where I experienced hard working families, all over the country, struggling to make their mortgage and auto loan payments. Resolving loan defaults with hundreds of consumers over the next few years taught me compassion for people from all walks of life. Most importantly I learned that serious financial problems can happen to anyone.
After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000 I decided I would attend law school at the Duquesne University of Law School the following fall. To prepare for the rigors of law school I quit my job at the bank to focus on my studies. Six months later I felt I had adjusted well to law school, and I was broke, so I begin looking for a job again. I soon gained employment at a high-volume bankruptcy law firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I learned valuable lessons about personal and business finance. I began to enjoy Bankruptcy Law and working for the debtors rather than the creditors.
In the fall of 2004, in a twist of fate, I took a job with a large Allentown, Pennsylvania law firm practicing collections and bankruptcy law for creditors again. During this stage of my career I handled hundreds of foreclosure and repossession cases for local banks and learned all of the inside secrets of the process. Although I enjoyed my coworkers, the type of creditor representation work I experienced at this firm was not personally fulfilling for me and I was determined to start my own firm and represent consumers again.
In 2008, I decided to open the Laputka Law Office to provide experienced legal representation serving clients all over Pennsylvania. Since then I have never looked back, always expanding and growing my practice to serve more people each year! In 2016 and 2017 I authored a few books about bankruptcy and credit repair and I am happy to share them with anyone who is interested. I regularly present topics at national conventions about consumer bankruptcy, other related areas of law and law firm management. I truly enjoy my work every day and I love serving my clients needs no matter how large or small.
One thing I can assure you is the team of compassionate and dedicated professionals at the Laputka Law Office is like no other and we look forward to serving our clients’ needs every day.
Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Debtor and Creditor Rights, Collections, Asset Protection Planning, Civil Litigation. Education: University of Pittsburgh (B.A., 2000); Duquesne University School of Law (J.D., 2003). Admitted to the Bar of Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 2003; United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2003; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2004; Unites States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2004. Born 1978, Kingston, Pennsylvania.