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Meet Amato Sanita

Criminal defense attorney Amato Sanita has nearly two decades of experience handling adult and juvenile criminal defense in Pennsylvania. He has successfully tried cases in nearly all State and Federal Courts throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as numerous other jurisdictions with permission of the Court. He has defended individuals charged with cases that have made national headlines and resulted in multiple acquittals.

Amato Sanita is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, and he is federally barred in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Justinian Society, American Association for Justice, Philadelphia Bar Association, and Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He is a founding member of the X-Philly Defender Alumni Association and Philadelphia Criminal Inn of Court, as well as State Orator for the Sons and Daughters of Italy.

Amato Sanita is dedicated to defending his clients with professionalism and quality representation. He has a 10 out of 10 Avvo rating for experience and client representation, which he has held for 6 straight years.  He has also been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for two years and as one of the Nation’s top 1 percent for criminal trial defense.

Before beginning his own criminal practice, Amato Sanita was responsible for all complex Criminal Defense matters at the firm Freedman and Lorry, PC where he represented local 332, local 623, local 1199c and local 830 union members. He also served as Principal at the firm of Bagia and Associates, where he handled both complex criminal and immigration detention cases.  He has also formerly served as a Major Trials Attorney and Trial Supervisor with the Defender Association of Philadelphia.

Amato Sanita in His Own Words

Below is excerpted from an interview with Pennsylvania criminal lawyer Amato Sanita where he answers questions about his background and experience as a criminal defense attorney.