Charles W. Garbett

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New Castle, PA

Luxenberg, Garbett, Kelly & George, P.C.
 | 315 North Mercer Street, New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: 724-761-2094
Fax: 724-658-8013
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%)
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    A founding partner of the New Castle, Pennsylvania, law firm Luxenberg, Garbett, Kelly & George, P.C., Charles W. Garbett provides compassionate representation for individuals in the New Castle and Pittsburgh areas as well as throughout Western Pennsylvania. He lends nearly four decades of experience to a variety of personal injury cases, including birth injuries, medical malpractice and auto accidents, as well as workers' compensation cases. His firm has secured multiple seven- and eight-figure settlements on behalf of injured clients.

    A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Garbett pursued his undergraduate studies at St. Vincent College in Latrobe before attending law school at Notre Dame, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1975; he graduated from both colleges with high honors. After his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar in the same year, he was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the state's Western District as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. In 1991, he was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Due to his service in the U.S. Army prior to his graduation from Notre Dame, Mr. Garbett is a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran who was awarded four medals, and his legal achievements are equally notable. He has been honored with the distinguished AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and he is highly involved in his legal community as well, maintaining memberships in the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, among others.

    Mr. Garbett is also firmly dedicated to the betterment of his community. He has been involved with the American Legion and Rotary Club and has helped young lawyers develop their skills as a Beaver County Mock Trial Competition attorney coach for the New Brighton and Riverside teams.

    *AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Insurance Coverage
    • 10%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Bad Faith Insurance, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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    About Charles Garbett

    Admitted: 1975, Pennsylvania

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    • A-V Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
    • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Member, Lawrence County Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Pennsylvania Association for Justice
    • Former Member of the Board of Governors
    • Pennsylvania, 1975
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
    • Member, American Association for Justice
    • Member, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Beaver County Mock Trial Competition Attorney Coach, New Brighton/Riverside teams
    • American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Vietnam Veterans Association Life Member

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Mr. Garbett served in the United States Army from 1969-1971.  He served in Vietnam from October 1970 through September 1971.  During his Vietnam service, he was decorated four times being awarded the Vietnamese Combat Medal, the Vietnamese Service Cross, the Army Commendation Medal and the Bronze Star Medal, 1970

    Educational Background:

    • St Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1968
    • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 1975
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    Office Location for Charles W. Garbett

    315 North Mercer Street
    New Castle, PA 16101

    Phone: 724-761-2094

    Fax: 724-658-8013

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    Last Updated: 7/9/2020

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