Meet Our Attorneys
The law firm of Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn, PC, was founded by four partners in 1953 as a general practice firm. Today, we have five active attorneys, including a son of one of the original partners. We serve individuals, businesses and financial institutions in Hazleton and throughout northeastern Pennsylvania with great skill and integrity.
Our attorneys each practice in different areas of the law, which enables us to meet a broad spectrum of client needs while delivering high-quality legal counsel. Our lawyers consult with each other and take a team approach to select cases, providing further value to our clients.
Decades of Focused, Active Experience Across Diverse Legal Practice Areas
Robert Sensky has been with the firm since 1992, practicing in business and real estate, employment law, and estate law. John Gallagher has practiced law since 1990. He is our chief litigator, with wide experience in personal injury, commercial disputes, complex divorce and other civil litigation. Valerie Diaz Cruz is our bilingual attorney and has been with the firm since 2019, practicing in Workers’ Compensation Law, Personal Injury Law, Family Law, Real Estate, and Commercial Litigation.
Our lawyers bring decades of legal experience and unique qualifications. They are active in professional associations and community organizations. To read more about their credentials and accomplishments, follow these links to their individual profiles: