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Stroudsburg, PA

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Get to Know Patrick Best

Patrick J. Best (“PJ Best”) is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was born and raised in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. After graduating from law school he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Carmen D. Minora of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas.

Attorney Best has represented disabled individuals across Pennsylvania and surrounding states who were wrongfully denied Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income since his time in law school through the University of Pittsburgh Civil Practice Clinic. He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives (NOSSCR) and the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR). He hosts the YouTube show “Social Security Disability with Patrick J. Best, Esq.“.

Attorney Best is also an experienced bankruptcy attorney. His practice is based upon premier customer service which ultimately has resulted in being named as a “Top 10 Best Bankruptcy Lawyer in Pennsylvania for Customer Service” by the American Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys. Attorney Best handles bankruptcies for individuals and businesses under Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code and handles student loan adversary proceedings nationwide. He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. He hosts the YouTube show “Bankruptcy Basics“.

In addition, Attorney Best is an accomplished tax attorney. He handles tax planning and works with small business owners to save money on their taxes each year. He also handles tax problem resolution and works with both businesses and individuals to resolve any and all problems with the IRS including non-filed returnstax debt resolution, and audits. He hosts the YouTube show “Tax Talk“.

Since 2015, Attorney Best has served as a Standing Divorce Master in Monroe County Pennsylvania where he has been appointed by the Court to make recommendations in contested divorce and annulment actions.

In 2019, Attorney Best earned a Certificate in Reasonable Attorney Fees from the National Association of Legal Fee Analysis. Attorney Best now serves as a fellow with the National Association of Legal Fee Analysis and serves as an expert in attorney’s fees and legal billing in a variety of cases in both state and federal courts.

Attorney Best is frequently featured in the media including US News & World ReportWFMZ, and has an extensive resume speaking to attorneys and bar associations regarding a number of legal issues.

At present, Attorney Best serves clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Maryland in a wide variety of cases including, but not limited to, Social Security Disability, bankruptcystudent loanstax planning, and tax problem resolution. He currently serves as Solicitor to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Monroe County Controller’s Office.

Media Appearances


  • 2022-2024 Super Lawyer, Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2024 Top 15 Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2024 Top 15 Social Security Disability Attorneys, The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2023 Community Choice Awards Finalist, “Best Lawyer”, Pocono Record
  • 2012 Super Lawyer Rising Star, Philadelphia Magazine
  • Top 10 Best Bankruptcy Lawyer in Pennsylvania for Customer Service, American Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Elite Bankruptcy Lawyer,


University of Pittsburgh


Rochester Institute of Technology


Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania (2010)
  • Maryland (2013)
  • New Jersey (2014)
  • New York (2016)
  • Federal District Courts:
    • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • Western District of Pennsylvania
    • District of New Jersey
    • District of Maryland
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York
    • Northern District of New York
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court