Andrew M. Carobus – Of Counsel

Attorney Andrew M. Carobus

Andrew, or “Buzz” as we know him, joins Shaffer & Gaier in the firm’s mortgage foreclosure practice. Andrew works with the firm in defending homeowners against whom the banks have filed a civil action in mortgage foreclosure. Together they ensure that the banks do not violate the rights of the homeowners and labor steadfastly to protect the client’s interests against aggressive foreclosure tactics.

Prior to joining Shaffer & Gaier, Andrew worked at one of the leading plaintiff’s firms in the city of Philadelphia, focusing his practice on representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice actions. Andrew sued negligent doctors and hospitals on behalf of patients or their estates in matters ranging from careless laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures to misdiagnosing cancerous tumors to off-label uses of medication leading to intracranial hemorrhaging. He has argued on behalf of his clients in numerous counties throughout both Pennsylvania and New Jersey and in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has deposed gastroenterologists, interventional radiologists, surgeons, and nurse practitioners, among other medical professionals, as well as worked cooperatively with medical expert witnesses to hold the doctors and hospitals accountable for their negligent actions.

Andrew also served as an Assistant District Attorney with the District Attorney’s Office of Philadelphia. During his service to the public, Andrew prosecuted over 500 adult and juvenile offenders on charges including attempted murder, robbery, burglary, sexual assault, violations of the Uniform Firearms Act, possession of controlled substances with the intent to distribute, DUI and numerous other offenses. He served as the lead prosecutor in over 250 jury and bench trials before judges in both the Municipal Court and the Court of Common Pleas. He argued motions to suppress evidence, motions to suppress statements made by defendants, motions to quash the charges filed against the defendant, motions to revoke the bail of the defendant, summary judgment motions, motions for judgment of acquittal and motions for post-judgment relief. He wrote briefs and memos based on case law to argue for the guilt of the defendant as well as enhanced penalties at sentencing. He prepped detectives, state troopers, police officers and civilians as young as ten-years-old to testify in court.

During his tenure with the District Attorney’s Office, Andrew attended numerous local meetings of civic organizations and advisory committees on behalf of the Office. He provided reports on the actions of the District Attorney’s Office and kept residents alert to changes in criminal activity and patterns. He spoke with local citizens about the plights of their neighborhoods and worked with police officers, business owners, state legislators, community leaders and residents to rid the area of drug-infested properties and target criminal activity. Andrew still continues to attend such meetings, this time as a concerned citizen, as a member on his local Police District Advisory Council.

Andrew also participates in the Temple Inns of Court, an organization in which judges, attorneys, and law students gather to discuss and debate the most controversial issues facing the legal community today. Andrew has also participated in numerous Wills for Heroes events in which he provided wills and other end-of-life documents to first-responders free of charge. Andrew also serves as an elected Board Member of the Lombard Swim Club and as a social member of the O’Malley’s New Year’s Association.

Andrew earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College and earned his Juris Doctor from Temple University – Beasley School of Law. He served in the Student Bar Association for each of his three years at the law school, including his third year in which the students elected him as Vice-President of the Bar Association. He was awarded upon graduation the Captain Robert Miller Knox award which the School of Law gives to a student for the most outstanding contribution to the law school community as chosen by the faculty.

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