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With more than 40 years of combined experience, Winebrake & Santillo, LLC provides clients with high-quality legal representation. Various federal courts have issued opinions commenting on our work in class and collective action lawsuits.

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We have recovered millions of dollars in unpaid wages and overtime pay for our hardworking clients.

While some law firms may include wage and overtime law as part of their employment law practice, at Winebrake & Santillo, LLC, wage and overtime law is our practice. The knowledge we have amassed from this experience, combined with our attorneys’ diverse talents and backgrounds, enables us to find solutions to problems that may not always be spotted by other attorneys. We embrace the challenge of standing up for workers and devote our time and resources to ensuring that our clients get the best results possible in trial or at the negotiating table.

Workers deserve to get paid for all time spent working, and most workers are entitled to valuable overtime pay when they work over 40 hours in a workweek. Yet, every year, millions of American workers are cheated out of their full pay because they do not understand their rights under the Nation’s complex wage and hour laws. Wage and hour law violations hurt working families. When a company violates the law, it should be held accountable. No one is above the law.

At Winebrake & Santillo, LLC, we firmly believe that workers pursuing their wage and overtime rights are entitled to the same high quality legal representation enjoyed by big corporations. We also understand that workers have a right to be treated with the same level of professionalism, courtesy, and respect accorded to corporate CEOs. Our law firm goes to Federal and State Court to fight for workers who have been deprived of full regular pay and overtime pay in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and similar state laws. Through diligence and experience, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our hard-working clients and their deserving families.

With more than 30 years of combined legal experience, Winebrake & Santillo, LLC provides clients with high-quality legal representation. Founding partner, Attorney Pete Winebrake has been selected as one of Pennsylvania’s Top 100 Lawyers in the annual survey of Pennsylvania attorneys conducted by Thompson Reuters and published in the well-known “Super Lawyer” publication and has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his experience, professionalism, and ethics. Attorney Andrew Santillo has also been recognized on the “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” list published by Thompson Reuters each year since 2013, following his designation on the “Pennsylvania Rising Star” list published by Thompson Reuters for 2011 and 2012. Attorney Santillo has also received an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. Attorney Mark Gottesfeld was recognized on the “Pennsylvania Rising Star” list published by Thompson Reuters in 2016.

W&S "possesses substantial experience prosecuting class actions" and "provided highly competent representation for the Class." Schaub v. Chesapeake & Del. Brewing Holdings, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 157203, *11 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 14, 2016)

W&S "has particular experience with wage and overtime rights litigation,” “has been involved in dozen of class action lawsuits in this area of law,” and “have enjoyed great success in the field." Young v. Tri County Sec. Agency, Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62931, *10 (E.D. Pa. May 7, 2014).

W&S and its co-counsel "are skilled and experienced litigators who have handled complex employment rights class actions numerous times before." Tavares v. S-L Distribution Co., Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57689, *43 (M.D. Pa. May 2, 2016)

W&S and its co-counsel "are experienced wage and hour class action litigators with decades of accomplished complex class action between them and that the Class Members have benefited tremendously from able counsel’s representation." Craig v. Rite Aid Corp., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2658, *45 (M.D. Pa. Jan 7, 2013)

W&S and its co-counsel "have an established record of competent and successful prosecution of large wage and hour class actions." Lapan v. Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 169508, *7 (D. Mass. Dec. 11, 2015)

W&S and its co-counsel are "experienced class action employment lawyers with good reputations among the employment law bar." Kiefer v. Moran Foods, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106924, *49 (D. Conn. Aug. 5, 2014)

W&S has "been appointed class counsel for dozens of wage and hour class claims across the country." Cuevas v. Citizens Financial Group, 283 F.R.D. 95, 101 (E.D.N.Y. 2012)

The American Association for Justice, formerly the association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), provides trial attorneys with information, professional support and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients.

NELP fights for policies to create good jobs, expand access to work, and strengthen protections and support for low-wage workers and the unemployed.

The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) advances employee rights and serves lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace.

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions.

The American Sustainable Business Council is a network of businesses and business associations that have committed themselves to the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States."

Founded in 1966 by the Philadelphia Bar Association, Community Legal Services (CLS) has provided free civil legal assistance to more than one million low-income Philadelphians.

MidPenn Legal Services is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to providing equal access to justice and high quality civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence in 18 counties in central Pennsylvania.

"Would Definitely Use Andy Santillo Again"

Could not ask for better representation. Won my case for me. Was not an easy one for him. Constantly kept me up to date on everything going on. Had a very good client/friendly relationship with Andy. Would definitely use him again if needed.

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