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Emil W. Kantra II - Allentown, PA

645 West Hamilton StreetSuite 800 Allentown, PA 18101

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Updated: 02/09/2023

Allentown Family Law Lawyer


Emil W. Kantra II is a member of the Firm's Family Law Group. His practice includes family law, divorce, custody, support, prenuptial agreements and co-habitation agreements...

About Emil W. Kantra II

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Real Estate, Land Use and Development Law
  • Eminent Domain


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1981

Other Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Lehigh County (President, Family Law Section 1992-1993)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Haven House, Chairman, Board of Directors. 2008 – 2017
  • Upper Saucon Township Zoning Hearing Board, Former Member, 1983-1992


  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1977
  • Franklin & Marshall College, 1974
    Honors: magna cum laude


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • In re: Shook, 315 Pa.Super. 625, 463 A.2d 28 (1983)
  • Oeler by Gross Oeler, 594 A.2d 649 (1991)
  • McAuliffe vs. McAuliffe, 418 Pa. Super 39, 618 A.2d 20 (1992)
  • Town & Country Management Corp. v. Zoning Hearing Bd. of Borough of Emmaus, 671 A.2d 790 (Pa.Cmwlth. 1996)
  • Mack Trucks, Inc. v. Lehigh County Bd. of Assessment Appeals, 692 A.2d 661 (Pa.Cmwlth. 1997)
  • Penn’s Grant Associates v. Northampton County Bd. of Assessment Appeals, 733 A.2d 23, (1999)
  • Blue Mountain Preservation Association and Appalachian Trail Conference vs. Eldred Township and Alpine Rose Resorts, 867 A.2d 692 (Pa.Cmmwlth. 2005)
  • Blue Mountain Preservation Association, Inc. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Protection and Alpine Rose Resorts, EHB Docket No. 2005-077-K
  • Hornstein v. Lynn Tp. Sewer Authority, 586 Pa. 508, 895 A.2d 544 (Pa., 2006)
  • Geryville Materials, Inc. v. Lower Milford Tp. Zoning Hearing Bd., 8 A.3d 347 (Pa.,Apr 14, 2010)

Office Information


645 West Hamilton StreetSuite 800 Allentown, PA 18101


  • 610-797-6663

Office Hours

8:30 - 5:00 (M-Th); 8:00 - 4:30 (F)


Other Sources of Feedback About Emil W. Kantra II

Included on the 2013 Pennsylvania list

Past Lists

  • 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Emil W. Kantra II on Super Lawyers


  • Martindale Hubbell Lawyers’ Rating “AV® Preeminent™,” highest professional ranking
  • Selected for inclusion in 2005-2006, 2012-2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Named a Select Lawyer in Eminent Domain Law, Government/Cities/Municipalities Law, Real Estate, Zoning, Planning & Land Use Development Law and Family, Custody & Divorce Law, 2014
  • Named a Select Lawyer in Family, Custody & Divorce Law, 2015
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning by American Lawyer Media
  • 2007 Bar Association of Lehigh County Community Service Award
  • Included in Top Attorneys list, Divorce/Family Law, Suburban Life, 2014 – 2016

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