“As an attorney, I always strive to take every case we have as my personal mission, and represent our clients to the best of my ability against manufacturers and dealerships who have the financial backing to push the average consumer around. Our clients are great people—I enjoy interacting with them, and trying to figure out what is the best result for them given the unique circumstances that surround each and every case.”
John Sczepanski has been tirelessly representing consumers in lemon law and other vehicle-related claims since joining Abeel & Associates in 2018. John has resolved hundreds of cases in his lemon law practice across Florida, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Texas. He works to resolve your case as quickly and efficiently as possible. If the matter cannot be resolved out of court, he has extensive litigation experience, and is ready and able to take your case all the way to trial. During his time at Abeel & Associates, John has represented clients in hundreds of court hearings against manufacturers and dealerships from Philadelphia to Miami, and from Atlantic City to Charleston. He’s amassed a winning track record of about 95% in these cases and consistently achieves the best possible results for his clients.
John brings a wealth of experience in consumer rights and dispute resolution to his lemon law practice from his background as an attorney at a full service law firm, as a legal intern and preliminary hearing attorney in a County Public Defender’s Office, and as an intern with the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General. His diverse private and public-sector experience informs the persistent, problem-solving attitude that he puts to work for the multi-state lemon law clients that he represents now.
In his spare time, John enjoys hanging out with his friends and family, and playing recreational baseball and basketball.
In a Magnuson-Moss breach of warranty case, John represented the buyer of a commercial truck with an aftermarket lift kit installed by the dealer at time of purchase. The kit caused substantial issues with the truck’s suspension, but the manufacturer argued that the lift kit was not its responsibility and that the buyer should be barred from claiming damages arising from the resulting vehicle problems. John argued:
- the lift package was sold to the client by the manufacturer’s authorized dealership whose website permitted a truck purchaser to choose the kit as part of the transaction; and
- an average consumer would reasonably expect that equipment and installation advertised and performed by an authorized dealer would be covered by the truck’s factory warranty.
The arbitration panel awarded the client the full loss-in-value amount determined by the expert witness plus additional damages that covered the client’s legal fees and expenses.
In another Magnuson-Moss breach of warranty case, John represented the purchaser of a used vehicle that had been the subject of a prior lemon law claim. Opposing counsel argued that the typical manufacturer’s warranty should not apply on the theory of “buyer beware” (“lemon” designation on vehicle’s title should have been sufficient warning of potential issues). John argued that the language of purchase contract conferred warranty coverage, but also created additional manufacturer duties and responsibilities. The arbitration panel awarded John’s client the full loss-in-value amount and additional damages to compensate for ongoing repair issues.
Timothy Abeel and his employees were beyond professional. John and Tim settled my case in less than a week and I mean less than a week. I am beyond grateful for there time and commitment to my case. There response time was unbelievable weather through email or phone calls, I was kept well informed. I truly can’t thank you enough for working this matter so quickly, as a team they worked to get my full deposit back from the dealer and was able to have my loan paid off. Thank you Tim and associates. Sally and Gracie Thank you ladies as well! You guys ROCK!
John our lawyer who represented us through our entire lemon law process was beyond professional and responsive. There was never hesitation in asking a silly question, I never felt belittled and he truly represented us in our case from top to bottom. I HIGHLY recommend this firm. The 5 star reviews don’t lie, and you won’t be disappointed!!
Working in the automotive field, I understand how things can go wrong with a new product. After working with the dealer and the manufacturer, and getting nowhere for months, I decided to take action with Timothy Abeel and Associates to help me. From the beginning, speaking with Sally, and then John, they were professional, compassionate, and agreed I had been dealt a bad hand. It was a long process but they never gave up on my case, and got me the outcome I deserved. Five stars for these professionals! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
John and Tim helped me so much with my case. They kept me informed while they patiently dealt with the dealership to settle the case. They also had an expert inspect my car, who was also very professional and kind. Very professional & honest group. Hire them if you have a problem with your cars.
I wanted to let those of you afraid of pursuing a Lemon Law battle that the team of Tim John Abeel will be a great advocate for you. Their knowledge of dealing with the car industry will help you to gain a positive outcome.
Tim & John along with their staff did a great job reaching a settlement for an ongoing issue that I had given up trying to get resolved. Highly recommended if you have a issue with your vehicle mfg.
Tim Abeel & Associates handled my case with the tenacity needed to reach an appropriate settlement with a major automobile manufacturer. Tim and his team (John, Sally and especially Gracie) did a great job of staying on point and communicating the status with me.
Although my case involved a 2016 Jeep Wrangler (Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act), Tim and team were able to reach a best case resolution for me and my wife. Simply stated, without Tim and Gracie, I believe we would still be fighting this.
Needless to say, I would highly recommend Tim Abeel & Associates.
Tim John Abeel is very professional and trustworthy attorney, I am very appreciate what he did for me in my case. I’m strongly recommend Tim John Abeel as the person who are able to work with you with great success.
Thank you to John and Gracie for handling our recent case. Top notch professionals! I highly recommend Timothy Abeel & Associates!
I was referred by a close friend who used Tim Abeel & Associates in the past on a Lemon Law claim he filed. I had an ongoing transmission issue with a brand new car with less that 10,000 miles on the odometer. Numerous trips to the dealers and it all resulted in telling me there’s nothing wrong. I took action and contacted Tim Abeel & Associates. His firm was very quick to respond and they took the Time to get to know me, answer all my questions and understand my vehicle situation. Each member of his staff was professional, polite and courteous. They kept in contact with me throughout the whole Lemon Law claim and I was amazed of how quickly Tim was able to settle my case. The manufacturer purchased my vehicle back for the full amount I paid and couldn’t be happier with the new vehicle I purchased with the refund. I can’t thank Tim and his staff, especially John, Sally & Gracie, for all their hard work and dedication!
I highly recommend anyone that is having any problems with a defective vehicle or getting the run around or from dealers to contact Tim Abeel & Associates
To All Tim Abeel & Associates firm, well done! Contacting Tim and his staff was one the best decision I have ever made during a stressful moment. Tim and his staff did perfectly an amazing job handling my case. I contacted Tim and his staff when I was in desperate need after many lawyers turned me down and discouraged me for not pursuing my case against a car dealership. Many told me that you can’t win with a car dealership. I contacted Tim and associates through email not knowing what to expect. The next day I received an email from Sally from Tim and his staff to take my case, which was the biggest relieve ever. Everyone did a fantastic job starting with Tim who is always one click from you. He is always fast in responding to your emails or texts. John did a fantastic job handling this case from the beginning to the end. He helped to get the best deal out for this case. Gracie newly hired was awesome. She knows what she is doing and was always available to answer my emails and questions. She works endless with the defense counsel to settle my case. Sally was awesome from the beginning of the case until handed over to Gracie. To all thank you. If you are afraid of Lemon Law battle or any problems with a car dealership and need a lawyer to stand up for you, please contact Tim Abeel & Associates right now. Don’t waste any Times. I highly recommend using this firm to anyone and you will be pleased with the outcome.
Excellent service! My experience with TIMOTHY ABEEL Associates was excellent. My attorney, gave my case all the time and attention that was needed to be successful. Without the help of the entire Law firm, I know that I would not have had the successful. helped me finish a long time case I’ve been trying to wrap up for years. He was completely understanding.
Thank you Mr. Timothy
Thank you Mr. John
You are the best!
I got a call from Sally the evening of the first day I reached out. Talked with Tim a few days later to discuss my case. He was very informative & straightforward. My case was handled by John & Gracie in a very responsive & professional manner. John really went to bat for me when it came to crunch time! Happy with my settlement! Highly recommend this firm!
I would highly recommend using Tim’s firm. My Lemon Law claim was rejected by several other firms and not only did Tim and John win the case, but they were able to get me a fair settlement.
Throughout the process they were a pleasure to deal with. Sally and Gracie were always in contact as was Tim and John. I could not be happier with Timothy Abeel & Associated and my experience.
Nice job on my case guys! I am thrilled!
Tim Abeel & Associates is an amazing law firm!!! They will work to get the best results for their clients! They are very dedicated to getting what their clients deserve. They take their professionalism above and beyond to make their clients happy. They explain things in a simplicity way until their client understands every detail. I’ve never had to wait more then an hour before I got a response by email about any questions I had during my case. They know the Auto laws and how to get the best results and make every client happy. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone looking for a good attorney in NJ or Pa. Call this auto law firm TODAY! I am so happy I found them & was so happy that they took my case and with a very optimistic attitude! They’re the best anyone could ever find when it comes to auto laws!!! Thank you for your dedication and hard work. I can’t recommend them enough. Let them fight for your rights as a consumer!! Thanks again Tim, John, Gracie & team! You are the best!! 100% recommended!!
Tim’s team helped me solve my new car’s issues. I got a satisfied result. As a foreigner, I was so nervous because I do not have any experience about law suit before. But I was also unhappy about my new car had issues. Tim was very patient to answer all my questions which made me less nervous. John and Gracie handled my case. John did everything he can to get you a better result. My case is not easy. It took around 1 year and due to the pandemic everything was slow down. If your car has any issues, do not delay and find their team earlier. 如果你的新车甚至二手车有任何问题，你觉得非常不公平，请找Timothy Abeel 团队!他们真的很厉害也令人放心！
I highly recommend Tim and his team! Tim and John were able to get my case settled in a very difficult situation with the manufacturer. They made sure to keep in contact every step of the way. I appreciate all their hard work. Thank you!!
I had purchased brand new a travel trailer for our family vacations, after a few months it began leaking. After having it for 9 months, the dealership determined it to be unfixable. The manufacturer was refusing to make repairs or make good on their warranty. John from Timothy Abeel helped negotiate a buyback of the camper. Very thankful because many lemon law attorneys will not take on RV manufacturers. Thank you!