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Christopher A. Sarno, Esq.

Chris Sarno

Chris A. Sarno, Esq. is a trial attorney who practices in the areas of civil litigation and criminal defense. Chris began his career as a law clerk to President Judge Joseph C. Madenspacher of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. Next, he became an Assistant Public Defender. After which he then joined the District Attorney’s Office where he focused on prosecuting felony sex offenses, serious physical abuse of children and child homicide cases.

Chris has tried many cases both as a prosecutor and defense attorney. He enjoys trial work the most and always looks forward to getting into the courtroom. Chris is also a licensed Real Estate Title Insurance Agent.

Chris met his wife Jessica when they were both in graduate school. They were married a short time after.

Call Mr. Sarno at 717-299-7101 or email him.

Areas of Practice


  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, 2011 — J.D.
  • East Stroudsburg University, 2007 — M.A. History, Summa Cum Laude
  • Rider University, 2005 — B.A. History, Cum Laude

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania, 2011
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Community Involvement:
  • Justice & Mercy
  • Lancaster Bar Association
  • 2021 LBA’s Judiciary Committee Member


Recent Media Coverage

Amish Bishop Charged With Failure To Report May 2020

Attorney Sarno defended a Pequea Amish clergy member charged with failure to report sexual misconduct allegations.
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Amish man sentenced to prison August 2019

Defense attorney Sarno worked with judge Richard Lewis with allowing King to attend church
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Father charged in 4-year-old son's farm death June 2019

Defense Attorney Sarno says Salisbury Township man will spend up to 23 months on house arrest.Read the Article »

Voters get their say on 'Marsy's Law' for crime victims June 2019

Sarno explains how Marsy’s Law will further chip away at an accused person’s presumption of innocence.Read the Article »

Sarno on house arrest of 2 Lancaster County men (October 2018)

Defense attorney Chris Sarno represented both Pfieffer and Pressler with their 10 year sentence of supervision on child pornography chargers.Read the Article »

Salisbury Township father charged with involuntary manslaughter (August 2018)

Chris Sarno represents Salisbury Township father charged with farm related death.
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Quarryville Man Sentenced 1-2 Years (July 2018)

“Mr. Lapp was extremely remorseful,” said Christopher Sarno, Lapp’s attorney for the case, in a statement.Read the Article »

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