Melissa A. Scartelli and Peter Paul Olszewski, Jr. Named 2017 ‘Best Lawyers in America’

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Scartelli Olszewski founder and managing partner recognized for excellence in plaintiffs’ law

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Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. is proud to announce that President Melissa A. Scartelli and Managing Partner Peter Paul Olszewski, Jr. have been named to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-review publications.

Scartelli has represented seriously injured plaintiffs in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania for more than 25 years. She founded the Scranton and Wilkes Barre personal injury law firm in 2001, and Olszewski, a former Luzerne County district attorney and judge, joined the firm several years later. The experienced personal injury attorneys handle a range of complex matters on behalf of malpractice victims, accident victims, and other severely injured individuals and their families.

Their areas of practice include Pennsylvania medical malpractice, personal injury, and criminal defense, as well as automobile accidents, auto defects, construction and workplace accidents, defective drugs and medical devices, insurance bad faith, liquor liability, nursing home negligence, premises liability, product liability, professional liability and psychiatric malpractice.

Since it was first published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America has become widely regarded as a respected reference guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers are chosen based on detailed peer-review evaluations, and lawyers are neither required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Votes were solicited from nearly 83,000 attorneys worldwide; 7.3 million votes were analyzed for the 2017 edition.

The standalone Best Lawyers magazine will be distributed in more than 30 leading publications around the country, including The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. A digital edition also will be available.

About Scartelli Olszewski, P.C.: Founded in 2001, Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. handles personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of auto and truck accident victims, malpractice victims and other injured individuals and their families, as well as criminal defense. Practice areas include medical malpractice, personal injury, criminal defense, automobile accidents, tractor trailer accidents, auto defects, defective drugs and medical devices, insurance bad faith, liquor liability, nursing home negligence, premises liability, and product liability. Scartelli Olszewski, with clients in the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pa., region, lives by its slogan: Small enough to care, large enough to win. To learn more about the firm, visit

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