Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, PA Regional Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Firm Has Changed its Name to Scartelli Olszewski

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Scranton, PA Lawyers Offer Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Legal Services Under New Name - Scartelli Olszewski, P.C.

Melissa A. Scartelli, Esq.

At Scartelli Olszewski, we firmly believe that products and health care are made safer in the United States through legitimate lawsuits that reveal and curtail unsafe products and practices.

Scartelli, Distasio & Kowalski, P.C. has changed its name to Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. In 2010, the firm added Peter Paul Olszewski, Jr. as its managing partner and has now changed its name to reflect Olszewski’s role. To complement the name change, the firm has been rebranded and its website, http://www.scartelli.com, has been expanded. The revised website includes additional tools for visitors such as a video section which offers users information and explanations about complex legal matters.

With firm shareholder, managing partner and former Luzerne County District Attorney Peter Paul Olszewski, Jr. and firm founder and president Melissa A. Scartelli at the helm, the lawyers continue to tackle difficult cases that require exceptional effort and creative lawyering. Kristin A. Mazzarella, a 10-year firm veteran and personal injury associate, will support the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pa. regional personal injury and criminal defense law firm in offering a variety of legal services. The plaintiff’s lawyers represent clients in medical malpractice, automobile accidents, product liability and premises liability matters while the criminal defense attorneys represent clients who have been charged with anything from DUI and drug offenses to homicide and white-collar crimes.

“At Scartelli Olszewski, we firmly believe that products and health care are made safer in the United States through legitimate lawsuits that reveal and curtail unsafe products and practices,” said Scartelli. “The legal matters that we deal with are often very complex. We feel that it is our job to first educate and arm the public with helpful information about what they need to know in case they are faced with these matters. When an injury arises, it is then our job to make sure our clients are represented fairly and compensated fully.”

One of a handful of women trial lawyers in Northeast Pennsylvania who is a Board Certified Civil Trial specialist, Scartelli founded the law firm in 2001 to protect the rights of accident and malpractice victims. For more than 20 years, she has handled a wide range of complex personal injury matters on behalf of seriously injured plaintiffs throughout the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania. Scartelli’s areas of practice include automobile accidents, auto defects, construction and workplace accidents, defective drugs and medical devices, insurance bad faith, liquor liability, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, premises liability, product liability, professional liability and psychiatric malpractice. She is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates forum and has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer©.

Olszewski possesses more than 25 years of litigation experience. Prior to joining the firm, Olszewski served as District Attorney of Luzerne County and a Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas judge. As District Attorney, Olszewski tried 18 jury trials to verdict, including seven first-degree murder verdicts. During his tenure as a common pleas judge, he tried more than 180 criminal jury trials, including five capital homicide trials, and was named Criminal Court Administrator. Prior to presiding over both criminal and civil jury trials, Olszewski served in the court’s family division and handled equity and civil non-jury trials. Olszewski was previously engaged in private practice handling criminal, civil and family law trials throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. A member of the Million Dollar Advocates forum, he currently focuses his practice on medical malpractice, criminal defense and personal injury matters.

About Scartelli Olszewski, P.C.: Founded in 2001, Scartelli Olszewski handles a range of complex matters on behalf of accident victims, malpractice victims and other injured individuals and their families. The firm also represents criminal defendants. Practice areas include automobile accidents, auto defects, construction and workplace accidents, criminal defense, defective drugs and medical devices, insurance bad faith, liquor liability, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, premises liability, product liability, professional liability and psychiatric malpractice. Scartelli Olszewski is small enough to care yet large enough to win for their clients in the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pa., region. To learn more about the firm, visit http://www.scartelli.com.

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