Scranton personal injury lawyer Melissa A. Scartelli of Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. has been recognized as one of the "Top Attorneys In Pennsylvania" by American Registry, LLC. A partner with LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, American Registry recognized Scartelli for her excellence in the legal community, impressive record of professional achievements and unquestioned ethical standards.
“I am honored and humbled to be publically honored as a Top Attorney in Pennsylvania,” said Scartelli. “I take pride in constantly challenging myself as a legal professional, striving toward excellence in the profession and always adhering to the highest levels of ethical standards.”
In 2011 alone, Scartelli and her business partner Peter Paul Olszewski, Jr., secured a $550,000 jury verdict in a medical malpractice case brought by a 79-year-old woman who suffered a 23-month delay in the diagnosis of her lung cancer. The verdict may be the largest verdict for an elderly patient in Lackawanna County history. The attorneys also secured a $750,000 settlement for the family members of a prison inmate who died at the Federal Penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pa.
With a focus on continued legal excellence and the representation of people who have been injured due to negligence, Scartelli and Olszewski were two of only a few Northeastern Pennsylvania attorneys who attended the American Association for Justice’s 2011 Convention in Phoenix, Ariz. While there, the personal injury lawyers participated in a variety of educational seminars about hot topics and trends in personal injury and medical malpractice.
One of a handful of women trial lawyers in Northeast Pennsylvania who is a Board Certified Civil Trial specialist, Scartelli founded Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. 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.
Scartelli has served on the Lackawanna Bar Association Board of Directors, sits on the Social Committee of the Luzerne County Bar Association and has served as President of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. She has been recognized by Thomas Reuters, published annually in Philadelphia magazine, as a 2009, 2010 and 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer®. In 2005, she received the Pennsylvania State Police’s Highest Citizenship Award. Scartelli and Olszewski are also members of the exclusive Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
About Scartelli Olszewski, P.C.
Founded in 2001, Scartelli Olszewski (scartelli.com) 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.