Maximize The Value of Your Client’s Case

When we started our law firm over 20 years ago most of our clients were referred by other lawyers. To this day, a large percentage of our clients are referred from other attorneys, some of whom have been referring cases for over 20 years.  It gives us great pride when a lawyer sends a client to us because lawyers know who will best serve the interest of their clients. 

Some of the Types of Cases We Handle

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Wrongful Death
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Personal Injury of Any Kind

Our Agreement with You and Your Client

We are humbled and honored to represent your client in a civil litigation matter if we believe the case has merit and we can be successful. We happily pay a referral fee in accordance with Pennsylvania rules governing fee sharing. There are never any fee disputes or misunderstandings since all referral fee arrangements are reflected in the fee agreement with the client which is shared with referring lawyers.

Collaboration on Cases

Referral lawyers receive regular updates on the progress of the case and can attend key events in the case if requested. We appreciate the trust you and your client have placed in us and we are happy to collaborate with you at any time.

We handle a wide variety of personal injury cases and are experienced trial lawyers and leaders in our field of expertise.

If you would like to discuss a potential referral, please reach out now by calling: (570) 346-2600, or filling out any of the contact forms – anywhere on our website.

Melissa Scartelli, Esq.
Find out more about Melissa Scartelli
  • Scartelli Olszewski, P.C., President/Shareholder, 2001-Present
  • Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, P.C., Associate, 1989-1993; Shareholder, 1993-2001
  • Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas Judge S. John Cottone, Law Clerk, 1987-1989
Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Professional & Community Affiliations
  • American Association for Justice
  • Lackawanna Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2002-2008
  • Luzerne County Bar Association, Social Committee, 1999-Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2000-2001
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Honors & Awards
  • 'Best Lawyers' 2016-present
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2009-present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2014
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2011
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy 2011
  • Pennsylvania State Police's Highest Citizenship Award 2005
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy 1987