November 2015 Candidates for Judgeships in Delaware County Margaret Amoroso, Anthony Scanlon, and Dominic Pileggi

 

Margaret Amoroso, Anthony Scanlon, and Dominic Pileggi have more than 90 years of combined legal experience. They will bring honesty, integrity, and impartiality to the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas to protect our families and values.

They are the ONLY judicial candidates rated Well Qualified by the Delaware County Bar Association and the ONLY judicial candidates endorsed by the Delaware County Fraternal Order of Police, and District Attorney Jack Whelan.

 

 MARGARET J. AMOROSO, ESQUIRE

221 N. Olive Street

Media, PA 19063

(610) 566-3930 – (610) 566-3957 (Fax) – E-mail: [email protected]

 

“As an attorney with more than 30 years of experience, I understand that for many individuals, being in the court room can be a very confusing and intimidating experience,” said Margaret Amoroso. “As a judge, I will work to ensure that all persons — whether appearing as a witness, or a litigant — feel that their voice is going to be heard and that they will be treated fairly and with respect.”

 

Resume Follows:

 

Employment History:

 

Willig, Williams & Davidson – Managing Attorney – 2005-Present

Litigation Department-Media, PA

Responsible for office administration and case management.

Experience – General Litigation Practitioner handling legal matters for individuals including, real estate sale and purchase, divorce, support, custody, criminal defense, probate, estate planning and civil litigation.

Managing Attorney – Solely responsible for office and staff management.

 

Assistant County Solicitor – 1999-Present – Delaware County, PA

Assigned as Solicitor for County Agency for protection of children; litigates issues of dependency; abuse; detention.

 

Managing Attorney – Dessen, Moses & Sheinoff        – 1986-2005

Responsible for office administration as well as case management

Established and managed Media Office from its inception in 1988

Developed organization system for handling of high volume practice

Independently responsible for high volume caseload with concentration in bankruptcy; wills and estates; and juvenile law

Experienced general practitioner since 1982

 

Education:

Juris Doctorate 1982 – Dickinson School of Law

Magna cum Laude 1979, Bachelor of Arts – Indiana University of PA

Certified National Child Protection Training 2011 – Child First, PA

 

Professional Associations:

Member Hearing Committee of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Board July 2012 to Present

Admitted to practice law, Pennsylvania – 1982

Admitted to Federal Eastern District of Pennsylvania – 1984

Member Delaware County Bar Association – 1988 to Present

Member Delaware County Fee Dispute Resolution Committee; Elder Law Committee

Member Philadelphia County Bar Association

Member Neumann College Continuing Legal Education Advisory Board to 2010

Member Pennsylvania Children and Youth Agency Solicitors

Member Delaware County Juvenile Justice Committee
Ridley Seniors- Wills and Estate Planning- 2013

 

Speaking Engagements:                

Estate Planning, Union Legal – Hershey, PA – 2007

Juvenile Dependency Practice – Neumann University – 2004

Philadelphia Federation of Teachers – Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estate documents- 2011, 2007

 

Public Service:

Member Delaware County Industrial Development Authority – 2012 to Present

Member Middletown Township Council for 2nd District – 2011 to Present

Chair Middletown Township Zoning Hearing Board 2005-2011;

Vice Chair 2003 to 2005; Member 1999 to 2003; Alternate 1996 to 1999

Member Middletown Township Planning Commission – 1998 to 1999

Member Middletown Township Comprehensive Planning Task Force – 1999

Girl Scouts of America – Leader – 1997 – 2001

Delaware County Women’s Commission Appointed Delaware County Council July 2001 to 2007;

Secretary 2005 – 2007

Chaired Delaware County Take Our Children to Work Day – 2002 – 2006

Member Delaware County Intermediate Unit Community Partnership Task Force – 2003 to 2007

Delaware County Republican Women’s Committee founding member and Vice Chair – 2003 to Present

 

Personal:

10 Palmers Lane, Media, PA 19063

Phone: 610-459-8645

Married: Albert A. Amoroso, 1982

Children: Alex, Laura, and Michael

 

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ANTHONY DAVID SCANLON

330 Yarnall Drive

Springfield, PA 19064

Cell: 610-212-0929 – E-mail: [email protected]

 

“As both an attorney and judge with decades of experience, I am proud of my record of working through problems and resolving conflicts,” said Anthony Scanlon. “As a member of the court, I will place an emphasis on providing a fair and impartial hearing to all parties.”

 

Resume Follows:

 

Professional Experience

Pennsylvania State Senator, 9th Senate District, (2002-present) – Representing

Residents of the 9th Senate District since 2002

Senate Majority Leader from 2006 to 2014 and

Member of the Senate Appropriations and Judiciary Committees.

Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County (2014-Present) –

Judicial District 32 – Media, PA

District Judge (2004-2014)

District Judge of Springfield Township Delaware County (#32-2-54)

Springfield, PA

Trial Attorney (1989 – 2004)

Public Defender’s Office of Delaware County – Media, PA

Assistant County Solicitor (1992 – 2004)

Delaware County Department of Human Resources

Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Solicitor – Delaware County – Media, PA

Staff Attorney (1987 – 1989) – District Attorney’s Office – Municipal Court Unit –

Philadelphia, PA

Pileggi & Pileggi, Partner (1982 – Present) Delaware County-based law firm with a

focus on real estate, estates, and business transactions.

 

Mayor, City of Chester (1998-2002) – focusing on attracting businesses and jobs,

while reducing personal, and business taxes.

 

Education

Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

Juris Doctor, 1988

Dean’s List, President of Temple Law School Brehon Society

 

Widener University, Chester, PA

Master of Business Administration, 1984

Major: Finance

G.P.A. – 3.5, cum laude

 

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Bachelor of Science, 1978

Major: Law Enforcement and Corrections

G.P.A. – 3.5, Honorary Organization, Lambda Alpha Epsilon

 

Villanova University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1982

 

Saint Joseph University, Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 1979

 

Legal Background

Admitted to practice in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1982

Member of the Pennsylvania and Delaware County Bar Associations

Member of the George B.Lindsay Foundation

Member of the E.Wallace Chadwick Memorial Fund Committee

Admitted to practice in the Delaware Supreme Court in 1994

Admitted to practice in the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1987

Trustee of the Lindsay Law Library (2005-2010)

Appointed by the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County to the Board of View

Served as an Assistant Delaware County Solicitor (1996-2002)

 

 

Community Involvement

Member of Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees (2008-present)

Advisory Board for the Community Arts Center (2011-present)

 

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SENATOR DOMINIC PILEGGI

 

“As a Senator, I take a very deliberative approach on public policy matters and would do the same as a judge, considering all sides of an issue to reach a fair result,” said Dominic Pileggi. “My experience in the Senate will allow me to bring a new, fresh perspective to the bench and the citizens of Delaware County. I look forward to the opportunity to continue my public service as a member of the Court of Common Pleas where I will serve with independence, impartiality, and integrity.”

 

Resume Follows:

Pennsylvania State Senator, 9th Senate District, (2002-present)

Senate Majority Leader from 2006 to 2014

Member of the Senate Appropriations and Judiciary Committees.

 

Pileggi & Pileggi, Partner (1982 – Present) with a focus on real estate, estates, and business transactions.

 

Mayor, City of Chester (1998-2002)

Prior to election to the Senate, served as Mayor of the City of Chester, focusing on attracting businesses and jobs while reducing personal and business taxes.

 

Educational Background

Villanova University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1982

Saint Joseph University, Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 1979

 

Legal Background

Admitted to practice in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1982

Member of the Pennsylvania and Delaware County Bar Associations

Member of the George B. Lindsay Foundation

Member of the E. Wallace Chadwick Memorial Fund Committee

Admitted to practice in the Delaware Supreme Court in 1994

Admitted to practice in the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1987

Trustee of the Lindsay Law Library (2005-2010)

Appointed by the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County to Board of View

Served as an Assistant Delaware County Solicitor (1996-2002)

 

Community Involvement

Member of Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees (2008-present)

Advisory Board for the Community Arts Center (2011-present)

 

 

Recent Honors & Awards

Honorary Doctor of Public Service degree by Widener University (2014)

Chester County District Attorney Commendation for leadership in enacting legislation to fight

Gang recruitment (2013)

Appreciation Award from Upland Borough for assisting with flood repairs (2013)

Guardian of Small Business Award from NFIB (2012)

Elected Officials Award from Black Alliance for Educational Options (2012)

Citizen of the Year Award from Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry (2012)

Citizen of the Year Award from Delaware County Chamber of Commerce (2012)

Pathways of PA Award for Support of Disadvantaged Families (2012)

PA Library Association’s Elected Official of the Year Award (2011)

Delaware Valley Healthcare Council of HAP Leadership Award (2011)

Neumann University’s Presidential Humanitarian Award (2011)

 

Personal Information

Dominic Pileggi was born and raised in the City of Chester, in Delaware County where he resides with his wife Diana. They are the parents of three grown children.