Harrisburg, PA — Dauphin County Judge Lori K. Serratelli today affirmed her commitment to protecting families and children as she announced her candidacy for Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas. Voters will elect judges to the Dauphin County bench on May 16, 2017.
Appointed to the bench by Governor Tom Wolf in June, Judge Serratelli was unanimously approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. She serves in the Family Law Division, handling civil litigation and Orphans Court assignments.
“I bring a broad perspective to the bench, based on my law practice, my success in business, and my community service,” said Judge Serratelli. “Our communities deserve a judge who understands the challenges of family law, and protects the rights of children and victims of abuse in Dauphin County.”
The Committee to Elect Judge Serratelli, co-chaired by Peter C. Wambach and Patricia A. Husic, will host an opening fundraiser on Thursday, Jan. 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Dauphin County Bar Association, 213 N. Front St., Harrisburg.
Her qualifications to serve as judge of the Court of Common Pleas include 38 years of private law practice and extensive experience in the courtroom, where she focused on family law, civil litigation, and employment discrimination.
Judge Serratelli grew her solo practice into a thriving 14-member law firm, providing service in nearly all areas of civil and criminal practice.
As a dedicated member of the region’s charitable and advocacy communities, Judge Serratelli has provided pro bono legal service, and currently serves on the board of PA CASA, which supports Court Appointed Special Advocates for children who are abused or neglected. She was honored for her efforts in 2016 as a YWCA Woman of Excellence.
“There has never been a more important time to maintain the appropriate balance of competing interests in the courtroom so that justice is rendered fairly,” she said.
Judge Serratelli and her husband, Dauphin County attorney Steven Schiffman, are the parents of two sons, Joshua and Andrew.