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Melinda C. Ghilardi

Melinda C. Ghilardi

Melinda C. Ghilardi

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas
District of Columbia


The University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Juris Doctor
The University of Scranton, Bachelor of Science, Public Administration, magna cum laude

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Board of Governors
Bar Leadership Institute, Co-Chair
Commission on Women in the Profession
Committee on Credentials and Admission
Review and Certifying Board
Federal Practice Committee
Lackawanna Bar Association
Lackawanna Bar Foundation, Vice President
Association of Women Lawyers of Lackawanna County, Treasurer
National Association of Federal Defenders
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Federal Bar Association, Middle District of Pennsylvania


Women’s Resource Center of Scranton, Barbara J. Hart Justice Center Legal Committee
Geisinger Northeast Advisory Council, Co-Chair
Geisinger Women’s Health Volunteer Leadership Council, Co-Chair
Geisinger Community Medical Center Patient Safety Committee
University of Scranton Panuska College of Professional Studies Board of Visitors
University of Scranton Counseling and Human Services Advisory Committee
Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, Board of Directors
Pennsylvania Business and Professional Women’s Club

Honors and Awards

Lackawanna Pro Bono, Robert W. Munley Distinguished Service Award, 2016
Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession, Lynette Norton Award, 2004
Scranton-Pocono Council, Girl Scouts of America, Woman of Distinction, 2000
University of Scranton, Frank J. O’Hara Alumni Award, 2000

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