John Petorak, Jr.

John Petorak, Jr.: Attorney with Mazzoni, Karam, Petorak & Valvano
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John Petorak focuses his practice in the areas of state and federal criminal defense and litigation as well as residential and commercial real estate matters. Mr. Petorak is a former assistant public defender for Lackawanna County (1986 - 2013) and served as an adjunct professor for Pennsylvania State University (1986 - 1990). He is also a death penalty-certified attorney in the state of Pennsylvania.

Assistant Public Defender, Lackawanna County, 1986-2002. Adjunct Professor, Pennsylvania State University, 1986-1990. Assistant Public Defender, Lackawanna County, 1986-2002. Death Penalty Certified in the State of Pennsylvania.

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Federal and State Criminal Law
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Drug Crimes
  • Theft
  • Assault and Battery
  • White Collar Crime
  • Juvenile Criminal Law
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Real Property Litigation
  • Zoning Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
570-209-9947  Phone
570-348-0776  Phone
570-348-2755  Fax
University Attended:
Mansfield University, B.S., 1972; Marywood College, M.B.A., 1975
Law School Attended:
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 1983
Year of First Admission:
1984, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; 1983, Pennsylvania
Lackawanna County Bar Association (Member, Criminal Rules Committee); Pennsylvania Bar Association; Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Birth Information:
Carbondale, Pennsylvania, February 18, 1948
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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Scranton, Pennsylvania

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