Lori K. Serratelli
Lori K. Serratelli has accomplished much over her career as a family and employment law attorney for 40 years. After earning her B.A. in English from the University of Vermont in 1975, Ms. Serratelli received her Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio in 1978. During her time in law school, she co-authored a law review article on child support issues. She trained and served as a mediator in the Night Prosecutor Program of Franklin County, Ohio. She was admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1978 and then founded what would become Serratelli, Schiffman, & Brown P.C. She has handled all areas of family law, including protection from abuse, child custody and support, divorce, alimony and equitable distribution, prenuptial and cohabitation agreements, adoptions and guardians from hearing level through appeals to the Superior and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Ms. Serratelli is admitted to the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals; the United States Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Middle, Eastern and Western Districts.
In June 2016, she was honored with an appointment by the Governor, which was confirmed unanimously by the Senate, to the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas where she served in the Family Law Division and presided over Orphan’s Court and civil litigation matters. While on the bench, the firm was renamed Schiffman, Sheridan & Brown, P.C. She returned to practice in January 2018 and also opened her mediation service, Serratelli Dispute Resolutions, LLC, dedicated to family, employment, personal injury and Orphans Court disputes.
Ms. Serratelli has been committed to providing pro bono service to her community throughout her adult life. She has served on various Boards of charitable and non-profit organizations and is a trained CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in Cumberland County. She has served on the Pennsylvania CASA Board since 2014, now beginning her third term. She has been instrumental in developing the Dauphin County CASA program which is now serving children in foster care.
She was appointed by the Governor to the Victims Services Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency in January 2018 and represents Pennsylvania CASA.