Ernest D. Preate, Jr.

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400 Spruce Street, Suite 300 Scranton PA 18503 U.S.A. View Map


Ernest D. Preate, Jr.

ISLN: 904324783
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Practice Areas

Criminal Law; Family Law; Consumer Fraud; Divorce; Automobile Accidents

Admitted: 1969, Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania and U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Law School: University of Pennsylvania, J.D.
Member: Lackawanna County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations; Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
Biography: Elected District Attorney of Lackawanna County, 1977-1989. Elected Attorney General, Pennsylvania, 1989 and 1992-1995. Former Member and Elected Chairman, Criminal Law Committee, National Association of Attorneys General. Former Member, Co-Founder and First Chair, Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, American Bar Association. Principal Theorist and Legal Researcher, Challenging the Implementation of Pennsylvania's new Constitutional Amendments. Lobbyist, Prison and Criminal Justice Reform Groups, Pennsylvania. Member, Society of State Attorney Generals, Emeritus (S.A.G.E.). Solicitor, Clarks Summit Borough, 2002—.
Born: Scranton, Pennsylvania, November 22, 1940
MilitaryService: Capt. U.S. Marine Corps., 1966-1969

Areas of Practice

  • Application for Commutation and Pardons to the Governor Criminal
  • Civil and Criminal Law Practice Trial and Appeals in all State and Federal Courts Defense of Consumer Protection Cases
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Drug Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes

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