Stefanie J. Salavantis, Esquire
District Attorney of Luzerne County
Elected in 2011 and winning her re-election campaign in 2015, Stefanie fights every day to keep the communities safe as the Luzerne County’s chief law enforcement officer. She is responsible for coordinating serious investigations and prosecuting all crimes committed in Luzerne County.
Born and raised in Luzerne County, Stefanie’s working class upbringing contributes heavily to her strong work ethic. A graduate of the Luzerne County public school system, Stefanie continued her education at Temple University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Stefanie’s legal career began with opening her own private practice as a general practitioner and working in conjunction with a law firm in the Wilkes-Barre area as a litigator for one of the largest insurance companies. Simultaneously, she was appointed by the Luzerne County Judiciary to act as legal counsel and/or guardian ad litem in Children and Youth dependency and termination cases.
Upon taking office, Stefanie quickly became involved in all aspects of the office, from the crime scene and criminal investigation to the courtroom. She expanded her efforts to protect the elderly and children against predators in the community as well as public corruption and white collar cases. She is also heavily involved with community organizations and works side-by-side with volunteers and various professional organizations to help build a stronger community and remain in constant contact with the public.
In 2013, Stefanie was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to the Pennsylvania Lawyer’s Fund for Client Security to help preserve the integrity of the legal profession and restore confidence in the legal system and the administration of justice. She was also elected by her colleagues to the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute.