Luzerne County Judges January 2022

Pictured in the 1st Row, starting from left: Honorable Joseph F. Sklarosky, Jr.; Honorable Michael T. Vough, P.J.; Honorable Tina Polachek Gartley.

In the 2nd row, starting from left: Retired Honorable Thomas F. Burke, Jr.; Honorable William H. Amesbury, S.J.; Honorable Richard M. Hughes, III; Honorable Lesa S. Gelb; Honorable Fred A. Pierantoni, III. 

In the 3rd row, starting from left: Retired Honorable Joseph M. Augello; Honorable Tarah C. Toohil; Honorable Correale Stevens, P.J.E.; Honorable Stefanie J. Salavantis; Honorable David W. Lupas; Honorable Jennifer L. Rogers.

The mission of the 11th Judicial District is to be dedicated to the administration of justice in a fair, timely, and impartial manner in accordance with the rule of law. The Courts are committed to provide dispute and case resolution through legally fair procedures, ensure access to justice for all, promote effective, innovative services, and increase public trust and confidence in the Luzerne County Courts. The Courts shall conduct its business with integrity, competence, transparency, and with a commitment to excellence.

The Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County are prohibited by the judicial rules of ethics from discussing cases with members of the public or with having ex parte (one-sided) communication with parties or attorneys. Please do not contact the chambers of judges asking questions about cases, to discuss cases or to comment on cases. Judges are precluded from responding to such communications unless they relate strictly to administrative issues. All requests for action must be made in a proper legal filling. For additional information, please contact Court Administration at the following numbers: for Civil Court matters (570) 825-1596, Criminal Court matters (570) 825-1594, and (570) 822-0764 for Family Court matters.
Judge Location
President Judge Honorable Michael T. Vough Main Courthouse
Honorable David W. Lupas Main Courthouse
Honorable Tina Polachek Gartley Main Courthouse
Honorable Jennifer L. Rogers Bernard C. Brominski Building
Honorable Joseph F. Sklarosky, Jr. Main Courthouse
Honorable Lesa S. Gelb Main Courthouse
Honorable Richard M. Hughes, III Main Courthouse
Honorable Fred A. Pierantoni, III Main Courthouse
Honorable Stefanie J. Salavantis Bernard C. Brominski Building
Honorable Tarah C. Toohil Main Courthouse
Honorable William H. Amesbury (Senior Judge)