Court of Common Pleas

 
Directions

200 N River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

570-825-1500 option 7

Link: Courts Page

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed on Holidays

The hours for filing a Protection from Abuse order (PFA) are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Amesbury, Honorable William H. Judge 570-825-1613
Augello, Honorable Joseph M. Senior Judge 570-825-1541
Burke, Jr., Honorable Thomas F. Judge 570-830-5121
Gelb, Honorable Lesa S. Judge 570-825-1617
Hughes, III, Honorable Richard M. President Judge 570-408-8190
Lupas, Honorable David W. Judge 570-706-8410
Mundy, Honorable Hugh F. Senior Judge 570-825-1547
Pierantoni, III, Honorable Fred A. Judge 570-825-1826
Polachek Gartley, Honorable Tina Judge 570-830-5144
Rogers, Honorable Jennifer L. Judge 570-825-1852
Sklarosky, Jr., Honorable Joseph F. Judge 570-825-1803
Vough, Honorable Michael T. Judge 570-830-5199

Directions

77 Water Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

272-808-2400

272-808-2396

Link: Magistrate's Offices Page

Street parking is available as well as a small lot across the street.  Parking is also available at the Water Street Parkade which is one block away.

Civil Court Scheduling 

570-825-1595

Link: Courts Page




Court Administrators 

570-825-1594

Link: Courts Page



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Shucosky, Esq., Michael A. District Court Administrator
Molitoris, Esq., Lee A. Solicitor to Court Administration
Hindmarsh, Paul Deputy District Court Administrator
Schatzel, Melissa Deputy Court Administrator - Human Resources
Marriggi, Marlene M. Deputy Court Administrator - Functional
Valatka, Kimberly Deputy Court Administrator - Trials

Court Reporters Office 
Directions

200 N River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

570-825-1791

570-830-5194

Link: Court Reporters Office Page

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Sallemi, Angela Chief Court Reporter

Criminal Court Scheduling 

570-825-1655

Link: Courts Page





Link: Domestic Relations Page




Family Court 
Directions

113 W. North Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Link: Family Court Page

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Most offices closed between Noon and 1 p.m.

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Bitzel, Esq., Sharon R. Master in Custody
Maza, Esq., Susan A. Master in Divorce
O’Donnell, Esq., Christopher J. Master in Dependency
Prescott, Esq., Nancy A. Master in Custody

Jury Board Room 
Directions

5 Water Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

570-825-1696 or 570-825-1697

570-825-1807

Link: Courts Page

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you are seated on a trial you may be required to stay beyond 4:30 p.m.

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Malone, Mary Jury Administration

Law Library 
Directions

200 North River Street
2nd Floor - Room 23
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711

570-822-6712


Link: Law Library Page

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed on Holidays

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Breazeale, Kristin R. Deputy Director
Burke Ill, Joseph P.J. Director
Kopiak, Gail Deputy Director

Directions

20 N Pennsylvania Avenue, 3rd Floor
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Link: Probation Page

Hours
Monday - Friday (Excluding Holidays)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Vecchio, Michael Director of Probation Services 570-825-1725

Protection From Abuse Office 

Luzerne County Courthouse
Second Floor
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711

570-826-3032

570-820-6395

Link: Protection From Abuse Office Page

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.