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Michael J. Zicolello

Michael J. Zicolello

Managing Partner
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
10.0 Michael John Zicolello

Mike graduated from Pace University in New York in 1987 and the Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts where he received his J.D. in 1990. Mike subsequently passed the State Bar examinations for New York State, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He then served as law clerk to the Honorable James F. McClure Jr., Federal District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Williamsport. After his two-year clerkship, he became an associate attorney in the Williamsport Office of the Philadelphia Law firm of Leibert, Short and Hirschland where he specialized in Personal Injury and Civil Rights Litigation in both State and Federal Courts. He continued his work litigating Personal Injury and Civil Right Cases with the Regional Law Firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin after a merger with Leibert, Short and Hirschland.

Mike, along with Mary C. Schemery, founded Schemery Zicolello, PC in 1996. In addition to his State Court Bar Admissions, Mike has been admitted to Practice before the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mike is also a 1998 graduate of Leadership Lycoming.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1996

Areas of Practice

  • 85% Personal Injury
  • 15% Civil Rights

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1992
  • New York, 1992
  • New Jersey, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2004


  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Pace University, Pleasantville, New York
    • B.B.A. - 1987
    • Major: Management Information Systems

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell® 2017 Distinguished Attorney

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member
  • Leadership Lycoming, 1998 Graduate
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Lycoming Law Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. James F. McClure, Jr., Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Williamsport, Law Clerk, 1990 - 1992
  • Leibert, Short & Hirschland, Williamsport, Associate Attorney, 1992 - 1994
  • Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, Williamsport, Associate Attorney, 1994 - 1996