Hon. Marc Lovecchio (Ret.)
Neutral, Mediator and Arbitrator with ADR Options since 2021
- Judge Lovecchio is a Certified Mediator through the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pa.
- Judge Lovecchio was elected to the bench in 2009 and served for 12 years.
- He has mediated and arbitrated countless civil cases including personal injury, employment, construction, custody, land disputes, and commercial.
- Additionally, he presided over numerous non-jury trials and hearings involving a broad array of civil and family matters including personal injury, medical malpractice, construction disputes, land disputes, employment disputes, contract disputes, oil and gas disputes and estate disputes.
- He was assigned as the civil conflict judge presiding over non-jury and jury civil cases.
- He has been active in the Conference of Pennsylvania State Trial Judges as an Officer since 2019.
- The judge is a former member of the Education Committee and the Criminal Committee.
- He is also a frequent judicial educator, having presented numerous educational programs for the community, educational institutions, the bench and the bar.
- Judge Lovecchio received the 2020-21 Crowbar Award presented by the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges. This is the highest award presented by the Conference and “is given to a county, court system or individual who has significantly furthered the goals of the judicial system by implementing an innovative project or programs, or by individual dedication to the courts mission as public servants. It symbolically recognizes significant efforts to improve the administration of justice by alleviating backlogs in the court system whether they are bureaucratic or administrative.”
- Judge Lovecchio was appointed by the Supreme Court to the Pennsylvania Criminal Rules Committee, the ad hoc Pennsylvania Pandemic Trial Court Management Committee, the IFP Committee, and the Pennsylvania representative judge to the National Opioid Task force training.
- Prior to being elected judge, he practiced as a litigator. His experience spans every area of the law including writing wills and estate plans, litigating workers and employment comp matters, personal injury, civil rights, land dispute, commercial, wrongful discharge, and employment discrimination cases, landlord tenant matters, and labor contracts while representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
- Judge Lovecchio authored a very significant decision in an oil and gas dispute that gained national attention. It was later affirmed by the Supreme Court.
- From 1987 through 2009, he worked at Campana and Lovecchio Law Firm in Williamsport, managing the firm from 1994 through 2009. He was engaged in the general practice of law concentrating in civil, labor and employment, workers compensation, and criminal litigation. He handled cases in numerous jurisdictions through the state including 35 plus counties, every Appellate court in Pennsylvania, every federal judicial district in Pennsylvania, the Third and Federal Courts of Appeals, and the US Supreme Court. Additionally, he handled cases before numerous administrative agencies including local agencies, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Unemployment Compensation Board, Workers Compensation Board, Pennsylvania Civil Service Commission, Federal Merit Selection Review Board, and Immigration Board.
- Employed by Tucker Arensberg, P.C., in Pittsburgh from 1984 to 1987, he handled a variety of cases and matters including commercial litigation, insurance defense, municipal law, labor and employment, and administrative law.
- Judge Lovecchio graduated from Princeton University in 1980 and from University of Pittsburgh School of Law, cum laude, 1984 where he was Managing/Topics Editor of Law Review.