The Honorable Lori K. Serratelli ends her appointment and returns to the firm


The Honorable Lori K. Serratelli ends her appointment and returns to the firm


The Honorable Lori K. Serratelli ended her appointment to the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas on January 1, 2018 after serving 18 months on the bench by appointment of the Governor and unanimous confirmation of the Pennsylvania Senate on June 29, 2016.

Her primary assignment was in the Family Division where she brought 38 years of experience as a family law attorney. She also presided over Orphan’s Court matters, civil litigation, Protection from Abuse Court, and Naturalization Court. She served on the Self Help Committee which oversaw the Self Help Center at the courthouse where self represented litigants could find and use forms to bring their own family law, name change and expungement cases. She supervised an intern who help the parties fill out their forms.

She was honored to assume supervision of the Honorable Todd Hoover Pro Bono Guardian Monitor Program in which volunteer attorneys and paralegals oversaw guardianship matters to ensure necessary inventories and accountings were being filed and that no exploitation of the incapacitated was occurring.

Judge Serratelli now returns to the firm she originally founded 40 years ago as “of counsel” and will handle select matters in family law, Orphan’s Court and employment law.

The Honorable Lori Serratelli is starting up Serratelli Dispute Resolutions, LLC to handle mediation and arbitration of matters related to three areas:

1) Family matters including custody, divorce, prenuptial and cohabitation agreements;

2) Orphans’s Court matters involving guardianship and probate disputes;

3) Employment matters including claims of discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual harassment investigations; wrongful discharge; employment contract disputes including non-compete and confidentiality agreements; fair labor and wage and hour disputes.