Our Attorneys

Brian J. Cali

Esquire

Practicing since 1978, firm founder Brian J. Cali, a member of the Pennsylvania, Lackawanna, and American Bar Associations, focuses on a variety of law categories, including Family Law, Elder and Estate Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law, Civil Law, and Criminal Law.

Attorney Cali concentrates on different aspects of these laws, including divorce, separation, domestic relations, custody, and representation of children in custody litigation throughout Northeast Pennsylvania. He has successfully argued before the Appellate Courts on family law matters, is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and has been selected for the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list since 2009.

Attorney Cali also provides real estate services to clients, including refinances, purchases, and property sales. As a business owner himself and the Chairman of the Board of Fidelity Bank, he understands the sound practical judgment required of business owners and advises his clients in all business matters whether related to closing a house, establishing a new business, or otherwise.

In 2018 and 2019, Attorney Cali was Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, a 13-member independent agency under the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction.

Attorney Cali serves clients in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Sullivan, Bradford, and Carbon Counties.

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Practices

Family Law
Elder and Estate Law
Real Estate Law
Business Law
Civil Law
Criminal Law

Honors & Awards

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List: 2007-Present
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America: 2012-Present
Best Lawyers in America - 2019
Lawyers of Distinction - 2019

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania - 1977 / Present
United States District Court - Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit - Pennsylvania Eastern District Court

Education

Duquesne University - 1974
Duquesne University School of Law - 1977

Experience

Lackawanna County Assistant Solicitor - 1978 / 1987
Board Member - Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank
Chair - Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania - 2018 / 2019
Chair - Fidelity D & D Bancorp Board

Associations

The Lackawanna Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Bar Association
The American Association for Justice
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
Lackawanna County Family Law Rules Committee
Charter Member - Library System of Lackawanna County
Pennsylvania Association For Justice

Marianne M. Stivala

Esquire

Attorney Stivala was admitted to the Bar in 2001. She is regularly involved in corporate and commercial transactions. Her practice focuses on formation of business entities, business sales and acquisitions, financing and contract negotiations. Attorney Stivala practices in both commercial and residential real estate sales and closings. Attorney Stivala also has extensive legal experience in Estate planning and counseling clients in drafting Wills, Trusts and Power of Attorney with Health Care Directives and End of life Guidance. She participates in the “Wills for Heroes” program providing Wills, Power of Attorneys and Health Care Powers to Veterans. She possesses the drive and dedication necessary to guide her clients through the Probate process, helping to manage assets and providing tax saving strategies to enhance distribution to estate beneficiaries. Attorney Stivala is a Bachelor of Science graduate of the University of Scranton and received a Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law. She is licensed to practice in the Courts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and Lackawanna Bar Associations.

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Practices

Elder & Estate Law
Real Estate Law
Business Law
Civil Law

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania - 2001 / Present

Associations

Lackawanna Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association - Elder Law Section

Education

University of Scranton - 1997
Widener University School of Law - 2000

Kurt T. Lynott

Esquire

Obtained his J.D. degree from the Widener University School of Law and holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Scranton. He joined Brian J. Cali & Associates after serving as Assistant District Attorney in Lackawanna County. Prior to that position, he served as a law clerk to Judge Michael Barrasse, Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas and a Juvenile Court Master. Presently Attorney Lynott serves as Conflict Counsel/PCRA Counsel for Lackawanna County. Current memberships include Pennsylvania Bar Association, Criminal and Family Law Sections; and Lackawanna County Bar Association where he serves on the Board of Directors.

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Practices

Family Law
Real Estate Law
Civil Law
Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania - 2003 / Present

Education

University of Scranton - 1992
Widener University School of Law - 2002

Experience

Law Clerk to Judge Michael J. Barrasse - 2000 / 2007
Assistant District Attorney - 2007
Senior Director for Lackawanna County Bar Association Board of Directors - Elected 2013

Associations

The Lackawanna Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Pennsylvania Association of Drug Court Professionals
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
Conflict Counsel - PCRA Counsel for Lackawanna County
Pennsylvania Bar Association - Criminal and Family Law Sections

Adrienne R. Pierangeli

Esquire

A graduate of the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Business Administration, and the New York Law School, Attorney Pierangeli joined the firm in 2013. Attorney Pierangeli was a mediator at Smalls Claims Court in New York City during law school and was a certified legal intern at the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office. Attorney Pierangeli services all clients within the firm focusing on Divorce, Custody, Support, Adoption, and Real Estate Transactions. Attorney Pierangeli is dedicated to assisting clients through each stage of their life and handles each case with diligence. She also serves as a guardian ad litem in Lackawanna County. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, and Lackawanna Bar Association.

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Practices

Family Law
Civil Law
Real Estate

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania – 2013-Present

Education

Bond University ( Study Abroad ) - 2007
University of Scranton – 2008
New York Law School – 2012

Experience

Legal Intern – New York City Council – 2010
Certified Legal Intern – Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office - 2011
Mediator – New York Small Claims Court – 2012

Associations

American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association - Family Law Section
Lackawanna County Bar Association