Stephanie Lynne Tigue

Stephanie Lynne Tigue

Owner
Location:
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Phone:
570-908-5759
Email:

Prior to opening Tigue Law Firm, I was a criminal prosecutor in the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office for 6 1/2 years.  I prosecuted domestic violence cases, PFA contempts, theft and fraud cases, drug cases, robberies, burglaries, and other crimes of violence. I also gained experience in a law firm environment researching and litigating unique issues of law in personal injury cases for 2 years. Today, my practice is dedicated to helping people in need of legal services concerning family law, protection from abuse (PFA/PFI/SVPO) and criminal defense - areas that require an intimate knowledge of the law, as well as an in depth understanding of how my clients are personally affected by their cases.

My family law clients are typically experiencing changes to family structure that involve divorce and child custody, and are dealing with complicated uses such as division of martial assets (Equitable Distribution), and Support (Spousal Support/Alimony or Child Support).  In some cases, domestic violence is an issue, and protection from abuse orders are necessary.  I aggressively fight for my clients and ensure that their rights are protected.

Furthermore, nothing influences a family quite like criminal charges. My experience as a former prosecutor has given me a comprehensive understanding of the criminal court system and recognition that substance abuse, mental health issues, which may be the root of the problem, warrant rehabilitative measures.  I will help my clients address their issues and choose the best strategy for resolving your criminal charges.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law Services
  • Divorce and Custody
  • DUI/Criminal Defense
  • Protective Orders- Civil and Criminal Cases
  • Juvenile Cases
  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2004

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Law Review: Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law & Policy, Research Editor, 2002 - 2004
  • University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • M.B.A. - 2004
  • State University of New York Geneseo, Geneseo, New York
    • B.A.
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • Forgery in Cyberspace: The Spoof could be on you!, 5 PGH J.Tech.L. & Pol'y 2, 2003

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice Award, Avvo

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Lackawanna Bar Association, 2007 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2014 - Present
  • Domestic Violence Task Force, 2008 - 2014
  • Leadership Lackawanna, 2011 Graduate

Past Employment Positions

  • Lackawanna County District Attorney's Office , Assistant District Attorney, 2007 - 2014
  • Abrahamsen, Moran & Conaboy, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2006 - 2007

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Representation , 2006 - 2007

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Omega Pi