Attorney Samuel A. Falcone, Jr., partner, has been practicing law in Northeastern Pennsylvania for over twenty years.
Born in Pittston, Attorney Falcone received his B.A. in Economics from Brown University, and subsequently received his J.D. from Widener University. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers association, and the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association. Attorney Falcone is licensed to practice in all Federal and State courts in Pennsylvania, including the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, and the United State District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Attorney Falcone joined the firm in 1993 and became a Partner in 2000. In addition to being a Partner at Saporito, Falcone & Watt, Attorney Falcone currently serves as defense counsel for the Luzerne County Drug Treatment Court and the Luzerne County Specialty Court for mental health. Attorney Falcone has previously served as a conflict counsel for indigent criminal in Luzerne County where he has litigated hundreds of criminal cases from simple misdemeanors to homicide trials. Additionally, Attorney Falcone currently serves as solicitor to a number of municipalities and municipal authorities.
With over twenty years of experience, Attorney Falcone has represented the residents of Luzerne and surrounding counties in thousands of cases, transactions and general legal matters. Having a wide variety of experience, Attorney Falcone primarily practices in the areas of general civil litigation, business formation and business transactions, real estate matters, estate administration, municipal law and general personal injury litigation.
Attorney Falcone was born and raised in the Greater Pittston Area where he still resides with his wife. They have three adult daughters that reside in Luzerne County and he is the proud grandfather of one grandson.
Attorney Falcone can be reached at Sam@SFWlawyers.com
Attorney William J. Watt, III, Partner, graduated from Hazleton Area High School in 2000, received his B.S. in Business from King’s College in 2004, and his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in 2007. He was admitted by both the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 2007. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association, and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Attorney Watt joined the firm as an Associate in 2007 after previously interning with the firm during law school. Upon joining the firm, Attorney Watt also joined the Luzerne County Public Defender’s Office in a part-time capacity where he worked for over 8 years. He currently serves as a CJA Panel federal criminal defense attorney in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Both of these positions have resulted in Attorney Watt handling hundreds of complex criminal cases and trying over 15 cases in front of a jury. This includes 3 homicide trials and 2 death penalty trials. As a private criminal defense lawyer, Atty. Watt has handled a variety of criminal cases ranging from summary citations to serious felony offenses. His significant trial experience gives him a unique advantage when handling criminal cases.
In 2015, Attorney Watt became legal partners with Attorney Samuel A. Falcone, Jr. and the firm became known as Saporito, Falcone & Watt. Upon becoming a partner, Attorney Watt departed the Public Defender’s Office and turned his attention to other areas of the law. He has handled hundreds of domestic matters including divorce, custody, child support, and adoption. He currently spends a significant amount of his practice concentrating on Guardianships, Estate planning and Estate Administration. He is trusted by the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County to handle many complex, contested Estate and Guardianship matters. This is in addition to the variety of other practice areas included in Attorney Watt’s practice including business formation and acquisition, general civil litigation, and estate litigation. He also serves as Solicitor to two municipalities and one municipal authority. His vast array of experience across multiple practice areas has earned him the title of “Rising Star Super Lawyer” every year since 2012.
Attorney Watt was born and raised in Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania in the Greater Hazleton Area. He currently resides in Drums, Pennsylvania with his wife, Jaime, and their three young children. Attorney Watt is very active in youth sports in the Hazleton Area and is on the board of various youth sports organizations.
Attorney Watt can be reached at Bill@SFWlawyers.com
Attorney Maura Armezzani Tunis, associate, received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Scranton, and her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. She was admitted to practice by both the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court and in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Attorney Tunis is a member of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Prior to joining Saporito, Falcone & Watt, Attorney Tunis served as Law Clerk to the Honorable A. Richard Caputo in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Additionally, she was previously employed as a part-time public defender representing indigent clients in criminal matters in Luzerne County. She currently contracts with the Luzerne County Courts to provide legal representation in criminal homicide cases and other complex criminal cases. She also serves as a CJA Panel member in federal court and routinely represents criminal defendants facing serious federal charges.
Attorney Tunis has extensive courtroom experience having handled many criminal jury trials ranging from simple summary offenses to complex felony cases. She currently concentrates her practice in the areas of family law, criminal law, and general civil litigation.
Attorney Tunis was born and raised in Jessup, Lackawanna County where she still resides today with her Husband, Nick, and two young children. Attorney Tunis is very active in the Jessup area and always finding ways to give back to her community.
Attorney Tunis can be reached at Maura@SFWlawyers.com
Attorney Joseph F. Saporito, III, associate, is a graduate of Scranton Preparatory High School, he received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science with a minor in Sociology, and he received his J.D. from the Roger Williams University School of Law. Attorney Joseph F. Saporito, III is a third-generation lawyer and the grandson of our firm’s founder, the late Joseph F. Saporito, Sr. Attorney Saporito’s father, the Honorable Joseph F. Saporito, II, was a partner of the firm for his entire legal career before being selected to serve as a Federal Magistrate Judge in the District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania where he still sits in that capacity.
Prior to joining Saporito, Falcone & Watt, Attorney Saporito served as a judicial law clerk for both President Judge Janine Edwards, and Judge Matthew Meagher in Wayne County. He also worked as an associate attorney in a small law office in Honesdale, Wayne County where he handled a variety of legal matters as a general practitioner.
Attorney Saporito joined our firm in December, 2022. He currently represents clients in a wide variety of practice areas while concentrating in the areas of family law, criminal defense, business formation and litigation, estate planning and administration, municipal law, personal injury, and general civil litigation. Attorney Saporito is very active in the legal community and serves as a member of the Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association (Luzerne County Bar Association), Member of the Wayne County Bar Association, and Member of the Lackawanna County Bar Association where he recently was elected to serve as a Board Member for the Young Lawyer’s Division.
Attorney Saporito was born and raised in the Greater Pittston Area where he still resides. He routinely volunteers his time in the Greater Pittston Area and is dedicated to Northeast Pennsylvania and its residents.
Attorney Saporito can be reached at Joseph@SFWlawyers.com