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.
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 William J. Watt, III, partner, 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 previously served as a part-time assistant public defender in Luzerne County and currently serves as a CJA federal criminal defense attorney in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He has also been appointed to serve as a divorce master in complex divorce matters and routinely gets appointed by the Court to serve as counsel for individuals in guardianship and other estate related matters. Since 2012, Attorney Watt has been named a Rising Star Super Lawyer every year. In addition, Attorney Watt routinely contracts with the Luzerne County Court to provide legal representation in complex criminal matters including criminal homicide and appeals.
Attorney Watt has significant experience in the courtroom having handled a variety of matters including death penalty homicide trials, complex divorce and custody trials, car accident and personal injury litigation, estate planning and litigation, and other general civil litigation. Having handled a wide variety of legal matters, Attorney Watt currently concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal litigation, estate administration and litigation, personal injury litigation, domestic matters and other general civil litigation.
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.
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.