Singer candidate for district judge

June 27th, 2015 1:25 am

First Posted: 1/13/2013

Pittston Attorney Mark A. Singer, Esquire is announcing his candidacy for District Judge of the Magisterial District Judge for District 11-1-04. The District comprises the municipalities of Pittston and the greater Pittston area, Duryea, Avoca, DuPont, and Hughestown.

Singer graduated from Pittston Area High School in 1980 and immediately enrolled in the University of Scranton where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a duel Bachelor of Science Degrees in 1984. He earned his Juris Doctorate in 1987 from Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University. Singer was admitted into the Practice of Law in 1987 and in all courts in the State of Pennsylvania,the United States District Court for the Middle District, The United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

He began his career after Law School in Lehigh County as a Public Defender and Attorney Singer has since served as an Assistant District Attorney for Luzerne County, and First Assistant Liaison to the Lower Lackawanna/Upper Luzerne County Drug Task Force.

In addition, Singer has served the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (M.P.O.E.T.C.) for nearly10 years, as an instructor. He was also Adjunct Instructor in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Luzerne County Community College. He has also been an advisor to the Pittston Area Young Lawyers.

As a defense attorney, Singer is one of 12 attorneys certified to defend capital cases. He has prosecuted murders, rapists, burglars, drug dealers, child abusers and those that prey upon the elderly. He has prosecuted as well as defended a death penalty case.

Singer has been active in the Pittston Area School District having been involved on the Board of Directors and a Region 7 Director to The Pennsylvania School Board Association.

As a member of Lions International Attorney Singer was awarded the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellow Award. He has also served as President of the Hughestown Lions Club.

Mark is an elder in the Second Presbyterian Church of Pittston, a member of the Keystone Consistory and an Irem Temple Shriner.

Singer is son to the late Francis Anthony Singer from Avoca and Amelia Lena (Foglia) of Hughestown. He is married to the former Heidi Baldygo and they have one daughter Anjelica Nicola, a student at the Pittston Area Middle School.

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Singer invites the public to the announcement of his candidacy at 10 a.m. at Pittston City Hall, 35 Broad Street, Pittston. Additional information on Attorney Mark A. Singer may be found on his website