Mecadon announces candidacy

June 27th, 2015 1:49 am

First Posted: 3/1/2013

Attorney Girard “Jerry” Mecadon, a Pittston based solo practitioner, announces his candidacy to run for Magisterial District Judge 11-1-04 which was recently expanded to include all Pittston Area School District towns: Avoca Borough, Dupont Borough, Duryea Borough, Hughestown Borough, Jenkins Township, Pittston City, Pittston Township, and Yatesville Borough. Mecadon is seeking the seat formerly held by the Honorable Fred A. Pierantoni, III. This will be Mecadon’s first bid for elected office.

He was honored with the Italian-American Association of Luzerne County “Person of the Year” Award in 2012. He also won “Best Attorney” in the Best of Greater Pittston 2012 awarded by the Sunday Dispatch.

Mecadon serves on the Board of Directors of Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce; is a Board member of Unico National Wilkes-Barre; serves as Solicitor to various municipalities, donates his services to serve as Solicitor of the Pittston Township Little League and also donates his services to serve as Solicitor of the Pittston Tomato Festival; is a former Advisory Board Member to Landmark Community Bank; is a member of the Pittston Township Lions Club; and the Rotary Club of Plains, where he received the highest recognition in Rotary as a Paul Harris Fellow; and is a Second Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, President John F. Kennedy Council 372 & Assembly 948.

He is the past President and Chairman of the Board of Unico National – Wilkes-Barre Chapter, which donated over $40,000 to numerous charities throughout Luzerne County in the year he served as President.

The son of the late Alfred “Chubby” Mecadon of Pittston Township and Rita Gelatka Mecadon originally from Port Griffith, Jenkins Township, he was raised in the Cork Lane section of Pittston Township, and has been admitted to practice law in both state and federal courts since 1991.

Mecadon began his legal career as a Law Clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Scranton. He thereafter entered into a partnership in Pittston with Michael T. Vough, Esquire, now The Honorable Michael T. Vough, in the law firm of Vough and Mecadon and subsequently established the Law Offices of Girard J. Mecadon where he employs residents of the Greater Pittston Area. He is also an assistant public defender for Luzerne County. His office is housed at 363 Laurel Street, Pittston, in the building built in 1960 by his father, who operated his plumbing, heating, electrical and fuel oil business at that location for over 40 years, and also once housed Cotter’s Crafts and Laurel Street Florist, owned and operated by his sister, Judy Cotter Greenwald.

Mecadon has represented hundreds of clients in thousands of cases. He has handled virtually every type of case heard by a Magisterial District Judge.

Mecadon possesses strong ties to the Pittston Area, as the Law Offices of Girard J. Mecadon represents the third generation of Mecadon family businesses in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He is proud to serve the local community and to employ local people in operating his practice for over 20 years.

He is a graduate of Seton Catholic High School, the University of Scranton and Widener University School of Law. He resides in Jenkins Twp. with his wife, Christa DeVizia Mecadon, daughter of Joseph DeVizia, Sr. and Mauria Klemek DeVizia of Larksville.

An announcement and petition signing reception will be held on Thursday March 7, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the upstairs ballroom of the Gramercy Restaurant, 155 South Main Street, Pittston. All are welcome to attend.