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Nicholas S. Mattise, Esq.

Nicholas S. Mattise

Born: December 16, 1953, Jermyn, PA
Married with three children

Nick Mattise is a Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Lawyer and was board-certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 1995. His career began as Law Clerk for the Honorable Michael J. Eagen, Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He has been named a Top 100 Pennsylvania Trial lawyer and Super Lawyer.

Attorney Mattise concentrates his practice  on Litigation, Auto and Truck Accidents, Products Liability, Slip/Trip and Fall cases and Workers Compensation.

Education

  • J.D., Boston College School of Law, Boston, MA, 1979
    Phi Delta Phi, Moynihan Inn, Exchequer 1977-1979
  • B.A., History and Psychology – Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1975 with distinction

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Pennsylvania, 1979
  • Massachusetts, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1988

Professional & Bar Association Memberships (Past and Present)

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (Now American Association for Justice)
  • Lackawanna County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association,
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (Now Pennsylvania Association for Justice),
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Amicus Curiae

Non-Professional Organizations

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Council – Executive Board – 1991-present
  • Vice-President – 1998-present
  • Forest Lakes Council – Executive Board – 1983-1991

Certifications

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy – Certified Civil Trial Advocate – 1995

Career Highlights

  • Needle Law, P.C., Scranton, PA – 2015- present
  • Mattise & Kelly P.C., Scranton, PA – 1999-2015
  • Munley, Mattise, Kelly & Cartwright, P.C., Scranton, PA – 1994-1999
  • Munley, Mattise & Kelly, P.C., Scranton, PA – 1989-1994
  • Robert W. Munley P.C. – 1980-1988
  • Honorable Michael J. Eagen, Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court – Law Clerk – 1979-1980

Reported Cases

  • Nicola v. Nicola, 673 A.2d 950 (Pa. Super. 1996) (Amicus Curiae on behalf of PaTLA)
  • Majdic v. Cincinnati Machine Co., 537 A. 2d 334 (Pa. Super. 1988)
  • Mecca v. Lukasik, 530 A. 2d 1334 (Pa. Super. 1987)
  • Talarico v. PP&L, 650 A.2d 1192 (Pa. Comwlth. 1994)
  • Miseo v. Ross Twp. Police Dept., 607 A.2d 806 (Pa. Comwlth. 1992)
  • Brandon v. Retreat State Hospital, 552 A.2d 756 (Pa. Comwlth. 1989)
  • Sacco v. City of Scranton, 540 A.2d 1370 (Pa. Comwlth. 1988)
  • Micciche v. Com. U.C. Bd. of Rev., 461 A.2d 914 (Pa. Comwlth. 1983)

Lectures / Seminars

  • Lorman Education Services
    • Worker’s Compensation in Pennsylvania – June, 1993; June, 1994
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association & Lackawanna Bar Association
    • Auto Insurance Issues in Personal Injury Cases – October, 1990
    • How to Win the Premises Liability Case (PaTLA written materials only) – 1992
    • Slip and Fall Cases – September, 1997
    • Recoverable Damages – November, 1997
    • Common Evidentiary Issues in Personal Injury Cases – January, 1997
    • Rules of Civil Procedure – January, 1998
    • Problems in Product Liability Cases – May, 1998
    • Litigation Skills (Depositions) – January, 1999
    • Civil Litigation Update- October, 2011
    • Techniques in Cross-Examination- March, 2015
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