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Lawrence County, PA Court System Information

Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 91,108. The county seat is New Castle.

Court Information

Lawrence County is served by a Court of Common Pleas, and a Magisterial Court.

Lawrence County, PA Court Overview

The following courts are located in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and only lists courts with pages on Ballotpedia.

  1. Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania
  2. Lawrence County Magisterial District, Pennsylvania

Visitation Information

Office Hours:
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Physical Address:
Lawrence County Courthouse
430 Court Street
New Castle, PA 16101

Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas:

Lawrence County Courthouse
430 Court Street
New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: 724-658-2541

Service and Responsibilities:

The Court of Common Pleas is a trial court of general jurisdiction resolving controversies involving a wide variety of cases. The Courts of Common Pleas are responsible for all cases involving children and family matters, all major civil court cases such as personal injury, professional liability, and contract and property disputes, all criminal cases involving misdemeanors and felonies, appeals from the minor courts, and appeals not exclusively assigned to another court.

Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas Judge:

Honorable Dominick Motto, President Judge
Court of Common Pleas
Lawrence County Government Center
430 Court Street
New Castle, PA 16101-3503
Phone: 724-656-1925

Lawrence County Court Administrator:

Michael Occhibone, Court Administrator
430 Court Street
New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: (724) 656-1934
Fax: (724) 656-2464
Email: mocchibone@co.lawrence.pa.us
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The Lawrence County Court Administration Office’s primary responsibility is assisting the president judge in all necessary duties to effectively administer the judicial system and guide cases through our several courts. Moreover, the duties include; Budget management, Procurement of supplies and services, HR management, Recruiting and Hiring, Training and Evaluating, Monitoring court employees, Creating and maintaining the annual court calendar, Case flow management, Implementing policies and rules set by the Supreme Court, and finally, Supervision of magisterial district courts of Lawrence County.

Lawrence County Magisterial District Judge:

Melissa A. Amodie, Magisterial District Judge (District Court 53-1-01)
Lawrence County Government Center
430 Court St.
New Castle, Pa 16101
Phone: 724-652-8555
Fax: 724-652-8576
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Rick Russo, Magisterial District Judge (District Court 53-3-04)
3455 Wilmington Rd.
New Castle, PA 16105
Phone: 724-652-9615, 724-924-9870
Fax: 724-652-3762
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Jennifer L. Nicholson, Magisterial District Judge (District Court 53-3-02)
4834 State Route 18
New Castle, PA 16102
Phone: 724-667-8010
Fax: 724-667-0377
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Lawrence County Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts, and Clerk of Orphans’ Court:

Jodi Klabon-Esoldo, Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts and Orphans’ Court
Lawrence County Government Center
430 Court St.
New Castle Pennsylvania 16101
Phone: (724) 656-2143, (724) 656-2126
Email: jesoldo@co.lawrence.pa.us
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Service and Responsibilities:

The Office of the Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts and Orphans’ Court is a legal custodian of records that handles Criminal, Civil and Juvenile actions, safe-keeping records filed, docketed, and indexed with the Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas. Besides, the Clerk of Court’s office maintains all criminal records at the Common Pleas level, whether the Orphan’s Court Office is in charge of all marriage licenses, adoption records, first and final accounts, and petitions for incapacitated persons.

Lawrence County, PA County Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds

Janet Kalajainen, Register and Recorder
430 Court Street
New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: (724) 656-2128, (724) 656-2131
Email: jkalajainen@co.lawrence.pa.us
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The Recorder of Deeds Office is responsible for recording, protecting, preserving, and reproducing legal documents related to real estate in Lawrence County. The responsibilities include the recording of deeds, mortgages, and various miscellaneous items, such as the right of ways, easements, power of attorney, leases, UCC’s (secured transactions), notary bonds, drafts of the survey and subdivision plans, mortgage releases, satisfactions, postponements and assignments. Besides, the Register of Wills office probates the wills of all decedents and issues letters of administration and testamentary in each estate and works as an agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to acquire inheritance tax and various fees relating to each estate.

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