Mike graduated from Pace University in New York in 1987 and the Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts where he received his J.D. in 1990. Mike subsequently passed the State Bar examinations for New York State, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He then served as law clerk to the Honorable James F. McClure Jr., Federal District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Williamsport. After his two-year clerkship, he became an associate attorney in the Williamsport Office of the Philadelphia Law firm of Leibert, Short and Hirschland where he specialized in Personal Injury and Civil Rights Litigation in both State and Federal Courts. He continued his work litigating Personal Injury and Civil Right Cases with the Regional Law Firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin after a merger with Leibert, Short and Hirschland.

Mike, along with Mary C. Schemery, founded Schemery Zicolello, PC in 1996. In addition to his State Court Bar Admissions, Mike has been admitted to Practice before the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mike is also a 1998 graduate of Leadership Lycoming.

Managing Partner


Year Joined Firm

Areas Of Practice
85% Personal Injury
15% Civil Rights

Litigation Percentage
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
Pennsylvania, 1992
New York, 1992
New Jersey, 1990
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1998
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2004

Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D. – 1990
Pace University, Pleasantville, New York
B.B.A. – 1987
Major: Management Information Systems

Professional Associations And Memberships

North Central Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, President
Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member
Leadership Lycoming, 1998 Graduate
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
Lycoming Law Association, Member
New York State Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions
Hon. James F. McClure, Jr., Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Williamsport, Law Clerk, 1990 – 1992
Leibert, Short & Hirschland, Williamsport, Associate Attorney, 1992 – 1994
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, Williamsport, Associate Attorney, 1994 – 1996