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 focused on 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.

In 2015, Lead Counsel rated Mike for personal injury, employment and labor law, civil litigation and civil rights. Since 2017, Mike has been honored as one of the top 5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers. AVVO, a peer and client rating website lists Mike as Superb. He is the current president of the North Central Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Lycoming Law Association, and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

Managing Partner


Year Joined Firm

Areas Of Practice

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

Honors and Awards
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2017-present
AVVO Rated 10/10 Superb
Lead Counsel Rated, Personal Injury, 2015-present
Lead Counsel Rated, Labor & Employment Law, 2015-present
Lead Counsel Rated, Civil Litigation, 2015-present
Lead Counsel Rated, Civil Rights, 2015-present

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

Michael J. Zicolello

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