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Craig Paul Kalinoski

Craig Paul Kalinoski

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, Family, Personal Injury

About Me

Attorney Craig P. Kalinoski is an experienced Pennsylvania trial attorney. Attorney Kalinoski was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Attorney Kalinoski's practice includes representing clients in complex cases including but not limited to criminal defense matters, civil rights matters, family law matters, personal injury litigation, and business disputes.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Civil Rights: 30%
    11 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    11 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    11 years
  4. Family: 20%
    11 years



Free Consultation (20 minutes)

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Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

108 N Washington Ave Ste 604
Scranton, PA, 18512




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2014 Pennsylvania Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
2013 Pennsylvania Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Pro Bono AwardLackawanna Bar Association2013
Pro Bono AwardLackawanna Bar Association2012
Pro Bono AwardLackawanna Bar Association2011
Pro Bono AwardLackawanna Bar Association2010
Pro Bono AwardLackawanna Bar Association2009
Pro Bono AwardLackawanna Bar Association2008
Pro Bono AwardLackawanna Bar Association2007
Pro Bono AwardLackawanna Bar Association2006
Pro Bono AwardLackawanna Bar Association2005
Pro Bono AwardLackawanna Bar Association2004
International Academy of Trial Lawyers AwardWidener University School of Law2003
Pro Bono AwardLackawanna Bar Association2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Trial AttorneyKalinoski Law Offices, P.C.2012 - Present
Public DefenderLackawanna County Public Defenders Office2004 - 2008
Trial AttorneyLaw Office of Craig P. Kalinoski2003 - 2012
Legal ExternshipLackawanna County Court of Common Pleas for Judge Carmen Minora2003 - 2003
Certified Legal InternLackawanna County Public Defenders Office2002 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lackawanna County Bar Association Civil RulesCommittee member2012 - Present
Lackawanna County Bar Association Criminal RulesCommittee Member2012 - Present
Lackawanna County Bar Association Family Law RulesCommittee member2012 - Present
Lackawanna County Bar Association Fee DisputeCommittee member2012 - Present
Lackawanna County Bar Association Civil RightsCommittee member2010 - Present
Throop Little LeagueBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Lackawanna Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of PennsylvaniaMember2003 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth of PA vs. R.HMotion filed by Attorney Kalinoski seeking suppression of evidence granted by trial court. Charges dismissed.
Commonwealth v. M.MNot guilty verdict on all counts.

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Publication NameTitleDate Legal Blog2012
Vol. No. 1, Silver, Police Civil Liability Section 1.07[3], pg.1-40_Matthew Bender, Revised EditionFavorable client case decision cited in publication: Brownstein v. Gieda, City of Scranton, et al., 649 F.Supp. 2d 368 (M.D. Pa. 2009) (for the position that a blood draw for no discernible reason was outrageous. Other tort actions such as assault, battery, false arrest, false imprisonment were also actionable and punitive damages were available.2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PALawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Marywood UniversityCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Lackawanna CollegeCriminal JusticeAssociate of Science1997
Pennsylvania Municipal Police AcademyMunicipal Police Officer Certification - MPOETCAct 120 Municipal Police Officer Certification1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Special Board Conference MeetingLegal Aspects and Negotiations in Cell Tower Erection2012