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Stephen T. Coccorese concentrates his practice in municipal law, employment law, and general litigation. Steve is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


Steve received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law in 2012, and his B.S. in Crime, Law, and Justice from Penn State University in 2007. During law school, Steve served as an Articles Editor on the Penn State Law Review, was a member of the Woolsack Honor Society, the Secretary of the Environmental Law Society, a Miller Public Interest Advocate, and a student-mentor to international LL.M. students.


Before joining Salzmann Hughes, Steve completed internships for two judges: Judge Jack Panella of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, and Judge D. Brooks Smith of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.


Steve lives in Chambersburg with his girlfriend, Svetlana, and his dogs, Delilah and Bandit.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
  2. General Practice: 30%
  3. Unspecified: 10%
  4. Litigation: 10%



Hourly ($150-225/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joel Grant Hancock Jr.

    I had the distinct pleasure of knowing Stephen as a classmate at Penn State Law. Stephen distinguished himself as a hardworking student and as a trustworthy and respectable man. I would trust him with my own case, which is the highest endorsement I could give him.


    Joel Hancock Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Coccorese is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services.


    Howard Lewis Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Salzmann Hughes, P.C.

79 St. Paul Drive
Chambersburg, PA, 17201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Edward N. Polisher Endowed Award for Federal Gift Tax CurriculumPennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law2012
Woolsack Honor SocieyPennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law2012
Miller Public Interest AdvocatePennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law2012
Dean's Merit ScholarshipPennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneySalzmann Hughes, P.C.2013 - Present
Research and Advocacy FellowThe Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Center for Immigrants' Rights2012 - 2013
Judicial InternU.S. Court Of Appeals Third Circuit2012 - 2012
AssociateRobert P. McGeary, Attorney at Law2012 - 2013
Judicial InternSuperior Court Of Pennsylvania2011 - 2011
InternNorth Penn Legal Services2010 - 2010
InternNJ Superior Court2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Middle District of PennsylvaniaMember2016 - Present
Franklin County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
United States District Court for the District of New JerseyMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Security Deposit Dispute, TenantSettlement
Eminent Domain LitigationSettlement
Employment Contract ReviewN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Immigration Council, Legal Action CenterBehind Closed Doors: An Overview of DHS Restrictions on Access to Counsel2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Pennsylvania State UniversityCrime, Law & JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Salzmann Hughes/BCM Payroll Lunch and LearnUnderstanding the FLSA's Overtime Laws2016
CFCBA Annual MeetingWhat You Need to Know About the Right to Know Law2015
Adams County Association of Township Officials - 2014 Mid-Year ConferenceGetting to Know the Right-to-Know Law, Sunshine Act, and Executive Session Legislation2014