On Friday, I told you about Assistant Public Defender Susie Hutnik's candidacy for the magisterial district judgeship currently being held by retiring Judge Jackie Taschner. Later that day, I learned that another candidate is running as well. Her name is Lisa Spitale.
Spitale is a graduate of Penn State University (undergrad) and University of Miami School of Law. She first went to work for Charles Gordon for 10 years, and is currently a partner at Spitale, Vargo, Madsen & Blair in Easton. She has practiced law for 16 years.
In addition to her work in private practice, Spiale has been a volunteer attorney at North Penn Legal Services since 2005, where she has assisted indigent clients with family matters and foreclosures. Like Hutnik, Spitale is a recipient of the Bar Association's pro bono award. She also served as the Bar's President.
Lisa also participates in the Book Buddies Program, which encourages reading by sending volunteer attorneys into elementary schools to read to students and give away free books.
Spitale lives in Forks Tp with her husband, Attorney Michael Vargo. They have an 11 year old son.
Spitale views a judgeship as a logical extension of her service as a lawyer. ""My legal career has offered me a great opportunity to serve my community," she states in her announcement. "Every day I work tirelessly for the equal treatment of working families, the poor, the indigent, and the alleged incapacitated."