Stefanie J. Salavantis, 36, has represented the people of Luzerne County as district attorney since 2011. Stefanie oversees the prosecution of all criminal cases and fights every day to keep the communities safe in Luzerne County.
Stefanie’s legal career began with opening her own private practice as a general practitioner and working in conjunction with a law firm in the Wilkes-Barre area as a litigator for one of the largest insurance companies.
Upon taking office, Stefanie expanded her efforts to protect the elderly and children against predators in the community as well as public corruption and white-collar cases. She is also heavily involved with community organizations and works side-by-side with volunteers and various professional organizations to help build a stronger community and remain in constant contact with the public.
In 2013, Stefanie was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to the Pennsylvania Lawyer’s Fund for Client Security to help preserve the integrity of the legal profession and restore confidence in the legal system and the administration of justice. She was also elected by her colleagues to the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute.
Born and raised in Luzerne County, Stefanie’s working-class upbringing contributes heavily to her strong work ethic. A graduate of the Luzerne County public school system, Stefanie continued her education at Temple University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Stefanie and her husband, James McGrady, currently reside in Kingston.