Schimizzi seeks election to Westmoreland County Court bench |

Schimizzi seeks election to Westmoreland County Court bench

Matt Schimizzi

Attorney Matt Schimizzi of Hempfield announced Friday he’s running for Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court judge in 2019, seeking dual party nominations.

A 2002 Greater Latrobe Senior High graduate, Schimizzi is a partner in his father, Rich’s, Greensburg law firm.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and a law degree from Duquesne University, graduating magna cum laude in 2009.

A former assistant public defender, he has handled cases involving civil litigation, criminal defense, family law, adoptions, federal bankruptcy, real estate transactions and estate planning and management.

“Serving as a judge is something I’ve always wanted to do,” Schimizzi said.

If he’s elected, he said, he will draw on his legal experience to understand difficult issues that come before the court and “would continue with the efforts of our current judges and explore ways for the court and community organizations to work together to combat the pressing issues of our time,” such as opioid addiction.

Schimizzi is board president of the Union Cemetery of Greensburg and a volunteer with the Stoneybrook Foundation, which operates a therapeutic horseback riding center near Donegal. He is married to the former Lindsey Bell.

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