Melanie Walz Scaringi, Esq.Founding Attorney
Attorney Melanie Walz Scaringi focuses her practice on elder law, estate planning, estate administration/probate, asset protection planning, and real estate.
In March 2005, Melanie Scaringi and her husband Marc Scaringi opened the law firm of Scaringi & Scaringi, P.C., now called Scaringi Law. Prior to opening this firm, Mrs. Scaringi and her husband worked as partners in the Law Firm of Walz, Walz, Scaringi & Scaringi, which was located in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Scaringi obtained her license to practice law in 2001. She is a member of the US Supreme Court 2009 Bar of Pennsylvania and is also admitted to practice in the United States Middle District Court. She is a member of the of the Dauphin County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations and is a member of the Real Estate, Probate & Trusts, Elder Law, and Tax Law Sections.
Mrs. Scaringi graduated magna cum laude from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of the Arts in political science and a Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology. She later graduated from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University with a Juris Doctorate. Mrs. Scaringi is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, a national collegiate honor society.
Mrs. Scaringi is a mother of four, is a board member of the Perry Country Council of the Arts and is a member of the Camp Hill Presbyterian Church in Cumberland County.
- Department of Veterans Affairs, 2009
Areas of Practice
- Pennsylvania, 2001
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2001
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
- Board Member for the Perry County Council of the Arts
- Central PA Paralegal Association Lunch and Learn, Harrisburg
- Elder Law, 2008 Central PA Paralegal Association Annual Meeting
Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle,
- Juris Doctorate - 2001
Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
- Bachelor of the Arts magna cum laude - 1998
- Honors: Member, Phi Beta Kappa
- Major: Political Science
- Major: Psychology
- Sexually Violent Predators Group Therapy, Assistant Counselor, 1997 - 1998
- Executive Office of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Summer Clerk, 1998
- Criminal Appeals Division in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Legal Intern, 1999
- Family Law Clinic of the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Certified Legal Intern, 2000
- Law Offices of Walz & Walz, Law Clerk, 2001
- Law Offices of Walz & Walz, Associate Attorney
- Law Firm of Walz, Walz, Scaringi Law, Partner, 2002 - 2005
- Pennsylvania Bar Association, Real Estate, Probate & Trusts Section, Member
- Pennsylvania Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Member
- Pennsylvania Bar Association, Tax Law Section, Member
- Dauphin County Bar Association, Member
- Perry County Council of the Arts, Past Board Member
Blog Entries by Melanie Walz Scaringi, Esq.
Scaringi Law“In all of these endeavors they acted capably and professionally providing timely and expert counsel.”Our family has used Melanie Scaringi and her law firm associates for several years in estate planning, elder care recommendations and in preparation of wills, living wills and powers of attorney. Scaringi Law handled all of the estate accounting and legal requirements when I served as executor for my deceased Mother-in-Law. In all of these endeavors they acted capably and professionally providing timely and expert counsel for the required actions. We met regularly in person and communicated by phone and email. In even the most complex issues they never once made me feel stupid! Particularly noteworthy is the firms experience in dealing directly with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and the Office of the Attorney General. The estate was handled successfully in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost. I will continue to use the firm and recommend them to anyone. Best regards
Scaringi Law“If you need an attorney who will work hard for you and do exactly what they say they are going to do to help you solve your case, and do it all in a timely fashion, call Scaringi Law”For more than a decade, an out-of-state Executor struggled to resolve the issues surrounding her father's complicated Estate Administration in Pennsylvania. The Executor hired several attorneys over the years to sort out the issues and settle the estate. No attorney during that time was willing or able to bring the estate to its proper closure. But after a few months of working on the case, Melanie Walz Scaringi and her mother, Judith T. Walz, were able to clear up the problems surrounding the case. Their hard work sparked the following letter from the client, D.L.: I am so glad that God guided us to your firm and most especially Melanie and Judi. As soon as I got off the phone with Melanie, after my first consultation, I felt a huge weight lifted from my shoulders. I have contacted the firm several times and have always been greeted and helped in a very professional and pleasant manner. Everyone makes you feel at ease and that your case is important to them. I really am glad that they took my case and that they actually did what they said they would and in a timely manner. I wish I could hire a plane to fly over Harrisburg with a big banner that reads, "If you need an attorney who will work hard for you and do exactly what they say they are going to do to help you solve your case, and do it all in a timely fashion, call Scaringi Law." - From a very happy client
Scaringi Law“Mrs. Scaringi is approachable and knowledgeable, have not been disappointed at any time.”Mrs. Scaringi is approachable and knowledgeable. Her personality instantly puts you at ease. I knew right away I was in good hands. I was right. Recently we have had to make changes to our list of guardians for our children. It is a stressful topic to discuss your death and who will raise your children upon your passing. Mrs. Scaringi empathizes and gives great advise so I felt confident in my decisions. I have been with the Scaringi & Scaringi Law Firm for many years now and have not been disappointed at any time. She has my highest recommendation.
Scaringi Law“Completely on top of the transaction, was transparent and often available for any questions we had.”When we bought our home we needed someone knowledgeable and trustworthy to handle our closing. We asked around and were recommended to Scaring & Scaringi, P.C. and specifically Melanie Scaringi. We were told she is an expert into the area of Real Estate. She performed up to her reputation. She seemed completely on top of the transaction, was transparent and often available for any questions we had. We would absolutely use her again as well as recommend her services to others. Melanie Scaringi of Scaringi & Scaringi, P.C. knows real estate law and was great to work with !
Scaringi Law“Her knowledge on this subject was exceptional, she was extremely helpful in explaining our options, very professional and courteous.”Melanie Scaringi wrote up our wills in a timely and professional manner. Her knowledge on this subject was exceptional. She was extremely helpful in explaining our options. Everyone at Scaringi & Scaringi was very professional and courteous any time we came to the office to meet with our attorney. I highly recommend the office of Scaringi & Scaringi for any service you may need.
Scaringi Law“Made us feel that our case was of the utmost importance to her and never failed to meet our high expectations.”Melanie handled our case in a very timely and efficient manner. Her vast knowledge of the subject area was more than apparent. She made us feel that our case was of the utmost importance to her and never failed to meet our high expectations. We would highly recommend her services to others.