Williamsport attorney seeks county judge seat

William Carlucci, of Loyalsock Township, has announced he is running for Lycoming County Common Pleas Judge.

“I think I can benefit citizens of Lycoming County by bringing my experience to the bench,” Carlucci said.

Carlucci is a member of the Williamsport law firm of Elion, Grieco, Carlucci & Shipman, P.C., concentrating in commercial and real estate litigation, contact negotiation and drafting, and commercial collections.

Carlucci has practiced law in Lycoming County since 1979 including two years in the law offices of Henry Perciballi, three years as an assistant district attorney and more than 30 years in his firm.

“I have an affinity to Lycoming County,” he said. “I was raised here. This is my home.”

Carlucci noted his affiliation and work with different legal organizations.

He is past president of the Lycoming Law Association and served three separate terms as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors and a member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

In 2005 and 2006, he served as the president of the 28,000-member Pennsylvania Bar Association. He also served six years on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts Board, including one year as vice chairman and one year as chairman.

He has served with a number of civic and community organizations, including as past president of the Kiwanis Club of Loyalsock Township, a member and president of the Loyalsock Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, Loyalsock Township Planning Commission, Ski Sawmill Ski Patrol, and the Loyalsock Township School District School Board.

He is a lifelong member of the Boy Scouts of America, including 40 years as an adult volunteer and 30 years on the executive board of the Susquehanna Council

Carlucci is a parishioner of the Church of St. Ann and has served as a lector for nearly 40 years.

He has been certified as an emergency medical technician for more than 40 years.

“I think that every community contact is an important part of being a judge,” he said. “My commitment to the community is evident in the volunteer work I have done, and I think that better prepares someone to serve in any job.”

Carlucci said he always wanted to be a lawyer and to be in the courtroom.

“I did not feel a calling to the bench until I was an experienced lawyer,” he said.

Carlucci is a 1976 magna cum laude graduate of Lycoming College and a 1979 graduate of the Temple University Beasley School of Law. In 2006, he was honored as Lycoming College’s Alum of the Year.

He is married to the former Christine Vanderlin.

The couple have three children.