Congratulations to our Partner Lou Mincaelli for being chosen to be the Chester County Bar Association Member of the Month for October 2018!

๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„:

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ย ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—–๐—•๐—”?

My wife and I moved here over a decade ago to raise our children. Choosing to live in Chester County was definitely a great decision. We are here to stay. My professional life was originally centered in Philadelphia as a District Attorney. Now, in private practice, I have had the opportunity to spend more time in Chester County. I want to be more engaged with the CCBA so I can give back to the community that has been so good to me and my family. What is a goal

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ (๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด) ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ?

One of my goals is to continue to learn and grow as a professional through the relationships I make in the CCBA. I have joined the Criminal Law Section (my primary area of practice) and several other committees.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—–๐—•๐—”?

As a returning member, I am looking forward to the opportunity to participate in the Bench Bar, the Bar Sail, and other great events that the CCBA organizes.

๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ?

Two people–my grandfathers. Unfortunately, both of my grandfathers passed away when I was very young. Both of them have very inspirational stories, but I never had the opportunity to get to know either of them. My fatherโ€™s father was forced to leave school when he was very young to work on a family farm because of life circumstances. He only had a sixth-grade education, but always provided for my father and his two sisters. My motherโ€™s father came to America from Italy when he was very young. He didnโ€™t speak English at the time, but was able to open his own business and provide for my mother and her three siblings. Both men taught my parents the value of hard work and getting an education. They dedicated themselves to giving my parents their own chance at the American Dream. The values and work ethic that they taught my parents were passed on to me and my sister. I wouldnโ€™t be an attorney without the help and support of my family. I have thanked my parents often for the opportunities they gave me. I would like to be able to thank my grandfathers as well.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—œ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ?

Fruit, vegetables, cheese sticks, yogurt, and a dozen other snacks for my two children (Louis 9, Jessica 7). My wife is always making sure that we eat healthy foods. Of course, I always find some space for a few beers and a couple of steaks or something else to grill in my backyard!

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„?

I love to cook. One of my favorite things to do is make dinner with my wife and kids. We all put on our aprons and dirty every pot and pan. Then, we sit down to eat and talk about how much fun we had.

๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—น๐˜†, ๐—ถ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป, ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†?\

Absolutely! I feel that I am truly blessed to be able to practice law in Pennsylvania. As attorneys, we are all afforded the opportunity to help people in various ways. Through my years as a prosecutor in Philadelphia, I was privileged to represent the citizens of the Commonwealth. Now, as a child advocate and defense attorney, I have been given the opportunity to represent clients from various backgrounds and life situations. I have helped some of the most vulnerable members of our society as well some of the most affluent. Some of my clients have been professional athletes, prosecutors, police officers, doctors, and other professionals. Other clients have also included the homeless, the mentally ill, the chemically dependent, and children born to parents that are incapable of taking proper care of them. I have been honored and humbled by the fact that all of these people have depended on me for advice and advocacy.