Attorney Steven P. Passarello is an accomplished and very experienced trial and appellate lawyer in the Central Pennsylvania area. Born and raised in Connecticut, he moved to Pennsylvania in 1991. Attorney Passarello has vast experience in all areas of criminal and civil law as well as domestic, support, children and youth, adoption and personal injury matters. Attorney Passarello has had a successful practice in the Blair County area since 1997 and has a reputation as a zealous advocate for his clients. He is licensed to practice in all counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Attorney Passarello obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from St. Anselm University in New Hampshire and received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Western New England Law School in Massachusetts. Upon graduating law school and passing the Pennsylvania Bar Exam he received invaluable experience serving as a Law Clerk for The Honorable Judge Hiram A. Carpenter III. Attorney Passarello has also worked in The Blair County Public Defender's Office and served on The Board of Blair County Legal Services.
Attorney Passarello is a member of The Blair County Bar Association as well as The Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is licensed to practice before The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Federal Court and every other Court in The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Attorney Passarello is certified as Death Penalty Qualified. Only Attorneys who meet strict legal and ethical guidelines and experience can receive such a qualification. Attorney Passarello has served as lead counsel on a number of high profile cases and has appeared in Time Magazine as well as on the television shows 60 Minutes and Nancy Grace. Attorney Passarello recently was successful in his defense of the first Castle Doctrine case in The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Attorney Passarello also successfully succeeded in obtaining a major win on appeal which resulted in a change to the law in Pennsylvania relative to Forfeiture.
Attorney Passarello serves on a number of committees such as The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, The Blair County Specialty Courts Committee and was appointed by President Judge Jolene Grubb Kopriva as the representative for the private criminal defense bar. Attorney Passarello also taught at Penn State Altoona for three years for their Paralegal program. Attorney Passarello had dedicated his time and legal expertise to various community programs such as participating in WTAJ's "Ask the Lawyer" program and has served as a Judge for numerous Mock Trial programs. He has also appeared as a guest speaker at Altoona Area High School. In 2016, he was named the Altoona Mirror's Favorite Hometown Attorney. He lives in Altoona, Pennsylvania with his wife, Michelle, and their son Dominic.