Joe D’Andrea is a seasoned and aggressive criminal defense attorney with offices in Scranton, Stroudsburg, and Dunmore, Pennsylvania. Throughout his career, Attorney D’Andrea has always focused on the practice of criminal law; first serving as a Lackawanna County Assistant District Attorney, and then establishing a private law practice dedicated to defending the rights of the criminally accused.

He commonly practices in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne, Pike, Monroe, Wyoming, and Susquehanna Counties, but is willing and able to travel to all other counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Furthermore, Attorney D’Andrea also maintains an active federal criminal defense practice in the United States District Court of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, as well as, several other federal jurisdictions throughout the country.

Attoney D’Andrea has represented thousands of individuals during the course of his nearly forty year career. He is an experienced trial attorney who has litigated matters ranging from Capital Murder trials to minor summary offenses in the Courts of Common Pleas, Federal District Courts, and Magisterial District Courts.

Attorney D’Andrea received his undergraduate degree from the University of Scranton, and subsequently received his Juris Doctor degree from the Catholic University of America. After graduating from Catholic University, he successfully sat for and passed the Bar Examinations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. Moreover, Attorney D’Andrea regularly attends conferences and seminars, in order to hone his skill set and keep abreast with the most recent developments in the criminal law and criminal justice system and is a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Attorney D’Andrea began his legal career in 1985, where he practiced as an Assistant District Attorney in Lackawanna County for two years. Since 1987, he has been a sole practitioner and has exclusively practiced in the area of criminal defense.


  • Catholic University of America - J.D. - 1984
  • University of Scranton - B.S. - 1980

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Lackawanna County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Life Member

  • Pennsylvania Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (Normal)

    Legal Committee

Client Reviews

Joe was on a vacation in England when I had called with our situation. He returned my call immediately and started working on the case from abroad. Joe was transparent...


Atty. D'Andrea handled my family's case with the utmost professionalism and we are very happy with the result. He kept us informed all the time. He was easy to reach when...


Atty Joe D'Andrea cleans up the mess that others leave you with. He is very tough and will fight for a fair outcome. I would have been charged with a first degree assault...


I would and will be recommending him. He really fights for his clients and is a man of his word!


From the 1st moment we spoke with Joe, he made us feel safe and unlike other attorney's he always told us the truth. Joe worked hard for almost 2 years and was always...


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