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Emil Giordano

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2851 Baglyos Circle
Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18020

Description of Practice

Hon. Emil Giordano (Ret.) spent fifteen years serving as a a judge of the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas. In 2018, he stepped down from the bench to practice law once again, focusing on mediation, arbitration, wills, and estates. He mediates and arbitrates primarily in the following areas: personal injury, medical malpractice, trusts, estates law, public policy issues, zoning, labor, family law, and community development. Additional practice areas include animal law, contract law, defamation law, employment law, insurance law, labor and union law, product liability law, property law, real estate law, and riparian rights.

Professional Background

Honorable Emil Giordano (Ret.) began his career as a litigator upon graduating from Villanova Law School in 1985. In 2003, he became a judge at the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas,and served on the bench for 15 years, handling every type of civil case. Hence, he has spent more than 30 years in court on both sides of the bench. In 2018, he stepped down from the bench in order to practice law once again, focusing on arbitration, mediation, wills, and estates. He completed Harvard Law School's Advanced Mediation Workshop in 2018 and is now an accomplished mediator.


Giordano is an accomplished mediator. He has been certified by the Harvard Law Mediation Program. He has tried or heard thousands of cases dealing with issues ranging from family law and personal injury to medical malpractice, labor, and zoning matters. He represented both injured plaintiffs and defendants’ insurers through trials and settlements during his practice from 1985-2003, where he also represented both organized labor as well as management. Additionally, he has served as a Municipal Solicitor and represented private landowners.


Bachelor of Arts (Moravian College, 1982); Juris Doctorate, (Villanova Law School, 1985) Advanced Mediation Workshop, (Harvard Law School, 2018)


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
June 2018        Harvard Law School Advanced Mediation Workshop


Mediations and arbitrations with Hon. Emil Giordano (Ret.) cost $400 per hour.

Other Information


Areas of Practice

  • Animal
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Insurance
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Products Liability
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Trust Management
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Estate Planner
  • Arbitrator


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