Mark W. Bufalino

Shareholder

Mark W. Bufalino is a trial and appellate attorney representing clients in complex civil and criminal litigation, including the defense and prosecution of constitutional claims.

Mark W. Bufalino

Legal Experience That Stands Out

Mark’s practice includes defending and prosecuting administrative, trial, and appellate actions often focusing on discrimination claims brought pursuant to Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Act, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. He also represents corporations and private individuals in complex business and partnership disputes, zoning and land use issues, and employment matters.

For many years, Mark has volunteered at the Back Mountain Free Legal Clinic through St. Theresa’s Church in Shavertown, Pennsylvania.

Representative Matters

  • Trial counsel for Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, in a federal civil rights trial in which the jury returned a complete defense verdict for Luzerne County and various individual defendants following a one-week trial regarding First Amendment retaliation claims.
  • Trial counsel for Luzerne County in a federal civil rights trial in which the jury returned a complete defense verdict for Luzerne County and various individual defendants regarding claims of Eighth Amendment violations.
  • Trial counsel for Luzerne County in connection with Luzerne County’s successful defense of a constitutional attack upon Luzerne County’s Home Rule Charter.
  • Trial counsel for Avoca Borough and individual police officers in connection with Avoca Borough’s successful defense of claims of violations of Pennsylvania’s Wiretap Act.

Show More

Education
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • Villanova University, B.A., 1992, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Honors and Awards
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2013 – 2018
  • Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2010