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A graduate of Valley View High School, Mr. Scanlon obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Marywood University in 2000.  In 2003, he graduated from Widener University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate degree.

Mr. Scanlon joined the District Attorney’s Office in 2003 and was promoted in 2010 as Chief Prosecutor of the Narcotics Unit.  There he oversaw a staff of attorneys and detectives specializing in the investigation and prosecution of felony narcotic offenses, firearm cases, gang crimes and asset forfeitures.  District Attorney Scanlon has been appointed as a Special Deputy Attorney General.  In January 2016, Mr. Scanlon was unanimously appointed by the Judges of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas as Lackawanna County District Attorney.

Mr. Scanlon is a member of the Advisory Counsel for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Lackawanna County Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association.  He is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Lackawanna and a 2007 graduate of TOP GUN drug prosecution school.  He has also served as an adjunct professor at Marywood University and Lackawanna College.

District Attorney Scanlon resides in Waverly with his wife, Attorney Kimberly Kost Scanlon, and their two children.