Mr. Carmella has practiced law in Indiana County for over thirty years. As the founding member of the Carmella Law Office, Mr. Carmella has extensive experience in a variety of legal areas, including Family Law, Real Estate, Estates & Trusts, Corporate and Natural Resources. He has also represented many public organizations. Mr. Carmella has served or continues to serve as the solicitor for Indiana County (16 years), Indiana County Industrial Development Authority (18 years), Indiana County Airport Authority (25 years), Indiana County Solid Waste Authority (20 years), Highridge Water Authority (15 years) and several other municipalities or agencies in the County. Early in his legal career, he served an Assistant District Attorney for four years in Indiana County.
Mr. Carmella has also acted as legal counsel for the following non-profit organizations: Birthright of Indiana County, Head Start of Indiana County, St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, Camp Sunrise, Meals on Wheels of Indiana County, Indiana Optimist Club and Indiana Little League Baseball and Softball.
Mr. Carmella received his Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Indiana County Bar Association. Mr. Carmella formerly served as the President of the Indiana County Bar Association.
Jay has practiced law in Indiana County since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2011. While in law school, he served as the Senior Editor of the school’s award-winning legal news website JURIST.org. Jay attended Pennsylvania State University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate earning degrees in Political Science and Accounting. Jay has experience in a variety of legal areas, including Family Law, Real Estate, Estates & Trusts, Corporate and Natural Resources.
Prior to law school, Jay worked as a consultant for Ryan, Inc. He specialized in economic development opportunities and statutory incentives. He negotiated incentive packages for various Fortune 1000 companies on a nationwide basis. Jay worked with state and local government officials in more than a dozen states. He also worked for State Senator Don White in Indiana.
Jay is a member of the Indiana County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in Indiana County from 2012 – 2016.