Jamie Anzalone

About This Inductee

Jamie graduate from Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School where he was a three year letter winner in football and baseball.  He led the football team in interceptions as a defensive back each year since his sophomore year.  He was team captain and named defensive MVP.  In baseball, he was the team’s stolen base leader.  After being predominantly recruited by Division III schools, Jamie made the decision to play for Lafayette College, a Division I-AA school.  When he started playing for Lafayette, the team was so disheveled, there were talks of dropping the program.  However with coaching changes, the team went on to become a pre-eminent Patriot League Team.  They beat Lehigh his senior year breaking a 7-year drought and the team went on to win 3 Patriot League Titles after Jamie graduated.   He was a three year varsity letter winner,  three time Verizon District II Academic All-American, and placed three years on the Patriot League Honor Roll.  Jamie states that his two football experiences taught him how to persevere in life.  To this day, he draws on both regularly.  As a trail lawyer, his days are filled with “the fight”.  “We win and lose and when we lose, I draw on my experiences to overcome and be better the next time.  I recognize that it is OK to lose, but to never accept lack of effort.  I have actually accomplished the most (at least being recognized) as a Trial Lawyer but none of it would be possible if it was not for my high school and college football experience.  Jamie went on the graduate from Dickinson Penn State School of Law in 2006.  Some of his professional awards are:  2012-2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star (given to only 2.5% of Lawyers in PA under the age of 40); member of Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum (given only to lawyers who have secured a victory or settlement in excess of 1 million dollars;  Top 10 in Personal Injury Lawyers in PA under Age 40 by National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys; Top 10 Personal Injury Lawyers in PA under Age 40 by American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers in Client Satisfaction;  2014 New Lawyers Division Star by the American Association of Justice (National Award).  He was also given the Wings of Life Award (given for Community Service by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Jamie is currently Chairman since 2014 of the Luzerne County Bench Bar, a function attended by 350 lawyers and judges.  He is also current UNICO Football All-Star Game Chairman (since 2008).  Jamie and his wife Mary reside in Shavertown with their two children – Norah (4) and Mae (2).