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About The Office

The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania was created by an Act of Congress dated March 2, 1901, which a new federal judicial district comprised of counties formerly in the eastern and western judicial districts of the Commonwealth, and also created the United States District Court, the offices of the Unites States Marshal, the Marshal's deputies, the Court Clerk and assistant clerks. The Act provided that the first session of the Court of the Middle District was to be held in Harrisburg on the first Monday of May (May 6, 1901).

      A list of the names of the United States Attorneys for the Middle District can be found HERE.

The Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of four offices:

The Scranton Office

The United States Attorney's Office located in the Federal Courthouse in Scranton currently has a staff of approximately 36 people, including the main administrative office (AO) and the financial litigation unit (FLU).  The Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) represent the United States before five United States District Judges and two United States Magistrate Judges who sit in the Federal Courthouses in Scranton and in Wilkes-Barre.

SCRANTON lies in the Northeastern section of Pennsylvania. It has easy access from Interstates 80, 81, 84, 380, and the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476)

Directions:

From I-81 take exit 185 - Central Scranton Expressway - and follow Spruce Street for four (4) traffic lights. Turn right on Wyoming Avenue proceed one (1) block and turn right on Linden Street. Proceed 3/4 of a block and the courthouse will be on your right and the parking garage on your left.

 
The Harrisburg Office

The Harrisburg Office staff currently numbers approximately 46 people.  The AUSAs represent the United States before five United States District Judges and two United States Magistrate Judges who sit in the Federal Courthouse in Harrisburg.

HARRISBURG lies in the South Central section of Pennsylvania. It has easy access from Interstates 78, 81, 83, 283, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76).

Directions:

If traveling I-83 South: Take Exit 43 to Second Street. Go three blocks to Market Square. Turn right at the Hilton Hotel onto Market Street. Go ½ block and turn left onto Court Street (very narrow, one lane) behind the Hotel. Proceed one block into the Walnut Street parking garage.

If traveling I-83 North: Proceed across the Susquehanna River Bridge and take the Second Street Exit approximately 3/4 of the way across the bridge. Continue through the S curve and bear left onto Second Street. Go three blocks and turn right at the Hilton Hotel onto Market Street. Go ½ block and turn left onto Court Street (very narrow, one lane) behind the Hotel. Proceed one block into the Walnut Street parking garage.

If traveling I-81: take Exit 66 to Front Street South. Continue on Front Street South for approximately 3.5 miles and turn left onto Locust Street. The parking garage will be on the left near the end of the 2nd block.

If traveling 11/15 South from the Sellingsgrove area: take Route 322 East across the Clarks Ferry Bridge. South of Dauphin, take the Linglestown Exit and turn right onto Linglestown Road (Route 39). Go toward the river and turn left onto Front Street traveling South. Continue on Front Street for approximately 3.5 miles and turn left onto Locust Street. The parking garage will be on the left near the end of the 2nd block.

If traveling 11/15 North - Take Route 581 East (Capital Beltway) near Camp Hill. After approximately 2 miles Route 581 turns into I-83 North. Take the Second Street Exit from the river bridge about 3/4 of the way across the bridge. Continue through the S curve and bear left onto Second Street. Continue a few more blocks to Market Square and turn right at the Hilton Hotel onto Market Street. Go ½ block and turn left onto Court Street (very narrow, one lane) behind the Hotel. Proceed one block into the Walnut Street parking garage.

If traveling the Turnpike - Take Exit 19, Harrisburg East. Follow the signs for Route 283 North and then to I-83 South (approximately 1.5 miles). Continue on I-83 South for approximately 5 miles and take Exit 43 to Second Street. Go three blocks to Market Square and turn right onto Market Street. Go ½ block and turn left onto Court Street (very narrow, one lane) behind the Hotel. Proceed one block into the Walnut Street parking garage.

 
The Williamsport Office

The Williamsport Office consists of a staff of nine. The AUSAs represent the United States before a United States District Judge and one United States Magistrate Judge who sit in the Federal Courthouse in Williamsport, as well as Judges from other parts of the District who have cases in Williamsport.

WILLIAMSPORT is located in North Central Pennsylvania. It has easy access from Interstates 80 and 180, and State Routes 15, 147, and 220.

Directions:

From Northern Pennsylvania:
Take U.S. Route 15 South to U.S. Route 220 North/Interstate 180 East Route 15 South follows the same path). Exit Route 15 South/I-180 at Hepburn Street (Exit 27B), and stay to the left while on the ramp. Be careful at the bottom of the ramp: There is a traffic light immediately around the bend. Continue to the second light and turn right onto W Third Street. The U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building is 1/2 block on the left. Continue one block to public parking garage at 115 W Third Street (large green "PARK" sign in front) - right side of street and directly across from the Trade and Transit Centre.

From Western Pennsylvania (Using U.S. Route 220):
Follow Route 220 North to Williamsport. Exit Route 15 South/I-180 at Hepburn Street (Exit 27B), and stay to the left while on the ramp. Be careful at the bottom of the ramp: There is a traffic light immediately around the bend. Continue to the second light and turn right onto W Third Street. The U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building is 1/2 block on the left. Continue one block to public parking garage at 115 W Third Street (large green "PARK" sign in front) - right side of street and directly across from the Trade and Transit Centre.

From Southern/Central Pennsylvania:
Take U.S. Route 15 North to Williamsport. On crossing the bridge from South Williamsport into the City of Williamsport, stay in the left lane, following the sign to the downtown business district. You will enter town on Market Street. At the second light turn left onto W. Fourth Street. Continue on W. Fourth Street for three more blocks/lights. At third light (City Hall will be on your left), turn left onto Hepburn Street (i.e. the right-hand of the two streets to the left, not the sharp left). Turn left at the first light onto W. Third Street. The U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building is 1/2 block on the left. Continue one block to public parking garage at 115 W. Third Street (large green "PARK" sign in front) - right side of street and directly across from the Trade and Transit Centre.

From Northeastern Pennsylvania:
State Route 118: Take Route 118 West to Route 220 South/I-180 West. In Williamsport, take the Basin Street/Lewisburg Route 15 South/Business District exit #26. Go straight at the bottom of the ramp. At the third light (Hepburn Street, just past Wegman’s supermarket), go right. Make a right at the first light onto W. Third Street. The U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building is 1/2 block on the left. Continue one block to public parking garage at 115 W. Third Street (large green "PARK" sign in front) - right side of street and directly across from the Trade and Transit Centre.

Interstate 80: Take I-80 West to the exit for U.S.15 North (one exit past I-180), then follow the directions above for Southern/Central Pennsylvania.

From Southeastern Pennsylvania:
Take the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 35. Take Interstate 80 West to the exit for U.S. Route 15 North (one exit past I-180), then follow the directions above for Southern/Central Pennsylvania.

The Wilkes-Barre Office

The Wilkes-Barre Office is unstaffed. The AUSAs from Scranton, Harrisburg and Williamsport represent the United States before a United States District Judge and one United States Magistrate Judge who sit in the Federal Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre, as well as Judges from other parts of the District who have cases in Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes-Barre lies in the Northeastern section of Pennsylvania. It has easy access from Interstates 80, 81, 84, 380, and the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476).

Directions:

If traveling I-81: Exit at 170B (Wilkes-Barre, Rt 309) to Route 309 North

If traveling the Pennsylvania Turnpike: Take Exit 105 (Wilkes-Barre) and turn left onto Route115 North for approximately six (6) miles to Route 309 North

If traveling Route 309: Take Exit 2 (Wilkes-Barre Center City) off Route 309 North
Turn left at light on to Wilkes-Barre Blvd.
Go six (6) traffic lights to E. Northampton St. (McDonald's Restaurant on right) and turn right.
Go three (3) blocks to intersection of So. Main and E. Northampton Sts.

Parking: Continue forward on E. Northampton St. to use Park & Lock #6, or turn right on So. Main to use Central Park & Lock.

 

Normal business hours at the Scranton, Harrisburg and Williamsport offices are 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

Updated August 8, 2018

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