The foundation of who Lou Mincarelli is starts with the values of hard work and dedication. Those core beliefs were instilled in Lou by his parents at an early age. Lou worked full time to put himself through law school at night. While studying law at Temple University, He worked as a Victim Advocate in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. In this capacity, Lou learned first-hand the effects that crime has on victims and their families.
After law school, Lou became a prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office under Lynne Abraham and was tasked to run a ground-breaking Community Court Program. This program was focused on stopping repeat offenses by mentally ill and chemically dependent criminal defendants. Lou has been on the front lines in the fight against the opioid epidemic and mental health crisis. Later, he went on to the Trial Division where Lou spent several years assigned to the Major Trials Unit prosecuting criminals for crimes which included some of the most violent and serious felonies. He personally handled hundreds of cases through bench and jury trials. Lou was honored to help protect the citizens of Pennsylvania as prosecutor.
In 2010 Lou was one of the founding partners of the firm McCullough, McLaughlin, Mincarelli, and McCloskey Attorneys at Law. He has represented clients from various backgrounds and life situations. Lou has helped some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Lou’s practice expanded to represent clients in criminal, family, and civil law. He was a child advocate in Family Court and served on Civil Arbitration Panels. As an arbitrator, Lou has had the opportunity to function in a role very similar to a Judge – making evidentiary and procedural rulings to determine the outcome of a case.
Lou and his wife, Erica moved to Chester County after they married. They soon learned what a wonderful place it is. They feel fortunate to be raising their son, Louis and daughter, Jessica here. Lou is Committee Chairman for Cub Scouts Hopewell Pack 8, a member of the Sons and Daughters of Italy, St. Anthony’s Lodge in Downingtown and was a longtime member of the Temple Law School Alumni Association. He loves camping and fishing with his wife, kids and two dogs Holly and Hannah. Lou is passionate about continuing to fight hard to maintain a fair and impartial court system. His broad law experience makes him the most qualified candidate. Lou wants to use his years of experience and knowledge to continue to serve the families and citizens his community as a Judge on the Chester County Court of Common Pleas.