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Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Butler PA 16001
J. Andrew Salemme

J. Andrew Salemme

Andrew Salemme grew up in the Pittsburgh area in O'Hara Township and Sharpsburg, graduating from Fox Chapel High School. He attended Susquehanna University, where he was a three-year letter winner in baseball and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in History.

Mr. Salemme attended Duquesne University Law School, graduating cum laude in 2008. He served as an Associate Comment Editor for the Duquesne Law Review. In addition, he was the 2007 first place winner of the National Rifle Association law student essay contest.

Mr. Salemme worked as a law clerk in the Washington County Court of Common Pleas from 2009 through 2010. Thereafter, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Superior Court, working for the Honorable Mary Jane Bowes for six years.

While working for the Pennsylvania Superior Court, Mr. Salemme specialized in providing legal research and writing assistance in criminal law and post-conviction relief matters. He assisted in the drafting of over six hundred decisions, including over eighty published cases.

Mr. Salemme is the author of Guilty Until Proven Innocent: A Practitioner's and Judge's Guide to the Post-Conviction Relief Act (PCRA), which is updated yearly. That book is used by members of the Pennsylvania Superior Court, the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, and the Allegheny County and Washington County District Attorney's offices, among others, such as, criminal defense attorneys. Mr. Salemme has also presented multiple CLE (Continuing Legal Education) courses, including courses on the PCRA and mandatory sentencing in Pennsylvania.