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Timothy D. Belt, Esquire

Managing Partner / Founding Attorney
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Attorney Timothy D. Belt is the son of Reverend James and Patricia Belt, and he has resided primarily in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area since 1985. Timothy graduated from Lackawanna Trail High School and is a 1996 summa cum laude graduate of the University of the Ozarks. Timothy graduated from Villanova University School of Law in 1999 and shortly thereafter began practicing law in the Wilkes-Barre area.

Timothy’s practice focuses on workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation. Timothy is a frequent speaker with regard to workers’ compensation issues to business and union organizations.

Timothy is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association, and Wyoming/Sullivan County Bar Association.

Timothy is also certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Read More

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David Kraft

Attorney
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David M. Kraft has been practicing workers’ compensation law for 20 years. He obtained his law degree from Villanova Law Scool in 2000. He has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Mr. Kraft has been a PBA-certified workers’ compensation specialist since 2017. Read More

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 Amanda Pizano

Legal Secretary
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Amanda has been a member of our legal team since 2014. Amanda would be more than happy to assist you with properly routing your telephone call or scheduling an appointment for you with one of our attorneys. Her pleasant smile is a constant feature during the day to day activities at the firm and her warm giggles and caring personality help our clients feel at ease throughout their case process.

Amanda grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania and graduated from Dallas High School which allowed her to be in tune with the needs of our community. She is currently furthering her education in Business Law at the Luzerne County Community College. Amanda enjoys playing a vast array of sports and attending country music concerts in our area.

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Paula Heritage

Office Manager

Paula has been employed at The Belt Law Firm, P.C., since 2013 and works closely with the members of our legal team to ensure all of our clients’ legal needs are met while also providing support throughout their case process. Paula is fluent in English and Spanish, and as a result, she is often found translating for our Spanish speaking clients. In fact, Paula’s volunteering efforts have helped her to become familiar with multiple Spanish dialects and cultures allowing her to proficiently communicate with all individuals seeking help with their legal matters in Spanish. Paula has been an active member of our community for most of the last two decades and has been recognized for her support to the same. She attended Wilkes University and The Pennsylvania State University majoring in Business Management and Marketing. Paula deeply enjoys performing arts and is a ballet instructor at a respected local dance studio, as well as an officer with a conservatory for the arts in Northeast Pennsylvania.

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 Sarah Jewell

Bookkeeper
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Sarah originally joined The Belt Law Firm, P.C., as a bookkeeping assistant back in 2013. She has been the main bookkeeper since 2016 and in recent years, she is usually the person that will answer and route calls to the right party. Sarah is a long time member of the local community and enjoys singing, cooking, and attending film festivals.

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 Lorelis Diaz

Receptionist/Interpreter
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Lori joined The Belt Law Firm, P.C., in 2019 as a bilingual receptionist. Lori is fluent in English and Spanish and assists our attorneys and supporting staff members with providing prompt and great service to our clients and members of the community.