Widener University School of Law (PA)
Doctor of Law (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science and Government
I have recently announced my candidacy for United States Congress. My goal is to actively facilitate the court reforms that are desperately needed to ensure the judiciary provides due process for all American citizens.
In 1992, I graduated magna cum laude, from Widener University School of Law and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar. Over the past 21 years, I have developed an intimate understanding of the American Justice system, in both state and federal courts. I have found my work the most rewarding in representing citizens in civil rights actions.
Since 2010, my efforts and skills have been devoted to establishing the Pennsylvania Civil Rights Law Network (PCRLN). I established this organization as the cornerstone for the development of a nationwide advocacy system, dedicated to the enforcement of our United States Constitution. This network, has provided support for victims of judicial misconduct and overall court deficiencies that have violated their civil rights.
The website, www.pennsylvaniacivilrightslawnetwork.com, currently contains and will provide a repository for procedural and substantive law, sample case formats, dissemination of legal articles and content authored by me, relevant to civil rights issues. We encourage and facilitate pro se litigants (self-representation) through a network of local, experienced advocates, and has connected thousands of people, who have been victimized by the court system in the United States, at both state and federal levels.
Followers of PCRLN come from across the country, and this endeavor will create a branch agency within Pennsylvania counties, as a model ultimately to be established in every state. To further develop these efforts, I have worked with the Harrisburg Diversity Center and other equal rights/diversity agencies in throughout Pennsylvania, to build the network.
Founder, Pennsylvania Civil Rights Law Network
2010 – Present (4 years) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Civil Rights Law Network (PCRLN) is an organization that I established as the cornerstone for a nationwide advocacy system, dedicated to the enforcement of our U.S. Constitution. The system has provided support for victims that have had their civil rights violated by judicial misconduct. We support pro se litigants (self-represented) through a network of experienced advocates, and have connected with hundreds of people across the country, who have been denied due process by the courts. This endeavor will create branches within Pennsylvania counties, as a model ultimately to be established in every state. To further develop these efforts, I have worked with the Harrisburg Diversity Center and other equal rights/diversity agencies throughout Pennsylvania, to build the network.
I think it is necessary for the public to know that I have been unfairly suspended from the practice of law, due to my civil rights activism. With a commitment to the cause of equal justice, I made a decision to risk pursuing these issues. As a result, the PA Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel has refused to reinstate my license, unless I remove my PCRLN Youtube Channel and website. I continue to vigorously litigate these violations of my first amendment rights. Minor lapses in my law practice due to a medical condition were unfairly used as an excuse for my discipline. I have never engaged in dishonesty or mistreated a client. The complainant that initiated the disciplinary proceedings, in fact, had asked me to represent him again. It is clear in retrospect, that I am being targeted by the courts, because I have criticized the judicial system.
Civil Rights Lawyer
Andrew J. Ostrowski, Esq.
March 2005 – March 2010 (5 years 1 month) Harrisburg, PA
As a civil rights lawyer, I worked on hundreds of cases under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, against a variety of state and local officials and agencies. A representation of these cases are as follows. There are others that can be found in the PCRLN site archives:
- I represented a homeless man by the name of Miles Thomas,who lost his wife to alzheimers, and spent his life savings on the healthcare of his wife. His only love in his life was his dog, a collie named Baron, who was taken by him by a rogue Humane Society officer. When they would not return the dog when I filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. Driven by Miles love for his dog, we ultimately got Baron returned.
- In a case against the Pennsylvania Department of General Services, I represented the Minority and Women Business Enterprise Office of the DGS. Specifically, I had revealed that during the gubernatorial administration of Tom Ridge, all affirmative action programs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania were subversively eliminated.
- I represented numerous minority employees of the Hershey Foods Corporation, relevant to the culture of race discrimination of other central Pennsylvania institutions.
- The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Tom Ridge were Defendants in a case, whereby I represented multiple plaintiffs in whistleblowers actions. This case was ultimately used in the questioning of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, during his confirmation hearings.
- In the Borough of Centralia, Pennsylvania, its remaining residents where my clients in a civil rights lawsuit, contending that a massive fraud has been perpetrated . Very simply, there are no fires that threatened the existence of the Borough of Centralia, it was all about the “mammoth coal vein,” which is among the purest and largest anthracite coal veins in the world, that lie beneath that Borough.
Bailey, Stretton and Ostrowski
February 2001 – March 2005 (4 years 2 months)Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
This law firm focused on civil rights. I have worked on hundreds of cases under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against a variety of state and local official and agencies. Over the course of my career, I have focused significantly on representing minorities and women in cases under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et. seq., against private sector employers, and in equal protection discrimination cases, both race and gender, against their government employers.
Serratelli, Schiffman, Brown & Calhoon
September 1995 – February 2001 (5 years 6 months)Harrisburg, PA
In addition to civil rights, I practiced in many other areas of the law during this time, everything from complex commercial litigation to personal injury to criminal trials, and copyright litigation.
Mette, Evans & Woodside
May 1992 – June 1995 (3 years 2 months)Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
I worked as an associate at this larger-sized central Pennsylvania law firm, and receive classic formal legal training in the litigation section of that firm, primarily in the area of insurance defense work.
Pennsylvania Civil Rights Law Network(Link)
February 2011 – Present
This project is focused on improving the quality and equality of access to justice in America by shining light on problems that have compromised our justice system.
- Pennsylvania Civil Rights Law Network (PCRLN) is an organization that I established as the cornerstone for the development of a nationwide advocacy system, dedicated to the enforcement of our United States Constitution. The system…more
Public Service/Advocacy Initiatives(Link)
- As the sole Plaintiff, I filed a Federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Article 5, Section 10(c) of the Pennsylvania Constitution, under the separation of powers doctrine of the United States Constitution. This amendment added in 1968, is in the opinion of those who have studied it, the root cause of the major defects of the Judicial Branch in Pennsylvania.
- I have worked very closely with members of the Occupy Wall Street and its subsidiary movements, and was a scheduled speaker/presenter at the July 2012 national gathering in Philadelphia, PA on the issue of judicial misconduct and corruption.
- My activism also includes working with individuals involved in the sovereign rights movement, on studying the use of common law grand juries to investigate and prosecute corrupt judges and government officials primarily under 18 U.S.C. § 242, and other such criminal laws.
- I am one of the plaintiffs in a civil rights lawsuit challenging the Pennsylvania Voter ID law. This is a blatantly discriminatory, law with the specific intention of cutting off the rights of minority and historically disadvantaged voters.