Former Chief County Solicitor Andrea Cantelmi (left) with Commissioner Tony Amadio / file photo by John Paul

The former Chief County Solicitor has returned to work at the courthouse this week.

Andrea Cantelmi was fired by Commissioners Tony Amadio and Sandie Egley on March 22nd after more than 16 years of service in the county’s law department. Cantelmi’s termination came as a surprise to Commissioner Dan Camp at the time, who was not informed by the other two Commissioners of their intention to fire her.

Cantelmi’s absence from the courthouse has proven to be short.

Beaver County Common Pleas Judge Deborah Kunselman recently met privately with the Board of Commissioners to notify them of her desire to appoint Andrea Cantelmi to work as her Law Clerk. All three Commissioners subsequently signed off on paperwork approving the hire.

Andrea Cantelmi fills an open position as Judge Kunselman’s Law Clerk previously held by attorney Drew Roberts, who resigned to take a job in the federal government outside of the state. Cantelmi’s salary will be $52,000 as previously established for the position by the county’s Salary Board — she had been making $115,000 in her former role as Chief County Solicitor.

Judge Deborah Kunselman is currently a Democratic candidate for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

See Also:

In-Depth: Inside Events Surrounding The Firing Of Chief Solicitor Andrea Cantelmi


  1. There’s a difference between the courts, the elected officials and the commissioners. Someone should put on a class for commenters so we don’t have to go through this everytime. The courts (which is what this is) and elected officials don’t answer to the commissioners. They can do what they please for the most part. Read up on government.

    • NO, It should be said that when you flush it just seems you can not get that turd to go down and stay down!!

  2. Is this an hourly or salaried job? Any attorney who chooses to willingly accept this high of a decrease in pay is either unable to find another job commensurate with their experience, is completely incompetent, or accepts the job with a wink, wink, nod that the difference will be made up in overtime pay and the promise of riding someone’s coat tails into a higher court.



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