Our motto is "Equal Justice Under Law." That is the aspiration that is carved into marble over the portals of the United States Supreme Court. Our practice is devoted to civil rights for prisoners and others who have undergone abuse through governmental or state-sponsored actions. We litigate in federal and state courts to redress injuries that occur anywhere in Central Pennsylvania.
Marianne Sawicki was licensed to practice law in 2012 after graduating in the top quarter of her class at Penn State's Dickinson School of Law, where she served as a senior editor of the Penn State Law Review and interned with a judge of the Commonwealth Court. Prior to law school, Dr. Sawicki taught for several decades at the university and seminary level. She holds the Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the Catholic University of America, the Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Kentucky, and the M.A. in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sawicki is author of numerous books and scholarly articles. In the academic world, she was best known for her translations and interpretations of the thought of the philosopher Edith Stein, who perished in the Holocaust, and for textual and archaeological work in Historical Jesus Studies. Dr. Sawicki is a Fellow of Westar Institute and she participated in its Jesus Seminar, like her husband, Professor Robert J. Miller of Juniata College.
Currently, Dr. Sawicki visits clients at state and federal prisons in her area, as time permits. Families and friends of prisoners are welcome to phone the office with any prison-related concern, at no charge. However, phone calls are not accepted from prisoners because confidentiality cannot be assured.
Marianne resides in Huntingdon, PA with Professor Bob Miller and their three cats: Daisy, the Dude, and the Special Cat. She sings soprano in the choir of Standing Stone Senior Center. Hobbies include carpentry and needlework, which are family traditions.