Meet Team Conti

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Michele Conti, Founder

Michele is a Tax and Estate Planning Attorney and Founder of Conti Law. She concentrates on Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Special Needs Trusts, Guardianship, Post-Litigation Planning and Personal Injury Settlement Planning. Michele also focuses on advanced planning strategies for clients to shelter assets from long-term health care, potential tax matters, guardianship and gifting consequences.

Michele received her LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law, her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, her B.A. in Political Science and Writing from Allegheny College and Oxford University.

As a western Pennsylvania Estate Planning Attorney, Michele can help you plan for your future by confirming that your documents are properly drafted and up to date with the most recent law changes; assist you with obtaining Medicaid and VA benefits, and walk a loved one through probating your will, settling your trust and filing the necessary tax returns. Michele has worked at Meyer, Unkovic, and Scott, as well as Shields and Boris in the past and in 2016, started her own practice, focusing solely on estate planning, tax and elder law.

She can be heard as a featured speaker and expert on Biz Burgh Radio channels FM 101.5, FM 96.5 and AM 730.

Michele is happily married to Jason Conti, has twins, Zachary and Zoey, and two dogs: Duke and Lola.

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Melissa Garzony, Director of Operations

Melissa Garzony’s body of work is impressive. A Strategic Project Manager with nearly a decade of progressive experience and demonstrated success meeting business project milestones makes her a great fit at Conti Law. Melissa is responsible for ensuring the business is well-coordinated and productive by managing its policies and procedures. She will safeguard and augment the efficiency of Conti Law’s operations to facilitate accelerating development and long-term success.

Melissa served as a Project Manager at a local credit union from 2013-2017 collaborating with executive sponsors, developing project schedules, coordinating Program Analyst/Business Analysts to deliver detailed project and financial/marketing objectives and requirements. While in her role she drove 4 mergers and 1 spinoff, translating into 11K+ new members and $98.5 M in increased revenue.

Melissa’s educational background includes a BA, Economics & Minors, Communication Arts & Political Science from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA and Certifications: Project Manager Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute, and Professional Human Resources (PHR) from Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Melissa is happily married to Damian, has a daughter, Addison and a Boxer named Sophie.

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Heather Vattimo, Office Assistant

Heather grew up outside of Pittsburgh, graduating from Montour High School. Prior to working at Conti Law, Heather worked in the childcare industry and as a nanny for 9 years. Heather is new to the legal field and enjoys keeping office operations running smoothly, speaking with clients, and making them feel welcomed, and assisting the staff in every way.

In her spare time, she loves spending time at her new home with her husband Tony and her 2 dogs, Zeus and Axel. Heather enjoys being with her family, friends and loves the outdoors and traveling. Her dream vacations are to travel to Greece, Hawaii and to see the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Kristin DiMaria, Office Assistant

Kristin has nearly 5 years’ experience in the legal field as an administrative assistant and many more in customer service which makes her a key employee at Conti Law as she truly makes our client’s feel at home. She enjoys the daily interaction and personal stories shared, and is quite organized, making her a great fit for the front office. Growing up in Beaver County, she attended the Community College of Beaver County graduating Magna Cum Laude with an associate degree in Fine Art. She won second place in the Hayden Purchase Prize at the Evening of the Arts show for best painting.

Kristin enjoys spending time with her friends, going to concerts, painting, and cooking. She also recently received her mixology degree. She currently resides in Harmony Township with her boyfriend, Conner, and two cats, Lily and Zoey.