Vinsko & Associates, P.C.

The Keystone To Any Legal Strategy

Attorney Bill Vinsko

Bill Vinsko

  • Managing Principal of Vinsko & Associates, P.C. (2003-Present)
  • Solicitor – Bear Creek Township, Pennsylvania (2004-Present)
  • Solicitor – Wilkes-Barre City Paid Fireman’s Pension Board (2016-Present)


Practice Areas

  • Business & Commercial Financing
  • Business Law / Corporations (Formation and General Representation)
  • Business Organizations
  • Campaign Finance Reports and Representation
  • Child Custody and Child Support
  • Complex Divorce
  • Construction Law/Litigation and Financing
  • Corporate Collections
  • Corporate Contracts
  • Election Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Estate Probate and Administration
  • Foreclosure Avoidance Law and Litigation
  • General Employment Matters
  • Government Contracts
  • Municipal Law and Litigation
  • Personal and Corporate Estate Planning
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Agreements, Leases, Mortgages, etc.
  • Real Estate Developments
  • Real Estate Law and Litigation
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate (Buyers / Sellers)
  • School Law
  • Shareholder Representation / Litigation
  • State and Local Government Representation
  • Tax Sale Litigation
  • Title Insurance / Title Matters
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Windmill / Wind Energy Representation and Litigation
  • Zoning and Subdivision Law (Land Use)
  • Estate Litigation



William E. Vinsko, Jr., Esquire is the Managing Principal and Founder of Vinsko & Associates, P.C. handling cases and clients throughout Pennsylvania in both state and federal court. With extensive real estate, government/municipal law, estate probate and estate litigation and in business/corporate law, Attorney Vinsko has handled numerous complex legal matters in these practice areas with significant decisions in the Commonwealth Court, Superior Court and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He has served as an advisor and special counsel to various municipalities and businesses throughout the Commonwealth, and, 2002, was appointed as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Wilkes-Barre, becoming the youngest attorney to hold the position in the City's history. Attorney Vinsko's experience in his areas of practice extends beyond his knowledge of the law, as he routinely handles litigation in these areas which are traditionally considered "transactional" areas of law. In 2008, he was named CEO and President of the Board of Directors of VPharm, Inc. an intuitional wholesale pharmacy with locations in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Wilmington, DE.

As an extension of his government and municipal law practice, Attorney Vinsko has handled numerous high-profile election law matters in the areas of campaign finance reporting and ballot removal defenses. Specifically, his case, In Re Carroll, which he tried before the Commonwealth Court, has become one of the leading cases in election law finance reporting, being ultimately decided by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. (See In Re Carroll, 586 Pa 624, 896 A.2d 566, May 2, 2006). Additionally, Attorney Vinsko has become quite experienced in municipal matters regarding wind farms and windmill placement in Pennsylvania. One of the leading cases regarding this arose during his current tenure as Solicitor to Bear Creek Township, Pennsylvania, which was appealed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. His unique level of experience in this new area of law led to his being appointed as special counsel to municipalities throughout the Commonwealth which are dealing with windmill issues and ordinances.

Similarly, Attorney Vinsko has become one of the leading trial attorneys for tax sale law in Pennsylvania. If you are facing a tax sale, sheriff sale or a foreclosure of any kind, look no further for guidance. Also, if you or your company are interested in buying at tax sales, Vinsko & Associates, P.C. is your one-stop shop for title searches, title reviews, title insurance, quiet title matters and associated legal matters.

In 2012, Bill Vinsko ran for the United States House of Representatives in the 11th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. In November, 2011, USA Today named Attorney Vinsko one of the formidable contenders in the 2012 Congressional Election Cycle. However, on December 12, 2011, the current Congressman of the 11th District, the Governor of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Senate literally moved the boundary lines of the 11th Congressional District across the street from Vinsko's home, moving him into the 17th Congressional District. This questionable move was the focus of a front-page article in the Wall Street Journal in April, 2012. Though the move caused him to be unsuccessful in the Democratic Primary, Attorney Vinsko still maintains a keen interest in government and politics.

Over the years, his practice has grown, but has become simultaneously specialized with a breadth of experience in various areas of law.



  • Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2000
  • Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    • Masters Degree - 2000
    • Major: Public Administration
  • King's College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Major: History

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Professional Associations

  • VPharm, Inc. (Keystone Pharmacy), CEO/Board President, 2008 to Present
  • St. Nicholas Parish Newspaper: the Messenger, Staff Writer, 1989 to 2011
  • Celebrate Wilkes-Barre, Inc. (non-profit), Co-Founder/Board Member/General Counsel
  • Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association, Member
  • Stewart Title Insurance Company, Approved Attorney / Title Insurance Agent
  • Old Republic Title Insurance Company, Approved Attorney / Title Insurance Agent

Past Positions

  • City of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Assistant City Attorney, 2002 to 2016
  • Ashley Borough, Pennsylvania , Solicitor
  • Democratic Party, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania , Solicitor, 2008 to 2015
  • 6th Legislative District, Democratic Party of Luzerne County , Assistant Legal Counsel , 2006 to 2018
  • Riverfront Abstract Company , President , 2008 to 2017


  • Super Lawyer Rising Star (recognized: Law & Politics and Philadelphia Magazines)
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star (recognized: Law & Politics and Philadelphia Magazines)
  • Super Lawyer (Pennsylvania)
  • Lawyers of Distinction – Top 10 Lawyers in Family Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction – Top Lawyers in Civil Litigation
  • Times Leader Top 40 under 40

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Volunteer legal counsel to Building Bridges NEPA, Inc. , 2012 to 2014
  • Volunteer legal counsel to Rainbow Alliance/GayNEPA , 2011 to 2016
  • R.I.F. (Reading Is Fundamental) Program Volunteer/Facilitator, 1992 to 1997
  • Luzerne County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Volunteer, 1990 to 1997
  • Represented American Legion Baseball
  • Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre
  • Past United Way of Wyoming Valley Board Member, 1992 to 2004