Anne Marie Mancuso has dedicated her legal career to the vital missions abundant in criminal defense work. She has litigated a wide spectrum of crimes, from the least severe in nature to the most violent of felonies including criminal homicide.
Prior to joining Difenderfer, Rothman and Haber, P.C., Anne Marie worked as a private criminal defense attorney practicing throughout western Pennsylvania. Ms. Mancuso began her trial work at the Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel advocating for the rights of indigent Pennsylvania residents and protecting the civil liberties of those criminally accused. Ms. Mancuso has successfully defended against thousands of criminal prosecutions, having tried countless non-jury and jury trials to verdict. In 2014, an Allegheny County jury found Ms. Mancuso’s client not-guilty of 27 counts of aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person after a city police chase ended in police gun fire. More recently, Anne Marie received full acquittals in three separate attempted homicide jury trials stemming from shootings in North Versailles, McKeesport and Tarentum. She has obtained not guilty verdicts in numerous violent crimes, sex crimes and gun related cases, as well as the dismissal of homicide charges.
Ms. Mancuso received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and earned her Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law where she received Certificates of Outstanding Achievement in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation.