Fortunata G. Musto, Esq.

Fortunata G. Musto, Esq., has been appointed divorce master numerous times over the course of more than 30 years and has served as an administrative law judge. Ms. Musto’s legal experience includes work as an assistant district attorney.

Judicial Experience

Luzerne County
1975 – 2011
Multiple appointments as Divorce Master

Pennsylvania Medicaid program
July 2010 – June 2011
Administrative Law Judge

Federal Medicare and Pennsylvania Medicaid programs
1997 – 2007
Administrative Law Judge and Hearing Officer

Luzerne County
1982 – 1997
Master in Support

Legal Experience

Private Practice
2008 – 2011

Chariton & Keiser
Wilkes-Barre, PA
1992 – 1994

Judge Peter Paul Olszewski
Luzerne County, PA
1969 – 1974
Law Clerk

District Attorney’s Office
Philadelphia County, PA
1968 – 1969
Assistant District Attorney: appeals division and juvenile court

Other Experience

Former owner of a fine dining restaurant
Pittston, PA


Villanova Law School
Philadelphia, PA
J.D., 1968
Honors: 8th in class, cum laude
Activities: Law Review, Moot Court Board

Immaculata College
Immaculata, PA
B.A. in English and Secondary Education, 1965

West Philadelphia Catholic Girls High School
Philadelphia, PA
High School Diploma, 1961
Honors: 1st in class


  • Pennsylvania Bar

Admitted 1968


  • Luzerne County Bar Association

1969 – Present
Family Law Committee Member

  • Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association Board
  • Luzerne County Legal Services

Board of Directors

  • St. Mary’s Assumption Athletic Association


  • Children’s Museum

Board of Directors

Additional Qualifications

  • Trained Mediator in custody and divorce matters
  • Good Shepherd Mediation Program

October 2007
40 hours of divorce and custody mediation Training

  • Pennsylvania State University

June 1984
Course in mediation and conciliation skills for domestic relations officers

  • Church catechism teacher & assistant junior choir director