Carolyn E. Paletta

Attorney Carolyn E. Paletta is originally from Plum Borough, PA. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in political science from Grove City College, a paralegal certificate from Duquesne University's Paralegal Institute, and a Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law.

After graduating from college and obtaining her paralegal certificate in 2006, Carolyn worked as a litigation paralegal in a Pittsburgh personal injury law firm until 2009. While in this position, she gained practical experience in the legal field, as well as the desire to go to law school. After graduating from Duquesne Law School in 2012, Carolyn joined Steele Schneider in February 2013.

Carolyn is married to Joseph Paletta, a criminal defense attorney in Pittsburgh, and they have one son. She presently serves at the President of the Board of Directors of the Shepherd's Door, a non-profit ministry located in Bellevue, PA. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, reading, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.


Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Juris Doctor
  • Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association