Vincent Candiello



(717) 773-4200

(717) 703-5901

Vincent concentrates his practice on the representation of management in labor and employment law. Vince has substantial experience with employers in service, construction, healthcare, education and manufacturing of all types. His experience involves representing employers in both traditional labor relations and employment litigation. This experience includes representing employers for union prevention campaigns, unfair labor practice charges, collective-bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, and labor-contract administration. His experience also includes representation of employers in employment litigation from single-plaintiff cases to class-action lawsuits. He has handled cases involving race; gender; national origin; disability; age discrimination; harassment; retaliation; Family and Medical Leave Act; wage and hour; wrongful discharge; defamation; breach of contract; whistleblowing and wiretapping claims. He successfully has tried to verdict over 50 cases involving race, age, gender, national origin and disability discrimination, sexual harassment and FMLA interference and retaliation claims. Vince also represents clients facing state and federal safety citations- he has successfully defended numerous Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations, including those involving fatalities.

Certified as a mediator by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Vince brings over 20 years’ experience helping litigants in all industries to obtain acceptable settlements in employment matters ending costly litigation.

Vince has been on the governing council of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association since 1990, and has been its Chair on two occasions.

Vince earned his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy.



64 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 21, 2019

Super Lawyers has selected 64 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Fifty-four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 12, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 54 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Two months in: When will the Cedar Haven strike end?

December 21, 2017

Vincent Candiello, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, was quoted in WITF about the Cedar Haven Healthcare Center nurses' strike.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Litigator Vincent Candiello to its Harrisburg, Pa. Office

August 08, 2017

The Hiring Continues the Firm’s Labor and Employment Expansion in Pennsylvania and Other Parts of the United States


Marijuana Legalization Push May Impact PA Utilities’ Zero Tolerance Policies [Alert]

February 26, 2021

David P. Zambito and Vincent Candiello discuss how Pennsylvania’s regulated public utilities would be impacted by the legalization of marijuana and if they are not permitted to continue their zero-tolerance drug use policies for employees involved in the operation of critical infrastructure.


  • University of Detroit Mercy, J.D., magna cum laude, 1978
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1971

Awards & Honors

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for Employment Defense, 2011-Present


  • Pennsylvania
  • Michigan
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Society for Human Resource Management