Amato to speak at local NAACP breakfast

WELLSVILLE — Former Judge Charles Chris Amato is keynote speaker for the Annual East Liverpool-Wellsville NAACP Scholarship Breakfast.

The event is 10 a.m. May 5 at Elevate Worship Center, Main Street, Wellsville. The NAACP will be presenting scholarships to local seniors from the area schools during the breakfast. Tickets are $10 and available by contacting Alnita Little (234-517-5885) or Daniel Winston (330-843-3293). Tickets also may be purchased at the door.

Amato received his Juris Doctorate from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School (now Western Michigan University Cooley Law School) in Lansing Mich., admitting him to practice law in Ohio. He graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Criminal Justice and is a Wellsville High School alumnus.

Appointed Feb. 4, 2015, as a Columbiana County Municipal Court Judge, he started Columbiana County’s First Municipal Drug Court. Before becoming a Judge, Amato, along with his brother Nick, founded the Amato Law Office L.P.A. in Wellsville.

Amato enjoys spending time with his family — wife Courtney, children Maia, Alan, Gia, and his three dogs — and volunteering his time to various local organizations and committees.

He is the son of the late Charles and Irma Amato. There are four children: Chris, Nick, Cynthia and Gina.