Born and raised in Bethlehem to Greek immigrant parents, Vivian grew up with good family values and a strong work ethic. Vivian's father worked at Bethlehem Steel before starting his own painting and sandblasting company. He eventually went back to his true love of farming and to this day, at the age of 82, still works at his goat farm. Vivian's parents stressed the importance of a good education and worked hard so she could attend kindergarten at St. Anne's Elementary School. The following years, she attended Notre Dame Elementary School, graduated from Bethlehem Catholic High School in 1993, and DeSales University in 1997.
Vivian's old family home still stands on the corner of Center St and Union Blvd, as do the memories of her childhood friends and neighbors. In 2005, she married her law-school sweetheart and continued to reside in the City of Bethlehem until 2010, when her family moved to Hanover Township. Vivian Zumas has been married for over 11 years and is the proud mother of two fun and energetic boys, Anthony (9) and Lambros (4).
Vivian Zumas has the support and love of colleagues, friends, as well as her mom and dad, her brother Michael Zumas, all of her aunts, uncles, and cousins who all continue to reside in Bethlehem, Pa., the greatest city in America! Vivian Zumas won the (D) and (R) nomination on May 16th and successfully ran unopposed for Magisterial District 03-1-04 Judge on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
Widener University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, Class of 2000
Bar License: Pennsylvania (2000), New Jersey (2000) US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2000) & Supreme Court of the United States (2010)
Bar Memberships: Pennsylvania State Bar Association, Northampton County Bar Association; Lehigh County Bar Association
Legal Government Experience
2000-2001 Judicial Law Clerk
2001-2006 Deputy Attorney General
2006-2009 Assistant District Attorney, Northampton County District Attorney's Office
2009-2017 Assistant Public Defender, Northampton County
Private Law Practice Experience
2006-Present Law Offices of Vivian I. Zumas, 742 Main Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Solo Practitioner, Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil, Wills and Estates, Traffic and DUI.
Courtroom Trial Experience & Motion Practice
Vivian Zumas has prosecuted and defended over a thousand criminal matters, including Homicide cases. Vivian has also conducted and tried numerous criminal jury trials to verdict. As a serious civil litigator, Vivian Zumas has been entrusted with representing hundreds of clients in family court and dozens of small businesses with their civil and legal matters.
Vivian Zumas also has the distinction of having appeared before every Magisterial District Court Judge and every Court of Common Pleas Judge throughout Northampton County. When you combine her nearly 17 year legal career as a judicial law clerk, deputy attorney general, prosecutor, criminal defense attorney and solo practice, you can see how Vivian Zumas is ready for the job, right from the start!
Hanover Township Planning Commission, Board Member
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Trust Committee
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Sunday School Teacher
Hanover Elementary School PTA, Member
Hanover Elementary School, Tutor & Volunteer
The Children's Home of Easton, past Board Member
Lions Club International, Member
ACCESS Programs of Study at DeSales University, Adjunct Professor
Vivian Zumas is trusted and endorsed by local leaders and first responders