Crawford County, Pennsylvania

District Attorney Biographies


Paula C. DiGiacomo has served as First Assistant District Attorney of Crawford County since 1996.

She first became an Assistant District Attorney in 1994. Ms. DiGiacomo handles the majority of child sexual and physical abuse cases as well as homicides and other felony and misdemeanor cases.

She is a member of the Pennsylvania District Attorney's Association, National District Attorney's Association and formerly the President of the Crawford County Bar Association.

Ms. DiGiacomo graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in 1993 and graduated from Fordham University in 1990 with a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy.

Additionally she serves a member of the Board of Directors of Crawford County CASA and is a past president of that organization.


Craig A. Howe has served as a First Assistant District Attorney since 2022 .

He first became an Assistant District Attorney in 2005.  Mr.  Howe handles all types of felony and misdemeanor cases. He is a member of the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association and the Crawford County Bar Association.  He is a special instructor for the Crawford County DUI Program.

Mr. Howe graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2000 with a B.A. in Political Science and graduated from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2003. He volunteers his time with various youth sports organizations.  He is the vice president of the Meadville Little Gridders program and has volunteered as a coach for that organization as well. 

Andrew J. Natalo has been with the Office of District Attorney since October 2013. ADA Natalo prosecutes all types of misdemeanor and felony cases.  Andrew is a 2010 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and a 2013 graduate of Syracuse University College of Law.  Andrew is a football coach in the Meadville Little Gridders Football Program.


The County of Crawford lies in northwestern Pennsylvania. Originally it was inhabited by the Iroquiois Indians and other tribes and nations. In later years, the land was acquired by a group of Dutch investors under title of the Holland Land Company and resold to settlers. The Commonwealth allocated land to its Revolutionary War soldiers as a bonus settlement. The county was formed in 1800 from a portion of Allegheny County and named after Colonel William Crawford, an early military hero and close friend of George Washington.


903 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335

Phone: (814) 333-7300
Toll free: 800-982-9019

Fax: (814) 337-0457

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

State of Pennsylvania