Prominent Wilkes-Barre Attorney Reappointed to Disciplinary Board

Harrisburg, Pa., (April 2, 2015) The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the reappointment of attorney David E. Schwager to serve on the Board for a three-year term. This is the second consecutive term for the Luzerne County attorney who has practiced law for more than 26 years.

David E. Schwager
David E. Schwager

“I am humbled and honored that the members of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court once again have shown their confidence in me by reappointing me to the Board which plays such an integral role for the Court, the profession and the public,” said Schwager. “During my second term, I hope to continue to work with my colleagues on the Board in helping to protect the public, the integrity of our profession and the legal system.”

Schwager is a partner in the Wilkes-Barre law firm of Chariton, Schwager & Malak, with a practice focusing on real estate, title insurance, real estate taxation, business law, commercial litigation, municipal law, and creditors’ rights. A past Assistant District Attorney for Luzerne County, he is Chairman of the Kingston Borough Zoning Hearing Board, an Assistant Luzerne County Solicitor, and the Solicitor for the Shickshinny Sanitary Sewer Authority.

Schwager is Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and a member of the Board of Directors of both the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation. He is a past Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. Equally active in the community, Schwager serves as Treasurer of Ecumenical Enterprises, Inc., President of the B’nai B’rith Apartments Housing Foundation, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Temple Israel of Wilkes-Barre.

Schwager received his law degree from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University and his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College. He is admitted to practice law in all of the state courts of Pennsylvania as well as the United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

About the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, consisting of thirteen members: eleven attorneys and two non-lawyers from across the Commonwealth. It assists the Supreme Court in carrying out its exclusive jurisdiction over the licensing and discipline of attorneys in Pennsylvania. The members meet regularly to decide cases, policies and board administrative matters.

The Disciplinary Board's goals are to protect the general public, maintain a high standard of integrity in the legal profession, and safeguard the reputation of the courts of Pennsylvania. The Disciplinary Board was created by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to review conduct and assure compliance by all attorneys to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. For more information about the Disciplinary Board, please visit

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