Prominent Wilkes-Barre Attorney Appointed to Disciplinary Board

(Harrisburg, Pa.) The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of attorney David E. Schwager to serve on the Board for a three-year term.

David E. Schwager
David E. Schwager

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 case, policies and board administrative matters.

Schwager is looking forward to bringing his 23 years of experience in the practice of law to the Board. “I'm honored that the members of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court have extended this honor to me by this appointment to this Board which is so important to the Court, the profession and to the public,” Schwager stated.

Schwager is a partner in the Wilkes-Barre 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. He is Chairman of the Kingston Borough Zoning Hearing Board, Solicitor for the Luzerne County Council, Luzerne County Board of Tax Assessment Appeals, and the Shickshinny Sanitary Sewer Authority. He is a past Assistant District Attorney of Luzerne County.

Schwager is a member of the Advisory Committee on Real Property Law of the Joint State Government Commission of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Board of Governors and a life fellow of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation. He is Past Chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the PBA.

Schwager received his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University and his A.B. from Lafayette College. He is admitted to practice law in 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'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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